Solutions Conference Committee

Members of the Conference Committee help select speakers, topics, themes and keynoters for the Annual PAR Solutions Conference held in October in Harrisburg. Conference Committee Members serve as the hosts for the conference and facilitate activities, ranging from selecting Conference Honorees to hosting each break out session.


Carrie Kontis, Chair

Vice President for Intellectual Disability Services
Barber National Institue
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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 .