Toni Cassella

Clinical Director

Toni graduated from Ohio State University with an undergraduate degree in Criminology with a minor in Sociology.  Before joining Life-Skills, Inc. as Clinical Director in 2022, she worked for The Department of Family and Children Services before moving from Ohio to MA.  Upon moving to MA, she began working at … Continue reading Toni Cassella

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Lori Szostakowski

Assistant Director of Residential Services

Lori has worked in the field of Human Services for the past 23 years.  She began her career at Life-Skills, Inc. in 2000, while also exploring the field of special education.  In 2005, she returned to Life-Skills, Inc. where she held positions as Residential Counselor, Residential Program Manager, Residential Coordinator, … Continue reading Lori Szostakowski

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julie shaw

Chief Financial Officer

Julie Shaw eagerly joined the Life-Skills, Inc. team in August of 2022.  She has worked exclusively in the Human Services field for almost 30 years, all for Non-Profit Organizations.  Julie began her career working in a Department of Mental Health Residential Program for adolescent boys for seven years, eventually attaining … Continue reading julie shaw

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Roxanne Melanson

Director of Day Habilitation Services

Roxanne Melanson joined Life-Skills, Inc. in 2005 in a direct care staff position.  Roxanne worked in the human service field for many years in long term care facilities prior to working for Life-Skills, Inc. After working as direct care staff for approximately two years, Roxanne was promoted to Case Manager, … Continue reading Roxanne Melanson

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Jim Piotrowski

Director of Human Resources

Jim Piotrowski joined Life-Skills, Inc. as Director of Human Resources in 2022.  He has over 20 years of Human Resources experience with both For Profit and Not for Profit companies. In addition to working in a Human Resources capacity for Not for Profit agencies, prior to joining Life-Skills, Inc., Jim … Continue reading Jim Piotrowski

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J. Thomas Amick

Chief Executive Officer

Tom Amick has worked in Human Services for 44 years. His career in human services is comprised of work in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. He has worked in all aspects of supported work and competitive job placement, counseling, grant writing, community outreach, program development, staff training and supervision, and … Continue reading J. Thomas Amick

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Lisa Morgan

Director of Compliance

Lisa Morgan joined Life-Skills, Inc. in 1993 and has served in the nonprofit human services field for 35 years.  Her career at Life-Skills, Inc. began in the residential programs where she held positions as Residential Counselor, Program Manager, and Residential Coordinator. In 1999, Lisa took on the role of Program … Continue reading Lisa Morgan

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Cathy Hurstak

Director of Residential Services

Cathy has worked at Life-Skills, Inc. since 2002. Before becoming North Central Residential Director in 2013, she served as a Residential Program Manager and Coordinator. Prior to working at Life-Skills, Inc., Cathy worked with developmentally disabled adults at a New York human service agency. She has also worked for the … Continue reading Cathy Hurstak

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