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CASA Announces Staff Changes April 5, 2017

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County has announced the hiring of Melissa Leibig as the director of community outreach and the promotions of Bonnie Northeimer to administrative and recruitment assistant and Lisa Palmquist to development associate.

Leibig comes to CASA after serving for several years on the board of directors. In her position, Leibig will focus on increasing awareness of CASA's mission while working to increase and cultivate donor relations of CASA. Leibig, a graduate of Lebanon Valley College, previously worked in college admissions.

Northeimer first joined CASA in 2015 as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). Northeimer is a graduate of Millersville University and prior to joining AmeriCorps worked for the Ephrata Performing Arts Center. Northeimer will assist CASA with daily operational functions as well as walking alongside potential volunteers as they complete their application and training process.

Palmquist is another returning face of CASA, as she originally joined the organization as a CASA advocate in 2014. Though Palmquist still continues in advocacy, she has joined the staff as a part-time development associate, assisting with financial record keeping as well as facilitating CASA events. She joins CASA as a former educator.

CASA of Lancaster County provides court-appointed volunteer advocacy for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. For more information, readers may call 208-3280 or email casa@CASAlancaster.org.

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Seton Takes On YWCA Position March 15, 2017

YWCA York recently announced that Heather Seton has been appointed as the new chief services officer. Seton will oversee all aspects of leadership for victim services at YWCA York, including ACCESS York, Victim Assistance Center, Still Waters (Hanover), and community prevention education. Seton has served as YWCA York's interim chief services officer for the past four months and has been a YWCA York employee for more than 11 years.

Seton is an experienced mental health and human services professional with more than 20 years' experience and has served as YWCA York's legal advocacy director for ACCESS York and the Victim Assistance Center, programs of YWCA York, since 2005. Seton co-chairs the York County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, the Law Enforcement/Judicial Subcommittee of the York County Task Force Against Domestic Violence, and has served intermittently on the STOP Coordinating Team and York County Policy Board.

Most recently, Seton has worked closely with York County courts as well as the York County District Attorney's office to streamline access to services for victims of violent crime in York County. This resulted in YWCA York trained victim advocates taking over the staffing of the county's protection from abuse office located in the Judicial Center in downtown York. Seton holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from Towson University.

To learn more about YWCA York's victim services or any of its other programs, readers may visit www.ywcayork.org.

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Seton Takes On YWCA Position March 15, 2017

YWCA York recently announced that Heather Seton has been appointed as the new chief services officer. Seton will oversee all aspects of leadership for victim services at YWCA York, including ACCESS York, Victim Assistance Center, Still Waters (Hanover), and community prevention education. Seton has served as YWCA York's interim chief services officer for the past four months and has been a YWCA York employee for more than 11 years.

Seton is an experienced mental health and human services professional with more than 20 years' experience and has served as YWCA York's legal advocacy director for ACCESS York and the Victim Assistance Center, programs of YWCA York, since 2005. Seton co-chairs the York County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, the Law Enforcement/Judicial Subcommittee of the York County Task Force Against Domestic Violence, and has served intermittently on the STOP Coordinating Team and York County Policy Board.

Most recently, Seton has worked closely with York County courts as well as the York County District Attorney's office to streamline access to services for victims of violent crime in York County. This resulted in YWCA York trained victim advocates taking over the staffing of the county's protection from abuse office located in the Judicial Center in downtown York. Seton holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from Towson University.

To learn more about YWCA York's victim services or any of its other programs, readers may visit www.ywcayork.org.

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PCA&D Announces Staff Changes February 28, 2017

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (PCA&D) has announced that Patricia Ernst, vice president for finance and operations, was slated to retire on Feb. 24.

Ernst began at PCA&D in January 2008, following 20 years as controller at Loyola College in Maryland. She earned her master's in finance and accounting from Loyola College and her Bachelor of Science in accounting from University of Maryland College Park.

Ernst plans to become more involved with the Osceola Mill House Bed and Breakfast, a restored miller's cottage built circa 1766 on the banks of Pequea Creek in Gordonville, which she operates along with her husband, Ronald.

As Ernst retires, the college will divide the responsibilities of finance and operations to allow for greater focus in each area.

PCA&D has announced that Jonelle Matthews has been hired as director of finance, bringing more than nine years of collegiate experience in finance, budgeting, and accounting to the position. The position is responsible for all aspects of finance, budgeting, accounting, audit, financial aid, and student accounts. The position reports to the president and is a member of the president's cabinet.

In her previous position as executive director/controller of accounting at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md., Matthews served in a variety of leadership roles and managed issues relating to the higher education sector, including those that have an impact on small institutions. She earned her master's degree and Bachelor of Science in business administration with a finance emphasis and accounting minor from Washington Adventist University (formerly Columbia Union College).

In addition, PCA&D has announced that Derrick Gutierrez has been appointed as director of operations, a newly created position. The director of operations, serving on the president's cabinet, is responsible for all aspects of maintenance, human resources, physical plant systems, security and safety, institutional technology, risk management, and compliance. The director of operations supervises the offices of Institutional Technology and Facilities.

Gutierrez has been a tactical and operational leader at PCA&D since 2012 in his role as director of institutional technology.

With 19 years of experience in information technology, Gutierrez is also a graduate of Leadership Lancaster. He earned his Master of Science in information technology from University of Maryland and his Bachelor of Arts in physics from Franklin & Marshall College.

Gutierrez is pastor at St. Paul's United Methodist Church (UMC) in Terre Hill. He previously served as board member for Lumina Outreach and SACA Broadcasting WLCH Radio and is the recent past president of United Methodist Men, Southwest District. He has held development and finance committee positions at El Redentor UMC.

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DVGRR Names New Executive Director February 15, 2017

Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (DVGRR) recently named John Plummer as the organization's executive director. In this role, Plummer will oversee daily operations in addition to coordinating the efforts of the leadership team that includes other senior managers in the organization.

Plummer has been employed by DVGRR since 2013, when he was hired as the facility operations and staff support manager. Prior to that, he served on DVGRR's board of directors for seven years, including four as board chair. He began volunteering for the organization in 1994.

Prior to employment at DVGRR, Plummer operated various franchise businesses and worked as a computer programmer analyst. He graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems and minor in business management.

For more information and to learn more about DVGRR, readers may contact info@dvgrr.org or 717-484-4799 or visit www.dvgrr.org.

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Changes At Ware Center Announced February 7, 2017

Laura Kendall, director of the Ware Center and Office of Visual and Performing Arts, Millersville University, left her position, effective Feb. 10. Kendall and her family will return to their home state of Nebraska, as she has accepted the role of vice president of programming and education at Omaha Performing Arts.

Robin Zaremski has been named as the new interim director of visual and performing arts at Millersville University, starting on Feb. 13. Zaremski has a Bachelor of Arts from West Chester University, a Certificate in Recording Arts and Sciences from UCLA, and a Juris Doctorate from Temple University. She has been working in the music business since the early 1990s and currently works at Kutztown University as director of KU Presents! where she oversees the programming, budgeting, staffing, and overall management of the Performing Arts Series. She plans on teaching a course for the Music Department at Millersville University as well.

For more information about the Ware Center, readers may visit www.artsmu.com.

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Scofield Named As Director December 20, 2016

Creative York has announced the newest member of its team, Susan Scofield, as its director of marketing and events. An artist herself, Scofield has been exhibiting at Creative York since 2007, including winning an Award of Distinction in the 2011 YorkFest Juried Exhibition.

Scofield studied at the University of California San Diego, earning a bachelor's degree in visual arts with a minor in marketing. She traveled the globe from Guam to Panama, California to New York, before finally settling on York as her home in 2006.

For more information, readers may contact Scofield at 848-3200 or susan@creativeyork.org.

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Manton, Blessing Receive Promotions November 9, 2016

Albright Care Services has announced the promotions of David Manton to vice president of marketing and John Blessing to vice president of finance/treasurer.

Manton formerly served as the manager of sales and admissions for RiverWoods and Normandie Ridge Senior Living Communities, two of Albright's six communities. He was responsible for overseeing the sales counselors and admission coordinators, maintaining occupancy, and working with senior management to develop and market new products. Prior to joining Albright in 2014, Manton was marketing and sales director for Diakon Lutheran Ministries in Allentown and regional marketing director at Country Meadows of Hershey. His other marketing experience includes several positions as an advertising manager.

As vice president of marketing, Manton will be responsible for developing and overseeing marketing at Albright's six sites: RiverWoods in Lewisburg, Normandie Ridge in York, Warrior Run Manor in Watsontown, and Living Independently for Elders (LIFE) adult care centers in Lancaster, Lebanon, and Lycoming.

Blessing formerly served as the controller for Albright Care Services. He was responsible for the full-cycle finances of the corporation's six sites.

Prior to joining Albright in 2011, Blessing was controller and chief financial officer of VNA Health System in Shamokin, where he was responsible for the finances of five home health/hospice agencies. He had also served as manager of accounting and controller at Sunbury Community Hospital, as well as senior accountant at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

In his new role as vice president of finance/treasurer, Blessing will be responsible for ensuring the financial vitality of the organization by working with the management team to achieve sustained positive financial performance.

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Heller Selected By University October 26, 2016

The Lincoln University Athletic Department and interim athletic director Anthony Pla´ recently announced the hiring of Robert Heller as the department's next sports information director. Heller comes to Lincoln from University of the Sciences where he served as the department's director of athletic communications and sports information director from 1997 until December 2015.

A graduate of Villanova University, Heller was USciences' first ever full-time sports information director and oversaw all aspects of the athletic department's public relations efforts. He was promoted to assistant athletic director in 2005. In addition to his media relations duties, Heller also served as the institution's men's and women's head cross country coach for 18 seasons and as assistant women's basketball coach for seven.

Prior to joining the Devils, he served a three-year stint (1988-1991) as an assistant sports information director for the men's athletic department at Drexel University and was the contact for the wrestling, swimming and baseball programs. He has also worked as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers game-day public relations staff for eight seasons (1988-95) and one season (1991) with the USBL's Philadelphia Spirit. Prior to Drexel, Heller worked as an assistant manager in Villanova University's athletic ticket office, where he helped to develop and implement the office's first computerized database to keep track of season ticket sales.

Locally, Heller was a member of the executive board of the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association and served as its secretary/treasurer from 2001 until 2015. The association inducted him into their Hall of Fame in 2013 as the first-ever sports information director to be so honored and he is a two-time recipient of the organization's service award. Heller is also a member of the Philadelphia Area Sports Information Directors Association (Philly-SIDA) and serves as the women's basketball coordinator for the Philadelphia Inquirer Area All-Academic Team.

Nationally and regionally, Heller served on the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Committee for the past four years and also served as the national coordinator for the D2-SIDA All-America program for two seasons and as a regional coordinator for the D2-SIDA baseball All-America committee for seven years prior to his taking over as the overall national coordinator.

Heller holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Villanova University. He currently resides in Hatboro.

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Township Hires New Employees August 2, 2016

Springettsbury Township recently announced the addition of three new employees in the Department of Community Development. The new hires are Jessica Fieldhouse, Shawn Strausbaugh, and Ray Markey Jr.

Fieldhouse joined the township on July 1 as the director of community development. Her work history includes community development through her past positions with Mullin and Lonergan Associates as the housing development consultant and director of community development for the YMCA of York and York County. She most recently worked for Northwestern Mutual as both the practice manager and the recruiting and development director.

Strausbaugh began as the township's senior plumbing inspector and codes enforcement official on July 18. His previous work experience includes the assistant plan review chief for the Department of Community Planning, Housing, and Development in the Inspections Services Division in Arlington County, Va. Strausbaugh also managed residential and commercial plumbing inspections, plan reviews, code enforcement and was appointed to be the construction code official and building code official when employed by Manchester Township.

Markey joined the township on July 18 as plumbing inspector and code enforcement official. He brings knowledge from his experience in design, engineering, and his work with architects, engineers, contractors, sub-contractors, and residents to successfully complete building projects while employed by Ray E. Markey Builder.

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