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

Lori Zechman
Administrative Assistant, Development

Allison Linton
Special Events Coordinator/ Relief Manager

Bonnie Lazusky
Assistant Ronald McDonald Family Room Manager

Debra Jelliff
Kitchen & Housekeeping Coordinator

Alexandria Resetar
Marketing & Communications Manager

Loretta Charles

Relief Manager

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

2023 Board of Directors

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

Michelle Del Pizzo, MBA, FACHE President, UPMC Memorial Hospital

Vice President
William J. Sutton II, LEED® AP
Chief Strategy Officer, Mowery Construction

Matthew Wildasin, CPA
Principal, Boyer & Ritter, LLC

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

Directors at Large

Dorothy Rocourt, MD, MBA

Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics Medical Director, Pediatric Trauma & Colorectal Programs, Penn State Health Children’s Hospital

James Strong, Esquire

Attorney, McNees Wallace & Nurick


Stephanie Arnold-Dinger

McDonald’s Owner/Operator, AGA Corporation McDonalds

Meghan McNelly Brenckle

Vice President, Quality & Pharmacy Operations, PA Health & Wellness

Kathy Conrad

McDonald’s Business Unit Regional Field Service Manager, McCain Foods

Marcella Detreville

Educator, Substitute Teacher

Tim Fake

Sr. Director of Information Technology, Milton Hershey School

Chris Garrett

Traffic Anchor, Total Traffic & Weather Network/iHeartRadio

Ellen Kyzer

VP, Director of Client and Community Relations, PNC Bank

Alyssa Livengood Waite

Director of Nursing, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Women & Babies Hospital

Kathleen McKenzie

Vice President, Community Affairs, Highmark Blue Shield

Bradley R. Newman, CFP®

Lead Advisor, Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC

Matt Romero

Director of Rooms, The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

Carolyn Moser Smith, Esquire

Attorney/Shareholder, McQuaide Blasko Law Offices

Joseph Tertel, Jr.

Senior Director of Performance Devices, Eko Devices Inc.

David Wagner

Account Manager, Enders Insurance