2380/2390/CPS Services Committee

The 2380/2390/CPS Services Committee addresses unique concerns and issues pertaining to the operation of Adult Training Facilities (governed by Chapter 2380) and Vocational Facilities (governed by Chapter 2390) licensed by the Office of Developmental Programs. The group meets quarterly to review best practices regarding providing Community Participation services, regulatory compliance, billing practices and how to best serve individuals supported in facility-based employment/day programs and transition to CPS.

Bruce

Stephen Bruce, Co-Chair

Vice President of Operations
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Pennsylvania
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As Vice President of Operations - Adult Services at Devereux, Stephen Bruce, M.Ed., BCBA, manages the care, treatment and outcomes of adults - living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and California.

Bruce brings more than 30 years of nonprofit leadership and behavioral healthcare experience to his role. Before joining Devereux in 2015, he was president and CEO of Midland, a provider of educational, residential and day services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New Jersey. Prior to that, he served a significant part of his career at Bancroft, a nonprofit provider of services for individuals with brain injuries, autism and intellectual disabilities. During his 25-year tenure at Bancroft, Bruce held roles such as director of pediatric and adolescent services, vice president of planning/marketing/admissions, vice president of clinical operations, and vice president of strategic planning.

Bruce holds a Master in Special Education, with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis, from Temple University. In addition, he is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has served as an adjunct professor at Temple University, where he has taught courses in Applied Behavior Analysis.

 

Kontis

Carrie Kontis, Co-Chair

Vice President for Intellectual Disability Services
Barber National Institute
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Ms. Kontis has been integral in the development and expansion of the Lifesharing through Family Living program at the Barber National Institute. She remains focused on assuring best practices are central to Lifesharing. She currently serves on the Office of Developmental Programs Planning and Advisory Committee and the State and Regional Lifesharing subcommittees.

Ms. Kontis is currently the Director of Community Habilitation and Lifesharing Services at the Barber National Institute. She began her career as a live-in house manager and held positions as program specialist, associate director and most recently, Director of Residential Services.

Ms. Kontis has worked in the field for many years helping to develop and expand services including Lifesharing through Family Living, Respite Care, Supported Living, Community Homes and Specialized Single Person homes. Ms. Kontis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Lock Haven University and a Master’s of Science degree in Health Service Administration from Gannon University .