Ryan Mulcahy

Ryan Mulcahy
Transition to Adulthood Program
(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 education, I began teaching English at the high school level but quickly transitioned to the Special Needs Department. I spent seven additional years teaching both in the mainstream and in behavioral programs. I am dual certified for teaching English and Special Needs from the elementary to high school levels.

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


Erin LaytonErin Layton

Operations Specialist

Jennifer KnowltonJennifer Knowlton

Clerical Assistant

Jennifer MundyJennifer Mundy

Skills Trainer

Jennifer VigeantJennifer Vigeant

Skills Trainer

Jessica VickeryJessica Vickery


Jill McChesneyJill McChesney

Representative Payee

Kayla BoothKayla Booth

Business Office Manager

Kim WinterKim Winter

Administrative Coordinator

Kyla WhiteKyla White

PCA Data Entry

Marco IngogliaMarco Ingoglia

Chief Executive Officer

Mary Ellen RahillyMary Ellen Rahilly

Options Counselor

Megan BonnevilleMegan Bonneville

PCM Supervisor/Skills Trainer

Melissa AhlenMelissa Ahlen

Skills Trainer

Ricky FareiraRicky Fareira

Independent Living Program Director

Samantha BertolinoSamantha Bertolino

Intake Specialist

Sarah KimballSarah Kimball

Director of Communications

Shawn RobitailleShawn Robitaille


Sherilyn AdamsSherilyn Adams

Systems and Accounts Manager

Sophie SchrumSophie Shrum

Nursing Home Transition Coordinator

Tami Stevens-GoerlachTami Stevens-Goerlach

PCA Administrative Coordinator

Teesha MurrellTeesha Murrell


Tia DemaryTia Demary

Skills Trainer

Tim DillonTim Dillon


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