About UsKinship Care...It’s our purpose!



A Second Chance, Inc. (ASCI) is a non-profit corporation established in 1994. Its mission is to provide a safe, secure, and nurturing environment to children who are being cared for by their relatives or a close family friend - formally called "kinship care". ASCI became a subcontracting agency of Allegheny County Children and Youth Services (now called Allegheny County Children, Youth and Families [CYF]) in July, 1994.

Our Mission

Our Mission

To strengthen and preserve healthy kinship families for children.

Our Vision

Our Vision

A world where all youth are given an equal opportunity to grow into responsible adults; where abuse and addiction cycles are broken

Our Mantra

Our Mantra

Every Child Touched by A Second Chance, Inc. Has a Right to Be Safe and Must Thrive.


Executive Leaders

Dr. Sharon McDaniel Read Bio

Dr. Sharon McDaniel
MPA, Ed.D.

Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer

Brace Lowe Read Bio

Brace Lowe, BSW

Chief Operating Officer
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Jason Miller, MSA

Executive Vice President
Finance and Organizational Relations
Tara Skibiel Read Bio

Tara Skibiel, MSW, LCSW

Executive Vice President 
Children and Family Services for Pittsburgh
Caitlin Price Read Bio

Caitlin Price, MSW, LSW

Executive Vice President 
Programs for Pittsburgh and Philadelphia
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Jay Kadash, M.Ed., MA/Communications

Executive Vice President
Communications and Kinship Insight Solutions for National Engagement
Howard Wright Read Bio

Howard Wright

Vice President
Facility Operations
Vonjana Knight Read Bio

Vonjana Knight

Vice President
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Dr.David Brock, D.D

Vice President 
Family and Community Engagement
Alexandria Thomas Read Bio

Alexandria Thomas 

Vice President  
Child and Family Services, Philadelphia


Richard L. Mast, Jr. Read Bio

Richard Mast Jr., BS

Business Technology Services
Jennifer Hodle Read Bio

Jennifer Hodle, BS

Director II 
Philadelphia Regional Office
Dr. Raymond Thomas Read Bio

Dr. Raymond Thomas 
MS, D.Sc.

Sr. Director III 
Systems Improvement
Willette Walker Read Bio

Willette Walker, MA, JD

Sr. Director III 
ASCI University
Stacy Renee Glanton Read Bio

Stacy Glanton

Sr. Director III
Recruitment, Staff Training & Organizational Development

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Patricia Grgurich

Sr. Director
Children and Family Services, Intake and File Compliance
L'Tesha Gamble-Pettis Read Bio

L'Tesha Gamble-Pettis, MS

Sr. Director 
Systems Improvement and SWAN Services
Misty Patterson Read Bio

Misty Patterson, MA

Sr. Director 
Family Services and Transportation
Ahmad Kamara Read Bio

Ahmad Kamara, M.Ed.

Director II
Family Group Decison Making
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Stacy Johnson, MSW, JD

Sr. Director
Systems Engagement
Sarah L. Garase-Cuomo Read Bio

Sarah Garase-Cuomo, MSBA

Sr. Director III

Executive Assistants

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Bonita Flanagan

Executive Assistant  
to the Exec Vice President 
of Child and Family Services in Pittsburgh
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Tamia Mitchell

Chief of Staff