Strategic Alliances/System Design Task Force

The Strategic Alliances/System Design Task Force examines and promotes professional, collegial, and organizational alliances to advance a more effective system design for the delivery of supports and services for people with intellectual disability and autism. Development of partners through formal relationships to advance PAR’s mission and add value for its members is a goal. The outcome of the group so far has led to the development of the 100% membership model with ANCOR and the certification program with NADD.


Kathy McHale, Chair

President and Chief Executive Officer
SPIN, Inc.
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Kathy McHale has an MBA from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a BA in Psychology from Temple University. With over forty years of experience in the field of Intellectual, Developmental and Autism disabilities, Kathy began her career as a Direct Support Professional in 1972 while in college and has dedicated her career since 1978 to the management and leadership of community-based human service organizations. Since 1983, Kathy has worked for SPIN a nonprofit organization that is nationally and regionally recognized as a premier provider of human services and a top workplace. In January of 2012, Kathy was selected as SPIN's President. Kathy developed the SPIN brand with the tagline of a life of possibilities through commitment to SPIN’s Pillars of People First, Professionalism, Performance Excellence and Productivity.

Kathy served as the Chair of The Philadelphia Alliance’s Intellectual Disabilities Domain for seven years and the Vice President of its Executive Board. In November 2010, Kathy was elected to the Board of PAR, the statewide association that represents 80% of Pennsylvania’s providers who serve people with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism. Kathy serves on the Board of William Penn Human Services whose mission is to transform the current service system by creating an innovative, person-centered human services system in Pennsylvania. Kathy is a married mother of three and grandmother of five. She is devoted to family and loves nurturing and supporting all of them to live their best life of possibilities.