Key Staff

Key Staff

Ryan Smith – Board President & Founder.

Ryan founded Inperium in January of 2016.  Inperium is the sole member of non-profit agencies that provide person-centric mental health, intellectual disability, co-occurring disorders services, health-related supports, and other related services.  Inperium was established to support and oversee affiliated companies to ensure quality services and continuity of care, and efficient use of public funding and resources.  The corporation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of its Officers and independent members of the communities served by Inperium.

Since March of 2000, Ryan has also served as the President and CEO of Supportive Concepts for Families, Inc.  During    Read more…

Rich Hunt – Board Vice President & Executive Vice President.

Rich has a wide range of experiences including 38 years in healthcare operations and finance. Rich holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Sheri Hunt – Deputy EVP & Chief Financial Officer.

Sheri has over 30 years of experience in both publicly and privately-held organizations providing finance and accounting expertise.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Loyola University in Maryland and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jay Deppeler, M.Ed – Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

Jay has been working in the forensic mental health field for the past 20 years.  After receiving a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Services from Lehigh University in 1997, Mr. Deppeler began his career treating adult and juvenile sex offenders in the Bucks County region.  In 2012, Mr. Deppeler completed a competitive and intensive week-long program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education entitled ‘Using Evidence to Improve Social Program Effectiveness’.   Read More…

Ryan Kraus – Senior Vice President

Ryan is a Certified Public Accountant with extensive experience working with emerging companies in a variety of industries. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s executive management program, OPM and received his BS in Accounting from LaSalle University.  Ryan has served in executive management positions and provided strategic, operational and financial advisory services to a number of emerging growth companies in the greater Philadelphia region.

Fred  Lokuta– Vice President of Program and Business Development

Fred developed a comprehensive understanding of Pennsylvania’s human services delivery system for people with intellectual disabilities and autism through more than 30 years’ experience with the Department of Human Services and Office of Developmental Programs

Fred’s career began as a Direct Support Worker and, as his career advanced, Fred experienced a diverse range of opportunities and experiences that culminated in his appointment as Deputy Secretary for the Office of Developmental Programs.   Read more…

Kristin DeForest – Director of Quality Assurance & Compliance

Kristin has been in the behavioral health field since 1997.  She holds a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Kutztown University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Kristin is a Peer Reviewer for the Council on Accreditation, specializing in Performance and Quality Improvement.

Jennifer Tursi –  Director of Administrative Management / Asst. Secretary Board of Directors

Jennifer has been providing C-level executive support since 2000; she joined SCFF in 2013 as the Executive Assistant to the President & CEO. Jennifer serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for SCFF and its affiliates and was appointed to the Inperium Board as Assistant Secretary in January 2016.

Inperium Board members

Ryan Smith – Elected Director

Rich Hunt – Elected Director

Michael Herr – Elected Director

Jay Deppeler – Elected Director

Dave Greif – Elected Director

Greg Chaffee – Affiliate Director

Joe Leone – Secretary (non voting)

Jen Tursi – Asst. Secretary (non voting)