lisa orgettasLisa Orgettas, Executive Director

Lisa Orgettas joined the ILCNSCA in June 2017. She brings 25+ years of human service management experience in leadership roles. She has an established history of enhancing services and improving operations in a manner that directly impacts the quality of the lives of others. Lisa looks forward to partnering with the ILCNSCA team to advance access and opportunities for Independent Living.

maria deMaria DiPietro Taymore, IL Peer Guide and Options Counselor

Maria provides individual independent living services, including information and referral as well as comprehensive services of Introductory Meeting/Goal setting; Peer Counseling; IL Skill Development; and Individual Advocacy Skill Development. Maria provides community services such as community education, system advocacy, and outreach to underserved and un-served individuals living with disabilities. She has completed the Commonwealth of MA on line Options Counseling Program training, soon be providing Options Counseling, and is developing her expertise in the transition of youth from childhood to adult services.

Deborah Barber, Community Information Specialist

Deborah is the agency lead on provision, coordination and tracking of Community Education and Outreach services to unserved and underserved populations. Deborah also coordinates information sharing with the public and select groups regarding ILCNSCA activities, events, news email list-serves, and at times mass mailings. She is also responsible for coordinating ILCNSCA referral resources systems including updating the ILCNSCA webpage Facebook page, staff resources, reception area information and communications with other providers.


   Alexander Hayward, IL Peer Guide and Options Counselor     


Alex provides independent living services to individuals living with disabilities that include information and referral, Individual and Systemic Advocacy skill development, Peer Counseling, Service Coordination in Skills Training. He also provides other comprehensive services such as Options Counseling, outreach, and short and long-term planning. Alex has over 12 years of experience in Human Services and related fields. 


Marcia Brennan, IL Peer Guide and Options Counselor


As a Peer Guide Marcia provides information and referrals, individual Independent Living skill development guidance, peer counseling support and self and community advocacy. As an Options Counselor, Marcia can guide Consumers who are in nursing homes and want to move back into the community or Consumers who are at risk of Nursing Home placement, explore their options and identify services and supports to be successful. Marcia is developing skills to be part of the Community Access Advocacy Team, local transportation and the Universal Housing Workshop.


George Kamara, IL Peer Guide and Options Counselor 


George is a Peer Guide and Options Counselor. He provides information and referral, support and resources to persons with disabilities who want to live independently in the community. George also works with college students with disabilities in peer support groups that connect them to the services of ILCNSCA and identify necessary technology and adaptive tool to enhance their learning experience.