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Executive and Administrative Staff

Imani Barbarin

Director of Communications and Outreach

Imani Barbarin is a communications professional, writer, blogger, public speaker, and social media advocate hailing from the Philadelphia area.  A graduate from Eastern University for Undergrad and of the Masters in Global Communications program at the American University of Paris, she uses her skills to advocate for the representation, inclusion and empowerment of disabled people at the intersections of race and gender.

Samyra Bethune

Executive Assistant

Samyra Bethune is the Executive Assistant in DRP’s Harrisburg office. Samyra has a background in Criminal Justice, Education Support and Social Services.  She has spent her post-collegiate career working with children and families, supporting individuals with traumatic brain injuries, and in various administrative support roles in both the non-profit and corporate sectors.  Samyra holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice from Central Pennsylvania College.  She hopes her time at Disability Rights Pennsylvania will bring her back to her roots in helping others.  She is glad to be back working within a non-profit organization.  Samyra enjoys spending her time participating in church activities, with family and friends, and working as a fashion blogger/stylist.

Kelly Darr

Legal Director

Kelly has represented clients in special education, Medicaid, and disability discrimination cases. Prior to joining DRP in 2009, she represented children with disabilities at the Education Law Center. After graduating from law school at the University of Pennsylvania, she clerked for Judge Reed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She lives in the Philadelphia area with her three daughters, including twins with special needs.

Ann Fleisher

Accounts Payable Specialist

Ann handles the Accounts Payable operations at DRP, as well as assisting Harrisburg staff with administrative tasks.  Since obtaining an Associates Degree in Business Management in 1991, Ann has held various clerical, administrative, and management positions in the health care industry, municipal government, and civil engineering field.  Ann enjoys spending her free time crafting.  She is an avid crocheter, quilter, and knitter.

Jennifer Garman

Director of Government Affairs

Jennifer leads the work of DRP on emerging policy issues on a statewide and federal basis. The policy work is cross-disability and cross-systems with a focus on ensuring that people with disabilities are fully included in all aspects of life and have access to home and community based services. Previously, Jennifer was the Project Director for the Protection and Advocacy of Beneficiaries of Social Security Project, addressing both individual and systemic barriers to employment for people with disabilities and the duties of employers under the ADA. Jennifer received her J.D. from Widener University School of Law and her B.A. from Pennsylvania State University.

Molly Hartig

Administrative Assistant

Molly is a Cincinnati, Ohio, native who graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology in 2017. She then moved to the Philadelphia area to complete her Master’s in Psychology, which she graduated with from Rutgers University Camden in 2019. Prior to working at Disability Rights Pennsylvania, her advocacy and research revolved around the LGBTQ+ community, which she is still very passionate about. She excited to learn more about the diverse disabled community.

Lisa Howard

Legal Assistant

Lisa works in DRP’s Philadelphia office as a Legal Assistant assisting attorneys on administrative and legal assignments. Prior to joining DRP, Lisa worked in litigation in the private sector for more than five years.

Stacey Mamas

Administrative Assistant

Stacey works in DRP’s Pittsburgh office. Stacey provides administrative support to attorneys and advocates. In addition to her administrative duties, Stacey provides support to the Disability Voting Coalition of Pennsylvania and its Advisory Committee.

Shelley Murray Moore

Director of Human Resources

Shelley has been employed with the protection and advocacy system for more than 30 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Central Penn College. She completed the Professional Human Resource Management Program at Villanova University. Shelley is certified through the Human Resource Certification Institute as a Human Resource Professional (PHR). She has served on the board of directors for the Lower Dauphin Lacrosse Club and has served as the treasurer for the past five years. Shelley lives in Hummelstown with her youngest of four children, Mackay, and their dog Shoba.

Peri Jude Radecic

Chief Executive Officer

Peri Jude has three decades of passion and advocacy in civil rights with a focus in the areas of disability, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), and women’s rights. She has extensive experience with all functions and branches of government in the development, implementation and judicial review of civil rights laws and regulations. Peri Jude has worked as a community organizer in Montgomery County, Maryland for women and the LGBT, the National Organization for Women, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Following law school, she drafted changes to the Civil Rights Ordinance and wrote policies to ensure effective implementation of local minority and business development programs for the City of Tucson. As the State Civil Rights Manager for Rural Development, she was responsible for the implementation of federal civil rights laws within the agency as well as with recipients of federal funds. Prior to joining DRP, Peri Jude was the Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Disability. Peri Jude was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Arizona College of Law.