Staff
Robert DiSciullo
President
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Robert DiSciullo

Bob has been with Austill's since 1993, serving as President and Chief Financial Officer.  He is an active member of the Southeastern PA Special Education community through his involvement as a board member of CCRES Educational and Behavior Health Services, Bishop Shanahan High School and Founding Member of St. Mary's Franciscan Shelter for Families.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and a licensed NASD Registered representative and is President and Founder of Sterling Services, Inc., a firm specializing in independent contractor services.  Bob is an active community member through his service in Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Daylesford Abbey, National Exchange Club, PA and American Institutes of CPAs, and Great Valley Little League.  Bob received his business degrees from the University of Scranton (BS) and Villanova University (Masters).

 
Jennifer Hernandez, PT, DPT
Vice President of Placement and Agency Development
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Jennifer Hernandez, MS, PT Jen is Vice President of Placement and Agency Development with Austill’s, joining our family in 1999. Jen has been a Physical Therapist since 1996, earning her Clinical Doctorate and Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University and receiving the Arcadia University Leadership Award. Jen has extensive pediatric expertise in school systems and early intervention services, along with her experience with adults in home health and hospital settings. Jen initiated Austill’s clinical fieldwork program, servicing university students throughout Pennsylvania. She is also an APTA credentialed Clinical Instructor. Prior to Austill’s, Jen was Lead Therapist at Hahnemann University Hospital.  Jen also has expertise in clinical fieldwork, leading Austill's Clinical Fieldwork student program.
 
Laura Gladden, M.Ed., OTR/L
Director of Clinical Operations
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Laura Gladden Laura, Austill’s Director of Clinical Operations and Continuing Education, has been working at Austill’s since 1998. She has been an Occupational Therapist since 1983, earning her Master’s in Education, specializing in Motor Learning, from the University of Virginia. Laura previously was the Clinical Education Coordinator/Clinical Specialist with Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.  She has been Certified in Neurodevelopmental Training (NDT) since 1990 and is also SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test) certified. Laura has extensive knowledge in autism, assistive technology, neurology, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), cognitive rehabilitation and organizational behaviors and is a frequent presenter to school district personnel and clinical therapy staff.  Laura oversees all Austill's clinical services and is Director of Continuing Education.
 
Laura Boyle Nester, OTR/L
Placement Coordinator & Dir. of Clinical Fieldwork
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Stephanie Klenk, MS, OTR/L

Laura B. is the Placement Coordinator and Director of Clinical Fieldwork, joining Austill’s in 2006. Laura B. has been an Occupational Therapist since 1992. She earned her BS in OT from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992 after graduating from Juniata College with a BS double major in Psychology and Biology. Prior to joining Austill’s, Laura had management and adult hospital experience in 3 rehabilitation programs. Her delightful expertise, providing collaborative team oriented school-based services is a terrific asset to our team.  Laura is certified to administer the SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test) with a concentration on educational services.

 
Glen Birmingham, PT, DPT
Pediatric Coordinator
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Glen Birmingham, MS, PT, PCS Glen is a Pediatric Coordinator with Austill’s, joining our company in 2005. He has been a Physical Therapist since 1993, receiving his Clinical Doctorate in PT from Arcadia University in 2013 and his Master’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. Glen has extensive NDT pediatric and adult training along with having completed pediatric craniosacral therapy Instructor Assistant training. Glen has been the APTA pediatric representative for PA and also PA PT Chapter Representative in pediatrics. Previous to Austill’s, Glen held positions of Clinic Manager, Director of Ambulatory Services and Director of Rehabilitation for clinics and hospitals.
 
Kristin Engel, PT, DPT
Pediatric Coordinator
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Kristin Engel Kristin, Pediatric Coordinator with Austill’s, has been a Physical Therapist since 2000 and joined Austill’s in 2003. She earned her Clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2003 from Temple University. Kristin was a pre-med/biology student earning her Bachelor’s degree in 1996. Kristin is Austill's Certified Basic Life Support Instruction through the American Heart Association (CPR and First Aid instruction).  Shen is an exceptional school-age and early intervention therapist. She developed an extensive aquatic PT program for children in New Jersey. Prior to Austill’s, Kristin was involved with numerous entrepreneurial pediatric programs for children including coordinating a National Youth Sports swimming program.
 
Maria Lehman, OTR/L
Pediatric Coordinator
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Maria Lehman, OTR/L Maria is a Pediatric Coordinator with Austill's, joining our company in 2007.  She received her Occupational Therapy Degree from Elizabethtown College in 1986.  Maria has over 25 years of experience, with a special emphasis on school-based and community-based programs.  She has worked with a multitude of support teams and educational-based systems both in pediatric and adult services.  Maria is an experienced manager and mentor.  New program development, providing training and in-service presentations are strengths.  Maria is also certified to administer the SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test). 
 
James Riggs, MS, CCC/SLP
Pediatric Coordinator
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James Riggs, MS, CCC/SLP Jim, Pediatric Coordinator with Austill’s, has been a Speech Language Pathologist since 1969. Jim earned his Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from Bloomsburg University. He holds a PA teaching certificate, certification as a Supervisor of Special Education and is a licensed Speech Pathologist. Jim is the recipient of the Jack Cox Memorial Award and received a citation for contribution to the field of Augmentative Assistive Communication from PaTTAN. Immediately prior to joining Austill’s in 2003, Jim was Supervisor of Speech, OT and PT with the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit and prior to that, Supervisor of Sensory Impaired Programs for the deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired.
 
Diane Martin, OTD, OTR/L
Pediatric Coordinator
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Diane Souders Martin

Diane, a Pediatric Coordinator with Austill’s, has been working in Occupational Therapy since 2001.  Diane attained her Doctorate in OT from Rocky Mountain University, with an emphasis on Pediatric Science in 2012.  She joined our Austill’s family in 2006.  Diane began her career as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and soon became a Registered Occupational Therapist, receiving her education through Penn State University.  Diane’s clinical and evaluation expertise is accented by her extensive organizational and communication efficiencies.  Diane specializes in preschool services.

 
Mary Jane Fisher
Comptroller
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Mary Jane Fisher Mary Jane is Austill’s Comptroller, joining our family in 1996. She is a graduate of Brandywine College and is directly responsible for Austill’s payables, receivables and invoices, as well as for managing our human resources. Mary Jane has extensive bookkeeping, accounting and office management experience since 1970.
 
Denise Mange
Database and Computer Coordinator
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Denise Mange Denise is Austill’s Database and Computer Coordinator, having joined us in 1996. She is responsible for data entry and accountability compilation, with extensive computer-related office experience. Denise has been a Board Member with Chester County Down Syndrome Interest Group and involved with the Philadelphia 3-day to benefit breast cancer.
 
Valerie Ames
Office Manager
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Valerie Ames Valerie is Austill’s Office Manager and Receptionist. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Eastern University. Valerie is a recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship and the Rotary Club Scholarship. Valerie joined Austill’s in 2002 and is an active member of the Chester County Art Association.
 
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