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Hinkle's Restaurant Introduces New Owners November 22, 2017

Hinkle's Restaurant, 261 Locust St., Columbia, has been a staple in the Columbia community for decades. It is known as a local meeting place, especially at breakfast, where folks can catch up with friends. The restaurant is now owned by John Sipe, Tom Davis, and Robin Ortman, who have more than 70 years combined management experience at Hinkle's Restaurant and the former pharmacy, as well as other operations.

Upon the announcement from the Hinkle family that the business was planning to close and sell its assets, Don and Becky Murphy, owners of Cimarron Investments, crafted a plan to acquire the real estate, the restaurant equipment, and the Hinkle name. The Murphys then worked with Sipe, Ortman, and Davis to allow the trio to maintain restaurant operations and take ownership of the business. After closing for four days to regroup, rebrand, and ramp up to continue the restaurant, Hinkle's reopened on Oct. 30. "(We had) a great sense of accomplishment and a strong customer base," Don commented. "We were able to retain most of the key restaurant staff, which was essential to the restaurant. The employees are amazing and have been tremendously helpful as we transitioned."

Sipe served as manager of Hinkle's Pharmacy and Restaurant and has more than 30 years of experience with the restaurant and kitchen management. Ortman is the former kitchen manager of Hinkle's Pharmacy Restaurant, and she has executive chef experience at Willow Valley, as well as history with the Hotel Hershey. Davis is the former store manager of Hinkle's Pharmacy, and he brings decades of experience serving the Columbia community.

Some new features are in the works for the restaurant and its menu. The restaurant is planning renovations that will increase its ability to serve larger groups and provide table service and a private dining area. The business will continue to offer a full menu, catering, and takeout service.

Customers can expect all the delicious home-cooked meals that have become the favorites of the community, plus a few new treats. The restaurant will serve most breakfast items all day. Meals are made from scratch and are affordably priced. The chefs will also try to accommodate customers' dietary requests.

Hinkle's Restaurant strives to continue to offer the friendly atmosphere that the owners say makes it the social hub of Columbia. Exemplary service is the restaurant's main focus, and the staff believes that every customer should be treated like royalty. The restaurant maintains its old-fashioned soda fountain appeal, as well as familiar faces on staff that have made the transition with the new owners.

In addition to the new restaurant features, the property owners plan to introduce a new gift shop that will feature a variety of merchandise suggested by community members, such as items that may pertain to the river trail and other local interests.

Restaurant hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. The business can be reached at 717-684-2888. Customers are invited to find Hinkle's Restaurant on Facebook and visit for more information.


Meck Named To Directorship September 7, 2017

The Joint Operating Committee (JOC) of the Lebanon County Career and Technology Center (LCCTC) has named Glenn Meck as the new administrative director. Meck succeeds George Custer, who retired at the end of the 2016-17 school year.

Meck began with the LCCTC 22 years ago as the School to Work Coordinator, where he worked as a conduit between the students and the business world, creating mentoring and shadowing programs to promote careers and expand the workforce in the county. Prior to that, he was a manager at the Susquehanna Employment Training Corporation.

After achieving his Teaching and Leadership Certification, Meck was promoted to the position of LCCTC adult education coordinator and soon became the assistant director of the center. As the new administrative director, his goals are to increase student achievement, help fill the needs of the local workforce and increase career opportunities for both student and adult learner students.

To relax, Meck enjoys time on the golf course. He resides in Lebanon with his wife, Joed, and two children, Jordan and Julia.

For more information about LCCTC, readers may call 717-273-8551 or visit


Organization Hires Program Director September 6, 2017

Leadership Lancaster, a program of the Foundation of the Lancaster Chamber, has hired Erin Long as the organization's new program director. Long was scheduled to take on her new role in September. She replaces Kate Zimmerman, who has been promoted to executive director.

Long most recently served as a community school director through Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania at the School District of Lancaster, scaling up the district's community school model through community partnerships. Long is also a Core Class of 2016 graduate of Leadership Lancaster.

Leadership Lancaster administers various educational programs, including Core Class, Executive Series, Leadership Advantage, and Board Leadership Academy. Its courses cater to everyone from established executives to emerging leaders. As program director, Long will provide leadership and direction in executing all aspects of Leadership Lancaster's programs and initiatives.

Long lives in Lancaster city and is active in several other Lancaster community groups, including Arch Street Center, Girls on the Run, and The Common Wheel.


MU Names New Director Of Housekeeping August 10, 2017

Brian Fitz was recently selected as the new director of housekeeping at Millersville University (MU). Fitz previously served as director of facility maintenance at Cross Keys Village in New Oxford. There he was responsible for the facility maintenance of the 300-acre retirement community. Prior to that, Fitz worked for ServiceMaster LP. At ServiceMaster, he was the housekeeping director for Frederick Memorial Hospital and served as the housekeeping and laundry director for Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.

Fitz received a master's degree in intercultural studies from Columbia International University and a Master of Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary's College. He received a bachelor's degree in agricultural business management from Pennsylvania State University. He lives in York.


Chamber Posts Staff Changes August 9, 2017

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC has announced the hiring of Taylour Trostle as government relations manager. In her role, she will manage the activities of government relations through the design, coordination, and operations of programs and events to aid the Chamber and CREDC's business members and the community at-large. Trostle is responsible to present the Chamber's policies and viewpoints to local, state, and national government on a continual basis.

Prior to joining the Chamber and CREDC, Trostle was a public relations account holder at Quantum Communications, where she served clients in the government, education, health and energy industries.

Taylour is a graduate of Slippery Rock University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in communications and a minor in political science.


Chamber Names Vice President July 13, 2017

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC recently named Kara Luzik Canale as vice president of Chamber operations. In her new role, which began on July 17, she is responsible for implementing and developing components of the Chamber and CREDC's strategic plan and oversight of specific areas of operation including membership, events, business diversity, and communications.

Luzik Canale comes to the Chamber and CREDC from Sacunas, where she served as public relations director implementing clients' strategic public experience programs and leading the agency's cross-departmental internship program. Prior to Sacunas, she was director of account strategy at La Torre Communications.

She is a graduate of Elizabethtown College, holding a Bachelor of Arts in corporate communications with a minor in political science. She is an active member of Harrisburg Young Professionals, where she led the development of the Harrisburg Internship Connection, designed to retain future leaders by helping college students discover Harrisburg through a regional mentorship program. Luzik Canale also is a "Forty Under 40" Award recipient.


Baker Earns CAPS Designation June 8, 2017

Andrew Baker of Brubaker Inc. recently earned the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, identifying him as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist with the skills and knowledge necessary to remodel or modify a home to meet the unique needs of the older population, owners with disabilities, and their visitors.

The National Association of Home Builders, in partnership with the AARP and NAHB Research Center, created the CAPS program, which includes training and education on the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to compete in the residential remodeling industry's segment that deals with making home modifications for aging-in-place.

CAPS graduates include remodelers, builders, designers, architects, occupational therapists and others who help homeowners remain in their homes safely, independently and comfortably as they age.

In three days of coursework, the CAPS curriculum incorporates market demographics, communication techniques, marketing, common barriers and solutions, building codes and standards, product ideas and resources, and business management.

CAPS program graduates are required to maintain their designation by attending continuing education programs and/or participating in community service projects.

For additional information about the CAPS program, readers may visit


Medical Center Announces News June 1, 2017

To recognize the achievements of faculty, staff, students and volunteers at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, several appointments and awards of public interest were announced.

Penn State Health recently appointed Kimberly Lansford as its chief compliance officer. Lansford brings broad experience in the areas of compliance, operations and risk management with organizations similar to Penn State Health, including a Children's Hospital and a Catholic health care organization. She joins Penn State Health from Shriners Hospitals for Children in Tampa, where she was the chief compliance officer.

Dr. Shelly Timmons has been named president-elect of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). She is the first female neurosurgeon to be named to this role or to be chosen as president of any national neurosurgical organization. Timmons is professor of neurosurgery at Penn State College of Medicine, vice chair of administration in the Department of Neurosurgery, and the director of neurotrauma at Hershey Medical Center.

Penn State has named health economist Christopher Hollenbeak head of the Department of Health Policy and Administration in the College of Health and Human Development. His appointment will be effective Tuesday, Aug. 15. Hollenbeak joins the department after serving as a faculty member at Penn State College of Medicine, where he most recently served as professor of surgery and public health sciences. He is also chief of the Division of Outcomes Research and Quality and associate director of the Center for Applied Studies in Health Economics.

Patricia Silveyra, assistant professor of pediatrics and a research associate at Penn State College of Medicine, was recognized with the university's "All In at Penn State" achievement award. Silveyra is one of two recipients of the honor, designed to recognize a student, faculty, or staff member for embodying the university's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Recipients received a $1,500 stipend.

Dr. Chandrika Gowda, assistant professor of pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine, has been recognized as one of the nation's top young medical researchers. Gowda received the 2017 Young Investigator Award from The American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, an annual award that recognizes excellence in research in the field. Gowda's current research focuses on treating a specific subset of pediatric leukemia patients.

Children's Miracle Network at Penn State Children's Hospital was presented with two national awards at the CMN Hospitals conference in Orlando, Fla. For the ninth straight year, the program was awarded the highest fundraising award ($4,649,890) and highest amount raised per capita ($2.56) for CMN Hospitals serving a population of 1 to 3 million people. Also at the conference, Nipsey, Jen Shade, and Earl David Reed of "The People's Morning Show" on WQXA-FM 105.7 "The X" were presented with the 2016 English Radio Personalities of the Year award for their support of CMN Hershey through the annual People's Pay 4 Play, which has raised $1.2 million in 10 years.

Dr. Craig Hillemeier, dean of Penn State College of Medicine, CEO of Penn State Health and Penn State's senior vice president for health affairs, has received the 2017 Giving Back Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for his contributions to increasing diversity and promoting opportunities for students and faculty. The award honors college and university administrators who go above and beyond their everyday leadership duties and give back to their campuses and communities. Hillemeier is featured, along with 38 other recipients, in the April 2017 Leadership Support and Giving Back issue of "INSIGHT Into Diversity" magazine.

Penn State Children's Hospital has once again earned a three-star rating for congenital heart surgery - the highest available - from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). The latest analysis of national data covers a four-year period, from July 2012 to June 2016, and includes most of the congenital heart surgery programs in the U.S. The Children's Hospital is one of 11 in the nation to receive a three-star rating. The comprehensive report is based on data about outcomes and mortality across the full spectrum of congenital heart operations.


Ceppa Named To LCH Role June 1, 2017

Dr. Federico Ceppa, who joined La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) as a physician in October 2015, was recently appointed director of primary care.

Ceppa not only sees patients in-house at LCH's Kennett Square location, but he volunteers his time to travel with an outreach team to provide wellness checks for the employees of local mushroom farms and businesses who may not have the time to go to LCH for an appointment.

In his new role, he will oversee six providers who are supported by nearly 20 support staff of medical assistants, registered nurses, and patient advocates. LCH serves nearly 6,000 members each year through its integrated health center, social assistance services, education classes, behavioral health services, and dental center.

In addition to his family medicine experience, Ceppa's 10 years of experience as a surgeon will allow him to provide surgical care to LCH patients with minor wounds and lesions. A native of Argentina, Ceppa can communicate with both English- and Spanish-speaking patients who come to LCH for care.

Ceppa attended Kenyon College in Ohio and completed his medical training at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He then completed residency in surgery at St. Agnes Healthcare. After a decade of practicing surgery, Ceppa transitioned to family medicine through the Lifeguard Program with the Pennsylvania Medical Society. He lives in Chester County with his wife and two children.


Groh Named Chamber President April 27, 2017

The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced that Karen Groh was voted to become president/CEO, effective immediately. The announcement came at the April 24 board meeting,

Groh stepped in as interim president/CEO in mid-December 2016. She has been a business owner of a graphic design and marketing company for 21 years. She has been an active member since 1998. Over the years, Groh has chaired numerous committees including the Small Business Roundtable, Centennial Planning Committee, and Ambassador Committee. She has chaired the committee responsible for planning the annual Patriot Day Community Concert since it began. Groh has participated in three strategic planning processes for the Chamber. She has served on the board of directors for nine years and the executive committee for three years. Groh was slated to be the 2017 chairman of the board before assuming the role as interim president.

Ed Coyle, who served as the 2016 chairman, agreed to continue serving as chair until the search committee found a new president. Coyle has agreed to finish out the year since Groh will not be able to serve as chair.

Groh will transition her business client base to other agencies over the next few months. The position of president/CEO also carries over to the Chamber's foundation, an organization that secures funds and awards them through scholarships to a variety of students in the region. Groh lives in Cornwall with her husband, John, and children, Joshua and Sarah.

For information regarding the search process, readers may contact Jamie Hanford. Questions or comments may be emailed to


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


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


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


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.


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 or 717-484-4799 or visit


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


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


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.


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.


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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