Kristine Quinby M.Ed., LBS, 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 also served as an independent Consultant to families and school districts. Kristine has been 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 ABA in PA Initiative.
She has previously 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.
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 a 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.
M. Christopher Tabakin – Secretary
“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 a 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 and 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 an active member of multiple professional associations, and has served on several nonprofit boards, including in leadership positions. Chris is currently a board member of the National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) and serves as the Public Policy chair. 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 involved member of Calvary Fellowship Church in Downingtown.
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.
Kia Coleman – Board Member
Kia Coleman is an experienced pharmaceutical professional with a background in Sales Management, Training and most recently, Commercial Compliance. As a Compliance Officer, Kia consults with clients to ensure their understanding of the potential risks within their organization — including providing guidance for monitoring and conducting activities to mitigate potential risks.
In addition, Kia has lent her professional expertise in collaboration with non-profit and for-profit businesses in Montgomery and Berks Counties. Kia holds a Bachelor of Science in Labor and Industrial Relations and a minor in Business Administration from The Pennsylvania State University.
After living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area and New Orleans, Kia has returned to Southeastern Pennsylvania where she resides and spends quality time with her multi-generational family — including her two cats.
Sue Gregory – Board Member
Sue Gregory is a Managing Counsel in the Regulatory and Commercial group within Merck’s Office of General Counsel.
Sue provides legal advice to the US and Global businesses on issues such as advertising and promotion, training and compliance, with a current focus on oncology. She also provides legal advice to the research division on issues relating to clinical studies, marketing authorizations, post-market safety surveillance, compliance, and labeling.
Sue joined Merck in 1993 and has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to joining Merck, she practiced law at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Washington, DC.
Sue is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Law, Washington, DC, and Duke University, Durham, NC.
M. William Kadri – Board Member
William is a Bank Officer & Branch Manager for Penn Community Bank in New Hope, PA – a community bank that provides personal and business banking products and services. His responsibilities have included leading the retail team in major strategic events, managing business relationships, and the design and implementation of financial programs for schools and employers in Bucks County and its surrounding communities. His career has given him the opportunity to professionally serve nonprofit organizations throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area. Additionally, he sits on committees focused on corporate policy, event planning, financial oversight, and fundraising.
From a young age, Will has volunteered in assisting individuals with learning, physical, and behavioral difficulties. As early as elementary school he started volunteering in the Central Bucks School District assisting special needs students. In more recent years he has participated with nonprofits specializing in long-term care, guardianship, and preparing autistic adults for employment.
When he’s not in the office, he enjoys traveling with his family, playing guitar, and hiking with his two dogs.
Marc Luciani – Board Member
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.