Speaking for Ourselves is an independent grassroots, self-help/self-advocacy organization run by people with developmental disabilities.
To give people a voice, and to be heard and listened to.
Our Mission Statement
(Adopted by the Speaking For Ourselves Board of Directors on 5/18/22)
Board of Directors
Debbie Robinson, Executive Director
Rick Giovannucci, Board President
Thalia Dafermos, Chester County Chapter Advisor & Board Director
Bill Krebs, President of the Philadelphia Chapter & Board Director
Yahannas Tabb-Bey, President of the Chester County Chapter & Board Director
Suzanne Erb, Board Director
Karen Hayes, Board Director
Betsy Ney, Board Director
Lynette Savoy,Board Director
Jim Colbert (Advisor)
Rosa McAllister (Advisor)
Sean Outen (Advisor)
Mark Friedman (Consultant)
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.