Jonathan Goodspeed, BS, MBA
Jon is an entrepreneur with more than 15 years experience in entrepreneurial management and corporate finance. Jon holds a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is co-founder and currently serves as CFO of Prime Blend, LLC, a formulator and manufacturer of water-based and hot melt adhesives. He co-founded a chemical manufacturing company named MinusNine Technologies, where he served as the CFO and Director of Operations until 2017 when it was acquired by the Innovative Chemical Products Group. Prior to MinusNine, Jon worked for five years in the Photonics Investment Banking Group at SoundView Technologies in Stamford, Connecticut. At SoundView, Jon worked on private placements, sell-side mergers and acquisitions transactions, and initial and secondary public equity offerings. From inception to operations, Jon’s business acumen has been critical for Great Expectations Together, Inc. to open its doors.
Erica’s life changed and gained new purpose after her son was diagnosed with autism in 2007.
Erica is President of Autism Advisors LLC and Founder of HopeGrows for Autism 501c3, a nationally recognized disabilities advocate, author, public speaker and devoted mother. Raised on the Philadelphia Main Line, Erica is a true #phillygirl at heart who previously worked for Philadelphia Weekly and Philadelphia Magazine. Erica currently lives in the Philadelphia Suburbs with her two children Leo and Scarlett. Erica radiates Peace Love and All Things Autism.
Erica earned her Bachelor's Degree in from Syracuse University in 1997. Erica brings years of experience in disability advocacy, autism .
W. Daniel Feehan, ESQUIRE
Dan Feehan is a graduate of West Chester University with a B.S In Criminal Justice and earned a Juris Doctorate Degree from Widener University - Delaware Law School. After his undergraduate studies, Dan was a licensed private investigator for several years before pursuing a career in law. During his studies, he served as a law clerk for the Office of the Public Defender for the State of Delaware - Family Law Division and Face to Face Legal Clinic in Germantown, Pennsylvania. He graduated with Pro Bono distinction. Dan has spent his legal career advocating for the injured and disabled. He currently focuses his practice primarily on Social Security Disability, Veteran's Affairs, and Long-term disability (ERISA) litigation. Dan is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
In his free time, Dan is busy serving his community through multiple organizations. He is a volunteer attorney with both Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia and Face To Face Legal Clinic. He is also a member of the Fairmount Civic Association's Zoning Committee.
Carly has two personal mantras: "never miss an opportunity to do something for someone in need" and "work hard and be kind." She is a communications professional with 20 years of experience in public relations, marketing, crisis communications and corporate/internal communications and currently serves as SVP of communications for CMI/Compas, a company that strongly supports philanthropy. Working with GET has allowed her to additionally make a difference while being part of building a strong future community for her family and those around her. In her years volunteering for GET she has held several fundraisers and assisted with spreading the word about the impact this amazing organization is making
Eleanor Miller BSN, MSN, OCN
Eleanor Miller is originally from New Oxford, Pennsylvania, outside of Gettysburg. She attended Penn State University and Thomas Jefferson University, where she earned degrees in biology and nursing, respectively. She is an oncology nurse at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, where she currently has the important role of Manager of the Oncology Nurse Navigators. She serves patients and families affected by cancer by facilitating access to care, resources, and overall support. Additionally she has been integrally involved in initiatives to improve access to care, program development and process improvement. Eleanor is thrilled to apply her skills with us, and ensure each individual and family benefits from the programs offered at Great Expectations Together, Inc.
Vicki Peetros has been a parent advocate for individuals with special needs for over 15 years. She has dedicated her life to improving the lives of individuals with special needs by her advocacy, philanthropy, and by fostering inclusion through community activities. Vicki presently serves as director of the Upward Basketball program at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. Vicki has also served as president of the Committee for Special Education at Lower Merion School District from YEAR. She is a dedicated parent to her two children, who serve as a daily inspiration for creating a diverse and inclusive community.
Lori short, MS, LBS, BCBA
Lori received her BA from Temple University in 2009. During her undergraduate studies, she began working with children, adolescents, and young adults, providing one-to-one support to individuals with Autism, developmental disabilities, as well as behavioral diagnoses, through Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services. In 2012, Lori obtained her MS in Applied Behavior Analysis from Saint Joseph’s University and shortly thereafter became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) as well as a Licensed Behavior Specialist (LBS). She has contracted with both Delaware County and Montgomery County Intermediate Units to provide behavior analytic services in the Early Intervention Program. Lori plays an integral role in evaluations and assessment of individuals with special needs and has sound knowledge of the IEP process. She is proficient in developing programs to enhance verbal behavior, increase appropriate replacement behaviors, and decrease maladaptive behaviors. Lori also works with military families in the tri-state area (PA, NJ, DE), providing services to individuals across the life span, in the school, community, and home setting, in addition, to participating in a local non-profit to promote inclusion of all abilities. Lori values an interdisciplinary approach, team cohesion, and continues to strive to maximize each individual’s full potential.
Natalie Subeh Nuhn, MEd
Natalie has been Executive Director of the Penn's Children's Center since 2001. She holds a BS in Social Work, with a concentration in Community Organization; and a MEd and certification in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Rutgers University. She is also a tutor for Literacy Volunteers of America; providing support to adults who need to improve their literacy skills.