UDS Hires New Executive Director for Home and Community Based Services by Debra

Lancaster, PA (June 2016) – Lancaster County-based non-profit, United Disabilities Services Foundation (UDSF), recently hired Debra M. Scheidt as the new Executive Director for their Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) division.

Scheidt, has a Masters of Social Work from West Virginia University and more than 25 years of healthcare experience. She was formerly employed by Lancaster Regional Hospital as Director of Behavioral Health Services. She also has extensive experience working with aging services including Alzheimer’s and Dementia care.

The HCBS Division provides Supports Coordination services to individuals receiving waiver services from the Commonwealth. Supports Coordinators help to create individualized care plans and assist clients in obtaining the services and supports that they need to live independently in the community. Scheidt will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the HCBS Program including finance, budget planning, staff development and compliance. Debra will also be instrumental in forging a path of opportunities and growth for the HCBS team as the Commonwealth’s new HealthyChoices program is implemented throughout the state.

Scheidt resides in Stevens, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County. She is on the Board of Directors of Mental Health America of Lancaster and is actively involved with Commissioners Suicide Prevention Council and Let’s Talk Lancaster.