Who We Are

Access Mob Pittsburgh is a group of disabled people, their friends and family, and allies who realize that anyone can become disabled at any time. We are committed to improving the lives of all Pittsburghers by making the City more accessible.

Organizing committee:

Alisa Grishman is a disability activist and founder of Access Mob Pittsburgh. A self-described shameless agitator, Grishman has also been arrested multiple times fighting for disability rights with ADAPT, a national advocacy group. Along with her direct advocacy work, Grishman co-runs Ballots for Patients and Care to Vote, sister efforts that respectively collect emergency absentee ballots from hospitalized peoples on election day and work with nursing and personal care homes to help residents register to vote and fill out ballots. In 2017, Grishman ran Pittsburgh’s ADA Anniversary Rally, a celebration of the 27 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act that featured local speakers and a keynote address by Rep. Dan Miller. Grishman’s work has been featured both locally in the Incline and WESA and nationally in the Huffington Post and Esquire Magazine. In 2019 she was chosen by the Incline and S&T Bank as one of their Who’s Next: Community Leaders and Activists honorees. A Carnegie Mellon alumna, Grishman resides in Uptown.

Debbie Cherry

Jennah Ferrara, MA, MSW, LSW, is a Pitt alumna and aspiring physical therapy rock star.  She has volunteered for Pittsburgh Action Against Rape for more than 20 years on the helpline and as a group facilitator for new clients. Jennah has also volunteered for the National MS Society and other disability organizations. She sings as an Alto 2 with a women’s community choir, advocates for Sloth rescue and lives with a giant floof of a cat named Ravi in the City of Pittsburgh.

Donna Ancypa Holmes

Alyssa Snyder has been a disability advocate for 14 years. She grew up near Pittsburgh, PA, and completed her Master’s in Community Counseling at Slippery Rock University (yes, Dr. Phil, it’s for real).  Shortly after, her father developed symptoms of what was eventually diagnosed: ALS.  Snyder lives in Carnegie and, if her lease permitted, would be living out all of her small, bossy-breed Dog Mom dreams…

Monica Still is an RN, BSN, a Connecticut Yankee who now resides in the wilds of Beaver County with her 7 cats. She is the mother of two beautiful daughters and a grandmother to one adorable girl. She is a retired home healthcare administrator who now spends her time advocating for disability rights. She also advocates for improved healthcare for all but especially adults born with Spina Bifida.