Nicole Pinterich, Regional Director of Education
Ph: (570) 752-5002 Ext. 230
Nicole M. Pinterich is the Northeast Regional Education Director of New Story. She received her Bachelor of Science in Childhood/Elementary Education and her Master of Science in Special Education/Exceptionalities from Bloomsburg University.
Nicole started with New Story in 2005 as the Behavioral Specialist Consultant, and was promoted to Education Director soon after. She has 25 years of experience in her field.
In her free time, Nicole enjoys reading, spending time with my family, and traveling. “The most rewarding to me about my job is that I don’t view what I do as a “job,” rather I consider what I do my career and passion of mine.” – Nicole Pinterich.
“There’s a world of difference between insisting on someone doing something and establishing an atmosphere in which that person can grow into wanting to do it.” -Fred Rogers.
Beverly Strunk, Regional Clinical Director
Beverly Strunk, Ph.D, BCBA, LBS is the Director of Operations for Northeast Region New Story. She has15 years of experience in her field. Beverly is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Behavior Specialist, and has expertise in the areas of community-based mental health services, staff development, program growth and expansion. She started with New Story in 2004 as the Behavioral Specilaist Consultant and was then promoted to Clinical Director in 2009, and Director of Operations in 2012
Beverly received her Ph.D. in Human Development from Marywood University, Scranton, Pa, her Masters Degree in Counselor Education from Marywood University, Scranton, Pa, and her Bachelors Degree in Sociology from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors; biking, hiking, and skiing. She is also interested in reading, traveling and photography. Beverly also spends time supporting: S.A.F.E. (Supporting Autism and Families Everywhere), Wilkes-Barre, Pa, Autism Coalition of Luzerne County, Pa, Pastoral Council, St. Jude Parish, Mountaintop, Pa, Social Action Committee, and St. Jude Parish, Mountaintop, Pa
“The most rewarding aspect of my work is seeing children and families accomplish their goals. I am grateful to be part of a company that shares in the mission of helping people to overcome their challenges in life.” – Beverly Strunk.
Lisa D’Urso, Education Director
Lisa D’Urso, M.S. Ed. is the Director of Education for New Story – Selinsgrove. Lisa started with New Story is 2013 She has 25 plus years of experience in the field. Her expertise includes: ten years in the social services- Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities,Outpatient Counseling, and Family Based Therapy, and fifteen years in the field of Special Education as a teacher and Special Education Supervisor.
Lisa received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Shippensburg University, her Master of Science Degree in k-12 Special Education, and Administrative Certificate: Special Education Supervisory Certificate from Bloomsburg University.
Lisa is proud to say that Selinsgrove School opened in June 2013 and started with 13 students and has now grown to 30 students in two years.
Lisa became a mandated reporter trainer in May 2015. Where she is able to provide all mandatory trainings: Mandated Reporter Training, First Aid/CPR, and NPCI training at the Selinsgrove New Story location.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, shopping, watching movies and sports on television, taking rides in her convertible, and spending time with family and friends.
“The most rewarding part of my job is seeing children who have not been successful in any other placement or school environment finally become more positive, successful, and turn a negative experience into a positive one.” – Lisa D’Urso
Ileana (Lily) Bingaman, Assistant Director of Education
Lily has been with New Story for 2 years. She began her career at New Story as a substitute teacher. She has over 25 years of experience in the field of education. Her experiences in education have varied from teaching Early Childhood to High School.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree from East Stroudsburg University and a Master of Education from Bloomsburg University.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, long walks in the woods, sitting on a beach, and traveling.
The most rewarding part of my job is watching students find the confidence to succeed and then soar!
“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove… but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child”.
Forest E. Witcraft
Randy Lattis, Clinical Director
Randy Lattis M.S., BCBA is the Clinical Director for New Story Selinsgrove School. He has 10 years of experience in his field and his expertise falls under Applied Behavior Analysis. Randy started with New Story in 2006 as a Mobile Therapist. He attended Penn State University for his Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification, received his Master of Science from Shippensburg University, and his Bachelor of Arts from Lycoming College. He is also certified through the Crisis Prevention Institute as a Certified Instructor for their Nonviolent Crisis Intervention and Applied Physical Trainings.
As stated, Randy began working for the company in 2006 as a Mobile Therapist in the community based setting (Pottsville office). In 2008, he transferred to New Story Wyomissing as a Behavior Consultant through 2013. Randy also spent time working for New Story’s family-based program as a therapist and New Story’s Summer Therapeutic Activities Program. New Story Selinsgrove opened in 2013 where he became the Clinical Supervisor. In 2014, Randy was promoted to Clinical Director.
In his free time, he enjoys fishing, the Philadelphia Eagles, and traveling. “The most rewarding part of my job is having student’s create their own success stories and return to their home school districts. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Randy Lattis