Penn-Mar Human Services Launches Its Third Career Ladder Class, Promoting Recognition and Higher Wages for Direct Support Professionals

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Penn-Mar Human Services is thrilled to announce the launch of a third Career Ladder class, and the names of the 30 Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) whose compassion, professionalism, and participation in this program exemplify their commitment to transforming life into living for the individuals that Penn-Mar supports. Please...

Penn-Mar Human Services, a recognized leader in providing innovative, quality supports and services to hundreds of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Maryland and Pennsylvania, and the The Penn-Mar Foundation is pleased to announce Anthony Gallo, as the Foundation board’s new chair, and Elizabeth “Beth” Pitts-Madonna as the...

Penn-Mar Human Services is proud to announce that it has received the prestigious national Moving Mountains Award from the partnership of the National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (NADSP), the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota (ICI), and the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR). NADSP with its partners ICI...

Paul Schiavone was recently promoted to the position of Chief Human Resources Officer of Penn-Mar Human Services , a recognized leader in providing innovative, quality supports and services to hundreds of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Paul Schiavone joined the nonprofit Penn-Mar in 2017, as...

 Penn-Mar Human Services, a recognized leader in providing innovative, quality supports and services to hundreds of men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Maryland and Pennsylvania, welcomes Gina Brelesky in joining the nonprofit’s Human Resources team in the position of Learning and Development Manager. In her role...

 Six hundred friends and supporters of Penn-Mar Human Services will gather for the nonprofit’s 26th Annual Penn-Mar Black Tie Gala on Saturday, March 3, at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Hunt Valley, Md., with the goal to raise $600,000 to help sustain the nonprofit’s mission of “transforming life into living” for...

Penn-Mar Human Services, a recognized leader in providing innovative, quality supports and services to hundreds of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Maryland and Pennsylvania, names Elizabeth “Beth” Pitts-Madonna as the newest member on the board of The Penn-Mar Foundation. Beth Pitts-Madonna is vice president of Human...

Last year, in an effort to recognize the vital work of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), address the challenges within a care system plagued with low wages and high turnover, and improve its employee recruitment and retention efforts Penn-Mar Human Services launched its Career Ladder initiative in partnership...