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Meet Dyann Roth

Meet Dyann M. Roth, who became Inglis’ President & Chief Executive Officer in August. An exceptional executive and visionary leader, Dyann comes to us from Resources for...

Love (really is) the best medicine

Steve and Connie Horvath: the love story that began in 1972 is still going strong. Inglis residents Steve and Connie Horvath grew up near each other in South Philly, but...

Love Celebrated

In August 2013, The Philadelphia Inquirer featured the love story of Mindy & Craig, two residents at Inglis House who met here, fell in love here...and got married here....

Helen Cooney - Inglis is where the heart is

For the past nine years, Helen Cooney has volunteered her time and talents twice a week to the residents and staff of Inglis. But what’s truly exceptional about Helen is that...

Latoya Maddox - Fully Engaged in Life

Latoya Maddox, a resident of Inglis Gardens at Germantown, is a former Inglis House resident who has achieved several personal, professional and educational milestones. Now an...

Dana Hirsch - Unleashing Artistic Talent

Dana, a published poet with cerebral palsy, had a strong desire to create art. But using conventional acrylic paints and brushes was too limiting. The Inglis Adapted Technology...

Ray Popik - Getting Back in the Saddle

Ray and his mother were thinking of what a person in a wheelchair could do for sports. They considered riding and kayaking but he’s always loved animals. He started showing....

Ron Smith - The Music Never Stops

Inglis resident Ron Smith has a passion for music, from indie to country and even a bit of rap. He loves to talk about the shows he’s seen and was enthralled with the...

Belden Jones

"Life didn't end and I'm not sitting around." Belden came to Philadelphia for a new job — and all the excitement that comes with it. He was the first seafood manager...

Betsey Mills

Betsey uses translation skills to advance human rights. Betsey Mills can light up a room with her friendliness and ready smile. From her easy-going demeanor, you’d never...

Carolyn Collins

Inglis consumer finds her poetic voice and helps others living with MS “I’ve been through so much,” laughs Carolyn Collins, “I have to stay...

David Mears

David Mears' life is about service — whether at Inglis House, or to our nation. In 1958, fresh out of high school in Buffalo, NY, David defended the border between the...

Jaleel King

Like you, Jaleel never forgets Inglis. Are you looking for a successful photographer in Philadelphia who has seen his fair share of publicity through TV, The Philadelphia...

Janiva Wilkins

On the road to independence. Janiva, a participant in the Inglis Day Program, is like any other young adult: constantly out and about and on the go.  Thankfully, she is...

Jesse Picard

“Access to technology is empowerment.” Jesse had just graduated from college when he sustained a spinal cord injury that changed his life instantaneously. At 23-yeard...

John Murphy

Giving Back today and in the future. After retiring from a demanding human resources career, John Murphy felt he had “all the time in the world.” And since his brother...

Lester Davis

Coming from a place of positivity Lester Davis suffered a life-changing spinal cord injury when he was shot on a Southwest Philadelphia basketball court at the age of 14. “I...

Mary Anne Gaul

“At Inglis, I am in control of my independence.” Mary Anne Gaul grew up as the youngest of seven in a busy home in Northeast Philadelphia. Born with spina bifida, she...

Tom Nordeman

Tom has independence and purpose at Inglis. "Checkmate!" Tom, a young man living with cerebral palsy, has made some smart moves in his life.  Working toward a degree –...

Shelley Van Scoyoc

“I was once again married to my husband instead of my caregiver." Back in 1992, Shelley was walking on the beach in Cape May when her friend noticed her limping. "Funny,"...

Stuart Sanderson

“A computer is a best friend to have, especially when you are physically disabled.” Stuart Sanderson was born with Cerebral Palsy, and although he was not expected to...