Executive Team

Rob W. Reid, President & CEO

Rob Reid came to Access Services in 1980, beginning his career as an entry-level direct support professional. He has worked at Access Services for 36 years in total, with the past 18 years serving as President and CEO. Access Services now provides specialized supports to over 4,700 children and adults in the Eastern Pennsylvania area in partnership with 700 employees, 250 foster families, and over 130 clinicians.

Rob earned his Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Eastern University and his Master’s degree in Social Work from the Marywood Graduate School of Social Work. Throughout his career, Rob has been committed to continuing education and has mentored dozens of students across diverse disciplines.

Rob founded The Peacemaker Center in Chester County and currently serves as the Chairperson for the Pennsylvania Association of Resources (PAR), which is an association of organizations that support people with autism and intellectual disabilities. He also serves on the William Penn Human Services Board, the Bucks County Quality Leadership Board, and is currently serving as the Vice Chairperson for the Eagle Health Insurance Trust.

Rob has skillfully led Access Services through various phases of transition, change, and growth through his vision and example. For more than ten years, Rob and his family opened their own home as Foster Care and Lifesharing providers. Rob’s commitment to celebrating the distinct value of individuals of all abilities has made Access Services a provider of choice in eleven Eastern Pennsylvania counties and an employer of choice for hundreds of individuals as well.

Rob resides in Downingtown, Pennsylvania with his wife Judy and their three children where they are active members of the Calvary Fellowship Church.

Sue Steege, Senior Vice President & COO

Sue Steege began her work in the field of developmental disabilities in 1981 while completing her Bachelor’s in Social Work at Eastern University.  After graduation, she and her family moved to the Boston area where she worked as a social worker in a day care center for children at risk. After returning to the Philadelphia area, she continued working in the field of developmental disabilities until choosing to stay home to raise and be available to her three children.  During that time, she worked as a bookkeeper for SFG Wealth Planning Services and operated a successful business designing and creating window treatments.  Realizing that her passion was serving others, she returned to social work and has served as Regional Vice President to the Lehigh Valley for Access Services since 2007.

She completed a certification in non-profit management in 2014 and received her master’s degree in Organizational Leadership in 2019.  As a leader, Sue is committed to quality and excellence of services, striving to assure that individuals with special needs live fulfilling lives in their communities. She serves on the board of directors at NorthCare a Women’s Clinic in Landsdale, PA and the St. John’s Family Resource Center (FRC) in Willow Grove, PA, a referral services associated with the church that she and her husband attends (St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church).

Whitney Smith, Vice President of Children and Family Services

Whitney has been a part of the Access team for sixteen years and has had the opportunity to start several programs that support individuals with mental health issues, and intellectual disabilities, as well as children in crisis.

Whitney lives with his wife, Julia, and his three children Aiden, Cedar, and Asher.  He loves to travel, camp, and fly fish. He also enjoys shooting and writing. Whitney is a Christian in good standing in his church. He cares a great deal for people and takes pride in his work.

Brenda Boorse, Vice President of Digital Operations and Communications

Brenda has worked with Access Services for over 25 years and has been involved in social services for over 35 years. Her experiences includes intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral health, early childhood education and program development. Brenda enjoys leadership development and starting and supporting new services that have a positive impact on the community.  She believes that team work and collaboration are key to providing quality support to the people that we serve.

Brenda lives with her husband, Mark, and has two daughters. Brenda and her family are members of Covenant Presbyterian church in Harleysville. She enjoys art and reading. She is part of an artist’s coop in Quakertown and enjoys showing her art at local venues.

 

Janice Knowlton, Vice President of Autism and Intellectual Disability Services

janiceknowltonJanice began working in the field of Intellectual Disabilities in 2002 after graduating from Arcadia University with a BA in Psychology. In 2004, she joined Access Services and has held several positions within the organization since that time. Additionally, she has worked as a registered nurse specializing in geriatric psychiatry and is an active member of the Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association. She is passionate about providing quality service to those in need.

She and her family attends St. Cyril of Jerusalem Catholic Church in Jamison.

 

 

Scott McMullan, Vice President of Finance

Access Services-013Scott has been employed by Access Services for over 30 years. He began with the company upon graduating from Spring Garden College with a BS degree in Business Management. Scott has held various positions within the Fiscal Department, including Vice President of Finance since the summer of 2013.

Scott is married and lives with his wife and two children, a son and daughter, in Hatboro. His family attends Chelten Church and participates in many programs within the church and community. He and his family also enjoy trips to historical areas, sporting events, school band competitions, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

Andrew Ward, Vice President of Human Resources

Andrew has been working in the Behavioral Health and IDD industry since 1986. His career has included working in leadership roles developing, growing, and overseeing staffing firms owned by Northwestern Human Services, Kencrest, and COMHAR.  In addition, Andrew has spent many years as the Executive Director of Human Resources for Melmark. He has a reputation for growing business, developing teams, coaching and mentoring, and is a successful strategic Human Resource Partner and Leader.

Andrew’s priority is spending time with his family.  He is married with five adult children. He loves most sports at all levels, and has coached youth basketball for over 21 years. Andrew has also been a parishioner of St Luke the Evangelist in Glenside for 30 years.

 

Linda Wasilchick, Director of Resource Development

Linda brings more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and local government to her work at Access Services. She began her career working for Delaware County in Human Services, and was part of the county’s first Homeless Services Coalition. Her career continued at Elwyn, where she served as a vital part of the development team, and at Bancroft where she led a comprehensive resource development campaign. Most recently, she served as Vice President for Resource and Business Development at People’s Emergency Center (PEC), a shelter for homeless women and children in Philadelphia.

Linda has been active with Access Services for almost 20 years, and served on the Board of Directors for multiple terms during the past 18 years. She brings extensive experience to her new role as Director of Resource Development. She has significant experience in campaign planning and execution, development planning, public and donor relations, grant writing and research, marketing and branding, project management and team building. Her expertise includes internal consulting, strategic planning, written communication, media relations, and writing successfully funded proposals.

Linda has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University and a Master of Arts degree from Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina. She is active in her local community, serving on the Board of Directors of Great Faith Vision, and serves on the deacon board of Grace Chapel in Havertown, PA.

Linda resides in Haverford Township, where she attends Grace Chapel. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, reading mysteries, and hunting for antiques.

Anita Bilotta, Director of Children's Services

anita_edits2Anita received her BS in Psychology from Penn State University, and obtained a Master’s in Human Services from LaSalle University. She began working in the field 25 years ago and has been working for Access Services for 22 years. Anita started with Access working in the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities programs. She then had the opportunity to transition into working with the children’s mental health programs. She greatly enjoys her work, especially seeing the success and growth of children and their families as they are served by our programs. Anita is also involved in various committees at Access Services which allows her to remain connected with many different aspects of the agency.

Anita lives with her husband and two teenage daughters. Most time is spent at her girls’ sporting events and activities. Any additional free time is spent with family and friends.

Jess Fenchel, Vice President of Adult Behavioral Health

jessfenchel_pJess has enjoyed about two decades working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including schools, outpatient settings, college campus, group homes, and shelters.  Her educational experience includes an undergraduate degree from Messiah College, a graduate degree in counseling psychology from LaSalle University, course work in applied behavior analysis, and a certificate in global trauma. She loves her current role as the Senior Director for Adult Behavioral Health at Access Services and participates in multiple committees and workgroups both inside and outside of the agency. Jess is passionate about playing a role in systemic change and has the opportunity to serve as a member of the MAX Board, as a part of the Advisory Board for the NHS Developmental Disability Treatment Team, and as the facilitator for the two HUB groups in Montgomery County.  Jess’ work has highlighted the need for greater collaboration in and among systems, and she is thrilled to have opportunities to facilitate that impact. Her best role is as a wife to her husband, Tim, and mom to their three children.

Chris Tabakin, Director of Quality and Compliance

tabakin_headshot1_cropChris joined Access Services in a part-time capacity in 2013 and provides leadership in quality and compliance, consultation in a variety of areas, and engagement with external stakeholders. Chris’ career in nonprofit human services spans over 18 years. His background is in special education and psychology, and he has an MS in Nonprofit Administration. His focus is on continually improving the ability to maintain ever increasing levels of compliance, clinical integrity, and quality initiatives while maintaining focus on mission.

Chris lives in Exton and is an active member of Calvary Fellowship Church. He also serves as the CEO of a nonprofit organization, iHi International, which focuses on identifying needs and developing solutions to provide opportunities for VIPs (Vulnerable International People).

John Clark, Administration Consultant

johnclark_cropJohn is a CPA and Attorney, and has been associated with Access Services for nearly twenty years. John served as CFO for ten years and then transitioned to part-time status when he became a consultant to the non-profit community. He continues to support Access Services in several capacities: as a Fiscal Specialist; a Trustee of both the 401(k) Plan and the Special Needs Trust; and as a resource for HR, Management and the Board of Directors.  John is enthusiastic about the mission of Access Services and the great work that the staff and providers do for the individuals we serve.

When not working, John enjoys traveling with his wife Mindy and two daughters (49 states and 40 countries). Mindy is a novelist (Mindy Starns Clark) and John was able to co-write a mystery novel with her that is set on the Titanic: Echoes of Titanic. He hopes to pursue writing more in the future.

 

Board of Directors

Robert Wisniewski, Chairperson

Robert is a retired C-level executive with 40 years of diversified financial and operational experience in public accounting and industry. A significant portion of his career has been in manufacturing and technology related businesses that included global operations. Throughout his career, Robert has committed significant time to complex organizational and restructuring challenges while facilitating the development and execution of corporate strategy.

Robert is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant, has a BS Degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is completing a MS in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.

He and his wife Beverly are long term and active members of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, where he serves as a Warden and Vestry member.

Troy L. Brindle, Vice-Chairperson

Troy graduated with his Bachelors from Cairn University (1993),  Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University (1995)), has been licensed since 1995 and obtained his LCSW in 2001. He has been a member of National Association of Social Workers Pennsylvania Chapter (NASW-PA) since 1995 and a member of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW) since 2012. Troy has served on the Board of Directors for NASW-PA since 2011 and is the current President for his professional association. He is a co- owner and Director of Springfield Psychological which is the largest private outpatient mental health practice in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Troy has been a pioneer in establishing a successful model for delivering co-located behavioral health services in over twenty primary care practices for the past four years. He is an experienced psycho-therapist who specializes in child/adolescent disorders, family and couples therapy, and adult behavioral health disorders. Troy has worked in a variety of administrative positions over the past 25 years in both non-profit and for-profit settings. He has contributed to the publication of NASW-PA’s Private Practice Handbook, authored several professional articles and provided numerous professional speaking engagements at a local, state and national level. Most recently, Troy has been appointed as a Delegate to the NASW Delegate Assembly in Washington D.C. to represent the social work profession. Troy also serves on the Steering Committee for the Delaware County Suicide Task Force, the Domestic Violence Task Force for the District Attorney’s Office of Delaware County, and has been appointed to the Board of Commissioners for the Strong Families Commission in Philadelphia on 10/27/16.  He has played a key role in strategic planning, building coalitions, and advancing the goals & objectives of the social work profession at a local, state, and national level. Troy is passionate in serving the members of NASW-PA, providing high quality compassionate care in his outpatient practice and representing his profession with a strong reputation, competence, enthusiasm, and dedication. Troy was the recipient of Cairn Universities 2015 Alumni of the Year Recognition Award for service and leadership.

Robert Wheeless, II, Treasurer and Secretary

For the last 21 years Robert has served as an Executive Director, Board Member, and Board Consultant in the Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) ministry in North Carolina, and currently in Pennsylvania. Presently, Robert serves as the Executive Director of Crossroads Pregnancy Care, in Quakertown, PA, which serves upper Bucks and Montgomery Counties. He also serves as a founder and member of the Board of Directors for Save a Life International (SALI), based out of Dresher, PA. Established in 2015, SALI establishes Pregnancy Resource Centers in the nation of Ukraine. SALI currently has three PRCs operating in Ukraine called “Life Centers” serving a population of approximately 750,000. He also designed and currently chairs the PRC 10 Group, a regional consortium of PRC executive directors that collectively serve 10 counties in Eastern Pennsylvania. Robert is honored to serve on the Board of Directors for Access Services, an organization who he believes has already accomplished a great deal for the special needs community in Eastern Pennsylvania. He believes that every day Access Services is impacting lives with hope.

Robert has a BS in Political Science from Liberty University. He also studied Non-Profit Management through Duke University. He and his family attend Calvary Chapel Central Bucks church in Chalfont, PA and live in in Perkasie, PA.

Robert Fricke

Robert joined the Board in 2008 and has served for 9 years in total. From 2012-2013, he was the Chairperson of the Board. Robert is also an Accountant with 25 years of experience all in non-profit organizations. Most of his career has been spent in large area hospitals, such as Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Holy Redeemer Hospital. His entire career has been as a general ledger accountant with the responsibilities of compiling monthly financial statements, participating in the annual audit and the annual budgeting processes, presenting financial statements to program personnel and also to the respective Boards at their quarterly meetings. Robert’s last position was as a Controller for 4 companies that were part of a large, Philadelphia-based Social Services provider that had various enterprises within their corporate structure. 

Robert attended LaSalle College and earned a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, also a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. 

Robert attends Calvary Chapel of Central Bucks in Chalfont, PA, where each Sunday he is part of the parking lot crew.

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Rob W. Reid, President & CEO

Rob Reid came to Access Services in 1980, beginning his career as an entry-level direct support professional. He has worked at Access Services for 36 years in total, with the past 18 years serving as President and CEO. Access Services now provides specialized supports to over 4,700 children and adults in the Eastern Pennsylvania area in partnership with 700 employees, 250 foster families, and over 130 clinicians.

Rob earned his Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Eastern University and his Master’s degree in Social Work from the Marywood Graduate School of Social Work. Throughout his career, Rob has been committed to continuing education and has mentored dozens of students across diverse disciplines.

Rob founded The Peacemaker Center in Chester County and currently serves as the Chairperson for the Pennsylvania Association of Resources (PAR), which is an association of organizations that support people with autism and intellectual disabilities. He also serves on the William Penn Human Services Board, the Bucks County Quality Leadership Board, and is currently serving as the Vice Chairperson for the Eagle Health Insurance Trust.

Rob has skillfully led Access Services through various phases of transition, change, and growth through his vision and example. For more than ten years, Rob and his family opened their own home as Foster Care and Lifesharing providers. Rob’s commitment to celebrating the distinct value of individuals of all abilities has made Access Services a provider of choice in eleven Eastern Pennsylvania counties and an employer of choice for hundreds of individuals as well.

Rob resides in Downingtown, Pennsylvania with his wife Judy and their three children where they are active members of the Calvary Fellowship Church.