Leadership Staff

Lyn Elliott, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Chief Executive Officer

Lyn has overseen the Human Resources function at Abilities Network since 1999.  Lyn’s works closely with Abilities Network’s program staff to ensure recruiting, training, performance management, compensation and legal compliance meet Abilities Network’s standards.  With over 20 years of experience in HR in the human services, automotive and property management industries, Lyn enjoys partnering with management and operations staff to find creative solutions to ensure Abilities Network fulfills its mission and achieves its strategic goals.

Lyn holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her Masters in Business Administration from Loyola University Maryland. Lyn has been certified by HRCI as a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) since 2001.  She is also a long standing member of the Society of Human Resources Management and the Chesapeake Human Resources Association.

Kathy Naviasky, M.S.

Chief Operating Officer

Kathy began her career at Abilities Network in 1989, providing one-on-one supports in the community. Through the years, Kathy has taken on other roles within the organization, including oversight of the Annapolis office and supervision of program-related activities and staff. Kathy’s experience as owner/operator of Moving Solutions provides her with a unique combination of business and non-profit practices. In her current role, Kathy is an active participant on the leadership team and monitors the budget for the Community and Employment Partners program. Kathy is also an integral part of the expansion of the Senior Services program.

Kathy holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Western Maryland College, now known as McDaniel College, and a M.S. in Human Resource Development from Towson University.

Susan Bohn

Director of Human Resources

Susan began her career at Abilities Network in 2005, working for 10 years in the Human Resources department. After a brief departure from the non-profit arena, she returned to Abilities Network in 2018 as the Director of Human Resources. Susan works collaboratively with the Leadership Team to strategically contribute to the overall functioning of the entire agency. She oversees and provides consultation to management on strategic staffing, compensation, benefits, training and development, performance management, and legal compliance, and ensures that these areas meet Abilities Network standards. With experience in non-profits, higher education, and private companies, Susan brings a wealth of knowledge to her role. Susan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Maryland University College. She has also been certified by the Society for Human Resource Management and HRCI as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. She is a long standing member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Chesapeake Human Resource Association (CHRA).

Niki Biggs

Director of Community and Employment Partners

Niki graduated from Towson State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology, and a concentration in Gerontology in 1998. Upon graduating Niki began an internship, which led into a full-time position at Sunrise Assisted Living in Towson, MD. In January 2000, Niki joined Abilities Network as a Community Support Professional. In October 2003, Niki took on the role of Program Director for 15 years.  In October 2018, Niki was promoted to the role of Director of Community and Employment Partners and looks forward to expanding on the quality of services throughout the state in our CEP Program. Niki has been an active member of several organizations during her tenure.  Niki served on the Harford County Commission on Disabilities as an agency representative and the Vice-Chairperson for 11 years and was appointed Chairperson of the Employment Committee under the Commission on Disabilities for 7 years.  Niki is also a member of several transitioning youth and area partnership committees. In her spare time, Niki enjoys spending time with her family and friends and leading her daughters’ Girl Scout Troop.

Morgan Horvath

Director of Project Act

Morgan has been dedicated to meeting the needs of children and families for well over a decade. Morgan completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Guilford College before pursuing a master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education at Johns Hopkins University. She spent many years working directly with children with a variety of disabilities in a special needs school setting, providing instruction and planning to meet their academic and behavioral needs. Morgan worked with children in their homes and communities as a Behavioral Support Counselor with Abilities Network. In Spring 2012 Morgan joined the Project ACT team. She  now leads the Project ACT team, ensuring that the providers and families they serve across the state of Maryland receive the high quality coaching and training needed so that children of all abilities can be successfully included in their community settings.

Tomeaka Jupiter, LCSW-C

Director of Healthy Families

Tomeaka has worked to enrich the lives of children and their families for over 16 years; she has experience providing a variety of direct and administrative support services including case management, psychotherapy and program management. Tomeaka began working at Abilities Network in 2005 and has provided support with program development, training, seeking grant funding and program evaluation. She serves as the Director for Healthy Families Baltimore County, a nationally accredited home visiting program. Tomeaka works closely with the Baltimore County Local Management Board to assess and meet the needs of families that reside within Baltimore County and serves as the co-chair for the Baltimore County Early Childhood Advisory Council. She maintains involvement with a variety of groups and committees that work to support families, including the Maryland Home Visiting Alliance.

Tomeaka attended the University of Richmond and received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with minors in Women’s Studies and Elementary Education. In 2000, she received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Radford University. In 2012, she received her Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy from the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work. She is certified by Healthy Families America as a Peer Reviewer and is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners as a supervisor for social workers that are seeking licensure.

Heather Murphy

Director of Move Management Services

Heather has been with Abilities Network since 2011. She directs the Move Management Services program, which assists senior adults with downsizing, organizing and transitioning into retirement living.

Heather is a member of various local groups, including the following: COGS (Howard County), SPG (Anne Arundel County), SPIN (Carroll County), Baltimore County Provider Council, NARC Baltimore, and Life Planning Resources. Heather also serves as vice president on the board of GAIN (Harford County) and is a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). She has received training on “Safety in Senior Move Management” and “Ethics and Accountability in Senior Move Management” from NASMM’s Cornerstone Training. Additionally, Heather has received training from eSMARRT on proper packing procedures. Though not required by her profession to attend additional courses or training, she finds it very helpful and educational to attend many CEU events in the area geared towards social workers and nurses in the field of senior care.

Heather graduated from Goucher College in 1998 with a B.A. in Psychology.