From November 7-11, leaders from The Hans Foundation will visit Keystone Human Services in Harrisburg, PA for a retreat to discuss our collaboration to advance the rights of people with disability in India. Leaders will also visit several of Keystone’s services to learn how community-based services support individuals to live full lives in the community.
Charles J. Hooker III has assumed the role of President & Chief Executive Officer of Keystone Human Services, effective November 1. Keystone Human Services is one of Pennsylvania’s largest and most well respected human services organizations, serving the needs of men, women and children with disabilities since 1972.
New Delhi, India (August 26, 2016) -- This week, Keystone Institute India, in partnership with the National Trust and The Hans Foundation, conducted an intensive three-day Social Role Valorization course for the first time ever in India. Forty-four participants, all established and emerging leaders in the disability movement, joined from 18 different states across the country, coming together to commit to promoting good possibilities for people with disability to have full, rich, meaningful lives.
Jerome Williams, a direct support professional (DSP) for Keystone Human Services, received the Pennsylvania Direct Support Professional Award from ANCOR (American Network of Community Options and Resources). This award is given annually to a DSP who has been exemplary in their service. For the past 27 years, Jerome has built trusting relationships with the people he supports and has been a strong advocate for people to live in the community and pursue their dreams.
As part of the planned retirement of Dennis W. Felty, who has served as President of Keystone Human Services over the past 44 years, the KHS Board of Directors has engaged in an extensive executive succession process. As a result of this process, the Board is pleased to announce that Charles J. Hooker, III, Keystone’s Senior Vice President, was appointed as KHS President-Elect on January 26, 2016. Mr. Hooker will assume the role of Keystone’s President and Chief Executive Officer upon the transition of Mr. Felty to KHS Founding President in the Fall of 2016.
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