Our Team

Ashley Winegardner (Johns)

Executive Director

Ashley is a 2004 graduate of Juniata Valley High School and 2008 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and minor in Psychology.  Ashley was the former Administrator at Blair County Children, Youth, and Families and has personal experience with early intervention services.  Ashley joined Huntingdon County PRIDE in July 2021 and is eager to find new ways to support Huntingdon County residents. 
Ashley enjoys spending time outdoors and being with her friends and family, especially her two boys and husband.

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Devona VanNest

Senior Speech-Language Pathologist, Special Instruction, Early Intervention Coordinator/Supervisor

Devona is a graduate of Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Speech Pathology.  She is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania to practice as a speech-language pathologist. She also holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a life member of ASHA. The ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence is a nationally recognized professional credential that represents a level of excellence in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. Those who have achieved ASHA certification have met a set of rigorous academic and professional standards, typically going beyond the requirements for state licensure. Devona has 44 years of experience working with infants, children and adults with communication disorders and delays in a variety of education and healthcare settings – infant/toddler and preschool early intervention, schools, hospitals and home health care.

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Marybeth Harrington

Early Intervention Physical Therapist

Marybeth is a graduate of University of Miami with a Bachelor Degree in Physical Therapy. She has over 30 years of physical therapy experience and has worked in out-patient clinics, acute care hospitals, long term care facilities and home health care. Marybeth joined Huntingdon County PRIDE in 2018 and assists families with children ages 0-3 years of age that have been identified with motor developmental delays. Marybeth enjoys spending time with family and friends and also taking long walks or hiking in the mountains.

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Holly Laird

Administrative Assistant

Holly is a 1994 graduate of Huntingdon Area High School and a 1996 graduate of South Hills Business School with an Associates in Business Administration Management and Marketing.  Holly began working at Huntingdon County PRIDE in 2013 and finds it rewarding to provide service to the community members that are in need.  Outside of work, Holly enjoys being a mom to her two teenage kids.

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Margaret K. Sloan

Registered Occupational Therapist

Margaret has a Bachelor of of Science in Occupational Therapy from Misericordia University.  Margaret has been working for Huntingdon County PRIDE for 26 years as an Occupational Therapist.  Margaret's passion is to share, teach, and provide ideas/strategies for students to grow and develop the skills needed for them to thrive in the educational setting.

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