Our Team

We simply could not do it without them


Our team is the bread and butter of our existence — without them, we simply could not do what we do. At RISE Life Services, we feel grateful to work in such a rewarding environment. From our shift supervisors to house managers, to administrative staff — we are one big family.

Charles Evdos
Executive Director
cevdos@riselifeservices.org

Jeanette Permenter
IRA Program Director
jpermenter@riselifeservices.org

Holly Gurnick
Chief Financial Officer
hgurnick@riselifeservices.org

Shavetta Crawford
ICF Program Director
scrawford@riselifeservices.org

Gina Mehalakes
Human Resources Director
gmehalakes@riselifeservices.org

 

Megan Kolsch
Director of Quality Improvement
mkolsch@riselifeservices.org

Cherita Massenburg
Mental Health Program Director
cmassenburg@riselifeservices.org


We certainly can’t forget to mention our Officers, Board of Directors and Advisory Board, for whom without, we could not do what we do. They made Aid to the Developmentally Disabled come to life, and continue to work their hardest to make sure we are doing everything in our power to ensure your loved ones are taken care of properly while maintaining their individuality. Please click through below to meet the rest of our team!

Officers

Ronald R. McManus
President

Gregory J. Blass
Vice President

James Blog
Treasurer

Donna Ferrara
Secretary

Board of Directors

Patricia Aubrey

Jack Van de Wetering

Vincent Barry
(Past President)

Peter Sabat

Angela De Vito

Anthony Galano, Jr.

Robert J. Feiler

Deirdre McCauley

Donald Rieb
Director Emeritus

Advisory Board

Elizabeth Hanlon

Gloria Ingegno
(Past President)

Lorraine Kaplan

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