Fortune Quashigah has been involved in health and human services for over two decades. Her qualifications include a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) from Pennsylvania State University and a dual Master’s from Saint Joseph University in Health Administration (MHA) and Health Education (MH Ed). In addition, her background and experience in Graphic Arts offered therapeutic and educational tools to promote the wellbeing of many youths she serviced across various domains of behavioral health. Fortune has led human service organizations under the 6400 regulations-- promoting their mission/vision and value driven practices for the enhancement of ‘Everyday Lives.’ Fortune currently leads the team at PPHS as Executive Director to ensure harmony and quality in service provision.
Michael graduated from Temple University with a Master's in Social Work. He has far-flung experience in human relations internationally and particularly focused on working with youth and families in his field as a social worker at Delaware County prior to joining PPHS.
Michael understands complex family dynamics in the field of mental health and is goal oriented. He aligns those he serves to resources and opportunities for their personal growth. Michael is experienced in 6400 regulations and manages the residential program at PPHS for adults while ensuring excellence in service delivery.
Gifty holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology
and worked for several residential service providers as a Program Specialist (PS) prior to joining PPHS. Gifty has made it her personal mission to master the skills of a PS and her contribution is marked by excellence. Gifty maintains supervisory responsibilities for all quality aspects and monitoring of services to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all residents in compliance with PA 6400 regulations.
Dean is a licensed behavior specialist with a Master's in Human Services. Dean has worked across all settings providing medically necessary behavior health services to individuals and families for life-long success.
Dean is a part of the intake and assessment team at PPHS and is on call 24/7 to handle crisis and support staff with appropriate interventions.
Felicia holds a BA in Psychology with wide ranging experience in residential service programs. She is part of the intake team at PPHS and ensures the smooth transition of all individuals coming into our program from home or other providers and or institutions.
Richard is a seasoned nurse of over 30 years of professional experience in USA, Canada and Africa. He has worked across various settings to include:
Hospitals, Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers, Geriatrics Care Centers, Residential Care and personal homes.
PPHS ensures competency of all staff providing services to meet behavioral and medical needs. All employees hired to provide direct or indirect services are qualified and maintain competency throughout service delivery.
All employees of PPHS must be 18 years of age or older at the time of employment. Upon completing application for employment, PPHS will verify applicant's age by checking valid State issued identification card or driver’s license.
A standard annual training curriculum is implemented at PPHS for all staff. The curriculum at minimum, contains all ODP required training topics; BHSL training topics and trainings relevant to staff’s responsibilities--These are to include but not limited to: daily operations of the homes, as well as, policies and procedures at PPHS. Additionally, continuous education resources of relevant human service training topics are provided to enable employees meet the annual training requirement of 24 hours remotely or face-to-face.
Criminal background check is requested for all employees through the PA State Police prior to hiring. If the applicant has not been a resident of the Commonwealth for the two years immediately preceding the date of application, a report of Federal criminal history record is requested from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in addition to a criminal history record check.
PPHS ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, including fair employment practices and equal employment opportunity when conducting background checks for the purpose of hiring.