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Keystone Human Services Announces Dr. Joseph Adlestein Award

Harrisburg, PA (PRWeb) November 16, 2010 – Keystone Human Services established the Dr. Joseph Adlestein Award for Professional Leadership in 2010. The naming of the award was giving as a tribute to Dr. Adlestein for his work as a dedicated advocate for individuals with disabilities. Dr. Adlestein was the author of the Mental Health Act of 1966, which paved the way for deinstitutionalization of thousands of men and women who previously had no hope for freedom, dignity or a meaningful life in the community.

Dr. Adlestein was the Director of the Early Childhood Center at Harrisburg Hospital (today known as Pinnacle Health Systems). He advocated for inclusion and school readiness through early intervention and positive parenting.

Keystone' s first honoree of the Dr. Joseph Adlestein Award for Professional Leadership was Ann Moffitt, ACFRE, Vice President of Community Development for Keystone Human Services and President and CEO of Keystone Partnership. Ann has been an important part of the Keystone family for over twenty years and has spent her entire career in the human service sector. She is dedicated to empowering those with disabilities, women and children, as well as those devalued by poverty. Ann began her adventure with the YWCA at age 14, followed by Hemlock Girl Scout Council and moving on to Keystone Human Services. Not only does Ann use her professional skills in an untiring manor but much of her free time is spend working as a committed volunteer to benefit others in the community and beyond.

For more information about the Keystone Human Services and the Dr. Joseph Adlestein Award, visit our website at www.keystonehumanservices.org or call Ann Moffitt, ACFRE at 717-232-7509 ext. 133.

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