Ryan Mulcahy

Ryan Mulcahy
Transition to Adulthood Program (TAP) Counselor
(413) 442-7047 Ext. 30

For 10 years, I worked as a paraprofessional in Special Needs classrooms for a local school district. After earning my Bachelor’s in English and my Master’s in Education, I began teaching English at the high school level and quickly transitioned to the Special Needs Department. I spent seven additional years teaching both in mainstream and behavioral programs. I am dual certified in teaching English and Special Needs from the elementary level to high school.

How did you get involved in the Independent Living Movement?

After losing my position during the pandemic, I began thinking of ways that I could continue helping disabled students without the stress of grading, curriculum building, and overreaching administrative oversight. Though I enjoyed private tutoring, I learned that some structure and a more consistent influx of students were necessary for me to both earn money and meet the needs of students in my area.

Fun Fact:
  • I have two cats, named Frank and Steve.
  • I make a killer Chicken Marsala.
  • I cannot ride a bike.
Something that may surprise you about me:

Prior to my career and training in education, I had initially attended college for Graphic Design and illustration.

Other Team Members

Denise DionDenise Dion


Jennifer KnowltonJennifer Knowlton


Jennifer MundyJennifer Mundy

Skills Trainer

Jessica VickeryJessica Vickery

Intake & Admissions Coordinator

Jill AllessioJill Allessio

Skills Trainer

Jill McChesneyJill McChesney

Representative Payee

Kayla BoothKayla Booth

Business Office Manager

Kyla WhiteKyla White

PCA Administrative Coordinator

Mary Ellen RahillyMary Ellen Rahilly

Independent Living Director

Megan BonnevilleMegan Bonneville

PCM Supervisor/Skills Trainer

Melissa AhlenMelissa Ahlen

PCA Administrative Supervisor

Sally EnglishSally English

Executive Director

Samantha BertolinoSamantha Bertolino

VR-IL Coordinator

Shawn RobitailleShawn Robitaille


Sophie SchrumSophie Shrum

Nursing Home Transition Coordinator

Tami Stevens-GoerlachTami Stevens-Goerlach

PCA Administrative Coordinator

Teesha MurrellTeesha Murrell


Tim DillonTim Dillon


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