About Us

Speaking for Ourselves is an independent grassroots, self-help/self-advocacy organization run by people with developmental disabilities.

Our Mission Statement

(Adopted by the Speaking For Ourselves Board of Directors on 5/18/22)

Board of Directors

Debbie Robinson, Executive Director
debbie@speaking.org

Rick Giovannucci, Board President
rgiovannucci@gmail.com

Thalia Dafermos. Chester County Chapter Advisor
tdafermos@gmail.com

Bill Krebs, President of the Philadelphia Chapter
bill.krebs@ymail.com

Yahannas Tabb-Bey, President of the Chester County Chapter

Lynette Savoy
lynettesavoy@gmail.com

Jim Colbert (Advisor)

Sean Outen (Advisor)

Betsy Ney

Rosa McAllister

Seeking Board Members

We are looking for new people to serve on the Speaking For Ourselves Board of Directors. The Board meets monthly via Zoom. Email Debbie Robinson, Executive Director, to learn more.