The House Human Services and Health committees will hold a public hearing on the decision by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to close the White Haven and Polk state centers. Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) serves as a member of the Human Services Committee.
Toohil; Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), chairman of the Human Services Committee; Kathy Rapp (R-Warren), chair of the Health Committee; members of the Human Services Committee; members of the Health Committee; Kristin Ahrens, deputy secretary with the Department of Human Service’s Office of Developmental Programs; Sherri Landis, executive director of The Arc of Pennsylvania; Jamie Ray-Leonetti, associate director of policy at Temple Institute on Disabilities; Judy Banks, deputy director of Disability Rights Pennsylvania; Marian Baldini, president and CEO of KenCrest; Gary Blumenthal, vice president of government relations and advocacy at InVision Human Services; Tom Kashatus, president of White Haven Friends and Families; Irene McCabe, president of Polk Center Friends and Families; Darrin Spann, assistant to the executive director of AFSCME; Bill Hill, maintenance at the White Haven Center; Tammy Luce, residential services aide at the Polk Center; Maria Gunta Ferrey, residential services supervisor/qualified intellectual disabilities professional at the White Haven Center; and Bill Bailey, psychological support specialist at the Polk Center.
Monday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m.
Room 140, Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg
Barring any technical problems, the hearing will be streamed live on RepToohil.com
Rep. Toohil’s Office, 717-260-6136