Questions? Call us: (814) 781-3050 or 1-800-341-LIFT


Life and Independence for Today (LIFT)
Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) - Dedicated to the empowerment of all people with disabilities


Executive Director: Robert Mecca
Phone: Ext. 202

The executive director is responsible for; writing grants to establish new programs, assuring compliance of all regulations for contracts with grant providers, hiring and promoting staff to foster growth, developing relationships with local and state legislators, directing and supervising day to day operations, and performing staff evaluations for administrative staff. He also attends all Board of Directors meetings and assists on all board committees as well as acts as liaison between staff and board. The Executive Director also attends meetings representing LIFT and people with disabilities on a local, state, and national level. He also continues to advocate for a barrier free community.

Financial Manager: Cynthia Feldbauer
Phone: Ext. 201

The Financial manager is responsible for all budget, payroll, and financial aspects of the organization; as well as ensuring all grant and government compliances are adhered to. If you are looking to donate to any of our worthwhile causes, please send contributions to the attention of Cynthia Feldbauer, Financial Manager.

Office Assistant/Caseworker: Jessica Erickson
Phone: Ext. 200

Assistive Technology Coordinator: Kip Stossmeister
Phone: Ext. 204

Assistive Technology is any piece of equipment that aids in the completion of an otherwise complicated task. Assistive technology is becoming more and more available every day, helping to make independence for people with disabilities easier. Although there is more technology available today than ever before, finding the right technology to fit a specific need is still difficult. LIFT can help consumers discover the technology that fits their need best and assist in finding funding options to insure that our consumers can live as independently as possible.

Information and Referral Specialist/Independent Living Coordinator:  Lori Leuschel
Phone: Ext. 203


President: Eric Wolfe
Vice President
Secretary/Treasurer: Jen Brem
Board Member: John Lacny
Board Member: Randy Simbeck
Board Member: Shanda Kelsch