Staff Leadership

 

Christine Simiriglia, MS
President & Chief Executive Officer

As our CEO, Chris is responsible for administering all of the agency’s programs and services, including supportive housing, behavioral health treatment and primary care services, community integration activities, several levels of case management services, social enterprise and employment services, the Philadelphia Furniture Bank, and the Housing First Training Institute. 

Chris launched Pathways in Philadelphia in 2008. Under her leadership, the agency has expanded services (tripled in size) to meet the growing needs of our homeless and disabled neighbors.

Chris most recently worked at the Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA for 15 years holding various positions including Vice President for Operations. She has done consulting work in several service systems focused on managing non-profits, and has had several papers and tool kits published that relate to her work with homeless people with disabilities. She holds a master's degree in Organizational Management and is a productivity junkie at heart.

 
Donna Chiavaroli
Chief Financial Officer
 
Donna Chiavaroli joined Pathways to Housing PA in August 2013 as Director of Finance, bringing a wealth of experience in non-profit finance and management to this position. She previously held controllership positions at various non-profit agencies that provide behavioral health and intellectual disabilities services, drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation, in-home support, and supportive housing program services.
 
Donna’s technical skills were based in her attainment of a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Philadelphia University, and were enhanced through her subsequent training in public accounting at Asher and Company (now BDO) where she led audits of non-profit organizations and affordable housing properties and achieved certified public accountant licensure in Pennsylvania.

Sandra Romeo, MS
Vice President of Housing First Services
 
Sandra Romeo joined Pathways to Housing PA in 2015. From June 2007 until September 2015, she was responsible for the overall management and administration of grants and contracts at the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP). She also led MHASP budget planning for all programs, and shared responsibility for ensuring that MHASP’s practices and services were recovery-oriented. 
 
Joining MHASP in 1994 as an Intensive Case Manager, she quickly rose through the ranks. Promoted to Supervisor for Targeted Case Management and Homeless Outreach, she soon took on the management of the Division of Suburban Services, overseeing MHASP’s many peer-to-peer programs serving individuals who are homeless. Next she assumed the leadership of MHASP’s Case Management and Philadelphia Homeless Services as Division Director, before becoming Director of Grants and Contracts. 
 
Sandra earned a BA in Psychology from Temple University and an MS in Counseling Psychology and Human Services from Chestnut Hill College. 
Albert Curcio
Director, Human Resources
 
Albert Curcio joined Pathways to Housing PA as a Human Resources Consultant and soon became a permanent member of the team as the HR Director in March 2016.  Albert brings with him over 20 years of HR experience.  He previously worked as an HR Professional in diverse industries such as financial management, internet recruitment and real estate development.  
 
Over the previous four years before joining Pathways, Albert supported numerous non-profit agencies and their missions by providing onsite HR support and conducting assessments of their HR practices, policies and procedures. 
Albert holds a B.A. in Human Resources Management with a minor in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

 
John Lambert, MA
Director, Housing Department
 
John Lambert is an avid advocate for the Housing First model, and has served as the Director of Housing for Pathways since 2008.
 
John earned his B.A. in Sociology from Ramapo State College in Ramapo, NJ, and his M.A. degree from Rutgers University-Camden. He came to Pathways to Housing PA with a diverse employment background which includes working as a teacher in the Paterson, NJ school system for three years, and as a certified Substance Abuse Counselor for more than twenty years in New Jersey and West Virginia.
 
In 2000, John moved to the South Jersey/Delaware Valley area and joined the staff of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA (MHASP). He received training and certification as a Targeted Case Manager, and later became the Program Manager for a low income housing project for people with mental health issues. After spending several years learning the "ins and outs" of housing alternatives for people dealing with behavioral health/substance abuse issues, he brought his wealth of knowledge to Pathways to Housing PA, where he faithfully serves the chronically homeless population in Philadelphia.
Matt Tice, LCSW
Director, Clinical Services
 
Matt Tice has worked his way through the ranks of Pathways to Housing PA, first as an Assistant Team Leader in February 2012, then as a Team Leader, and then most recently as the Director of Clinical Services. Spending time with participants and staff at multiple levels has given him a valuable perspective. As a passionate champion for the models of housing first, harm reduction, and holistic care Matt is thrilled to help lead the agency toward the eradication of homelessness in Philadelphia.
 
Before coming to Pathways to Housing PA Matt managed the Mentoring Children of Prisoner’s program with Big Brother’s Big Sisters of Southeastern PA. He also served both as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia as a part of the a HIV/AIDS prevention initiative and as an Americorps volunteer founding a non-profit designed to support nonmedical needs of a medical practice in Buffalo, NY. Matt earned his Masters of Social Work from SUNY University at Buffalo and his Bachelors of Social Work from Evangel University.
 
Tom Maroon, MBA
Director, Philadelphia Furniture Bank
 
Tom spent over 12 years coordinating and directing educational community service initiatives. Using leadership development models, Tom lead groups working in community kitchens, homeless shelters, construction projects for homes and schools, tutoring elementary students and organizing summer camps.
 
After earning a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Tom worked in Guatemala and Mexico building homes and schools with Habitat for Humanity and Los Ninos. Tom was also a Loan Counselor helping low and moderate income families with financial literacy, credit repair and mortgage acquisition. Prior to working at Pathways to Housing PA and the Philadelphia Furniture Bank, Tom was a 7th grade English teacher at DePaul Catholic Elementary school.
 
Tracy Segal
Director, Development
 

Tracy Segal has over twenty years of experience in fundraising leadership roles in the non-profit community with a range of organizations and cultures. Tracy brings a depth of knowledge of non-profit organizations having facilitated the development and implementation of fundraising, succession and strategic plans, governance policies, and organizational procedures for many institutions across the region.  Tracy holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Temple University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts.

 

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