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

Ann Rowland

Ann Rowland
Special Events Manager

Lori Zechman
Administrative Assistant

Bonnie Lazusky
Assistant Ronald McDonald Family Room Manager

Debra Jelliff

Renee Borie
Relief Manager
Michelle Carlin 
Relief Manager
Loretta Charles

Relief Manager

Lisa Jones
Relief Manager
Filip Kapular
Ronald McDonald Family Room Relief Manager
Brenda Karper
Relief Manager
Jennifer Sherman
Relief Manager
Brittanie Grazer
Relief Manager
Chris Umidi
Relief Manager
Victoria White
Relief Manager

2020 Board of Directors

Joanne Brown
President, WJKB Management Co., Inc

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

Ken Hugendubler, CPA
CPA, Partner, Baker Tilly

Beth J. Shaw, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Student Support Services, Milton Hershey School

Directors at Large

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

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


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

Steve Blount
Owner + President, General Construction Management, Inc.

Robert E. Cilley, MD
Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery & Surgeon in Chief, Penn State Health Children’s Hospital

Mark Dieffenbach
Director, Specialty Channels, The Hershey Company

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

Timothy Fake
Sr. Director of IT, Milton Hershey School

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

Jack Hartman, Esquire
Attorney, CGA Law Firm

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

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
Senior Account Executive, WPMT-FOX43

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

David Wagner
Community Volunteer

Matthew Wildasin, CPA
Principal, Boyer & Ritter, LLC