At Abilities in Motion, we believe everyone should live a life of their own choice. AIM is strongly committed to our consumers and our community in helping people help themselves to independence. As an organization, we work hard to embody our mission of empowering, educating, advocating, and having programming that supports choice and independence for all. We can only do this through the tremendous support and dedication of our AIM staff and through the extensive experience and devotion of our leadership team. Our leadership team continuously strives to create new programming, enhance current programming, and provide innovative and strategic direction in an effort to continue to enrich the lives of all those AIM impacts.
Dina Sanz, Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer for Abilities in Motion (AIM), Dina is responsible for overall leadership to the organization and strategically manages a team of professionals in the delivery of high-quality programs and customer services. Dina combines over 18 years of human services experience, leadership skills, strategic planning, and quality customer service to move AIM forward in a fiscally responsible and forward-thinking manner. She ensures that the AIM team remains mission and vision focused and that the highest quality services are provided at all times. Dina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. Dina is fluent in three languages English, Spanish and Italian and is active with several community organizations volunteering her time and experience. She also serves on a number of boards including the Pennsylvania Council on Independent Living.
"I’m truly passionate about what we do at AIM. I am always eager to connect with our internal and external customer to develop new and positive relationships. While I enjoy all aspects of my position here at AIM, I think my favorite is working with my staff and consumers to develop and grow person-centered, quality of life improving and independence focused services. When our team comes together for a common goal and we go through our collaborative processes, ideas start to flow, action happens, goals become reality. The end result is exceptional consumer oriented services and a commitment to excellence AND that is the enjoyable and rewarding part!!" ~Dina
Stephanie Quigley, Chief Operating Officer
Stephanie has been working in social services in Pennsylvania for over 20 years. Prior to her position as Chief Operating Officer with Abilities in Motion, Stephanie developed and directed AIM’s Nursing Home Transition (NHT) program since its inception in 2005 and was instrumental in developing and instituting statewide best practices. In addition to NHT, she developed AIM’s Youth Transition program and conceptualized its flagship program, STARS, which provides services to Berks County students with disabilities. Stephanie earned a BA in Sociology with a concentration in Gerontology from Shippensburg University, holds Case Management Certification from CCMC, and is also a Professional Patient Advocate. Locally, she is a board member of the Berks County Coalition to End Homelessness and served as Chair of its Permanent Housing Committee.
Matt Guziak, Controller
Matt has been with Abilities in Motion since 2005 and became the agency’s Controller in 2012. He is a Certified Payroll Professional and an active member of both the American Payroll Association as well as the local Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Payroll Association. Matt graduated from Alvernia University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business Management.
Jennifer Strausser, Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance
Jennifer Strausser is the Quality Assurance and Compliance Director at Abilities in Motion. She has a Bachelor’s of Social Work degree from Cairn University and holds Case Management Certification from The Commission for Case Manager Certification. Jennifer has been with Abilities in Motion for 3 years. Prior to Abilities in Motion, Jennifer was Director of Support Services for a residential provider serving individuals with intellectual disabilities for 17 years.
Diana L. Vavreck, Director of Human Resources
Diana is responsible for the day-to-day management of HR operations which includes the administration of policies, procedures, and programs. Diana’s focus is on implementing structure to ensure consistency and integrity throughout the agency. Diana has seventeen years’ experience in Employment, Recruiting, Interviewing, On-Boarding, Engagement, Succession Planning, Employee Relations, Benefits Administration, Training, Coaching and Development of Employees. Diana attended Penn State Berks and achieved her certification from the Society of Human Resources as a Career Professional. She has been an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management since 2015.
Jennifer Hayes, Director of Administration
Jennifer graduated from Lansdale School of Business in 1997 earning her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. She joined Abilities in Motion in 2012 to provide administrative support to executive management. Working side by side with the Executive Director, Jennifer assists in the coordination and implementation of strategic development and implementation of best operating practices.
Kyle Branch, Southeast Regional Operations Manager
Kyle joined the team in 2019, coming to Abilities in Motion with nearly 14 years of combined non-profit management experience ranging from welfare to work to home and community-based services. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Professional and Business Communication from La Salle University with a concentration in Communication Consulting and Business Development, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Temple University majoring in Political Science and minoring in Criminal Justice. Prior to joining Abilities in Motion, for two years, Kyle served as the Senior Manager of Programs and Initiatives for the Philadelphia 76ers and was instrumental in developing, implementing, and evaluating Sixers-branded community engagement programs for the Sixers, Sixers Youth Foundation, and the Wilt Chamberlain Memorial Fund. Kyle will continue his work at AIM by creating effective service networks and collaborations throughout the Southeast region for individuals with disabilities advocating for their independence, while managing service coordination, nursing home transition, and additional services in this five-county region.