Our Staff

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PCHC staff includes nurses experienced in serving individuals with an Intellectual Disability and/or Autism (ID/A). We also employ a behavioral specialist and psychiatrist, and have access to experienced physicians who are available on a consultative basis. PCHC can assist in locating a clinician who may best meet the needs of the individual with ID/A.

Many PCHC staff members are trained in working with individuals with an Intellectual Disability and/or Autism (ID/A) and have various certifications in this field including:

  • Developmental Disabilities Nursing Association (DDNA)
  • Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse (CDDN)
  • NADD (an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs) Certified Clinicians (NADD-CC)
  • American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) Fellowship

Some PCHC professional staff also have advanced degrees in the following areas:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Education
  • Public Health

Many of our staff have previous work experience in hospital/hospice settings, as supports coordinators or in residential community settings.

Administrative Support

Melissa DiSipio, MSA, FAAIDD

Peggy Cragin
Administrative Director

Shani Jackson, BS
Behavioral Health Administrative Resource Assistant

Nicole Bullock
Administrative Assistant

Deborah Azarewicz, MS
Advanced Application Programmer/Analyst

Nursing Department

Karen Boyce, RN, CDDN, SANE
Interim Acting Director of Nursing
County ASSG - All counties

Community Based Nurses

Jan Shea, BSN, RN
County ASSG - Bucks

Donna Filippi, RN, CDDN
County ASSG - Montgomery

Patrica Graves, BSN,RN-BC,CDDN
(Part- time) County ASSG -  Chester & all counties

Anne Seyffert, RN 
County ASSG - Chester

Pat Abbott, BSN, RN 
County ASSG - Delaware 

Benyam Alemneh, BSN, RN
County ASSG - Philadelphia 

Renee Wynn, MSN, RN
County ASSG- Philadelphia

Behavioral Health Department

Nicholas DeMarco, Psy.D
Director of IDD Mental Health Supports 

Jack Toomey, BSN, RN-BC, ,
Integrated Health Systems Navigator

Christine Sides, M.A., L.P.C.
Behavioral Health Specialist 


Outreach Department

Nicole Williams
Outreach Projects Coordinator
County ASSG - all counties

Julio Nieves
Individual, Family and Community Outreach Specialist
County ASSG - all counties

Quality Management Department

Latonya Thomas, BS
Quality Administrator

Education Department

Angela Bonnie DiRidolfo, BS
Education & Outreach Manager

Special Projects

Jennifer Harniman-Crangle, LSW
Family Facilitator



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