Stacy holds both a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to JCHAI, Stacy worked for a decade as a litigation attorney at the Philadelphia firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis. Stacy served three years as JCHAI’s Chairperson, when she dramatically increased fundraising and continued to increase JCHAI’s profile in the community. Now Executive Director, Stacy is responsible for overseeing the direction of JCHAI’s programs and JCHAI’s day to day operations. Stacy is a passionate and tireless advocate who revels in opportunities to improve and strengthen the JCHAI community.
Stacy is intimately familiar with JCHAI’s mission, as her brother, Doug Jarett, was a resident. Growing up with a sibling who has intellectual disabilities gives Stacy a thorough and sympathetic perspective on the role JCHAI serves in families.
Jonathan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Program Development and Administration from the University of Delaware. He holds a Master of Social Work degree from Marywood University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from DeSales University.
Jonathan brings experience in both the fields of social services and the world of business and marketing. He brings a sense of compassion coupled with a passion for research and implementing ideas to help improve the quality of life for JCHAI residents.
At JCHAI, Jonathan is responsible for training of the staff and overseeing the operation of our residential programs, which involves staff supervision, goal planning for residents, and general interaction with our residents. Additionally, Jonathan has mentored social work interns from area universities as they fulfill their educational needs through JCHAI.
Candy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Spanish from West Chester University. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from Temple University and is a licensed clinical social worker. Additionally, she is certified to complete functional behavior assessments and provide behavioral intervention supports. Candy brings more than 15 years of experience in behavioral health and developmental disabilities services.
Candy is responsible for overseeing both the JCHAI At Home and the JCHAI Transitions programs. She has been largely responsible for the vast growth of JCHAI At Home through her innovative approach to individualized independent living and vocational services and she has helped to determine how to bring that same approach to JCHAI Transitions.
Beth has a myriad of credentials to bring an informed perspective to the position of Director of Community Engagement. She was awarded a prestigious Conwell Fellowship at Temple University, where she completed a Doctorate in Education with a focus on Special Education and Curriculum Design. Reflecting a lifelong endeavor to help create a more just society, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy/Ethics at University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the JCHAI team, she designed and directed treatment programs for children and adults with a range of developmental and behavioral health needs. A pragmatic cognitive behavioral therapist, she is President of the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association, adjunct faculty at Temple University’s ABA program and has been a clinician for more than 20 years.
As JCHAI’s Community Engagement Director, Beth is often your first point of contact, assisting you to navigate our individualized programs. She is an advocate to community businesses to learn about the benefits of employing people with special needs and people at local organizations to facilitate inclusion of our JCHAI members. She is available to give presentations, focus groups and workshops at your school, organization or business on a variety of topics relevant to adults having a developmental disability or autism and their families and caregivers. She often shares the stage with JCHAI member self-advocates who inspire by telling their stories of independence.
Carmen LeVere has more than 20 years of experience as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager, as well as serving community members through her work at non-profit organizations. A caring, responsive JCHAI coordinator, Carmen is often your first contact at JCHAI, learning about your needs and matching you to one of our program directors.
Dawn initially came to JCHAI as a volunteer through which she became dedicated to JCHAI’s mission. After serving on JCHAI’s board for two years, she joined the executive team to help drive organizational growth and community awareness of JCHAI. She now works to facilitate the organization’s expansion by helping to identify best practices, develop organizational policies, oversee aspects of daily operations, and manage special projects while supporting JCHAI’s fiscal stability through grant acquisition and other development efforts.
Dawn holds a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Gettysburg College. Prior to joining JCHAI, Dawn worked as an attorney, providing support services to nonprofit organizations and as a college educator. As a marketing executive prior to law school, Dawn worked with non-profit clients to target fundraising efforts and membership campaigns.