Biosketches of our PAST DISTINGUISHED PRESENTERS (partial list):
Ray Eibel, Director, Business Development
Educational Data Systems, Inc.
Wendell, North Carolina 27591
(919) 366-9130 Phone
Prior to joining EDSI in 1997, Mr. Eibel was involved in the criminal justice field. During his employment with EDSI he has assisted in the design and implementation of numerous workforce development programs. During his tenure as Director of Business Development, EDSI has grown from a company with three offices in two states to a firm with over twenty-five offices.
Barbara Burger & Barbara Lefferts
Delaware County, PA Intermediate Unit
OPTIONS Transition Services & Vision Support Services
Delaware County Intermediate
200 Yale Avenue, Morton PA 19070
Phone: 610-938-9000 ext 2317 Fax: 610 938-9890
Barbara Burger has been an employee of the Delaware County Intermediate Unit in Pennsylvania for the past 30 years. She has been actively involved with the OPTIONS program for the past 26 years as a job coordinator and supervisor. OPTIONS is a program that provides a continuum of services to enable both youth and adults to be employed. Before that she taught students with multiple disabilities. For the past 9 years she has supervised both OPTIONS and Vision support services.
Barbaras is an active member of the ARC of Delaware County, the Office of Mental Retardation Everyday Lives Committee, Council of Exceptional Children and the Pennsylvania Vision Consortium.
Barbara Lefferts , Liaison Coordinator
OPTIONS Transition Services
Delaware County Intermediate Unit
200 Yale Avenue, Morton PA 19070
Phone: 610-938-9000 ext 2232
Fax: 610 938-9890
Barbara Lefferts has been working for the OPTIONS program of the Delaware County Intermediate Unit of Pennsylvania for the past 15 years. She works as a Liaison Coordinator to facilitate supportive employment activities for both students and adults.. She is chairman of the executive committee of the Everyday Lives Committee sponsored by the Office of Mental Retardation and facilitates Job Placement Partners, a group that monthly shares strategies, concerns, and leads for county wide job development.
Thomas F. Citro Administration Manager
Delaware County Office of Employment and Training,
(610) 713-2230 (phone) (610)713-2224 (fax)
Tom Citro has been a workforce development professional for twenty-five years. He is responsible for contract administration and accounts payable. He has an M.A. in Educational Counseling,
A Secondary School Teacher & Counselor Certificate, a Certificate for Youth Employment Counseling from the U.S. Dept. of Labor, and he is listed in Who’s Who for Professionals in Non-Profit Organizations. Prior Experience:
Served as an Employment Counselor for a job training pilot program under the Manpower Development Training Act (MDTA) of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Participated in the establishment of the first Youth Opportunity Center for the New Jersey State Employment Service. Recruited the first young men in New Jersey for the Job Corps, and for the first Neighborhood Youth Corps, with funding by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Served as Training Coordinator at a pilot project for the U.S. Department of Labor at Miles College, Birmingham, Alabama, to train young minority college students to become employment counselors to place disadvantaged adults in job training.
At Philco-Ford Corp, Education and Training Division in Philadelphia, PA, developed on-the-job training positions at businesses & industry throughout the city, as part of the first comprehensive job training program for adults awarded to private industry by the United States Dept. of Labor.