Lifespan Respite Advisory Council

The Lifespan Respite Advisory Council is made up of twenty-five (25) members appointed by the Secretary of Aging to lead, support and monitor the development of a lifespan respite care system for Pennsylvania.

The Lifespan Respite Advisory Council has established the following meeting dates for 2011. The meetings are held at the Department of Aging, 5th Floor, Forum Place, 555 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.

May 5, 2011

July 7, 2011

September 1, 2011

November 3, 2011

All meetings will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Lifespan Respite Advisory Council members are below.



 First Name

Last Name 



Mary Jo AlimenaCaruso  West  Provider 
Sheila Caparelli  Central  Stakeholder 
Cynthia  Corbin  East  Stakeholder
Anne Couldridge  Central Respite Stakeholder Group-Cumberland Perry Respite
Carmen Donegan  Central  State-DPW-ODP 
Crystal Doyle  Central  State-OMHSAS 
Christopher  Dunham  East  Caregiver 
Marybeth Famulare  Central State-Aging/OLTL, ADRCs 
Doris Ganzy  West  Stakeholder Group-Keystone Paralyzed Veterans 
Veronica  Glass  East  Provider 
Mary  Haider  West  Provider 
Sheila  Hunter  Central  State-DD Council
Clay  Johnson  North Central   Caregiver 
Mary  Jones-Furlow  East  Grantee-Temple 
Bob  Marino  Central  Stakeholder Group-Alzheimer's Assoc 
Mel  Knowlton  Central  Stakeholder Group-PAR 
Joan  Martin  Central  Stakeholder 
Rebecca  May-Cole  Central  Stakeholder Group-PA Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition 
Denny  Minori  North Central  Caregiver 
Dori  Ortman  West  Grantee 
Karen  Reed  Central  State-DOH 
Susan  Smith  East  Provider-Time Out Respite 
Jennifer  Stayer  Central  Stakeholder Group-MS Society 
sheelah  Weekes  East  Grantee-COSA 
Jenny  Zapf  East  Provider/Caregiver