2380/2390/CPS Services Committee

The 2380/2390/CPS Services Committee addresses unique concerns and issues pertaining to the operation of Adult Training Facilities (governed by Chapter 2380) and Vocational Facilities (governed by Chapter 2390) licensed by the Office of Developmental Programs. The group meets quarterly to review best practices regarding providing Community Participation services, regulatory compliance, billing practices and how to best serve individuals supported in facility-based employment/day programs and transition to CPS.



Carrie Kontis, Co-Chair

Vice President for Intellectual Disability Services
Barber National Institute
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Ms. Kontis has been integral in the development and expansion of the Lifesharing through Family Living program at the Barber National Institute. She remains focused on assuring best practices are central to Lifesharing. She currently serves on the Office of Developmental Programs Planning and Advisory Committee and the State and Regional Lifesharing subcommittees.

Ms. Kontis is currently the Director of Community Habilitation and Lifesharing Services at the Barber National Institute. She began her career as a live-in house manager and held positions as program specialist, associate director and most recently, Director of Residential Services.

Ms. Kontis has worked in the field for many years helping to develop and expand services including Lifesharing through Family Living, Respite Care, Supported Living, Community Homes and Specialized Single Person homes. Ms. Kontis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Lock Haven University and a Master’s of Science degree in Health Service Administration from Gannon University.


Laura Silsby, Co-Chair

Division Director of Community Participation
SPIN, Inc.
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Laura Silsby is currently the Division Director of Community Participation Supports at SPIN located in Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery and Lehigh counties. Laura graduated from Penn State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation and Human services and holds a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Special Education from Arcadia University. Laura began her career at SPIN 14 years ago as an Employment Specialist before moving into management positions in Employment and Community Participation Supports. Laura leads a team to support people with intellectual, developmental and autism spectrum disabilities to increase independence, enhance skills, improve quality of life, explore employment opportunities and become meaningful members of their communities. Laura has presented her expertise numerous times at different conferences, including PAR on topics such as Employment, Community Participation Supports, Implementing virtual services and Health and Sexuality for individuals with disabilities. Laura was also a provider team member in the development and implementation of the ODP Training for Direct Support Professionals for Community Participation Supports.