Our Team2018-05-26T09:45:47+00:00

OUR TEAM

Stacey Kubala · Executive Director

Stacey has been employed in various senior management positions at Southwinds since 1984, and began the position of Executive Director in 1996.

She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.


Ellen Lustic · Residential Services Director

After attending Allegheny County Community College and majoring in Nursing/Life Sciences, Ellen joined Southwinds as a direct support professional in 1985, and since then has held various direct care, management, and supervisory positions.

She has been the Residential Services Director since 1994.


Carol Harrison · Client Services Director

Carol joined Southwinds in 1985 and has held positions ranging from direct care to management and supervision. She has been the Client Services Director since 1991.

Carol is also certified as a trainer in Person-Centered Thinking and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education/Elementary Education from West Virginia Wesleyan.


Lori LaBarbera · Human Resources Director

Lori graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Psychology. She worked in various management and supervisory positions at Southwinds from 1985 through 1995.

Lori returned to Southwinds in 2009 as Director of Human Resources. She is PHR certified, and a member of SHRM and PHRA.


Joy Weber · Finance Director

Joy joined Southwinds in 2015 as Finance Director.

Joy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Duquesne University.


Deborah Vogel · Compliance Officer

Deb joined Southwinds’ as Compliance Officer in 2014. Prior to her employment at Southwinds, she served on Southwinds’ Board of Directors for seven years as a family advocate.

Deb brought with her 38 years of experience as a supervisor and manager of the Pittsburgh payroll department for Highmark, where she worked with all levels of executive management, and the Human Resources and Benefits departments.


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