Laura Princiotta – Philadelphia
Laura Princiotta is the CEO of SpArc Philadelphia, a family of organizations including The Arc of Philadelphia, an advocacy organization, and SpArc Services, a day program service provider. The mission of the SpArc Philadelphia family of organizations is to ensure independence and inclusion for people with disabilities. The organization has a rich history of advocating for and supporting all people with disabilities and has been in existence for over 65 years.
Laura has worked at the SpArc Philadelphia family of organizations for over 25 years in a number of different positions, moving from a direct support role through to her current position. She created the highly-regarded Employment Partners Program that provides job training and employment search services for people who have barriers to employment.
Laura has worked as an Adjunct Professor at Rosemont College, teaching psychology and gender studies. She worked at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, providing counseling support to patients in the Department of Gynecologic-Oncology. And she was a small business owner, running a dance studio in Center City Philadelphia for which she received a citation from the mayor’s office for her on-going contribution to the Philadelphia arts community.
Laura is a past treasurer of the PA Conference of Executives and is a member of the Allegheny West Foundation board of directors. She is a Cum Laude graduate of The University of Hartford with a B.A. in Secondary Education, and has a Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management from Rosemont College.