About UsKinship Care...It’s our purpose!



A Second Chance, Inc. (ASCI) is a non-profit corporation established in 1994. Its mission is to provide a safe, secure, and nurturing environment to children who are being cared for by their relatives or a close family friend - formally called "kinship care". ASCI became a subcontracting agency of Allegheny County Children and Youth Services (now called Allegheny County Children, Youth and Families [CYF]) in July, 1994.

Our Mission

Our Mission

To strengthen and preserve healthy kinship families for children.

Our Vision

Our Vision

A world where all youth are given an equal opportunity to grow into responsible adults; where abuse and addiction cycles are broken

Our Mantra

Our Mantra

Every Child Touched by A Second Chance, Inc. Has a Right to Be Safe and Must Thrive.


Executive Leaders

Dr. Sharon McDaniel Read Bio

Dr. Sharon McDaniel,
MPA, Ed. D.

Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer
A Second Chance, Inc.
Bryan Ulishney Read Bio

Bryan Ulishney,

Sr. Executive Vice President
Finance and Organizational Operations
Brace Lowe Read Bio

Brace Lowe, BSW

Sr. Executive Vice President of
Child and Family Services
Training, and Systems Improvement
Ebony Dickey  Bio under construction

Rebecca Gilchrist

Executive Vice President of
Pittsburgh Child Family Service and Systems Engagement
Caitlin Price Read Bio

Caitlin Price

Sr. Vice President of
Philadelphia Child and Family Service Regional Office
Howard Wright Read Bio

Howard Wright

Vice President
Facility Operations
Jay Kadash Read Bio

Jay Kadash

Vice President
Communications and Development
Tara Skibiel Read Bio

Tara Skibiel, MSW

Sr. Vice President
Child and Family Services
Sarah L. Garase-Cuomo Read Bio

Sarah L. Garase-Cuomo,

Vice President
Donna Giddens Read Bio

Donna Giddens

Executive Assistant
Human Relations
Ebony Dickey Read Bio

Ebony Dickey

Vice President
Support Services



Richard L. Mast, Jr. Read Bio

Richard L. Mast, Jr.

Business Technology Services
Jennifer Hodle Read Bio

Jennifer Hodle

Director of Operations
Philadelphia Regional Office
Dr. Raymond Thomas Read Bio

Dr. Raymond Thomas

Director I of
Child and Family Service Program Quality Improvement
Willette Walker Read Bio

Willette Walker

Sr. Director III of
Organizational Development and Transportation Service
Stacy Renee Glanton Read Bio

Stacy Renee Glanton

Director of Human Relations
Policies, Practices and External Affairs
Ebony Dickey Read Bio

Patricia Grgurich

Director I of
Child and Family Service and Intake
L'Tesha Gamble-Pettis Read Bio

L'Tesha Gamble-Pettis

Sr. Director I of
Compliance and Data Analysis
Misty Patterson Read Bio

Misty Patterson

Director II of Family Services and Transportation Department
Alexandria Thomas Read Bio

Alexandria Thomas,

Director II of
Permanency and Community Engagement
Ahmad Kamara Read Bio

Ahmad Kamara

Family Group Decison Making
Vonjana Knight Read Bio

Vonjana Knight

Employee Engagement and Internal Affairs
Ebony Dickey Read Bio

Stacy Johnson

Director I of
Child and Family Service, Permanency, and Community Engagement