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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. 

  • 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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    Pre-Employment Transition Service Coordinator

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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.

  • Abby Asani

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    Disability Resource Specialist

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    Abby is a Disability Resource Specialist who provides information and referrals, Independent Living Skills development peer counseling support and self & community advocacy for people with disabilities. Abby also provides other comprehensive services such as Options Counseling, outreach, and short and long term planning.

  • Lauren Ayube

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    Disability Resource Specialist

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    Lauren graduated from Salem State University with a Bachelor’s in Social Work. She has experience working with the Homeless community around the North Shore and Boston. She specializes in veterans’ benefits and services, as well as community resources.


  • Marcia Brennan

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    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.


  • Tina Moroney

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    Disability Resource Specialist

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    As a Disability Resource Specialist, Tina provides information and referrals, individual Independent Living skill development guidance, peer counseling support and self and community advocacy. As an Options Counselor, Tina can guide Consumers who are in nursing homes and want to move back into the community or Consumers who are at risk of Nursing Home placement, explore their options and identify services and supports to be successful.


  • Patrick "P.J." Murphy

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    Disability Resource Specialist

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    PJ provides independent living services that include information and referral, advocacy & Options counseling. PJ is passionate about collaborating with people with disabilities to access resources and helping them make informed decisions. Previously, PJ was a casework lead & benefits counselor at the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living in Minneapolis. Prior to this, he worked as a Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteer coordinator with the American Red Cross. While at Macalester College, PJ was involved with disabilities research and presented on conceptions of allyship among people with disabilities at the Midwestern Psychological Association. In his free time, PJ enjoys reading, hiking, creative writing, and baking.


  • Hannah Noseworthy

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    Disability Resource Specialist

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    As a Disability Resource Specialist, Hannah provides information and referral, independent living skills development, peer counseling support, and self & community advocacy for people with disabilities. She also provides other comprehensive services such as Options Counseling, outreach, and short and long-term planning. As a person with a disability, Hannah has over 10 years of life experience in disability resources and disability rights advocacy.

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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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