Kristine Quinby M.Ed., BCBA – Founder, President & CEO
Kristine Quinby founded Potential Inc. in 2006. She is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst with certification in Pennsylvania for elementary education and special education, and in New Jersey for elementary education. She has worked with individuals with special needs as a Case Manager, Unit Supervisor in a Residential Treatment Facility, Therapeutic Support Staff, Teacher, and Classroom Aid.
She has served as an independent Consultant to families and school districts for more than nine years. Kristine is a Board Member on the Pennsylvania Association Council for Exceptional Children (PACEC) and has presented PACEC workshops on developmental and age appropriate practices for children on the Autism Spectrum and on reducing problem behavior in the classroom through positive reinforcement. She is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children, Association for Behavior Analysis, and the Autism Society of America.
She has also participated in the Pennsylvania Autism Task Force, Community Connections for All Children, and the Bucks County Autism Task Force. Kristine earned a Master’s degree in Special Education from Penn State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from Rider University. She additionally earned a Special Education Certification, Masters Level from Holy Family University.
Steve Grumann –
Steve is a Solution Strategist for the HP Enterprise Services. He has responsibility for supporting solution growth and strategy for the United States Department of Defense. Leveraging over 15 years of consulting experience at HP, he develops solution strategies by creatively bringing together experts and capabilities across portfolios, practices, and business units.
He is an expert in business strategy development and supports emerging areas of opportunity by providing expert facilitation and strategic development services.
Steve has been married to TeriLyn for many wonderful years and is father to Reed, Simon, and Lyla.
M. Christopher Tabakin –
“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” -Joel A. Barker
Chris has spent his career combining vision with action, engaging in activities that promote the wellbeing of people with disabilities in the United States, and around the world. A graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2002 with a B.S. in Special Education and minor in Psychology, and Eastern University with a M.S. in Non-Profit Management in 2008, Chris has developed diverse skills in nonprofit leadership. Chris has worked for nonprofit organizations in leadership positions, and has 15 years of experience in a variety of programs. He is now consulting.
Chris is an active member of multiple professional associations, and has served on several nonprofit boards, including in leadership positions. Through his leadership and accomplishments, Chris has earned a number of awards and recognitions including West Chester University Distinguished Alumni of the Year 2014, Main Line Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leader of the Year in 2013, Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Advocate of the Year in 2012, Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional Children’s John Wilson Memorial Award of Excellence in 2007, and National Council for Exceptional Children’s National Outstanding Children’s Action Network Coordinator Award in 2007.
Chris, an avid traveler, has also committed new focus on providing supports and opportunities for people with disabilities internationally. He is in the process of starting a nonprofit focused on the needs of people with disabilities in developing countries.
Chris and his wife Melanie, live in Chester County with their English bulldog named Tank, and are active and involved members of Calvary Fellowship Church in Downingtown.
Andrew Stein –
Marc Luciani – Secretary
Marc Luciani is the Vice President and a Financial Advisor at Covered Bridge Advisors in Yardley, PA. He obtained his degree in Political Science from Duquesne University in 2004. Shortly after his graduation from college, Marc worked as a Financial Analyst at Bloomberg. He decided to remain in the Finance industry which he’s been involved with over the past ten years. The most notable of Marc’s accomplishments has been the time he has spent working as a Financial Advisor with distinguished Fortune 500 companies like Merrill Lynch and UBS.
Marc also enjoys working with non-profits and donating time back to his community. He currently resides in Newtown, Pennsylvania and is an active member with Newtown Rotary. He recently joined the board of directors at Potential Inc. and Springtime School where he remains dedicated to helping both children and adults that have Autism.
Jason Yager – Treasurer
As Chief Finance and Administrative Officer, Jason oversees the Shared Services division of GTM which includes Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology. A primary focus of his role is the development, implementation, and monitoring of operational controls, policies, and procedures related to these functions, as well as assisting in charting the strategic direction of GTM firm-wide.
Prior to joining GTM, Jason served as Director of Practice Operations at KPMG LLP for their Global Mobility Services US Tax Practice. In this role, he managed the day-to-day financial and administrative operations of the practice and led several successful operational efficiency initiatives designed to drive revenue growth and improve operating margin. Prior to KPMG, Jason served as Vice President for JP Morgan Chase in both Asset Management and Shared Services, and also worked in a client service capacity for both EisnerAmper and Deloitte.
By specializing in finance and business strategy throughout his career, Jason has built a strong background in project management, risk management, and operations. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Jason resides in New Hope, PA and enjoys spending his free time with his family, checking out the many local activities in their river town. He also plays golf whenever possible.
Monica Darling – Board Chair
Monica Darling is Chairwoman of Potential Inc.’s Board of Directors. She serves as a trusted partner and advisor to the CEO and board members, providing strategic leadership, governance oversight, and development support, guiding Potential Inc.’s sustainable growth as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists individuals with autism and developmental disabilities in reaching their full educational, social, and emotional potential. She is passionate advocate for children and adults with Autism and their families.
Monica comes to Potential Inc. with over 20 years of broad commercial and organizational leadership experience in Healthcare and Life Sciences having worked at Fortune 100 leading organizations such as Merck, Bristol Myers Squibb, Novartis, and Novo Nordisk As an expert in Strategy and Innovation, Monica also founded Strategic Innovation Partners a consultancy providing marketing, innovation management advisory and project-based services. She actively serves on a number of committees and as a Mentor with Healthcare Business Women’s Association, where she has been prominently recognized as an outstanding leader. Monica holds a Master of Science degree in Operations Management and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Concordia University in Montreal. She currently lives with her husband and son in Bucks County, PA.