Executive Management

Mary Sautter, Executive Director, 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. In January of 2020, Mary was again promoted to Executive 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.

Chris Bennett, Director of Human Resources,  joined BARC Developmental Services in October 2005 as a Home Manager. He was promoted to the position of Quality Resources Coordinator in 2015 and then to Human Resources Generalist in November of 2018. Chris was promoted to the position of Human Resources Director in March of 2021. Prior to joining BARC Developmental Services, Chris worked as a Direct Support Professional for a non-profit agency in State College, Pennsylvania.

Chris has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Pennsylvania State University in Letters, Arts and Sciences. He has served on the Peer Review Committee, Advocacy/Human Rights Committee and is currently a member of the Safety Committee. He is also an agency training instructor.

Erin Pracher, Director of Quality Resources, has 15 years of experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities.  Prior to joining BARC, Erin worked as a Special Education Teacher for 5 years in an Approved Private School in PA and worked for another nonprofit organization providing supports to adults with developmental disabilities for over 9 years.  With this organization, she held multiple positions including a Residential Manager, Program Coordinator, Associate Director, and State Director of Community Living in both their PA and NJ divisions.  She also is a Certified Investigator with experience in incident management as well as a Medication Administration trainer.

Erin graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education and Childhood Education from the State University at Cortland, and with a Master of Science Degree in Special Education: Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders from the University at Albany.

Scott Kulp, Director of Vocational Services, 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, Director of Early Intervention, 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

Lori Vail, Fiscal Director, 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.

Eric Macklin, Residential Director, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Kutztown University. He has worked at BARC Developmental Services for over 25 years, starting as a Direct Support Professional in 1993. He was then promoted to Assistant Home Manager, Home Manager, Program Manager, ICF Quality Assurance Manager, Regional Residential Director and Program Director. Eric held the position of Program Director for ten years prior to being promoted. He is currently a trainer for Medication Administration, Heartsaver CPR, Heartsaver First Aid, Is This Abuse? & Wheelchair Van Safety. Eric has been a Putting People First trainer in the past. Additionally, Eric is a member of Peer Review and also the Social / Recreational committee that plans events for the individuals to attend and enjoy. Eric is also the Bingo caller at the twice annual Handbag Bingo Fund Raiser.