About Us

Our Board

President

Bernadette Griswold

Support Coordination Alliance Chair, Executive Director of Community Access Unlimited

1st Vice President

Patricia Carlesimo, M.A.

Executive Director, LADACIN Network

Treasurer

Barbara Greenwald

Chief Operating Officer, The Center for Family Support

Secretary

Susan McCarthy, M.Ed.

Executive Director, The MENTOR Network

Previous President

Keith J. Kearney

Executive Director, UCP of Hudson County

At Large Member

Steven Vernikoff

Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Family Support

At Large Member

David Bishop

President and CEO, Pillar Care Continuum

At Large Member

Patricia Tekel, M.A.

Executive Director, The Cerebral Palsy League, Inc.

At Large Member

Laura Walsh

Executive Director, Children’s Center Programs

At Large Member

 Bill Kent, MHA

 President and CEO, Matheny

At Large Member

Steve Setteducati

Chief Executive Officer, New Concepts for Living

At Large Member

Rachel Herrington, M.Ed.

Executive Director, North Jersey Elks Developmental Disabilities Agency

At Large Member

Michelle DelCorsano

President and CEO, Our House, Inc.

Provisional Member

Alicia McGrath, MA, MBA

EVP Mission Services, Goodwill NYNJ

Provisional Member

Cathleen A Scanlon, MSSCPRP

Senior Executive of Finance and Programs, St. John of God Community Services

Provisional Member

Svetlana Repic-Qira

Executive Vice President, Community Options, Inc.

Provisional Member

Raymond Cristofoletti

Executive Director/CEO, Durand

Provisional Member

Paul Ronollo, MSW, LSW

Executive Director, Advancing Opportunities

ABCD Staff

Executive Director

Catherine Cabriele Chin

Cathy has successfully advocated on behalf of providers and people affected by health and human services in the State of New Jersey for almost two decades. For the past five years, she worked closely with ABCD on Government Affairs focusing on everything from the state budget to legislation to issues impacting early intervention and support coordination. Through her work with Community Access, she made advocacy opportunities available to the self-advocacy group, New American Movement for People with Disabilities. She is a founding member of the Union County Non-Profit Coalition whose goal is to build capacity, collaborate and assure continuity in the Union County social service system.

Cathy received her Master of Arts degree from NYU and worked as a provider for people with mental illness, dementia, HIV/AIDS, Substance Use Disorder and PTSD. She is the author of “Reconstructing the Self with Drama and Creative Arts Therapies.”

Prior to this, Cathy co-founded the Perishable Theatre Company which brought theatre to people who could not access it on their own due to income, disability, age or institutionalization, and was a Union Representative for Actor’s Equity Association.

Cathy received her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.

Executive Administrative Assistant

Tricanne Wilson

Tricanne Wilson is an Executive Administrative Assistant with over 7 years of experience. Tricanne has been with Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities for over 3 years. Tricanne specializes in problem solving, bookkeeping, coordinating meetings, and scheduling calendar events. Tricanne has excellent communication skills and is responsible for the everyday operations of ABCD. Tricanne is a dynamite force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and energy while explaining services and assisting individuals that may contact them for additional help. Tricanne works hard to maximize her efficiency as well as develop professional relationships within member organizations. Tricanne takes pride in representing ABCD and the population they service.

Director of Education, Training and Professional Development

Jeanne Ashmore

Jeanne Ashmore is the Founder and Principal Consultant of the DovMore Group leading a team with more than four decades of experience in legislative, policy and regulatory expertise.
Well versed in state and federal government, Ms. Ashmore spent more than 30 years in public service. In the New Jersey Legislature, she analyzed legislation and state budgets as well as crafted public policy; she then brought that wealth of state experience to the federal government when she served as District Director to Congressman Leonard Lance and then as the Deputy Chief Administrator at the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission. She has served in two Administrations, heading up the constituent, community, and inter-governmental affairs units.
Her detailed understanding and experience in legislative, regulatory and policy matters as well as crisis management benefits her clients at all levels.
Ms. Ashmore has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The Catholic University of America and has served on boards and commissions throughout her tenure, including Chair of the Burlington County Library Commission, where she served for more than a decade. She lives in Crosswicks NJ with her husband and children.

Management Consultant to ABCD

K. David Holmes, MA, MA

K. David Holmes is the Founder and President/CEO of KDH Enterprises, LLC since its inception in 2004. In addition to his role in overseeing the management of the firm, he is the primary practitioner/consultant providing management solutions and supports to a targeted clientele–non-profit organizations and their constituencies, small to medium for-profit companies, hospitals, governmental entities, trade associations, private schools and school districts, and foundations. Specializing in “Strategic Planning,” Mr. Holmes has been instrumental in assisting many companies to envision, engage and execute at the highest level of competency in an effort to build and develop sustainable entities.

As an accomplished strategist, Mr. Holmes has spent most of the past sixteen years working with CEO’s and senior administrators in developing aerial perspectives of their organizations within their industry’s environment, while mapping succinct plans for program/business expansion, reconfiguring systems to improve efficiency, or developing retrenchment plans and managing risk to avoid exposure.

Prior to 2004, Mr. Holmes led and administered programs in both the non-profit industry and the Public Sector. Through his work he developed knowledge and expertise in all aspects of the human services spectrum of needs, supports and funding. He also developed a mastery and proficiency in managing large budgets, developing classical and/or human relations models for large workforces, program design/new product development, and the evaluation of programs, services and individuals.

Mr. Holmes serves as an Adjunct Professor at Rider University and has taught Strategic Planning, Budgeting and Finance, Human Resource Management and several Leadership courses to aspiring graduate students for the past 18 years. Mr. Holmes has also earned a Certificate of Eligibility for School Principal in the State of New Jersey and has earned three graduate-level certificates in Advanced Governmental Affairs, Information and Data Systems, and Budgeting and Finance.

Mr. Holmes received a Masters of Arts in Human Services Administration and a Masters of Arts in Education Administration, both from Rider University. He also received his Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University in 1980.

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