Meet Our Team

Executives and Professional Staff

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Bill Harriger

Chief Executive Officer

Bill Harriger has served Verland since 2014, when he joined Verland as the Chief Operating Officer. He succeeded Verland co-founder, Carol Mitchell…

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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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Melissa Richards

Chief Human Resources Officer

Melissa B. Richards is a 1996 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University after her time in the military. She serves as Verland’s Chief Human Resources Officer…

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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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Nicole Garcia

Vice President of Clinical Services

Nicole Garcia, MSN, RN NEA-BC, is Verland’s Vice President of Clinical Services and is responsible for Health Services, Therapy Services, Behavioral Services, Records and…

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Abigayle M. Tobia, MNM, CFRE

Vice President of Philanthropy

Abigayle Tobia has served as Verland’s Vice President of Philanthropy since 2021. She leads the philanthropy, external communications, and volunteer engagement efforts…

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Youcef Djedid

Director of Residential Services – CLA

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…

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Erin Spina-Kuhn

Director of Residential Services – ICF

Erin Spina-Kuhn M.S, B.A. is the Director of Residential Services – ICF for Verland. In that role, she leads the strategy, oversight, and growth of the ICF efforts…

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Abigayle Tobia has served as Verland’s Vice President of Philanthropy since 2021. She leads the philanthropy, external communications, and volunteer engagement efforts…

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Board of Directors

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Elizabeth A. Bilodeau,
DMD, MD, M.S.Ed.

Director

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David P. Duessel, CPA, CGFM

Treasurer/Director

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Robert F. Gaertner

Director

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William F. Harriger, MBA

Ex-Officio Director

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Raymond L. Huber

Director

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Paul B. Long, MBA, EdD

Secretary/Director

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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

Director

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Jon M. Thomas

Chairperson/Director

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Drew Lampus Helon

Director

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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,

Deceased

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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