Executive Management

Dr. Robert H. Schram joined BARC in 1977. He has over forty years experience in human services in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Rob has a Bachelors Degree in Political Science, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and received his Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Public Administration. He was promoted and currently maintains the status of Fellow with the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) for meritorious contributions to the field. He was also nominated for the Grenzebach Award for Outstanding Doctorial Dissertation.

Rob’s professional memberships include AAIDD and the Pennsylvania Association of Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities (PAR). Rob serves with the Bucks County Business and Community Development Advisory Board and Eagle Workers Compensation Trust Board of Directors. He mentors and approves the research of Baccalaureate candidates at Thomas Edison University. He is also the published author of twelve books, and is the founder of the BARC Developmental Services Foundation.

Kathy Rancourt joined BARC Developmental Services in May 2007 as Recruitment Manager. She took on additional Human Resources Generalist duties and was promoted to Director of Human Resources in October 2013. Previous to joining BARC, Kathy worked in Human Resources and Volunteer Coordinator positions for non-profit agencies in the Bucks County area and in New York State.

Kathy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education/Social Sciences from Russell Sage College and a Master’s of Science in Administration, Human Resources Concentration, from Western Connecticut State University. She has a Professional in Human Resources Certification and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management.

Barry Johnston, Director of Quality Resources, joined BARC Developmental Services in 1992 as a Rehabilitation Manager in Vocational Services, occupying that position for seven years. After splitting his time between working as a part-time Human Resources Manager for another agency and conducting investigations and trainings for BARC, Barry rejoined BARC full-time in 2002 as a Quality Resources Coordinator in the Quality Resources Department. In 2013, Barry was promoted to Director of Quality Resources.

Barry earned a Master’s Degree in Training and Organizational Development from St. Joseph’s University, a Post-Master’s Certificate in Social Service Administration from Temple University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Shippensburg University. Barry is a member of the Association of Talent Development and conducts several training courses for BARC in addition to his regular job duties. He is also a member of the Society for Human Resources Management.

Scott graduated from East Stroudsburg State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and from the University of Scranton with a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.

He joined BARC Developmental Services in 1976 as a Job Placement Counselor, was promoted to Rehabilitation Manager at BARC Production Services Quakertown in 1978, Site Manager of that facility in 1985, Clinical Supports Administrator for the Vocational Services Department in 1999, and Director of Vocational Services in 2001. Scott celebrated his 40th anniversary with the agency in August 2016!

In addition to his duties as Director of Vocational Services, Scott assumed the position of Development Director, January 1st, 2016. He is a long time member of the agency Advocacy/Human Rights/Quality Resources Committee, the agency Relationship and Sexuality Committee, and a founding member of the BARC Developmental Services Foundation.

Noreen Coleman celebrated her sixteenth year with BARC Developmental Services in November 2015.

She started at the Warminster Early Intervention site as the Center Coordinator and moved into the Program Director position over Central and Upper Bucks Early Intervention in 2003. In January 2016 she was promoted to the position of Department Director of Early Intervention. Noreen is a member of the Work Enhancement and the Advocacy/Human Rights/Quality Resource Committees.

Noreen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Millersville University and is Certified K-12 in Pennsylvania

Mary Sautter has over 25 years experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Prior to joining BARC, Mary worked for four years with ICF/MR programs as both a Resident Supervisor and Staff Trainer, and also worked more than two years as a Supported Living Caseworker. Mary first joined BARC in 1994 as a Program Coordinator in the Residential Department. After six years, she transferred to the Quality Resources Department for two years. After working for another agency as the Residential Services Director for two years, Mary returned to BARC in March 2005 as the Regional Residential Director for the Upper Bucks area. In 2009, the department was re-structured and Mary was promoted to Residential Director. Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Gettysburg College, as well as, a Masters of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University.

Lori Vail joined BARC Developmental Services in August, 1993 as a part-time bookkeeper. She was promoted to Accountant in 1998 and in 2005, was promoted to her current position as the Chief Financial Officer. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Mankato State University in 1983 and began her professional career as an accountant with the Higher Education Assistance Foundation in St. Paul, Minnesota.