Meet Our Staff


The job titles may vary, but employees at EHCA all strive for the same goal: to help people with disabilities live rich and fulfilling lives.


Chuck Walczak, MBA, FACHE

peg-smith-richVice President of Residential & Community Services
Peg Smith-Rich

james-mcmannDirector of Education & Training
James McMann

               Chief Financial & Informational Officer
               Shannon Weber

bev-keepChief Operational Officer
Beverly Keep

jonathan-rillingVice President of Marketing, Advancement, & Communications
 Jonathan Rilling

                Director of Human Resources
                Penny Bebko    


debra-nilandMOVE Program Director
Debra Niland

tina-ferraroProject First Step Director
Tina Ferraro

karyn-langdonDevelopment Specialist
Karyn Langdon

karen-tuminelloCommunications Specialist
Karen Tuminello

marcia-nitczynskiDirector of Residential Services, Admissions
Marcia Nitczynski

valerie-benjaminDirector of In-Home Waiver Services & Supported Employment
Valerie Benjamin

Executive Secretary
Lorine Boboshko

Director of Life Sharing/In-Home Waiver Services
Melissa Love

Director of Residential/Program Services
Kara Carone

Director of Nursing
Veronica Wygant, RN

Director of Nursing
Reneé Newberry, BSN, RN, CDDN

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Work with a purpose
EHCA employs more than 500 staff members, ranging from direct support professionals and nurses to management, clerical, and maintenance employees. Working at EHCA becomes more than a job; it becomes a mission.

Interested in joining the EHCA team?
Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) make up three fourths of EHCA’s workforce. Learn what it takes to be a DSP or visit our employment page to view current job opportunities. You may also stop in at our Erie office to complete the application process in person.