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DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER

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Staff

  • Lisa Orgettas

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    Executive Director

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    Lisa Orgettas has dedicated herself to over 25 years of human service management experience in leadership roles. She has an established history of enhancing services and improving operations in a manner that directly impacts the quality of the lives of others. Lisa is passionate about advancing access and opportunities for people living with disabilities to live as independently as they choose and to advocate for an accessible and inclusive community.


  • Patricia Cox

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    Special Projects Manager

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    Patricia oversees various projects within Disability Resource Center, Inc. She is responsible for the planning, development, management  and implementation of a wide variety of Communications initiatives, Agency projects and activities to advance the strategic vision and goals of the organization.  Her background includes over 30 years in national and state-wide human service organizations that provide services and supports to individuals with disabilities.

  • Deborah Barber

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    Community Liaison

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    Deborah is the agency lead on provision, coordination and tracking of Community Education and Outreach services to unserved and under served populations. Deborah also coordinates information sharing with the public and select groups regarding DRC activities, events, news email list-serves, and at times mass mailings.

  • Marcia Brennan

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    Supervisor/Disability Resource Specialist

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    Marcia is a Disability Resource Specialists who provides short term services including; information and referrals and Options Counseling.  She also provides long term services including: Skills Training, Peer Support, Self-Advocacy and Service Coordination. Marcia coordinates the monthly Housing Options Workshop at our Center and other Housing forums throughout the year to increase Community awareness about Housing Options.


  • Lauren Cummings

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    Disability Resource Specialist

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    As a Disability Resource Specialist, Lauren provides information and referrals, independent living skills development, peer counseling support, and self & community advocacy for people with disabilities. Lauren has a passion for helping others and has many years of experience in the education and human services fields. Prior to this, Lauren spent the last 10+ years specifically in the special education field in the public school systems.

  • Maria DiPietro Taymore

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    Transition to Adulthood Program (TAP) Coordinator

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    Maria provides individual independent living services, including information and referral as well as comprehensive services of Introductory Meeting/Goal setting; Peer Counseling; IL Skill Development; and Individual Advocacy Skill Development. Maria provides community services such as community education, system advocacy, and outreach to underserved and un-served individuals living with disabilities. She has completed the Commonwealth of MA on line Options Counseling Program training, and is developing her expertise in the transition of youth from childhood to adult services and provides supervision.

  • Alexander Hayward

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    Supervisor/Disability Resource Specialist

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    Alex provides independent living services to individuals living with disabilities that include information and referral, Individual and Systemic Advocacy skill development, Peer Counseling, Service Coordination in Skills Training. He also provides other comprehensive services such as Options Counseling, outreach, and short and long-term planning.  Alex has over 12 years of experience in Human Services and related fields.

  • Erykah Santiago

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    Pre-Employment Transition Service Program Coordinator

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    Erykah is the Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) coordinator, providing five core services to students ages 14-22 who have a documented disability and are enrolled in either high school or in a post-secondary education program. These five core services include Job exploration counseling, self-advocacy and peer counseling, workplace readiness training, work-based learning experiences, and counseling on post-secondary education and training.  Erykah also provides support and resources to individuals with a disability and/or disabilities who may be seeking individual, independent living services. Erykah provides both long-term and short-term services such as IL Services and Options Counseling. These services include information and referral, Individual and Systemic Advocacy, Skill Development, Peer Counseling, and Service Coordination in Skills Training. She also utilizes her time as a Disability Resource Specialist to spread awareness through both Community Outreach and Community Education. Erykah has more than ten years of experience in Special Education and more than three years of experience in the Social Work field.   

  • Erica Taylor

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    Disability Resource Specialist

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    As a Disability Resource Specialist, Erica provides services for individuals with disabilities that include: information and referral, skills development, service coordination, options counseling, advocacy, and peer support. She has professional experience providing therapy directly to children with developmental disabilities in addition to several years of volunteer work at a youth center designed to serve underprivileged and underserved youth. As a person with disabilities and a graduate student, Erica has specialized knowledge regarding medical and legal resources, and is excited to help people as they navigate all areas of independent living.

  • Domingas Goncalves

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    Domingas is a Disability Resource Specialist who provides services that include Information and Referral and Options Counseling. She also assists in longer term services like Self-Advocacy, Peer Support, Service Coordination, and Skills Training. Domingas has 4+ years volunteering with people with disabilities and is passionate about making a positive impact in everyone's life she comes across. 

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Phone: 978-741-0077
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27 Congress Street, Suite 107
Salem, MA 01970
Open: M-F 9 AM-5 PM
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