Mary Margaret Moore, Executive Director
Executive Director since September 1998, Mary Margaret steers the overall direction of the ILCNSCA. She works closely with the Board of Directors and staff to ensure a quality consumer controlled organization. She is responsible for operations, finances, funding, public relations, staffing decisions, and program development. She has been appointed by the Governor to the MRC State Rehabilitation Council and Statewide Independent Living Council for terms during her time as Executive Director. She has been the Region 1 Representative, member at large and recently been elected as Secretary to the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) Board. She is also the founder, and when incorporated the first President of the Board of the Aging and Disability Resource Consortium of the Greater North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc. (ADRCGNS, Inc.) now named Greater North Shore Link, and currently its Clerk. She insures ILCNSCA collaboration with local, statewide, national and global disability rights, aging and independent living advocates.
Shawn McDuff, Deputy Director
Deputy Director Shawn McDuff has been with the agency for 20+ years. He is a key leader in the ILCNSCA as well as the Independent Living movement statewide and nationally. He manages the core direct services as well as community services of the Agency, and is a vital member of the Management Team. His expertise is shared with ILCNSCA staff, consumers, providers on the following: housing modification, durable medical equipment contract and community access issues. He supervises distribution of our marketing materials via Web and Press, as well as the public relations aspects of community advocacy. Shawn also provides Peer Guide services and is the creator and manager of the All People Accessible Business Project as well as the Community Access Advocacy Team.
Grant Murphy, Data and Operations Manager
Grant has been with the agency for 5+ years and is part of the management team at ILCNSCA. He provides and supervises staff who provide independent living individual and community services. He also manages ILCNSCA’s systems for providing public information through the web page, social media, and other external media outlets. He is responsible for the Data Management and reporting. Grant is a member of the National Council on Independent Living and participates in national advocacy efforts.
Maria 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, etc. via Constant Contact, and 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 on their services.