Meet the Leadership Team

Merakey AVS Senior Leadership Team

Rita Christner, Social Services Director

Cara Cillo, Director of Nursing & Medical Services

Paul Ely, MBA, Regional Executive Director of IDD Services, Central PA

Roni Erath, Assistant Western Region Executive Director, Western PA

Carol Erzen, Staff Development Executive

Dorothy Hunter Gordon, MBA, Executive Director, Development & Communications

Gary Hoffman, Regional Executive Director, Western PA


Merakey AVS Board of Directors

Joseph S. Martz, President

Robert N.C. Nix III, Esquire, Director

Terrence McNelis, Vice President

Derrick Yacovelli, Treasurer/Secretary

Leah Pason, Director


Merakey USA Executive Team

Joseph S. Martz, Chief Executive Officer

Ted Dallas, President and Chief Operating Officer

Derrick Yacovelli, Chief Financial Officer

Leah Pason, Chief Strategy Officer

Jill Garfinkle Weitz, Esq., General Counsel

Tom Morgan, Chief Information Officer

Brandon Fisher, Senior Vice President of Quality and Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer

Terrence McNelis, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, IDD Services

Rebecca Haley, Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Rebecca Mann, Senior Vice President of Children and Family Services

Tinnesia Snyder, Senior Vice President of Adult Behavioral Health Services

Michael Barton, Senior Advisor to the CEO

Trish Fawver, Corporate Vice President of Finance

Trish Pisauro, Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Foundation

Simon Whang, Corporate Vice President and Controller

Rich Yanoski, Corporate Vice President of Business Development

Betty Boyd, Vice President of Program Operations and Development, IDD Services

Suzanne Campbell, Vice President for Administration, Adult Behavioral Health Services

Beth Caraccio, Vice President, IDD Organizational Development

Malcolm Musgrove, Vice President of Children’s Services

Sherri Portnoy, Vice President of Administrative and Professional Services, IDD Services

Laura Murray, DO, DABAM, Executive Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Affairs