Lyn Elliott, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Chief Executive Officer

Serving Abilities Network since 1999, Lyn was elevated to the position of CEO in 2018. Committed to the principles of servant leadership and continuous quality improvement, Lyn ensures Abilities Network’s programs hold strong to their organizational values of self-determination, inclusion, and reflective learning to support each individual served, staff person, and the organization as a whole. Lyn is dedicated to Abilities Network’s mission and high standards, striving to maintain a culture that breeds excellence within each of our programs, in fundraising, financial and organizational operations, and in community partnerships.

Before she served as CEO, she oversaw Human Resources at Abilities Network for 20 years, working closely with Abilities Network’s program staff to ensure recruiting, training, performance management, compensation, and legal compliance met 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 the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her Master’s in Business Administration from Loyola University, Maryland. Lyn is certified by HRCI as a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) and holds her SHRM-SCP certification from SHRM. She has served as a Commissioner on Harford County’s Human Relations Commission and is 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 management 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 an M.S. in Human Resource Development from Towson University.

Allan Sheahen

Chief Program Officer

Allan has worked in the ID/DD field of for 26 years with over 24 years at SCI. He has worked in several different capacities including enclave supervisor, case manager, quality assurance manager, and central region director. He is an active participant in many state-wide committees, including the DDA Transformation committee, the Developmental Disabilities Consortium, and the state-wide Person-Centered Planning (PCP) committee. Allan currently sits on the Mortality Quality Review Committee as the DD specialist and the Quality Advisory Council as the representative for CCS organizations. He has a BA in Psychology from Loyola University, is a graduate of the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities and has earned certifications from Cornell in Executive Leadership, High Performance Leadership, and Financial Management. Allan is married with four children who keep him very busy. Hobbies include playing ice hockey and being stung regularly as a beekeeper!

Sharon Schillinger, PHR, SHRM-CP

 Director of Human Resources

 Sharon began her career as the Director of Human Resources with the Abilities Network in 2022. Sharon has worked in the field of Human Resources for over 20 years. Before joining the Abilities Network, Sharon worked in several different Human Resources capacities in a variety of industries. Sharon is an accomplished human resources professional with hands-on experience.

 Sharon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mansfield University and her Master’s in Management/Human Resources from University of Maryland Global Campus. Sharon is certified by HRCI as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and holds her SHRM-CP certification from SHRM. She is a board member of Grace Preschool and is a long-standing member of the Society of Human Resources Management.

Morgan Durand Horvath, M.Ed.

Director of Project ACT

In Spring 2012 Morgan joined the Project ACT team as an Inclusion Specialist, supporting children and their caregivers. 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.

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.

Stephanie Gomez-Wilson, M.S.

Director of Healthy Families

Stephanie has spent her career in service organizations working directly with and advocating for children and their families. She began in Social Work with programs including Big Brother, Big Sisters, but the lure of growing and supporting young minds quickly led her to Early Childhood Education. She has worked with families as a Teacher, Supervisor, and Center Director in nationally accredited Early Childhood programs. She spent years as an Education Manager for an Early Head Start/Head Start program where she supervised a team of employees working with children and their families in classrooms and through home visiting. She joined Abilities Network in 2019 as an Inclusion Specialist for the Project ACT program. In 2020, she became the Director for Healthy Families, Baltimore County. As Director, she collaborates with community partners to implement the research-based Healthy Families home visiting program. The program promotes positive child interactions within families, supports them through goal-setting and connection to community resources, and builds protective factors.

Stephanie graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Development and is a very proud Hokie. She also earned her Master’s degree in Organizational Development and Leadership from Shippensburg University. She is a certified trainer in both Pennsylvania and Maryland.