Our team is one of the leading human service providers in Pennsylvania, and we take our commitment to improving lives seriously. We’re continuously creating new and better ways to make a difference and balance our mission focus with our business focus so we can help more people with more services.
Thanks to the innovative spirit of our employees, UDSF was recognized by the Central Penn Business Journal as one of the region’s most innovative non-profit organizations. We also received the Samaritan Counseling Center’s annual Ethics in Business Award.
UDSF Management Team
Our executive team is dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of people with disabilities through sound financial stewardship, dedicated service, and strategic advocacy. They bring a wealth of experience in non-profit management and executive leadership, along with a passion for helping people of all abilities lead independent, fulfilling lives.
UDSF Board Members
The UDS Foundation works under the direction of our non-profit Board of Directors. They provide oversight and direction for all UDSF programs.
Shawn M. Long
Dhiren Y. Patel
Matthew K. Pfeiffenberger
Accessing Independence Board Members
Accessing Independence is a division of the UDS Foundation and provides in-home personal care through our Independent Living Services branch. It’s also an active life skills program for adults through the Adult Enrichment program. These programs are under the direct oversight of the Accessing Independence Board of Directors.