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

Introduction

Introduction

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.

 
Bryan Ulishney, MBA, CPA

Bryan Ulishney
MBA, CPA

Sr.Executive Vice President

Finance and Organizational Operations

Philadelphia Regional Office

(215) 564-0790
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   Bryan Ulishney is the Senior Executive Vice President of Finance and Organizational Operations at A Second Chance, Inc. (ASCI). He graduated from Saint Vincent College with a Bachelor in Accounting, obtained an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business, and is a licensed Pennsylvania Certified Public Accountant. He has also received a certificate in Payroll Administration from Robert Morris University, and a certificate from attending and completing the University of Pittsburgh Executive Leadership Academy program.

   In 1995, Mr. Ulishney joined ASCI as their first in-house fiscal manager. He brought experience as an auditor from a then “big-8” accounting firm and as the Assistant Controller for a private educational institution. His initial role brought the accounting function in-house and then he fully developed the accounting department, establishing policies and procedures, budgeting and review processes, cash management protocols, internal controls and other related accounting functions that are still integrally used today.

   As a dynamic organization that quickly grew and changed, he continually accepted new roles and responsibilities, which has ultimately led him to his current leadership position. In addition to his accounting and financial role, he is also responsible for providing leadership and oversight to the following operational departments: Human Relations, Business Technology Services, Communications and Development, General Services and Facility Management and Family Support and Transportation. In sum,he and his great team members are responsible for all operational functions of the organization, ensuring that all program departments have the necessary tools and infrastructure to accomplish the organization’s mission for children and families.

   With the demand for kinship services, he is also part of the national strategic expansion team. This team answers the needs and requests of other jurisdictions across the country who seek to learn and re-tool their systems to embrace the benefits and better outcomes of offering kinship services in their programming.