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Mixed Race Down Syndrome Class

Special Needs Consortium Mission:

Working together to increase the awareness of resources available to the special needs community through networking, promotion, and advocacy.


We exist to provide a place where all services and opportunities can be shared to support families and individuals.

Our Consortium members mainly serve the counties of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania. If you work for an organization that serves the special needs community in these areas and would like to become a member of our Consortium, please email

SNC Board Members

President - Jackie Eppler - Grace Community Church
Secretary - Kathy Nipps - Baierl Family YMCA

Treasurer - David Holman - Butler County YMCA

Kim Berger-Grooms - Legal Shield/ID Shield

Phil Berger - Legal Shield/ID Shield
Mary Evrard - Allegheny County DHS, Office of Developmental Supports

Mary Ellen Greacen - Total Learning Centers
Rob Hodapp -Labor & Industry, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Tammy Rose - PA Connecting Communities
Chris Sherry - Miracle League of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Emily Smolak - Verland
Melissa Vettori - Alliance for Nonprofit Resources, Inc.
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