Meet Our Team

Executives and Professional Staff

Leland B. Sapp

Chief Executive Officer

Leland Sapp began his career working as a Direct Support Professional in the Philadelphia area during the Christmas season of 2008. He started his work with those in need…

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Catherine Bogats

Chief Financial Officer

Catherine Bogats is the Chief Financial Officer for Verland. In that role, Catherine leads the fiscal decision making for all three of Verland’s corporate entities…

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Jeff Romano

Chief Facilities Officer

Jeff Romano has served as Verland’s Chief Facilities Officer for 20 years. In that role, he is responsible for maintenance of all Verland facilities, totaling more than 50 structures…

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Dr. Marianne (Mari) DiMatteo

Chief Operations Officer

Dr. Marianne (Mari) DiMatteo assumed the role of Chief Operations Officer with Verland on April 1, 2023. Dr. DiMatteo has over 30 years of leadership experience in the non-profit arena…

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Youcef Djedid

Senior Director of Residential Services

Youcef Djedid has 24 years of experience with Verland in the field of Intellectual Disabilities. In his role as the Director of Residential Services – CLA, Youcef oversees the overall needs of…

Crystal Vogan

Director of Residential Services - Verland North

Board of Directors

Daniela Wilps

Daniela Wilps, CPA


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Robert F. Gaertner


Leland B. Sapp​

Ex-Officio Director​

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Raymond L. Huber


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Paul B. Long, MBA, EdD


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Carol B. Mitchell, M.Ed., DHumL

Ex-Officio Director​

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Daniel W. O’Malley

Vice Chairperson/Director

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Colleen Pietrusinski


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Jon M. Thomas




Directors Emeriti

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    Pritam Advani
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    Robert Devlin
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    Ross Nese

Founding Board Member

Bob Prince,


Support Our Mission

Verland was established through the love and compassion of its three founders and the generosity of one individual who was inspired to share her good fortune with others by donating the land on which Verland’s Ohio Township campus was built.  Today, your support is needed to continue building community homes, expand the capacity of all facilities, and support our 230+ individuals with loving care.
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