Our People

Our Staff

Karla Mitchell
Executive Director

Patrice Stillwell
Operations Director

Amy Leonard
Development Director

Deb Stegall
Office Manager

Heidi Murray
Ronald McDonald Family Room Manager

Colin Powell
Resident Manager

Alyssa Noel
Volunteer & Operations Manager

Lauren Koppenhaver
Marketing & Communications Manager


Lori Zechman
Administrative Assistant, Development

Allison Linton
Administrative Assistant, Special Events

Bonnie Lazusky
Assistant Ronald McDonald Family Room Manager

Debra Jelliff

Felicia Landis

Loretta Charles

Relief Manager

Brittanie Grazer
Relief Manager
Lisa Jones
Relief Manager
Filip Kapular
Ronald McDonald Family Room Relief Manager
Connie Rhodes
Relief Manager
Victoria White
Relief Manager

2021 Board of Directors

Jill J. Walmer
Vice President, Operations, Highmark, Inc.

Vice President
Mark Dieffenbach
Director, Specialty Channels, The Hershey Company

Matthew Wildasin
CPA, Boyer & Ritter, LLC

Michelle Del Pizzo
Vice President Operations, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Directors at Large

Stephanie Arnold-Dinger
McDonald’s Owner/Operator, AGA Corporation

Sara Firestone
Community Relations Manager, Members 1st Federal Credit Union


Robert E. Cilley, MD
Medical Director of Children’s Surgery; Surgeon in Chief, Penn State Health Children’s Hospital

Kathy Conrad
Manager, McDonald Business Unit Regional Field Service Manager, McCain Foods

Timothy Fake
Sr. Director of IT, Milton Hershey School

Chris Garrett
Traffic Anchor, Total Traffic & Weather Network/Black Information Network

Jack Hartman, Esquire
Attorney, CGA Law Firm

Donna Holloway
Executive Assistant Manager, Director of Rooms, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

Hope Hoover-Armstead
McDonald’s Owner/Operator, Chip’s Old Fashion Fudge, Inc.

Ellen Kyzer
Vice President, Director of Client and Community Relations, PNC Bank

Alyssa Livengood Waite
Director of Nursing, Women’s & Babies Hospital, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital

Bradley R. Newman, CFP®
Lead Advisor, Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC

Katie Petermann Brunner
Senior Account Executive, WPMT-FOX43

William “Rob” Robertson
High School Special Education Teacher, Dallastown Area School District

Michelle Suarez-Costello
McDonald’s Owner/Operator, Chrishelle, Inc.

William J. Sutton II, LEED® AP
Vice President, Customer Experience, Mowery Construction

David Wagner
Account Manager, Enders Insurance