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 summa cum laude graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Special Education and minor in Psychology, and Eastern University with an M.S. in Non-Profit Administration, 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 continues part-time work with nonprofit human service organizations. Chris also serves as the President and CEO of iHi International, Inc. a nonprofit organization that supports VIPs (vulnerable international people) in countries such as Uganda, Malawi, and Iraq.
Chris is currently a board President of the National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC). Through his leadership and accomplishments, Chris has earned a number of awards and recognitions including West Chester University, as well as Delaware County Christian School Distinguished Alumni award, 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 International Council for Exceptional Children’s National Outstanding Children’s Action Network Coordinator Award in 2007.
Chris is a Chester County native and an involved member of Calvary Fellowship Church in Downingtown.