Meet the DEC Staff: Mariel Torres


Mariel was born in Mexico, and moved to the United States at age 2. Growing up, Mariel has always spent time helping her parents and others in her community as a Spanish translator. Mariel graduated from Elizabethtown Area High School where she devoted her time volunteering with the Kiwanis Club, IU13 Classroom and was the captain of the Mini-THON committee. … Read More

Meet the DEC Staff: James Callaway


James is not new to the disability world or the Disability Empowerment Center(DEC). He has been a consumer of DEC’s for several years. He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 30 years ago and lives a very empowered, independent life in Lancaster with his wife Shelly, and his dog Krissy. In the past he was a disability advisor for Disability Digest, … Read More

Meet the DEC Staff: Deb Stumpf


We like to take a moment on our blog to introduce you to the hardworking people that make up our staff at the Disability Empowerment Center. Today we introduce you to Deborah Stumpf, Nursing Home Transition Coordination Specialist. Deb is back at DEC after a long hiatus. She will be developing a Nursing Home Transition Program (NHTP) for our CIL. … Read More

Come on Down!!!

welcome to the team

Happy 2021!! We wanted to touch base with all of our dedicated supporters to let you know of some exciting things happening here at DEC. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we have downsized our staff that is working in house, which enabled us to move from Suite 201 on the second floor into a smaller, more accessible office space on … Read More