DIANNE BILYAK is a Pushcart-prize nominated writer and graduate of the Institute of Sacred Music and Art. Her book of poems Against the Turning was published in 2011, and her work has been featured in America Magazine, Drunken Boat, The Massachusetts Review, and The Tampa Review. In 2012 and 2013 her plays Cradle to Gravy and The Unauthorized Biography of Dr. Irma King were chosen to be part of the United Solo Festival on Manhattan’s Theater Row. Bilyak’s interviews with poets can be found on the Poetry Society of America’s website, and her memoir, Nothing Special: The Mostly True, Sometimes Funny Tales of Two Sisters, published by Wesleyan University Press, is available at HFS Books, Amazon, and B&N. Find out more at her website: www.diannebilyak.com.
Frank Bartoli is the founder and CEO of NEPA Inclusive. His career spans more than 25 years of successful non-profit leadership experience. His advocacy experience, and the reason for starting NEPA Inclusive, includes advocating for his own daughter Ellie, who has Down Syndrome, and was fully included in her high school classroom, as well as attending typical community programs.
Frank furthered his advocacy experience as the Executive Director of The Arc of Delaware County, a Board of Director of The Arc of Pennsylvania, and as President of The Arc Community Trust, an organization that manages more than 1100 special needs and education trusts. His non-profit leadership experience includes multiple positions within the YMCA movement, including Executive Director/CEO of the Greater Pittston YMCA, and Associate Executive Director at the Ambler Area YMCA, a branch of The YMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity. He provides consulting and grant writing services to non-profit organizations under his private business called Bartoli Advocacy and Consulting Services.
Joseph Sulpizio is a senior attorney in our Philadelphia office. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University College of Law.
Joseph represented low-income elderly clients, including those with special needs, while serving as a Student Attorney in the College of Law’s Elder Law Clinic, gaining valuable advocacy and litigation experience. He was awarded the Onondaga County Bar Association Award for his clinic work.
Before joining the Cuddy Law Firm, Joseph served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Margherita Patti-Worthington, President Judge of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas (PA), where he conducted legal research on various substantive and procedural issues and drafted opinions, orders and legal memoranda for the court.
Pennsylvania Sibling Support Network Inc. Publication 2018