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,

Senior Executive Vice President
Finance and Organizational Operations
Brace Lowe Read Bio

Brace Lowe, BSW

Senior Executive Vice President
Child and Family Services/
Organizational Expansion
Willette Walker Read Bio

Willette Walker

Senior Vice President
Program Support Services
Caitlin Price Read Bio

Caitlin Price

Vice President
Philadelphia Regional Office
Howard Wright Read Bio

Howard Wright

Vice President
Facility Operations
L'Tesha Gamble-Pettis Read Bio

L'Tesha Gamble-Pettis

Vice President
Transportation and Permanency
Tara Skibiel Read Bio

Tara Skibiel, MSW

Senior 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
Jay Kadash Read Bio

Jay Kadash

Vice President
Communications and Development


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

Child and Family Services
Stacy Renee Wright Read Bio

Stacy Renee Wright

Director of Human Relations
Policies, Practices and External Affairs
Doreen Thomas Read Bio

Doreen Thomas

Child and Family Services
Misty Patterson Read Bio

Misty Patterson

Transportation Department
Alexandria Thomas Read Bio

Alexandria Thomas,

Community Engagement - Philadelphia Office
Ahmad Kamara Read Bio

Ahmad Kamara

Family Group Decison Making
Vonjana Knight Read Bio

Vonjana Knight

Employee Engagement and Internal Affairs