Meet Our Directors

Dr. Carole A. Patrylo, Director of External Relations, has been a faculty member at La Salle University for over 20 years in the Education Department. Dr. Patrylo has specialized in special education and Autism. She has been a part of LADDER since its conception!

Robert T. Mack, Director of Programs & Services, was the former principal at Widener Memorial School for many years. He has specialized in working with children who have developmental disabilities and physical disabilities. His passion is related to creating transition programs for children with special needs after they have completed schooling.


Dr. Patrylo and Mr. Mack are pictured here with Randi Gelman (Education Department) at the Annual Autism Walk for Autism Speaks.

If you are interested in becoming part of the LADDER team or wish to contact either of our directors please email us at