The 17th Annual Conference for Direct Service Professionals

Advancing in the Human Services Field: It’s not just a job, it’s a profession!

Welcome to all who provide services to individuals with intellectual disabilities, behavioral health needs and/or addiction

The Alliance of Community Service Providers invites you to attend our 17th Annual Conference for Direct Service Professionals on Friday, April 12th, 2019 from 8am-4pm at the Hilton City Avenue.


Frank Pastizzo

Frank Pastizzo

Keynote Presentation "Warm Up The Workplace"

Frank Pastizzo’s background includes working side-by-side with doctors in air force emergency rooms, teaching high school English and Drama in England, touring as a stand-up comedian and professional actor in Europe and the U.S., and working as a health care administrator and marketing executive for various agencies in New York. Through an eclectic mix of music, comedy and poignant story telling from his diverse background, Frank Pastizzo forges a connection with his audiences. Seeing the workplace as an extension of our lives where we spend the majority of our time, Frank inspires us to bring the qualities we hold most ideal in our family lives, into our schools, businesses and organizations. Through the modeling and practice of his C.H.E.R.I.S.H., we are able to attain an environment where we feel a sense of loyalty and trust, and it shows. The result is an establishment where we feel a sense of belonging, direction, and comfort.


7:30-8:30 am

Buffet Breakfast

8:30-8:45 am

David T. Jones
Commissioner, DBHIDS

8:45-10:00 am

Frank Pastizzo

10:15-11:30 am

Session A

 11:45-1:00 pm

Session B

1:00-2:30 pm

Luncheon & Award Ceremony


2:45-4:00 pm

Session C – Health & Wellness Workshops

Event sponsor

Keynote sponsor


Award sponsors


Parking sponsor

Quality Care Options


Barber National Institute
Casmir Care
Fairmount Behavioral Health
FMA Professional Resources
Programs Employing People
Step By Step
Supportive Behavioral Resources
The Kirkbride Center
Volunteers of America

Hilton Philadelphia, City Avenue

4200 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131


Directions by Car:
From Center City, I-76 West towards Valley Forge to Exit 339 on I-76 City Ave.

Bear right off the exit, pass the 3rd light and look for Stout Rd. on left just beyond PCOM.

Turn left with reservoir on right.

A parking lot is available just beyond the hotel on Stout Road, on the right.

Use SEPTA Bus Routes 44 or 65

Register for Workshops as an Individual or for a Group