Shelly Houser, Disability Resource Manager
Shelly started as a Service Coordinator in 2015 and transitioned into the CIL Department in 2017. As the Disability Resource Manager, she holds a unique opportunity to create educational presentations, attend seminars, symposiums, and events on relevant issues, co-manage social media platforms, and host AIM’s YouTube channel. Shelly has a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies from East Stroudsburg University and an Associate of Arts in Photography from Marywood University. Prior to joining Abilities in Motion, Shelly managed the Philadelphia marketing region for Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics and has freelanced as a Script Supervisor on over 30 films, TV, corporate, and commercial projects on the East Coast. Her passion for disability advocacy has earned her the 2019 NCIL advocacy award in Washington DC.
John Mikatavage, Agency with Choice Director
John Mikatavage has been the Director of Agency with Choice since December 2014. He has dedicated his 35+ year career to working for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. John was also Vice President of Wood-To-Wonderful, a private nonprofit agency serving people in need, for over 7 years. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.
Shelly Eller, Director of Fiscal Management Services
Shelly has worked for AIM in the Fiscal Management Services Department since 2007. She started in Consumer Services and moved on to Payroll and Tax Reporting. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Certified Payroll Professional credentials from the American Payroll Association. Shelly also serves on several AIM committees, including the FMS steering committee, ADA and Consumer Social Committee, and the Safety Committee. She also volunteers with Berks Encore in the VITA Program.
Amanda Funk, Grants & Media Manager
Amanda joined the Community Relations team at AIM in 2019. Before coming to Abilities in Motion, Amanda enjoyed a career in higher education as a composition and literature adjunct instructor, professional writing tutor, writing center specialist, academic learning specialist, and freelance editor. She brings with her an enthusiasm for community building, new visions, and innovative projects, along with extensive writing expertise. She earned her BA and MA degrees in English at Kutztown University and earned an AA degree in Communications from Reading Area Community College.
Matthew Lawson, Information Technology Manager
Matthew Lawson is the IT Manager for Abilities In Motion. He has seven years of experience in the field of Information Technology, an Associate Degree in Business Management from Reading Area Community College, and has completed the Cisco A+ certificate training at the Schmidt Training and Technology Center. Matt is responsible for keeping the computers running smoothly and the data secure at Abilities in Motion. He also helps AIM to adapt to changes in the global technology environment and ensures we are technologically positioned to handle current and future growth.