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Junior Achievement of South Central PA

610 South George Street • York • PA • 17401 • (717)843-8028 (Main Office)

3211 North Front Street • Harrisburg • PA • 17110 • (717)232-4099

115 East King Street • Lancaster • PA 17602 • (717)696-6210

JA of South Central PA has a number of staff to support the organization's goals and objectives. The majority are part-time employees and many work from satellite offices. The best way to reach them is through email. The following is a listing of staff with notations as to their general area of responsibility.


Tom Russell







Heidi Potter
Senior Vice President, Programs


JA BizTown

Kim McGowan
Vice President, JA BizTown 


JA BizTown Staff:

Dawn Gerhardt

Chris Iati
Laura Kehrl
Diana Leppo
Carla McIntosh
Jennifer Martyn
Lisa Wivagg

Tammy Stephens-Meisenhelder                                                                                                


STEM Summit 

Katie Crenshaw
Director of STEM Summit



Erika Donovan
Director of REAL Life




Michelle Richard
Director of YES!


STEM Summit, REAL LIFE, & YES! Staff:

Dawn Gerhardt
Jerry Auchey

Justin Riese
Kathi Kunkel
Kristin Coolsen
Lisa Vaughn
Mia Varone
Shannon Baker
Sue Belnick
Sue McKim
Tim Bresnahan
Val Ryerson
Eileen McNaughton



Allison Kierce 
Senior Vice President, Operations 


Julia Junkin
Director, Volunteer Engagement


Shannon Baker
Volunteer Engagement Manager

Megan Gilbert
Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Sherry Martin
Volunteer Engagement Manager


Classroom Programs

Gini Riese
Senior Vice President, Classroom Programs                                                          








Junior Achievement Classroom Programs are completed by volunteers in the classroom. We have a special team that works with schools and volunteers in this effort. They are aligned by school district as listed below:


Michelle Richard           
Clearance Coordinator 


Joanne Badger
Program Manager









Eastern Lancaster Co. School District
Elizabethtown School District
Lampeter-Strasburg School District
Lebanon City School District
Manheim Township School District          Northern York County School District            Penn Manor School District                      Pequea Valley School District                      School District of Lancaster                     



Mia Welaish
Program Manager


Cocalico School District
Columbia Borough School District
Conestoga Valley School District
Donegal School District
Ephrata Area School District
Hempfield School District
Manheim Central School District
Warwick School District




Tammy Stephens-Meisenhelter
Program Manager



Central York School District
Conewago Valley School District
Dover Area School District
School District of the City of York - Charter
West York School District




Stacey Hicks
Program Manager




Derry Township School District
Hanover Public School District

Littlestown Area School District
Lower Dauphin School District
Middletown Area School District
Northeastern School District
South Western School District
Spring Grove Area School District




Mary Reinhard

Vice President
Classroom Programs
/Volunteer Engagement




East Pennsboro Area School District
Susquenita School District

West Shore School District







Steph Snyder
Program Manager




Bishop McDevitt High School
Good Shepherd School
St. Joseph School - Mechanicsburg
St. Stephen's Episcopal School 




Tami Hertzler
Program Manager





Carlisle Area School District
Central Dauphin School District
Harrisburg City School District
Mechanicsburg Area School District
South Middleton School Distrcit
Steelton-Highspire School District
Susquehanna Township School District






Jen Metz                      Program Manager    







Penny Kehoe                   Program Manager






Jen Hartman

Program Manager



Camp Hill School District
Cumberland Valley School District 









Dallastown Area School District
Eastern York School District                    Hanover Public School District                          Red Lion Area School District     
School District of the City of York
South Eastern School District                 Southern York County School District 
York Suburban School District






Annville-Cleona School District, Bermudian Springs, Big Spring, Blue Mountain, Chambersburg Area, Cornwall-Lebanon, Eastern Lebanon Co., Fairfield Area, Fannett-Metal, Gettysburg Area, Greencastle-Antrim Area, Greenwood, Halifax Area, Juniata, Lewisburg Area, Line Mountain, Mahanoy Area, Middletown Area, Milton Area, Midd-West, Mifflin County, Mifflinburg Area, Millersburg Area, Minersville Area, Mount Carmel Area, Newport, North Schuylkill, Northern Lebanon, Palmyra Area, Pine Grove Area, Pottsville Area, Saint Clair Area, Schuylkill Haven Area, Selinsgrove Area, Shamokin Area, Shenandoah Valley, Shikellamy, Shippensburg Area, Solanco, Tamaqua Area, Tri-Valley, Tuscarora, Upper Adams, Upper Dauphin Area, Warrior Run, Waynesboro Area, West Perry and Wiliams Valley School Districts




Marketing & Development

To support the program efforts, we have a staff focused on marketing, development, and fundraising.  
The following team oversees this work:

Becky Doumaux
Vice President, Community Development 



Betsi Zikmund

Director, Special Projects


Angela Kaja
Director of Marketing



Karen McMillin

Strategic Initiatives Manager


Special Events

To support the efforts for special fundraising events (A Global Tasting, STEM Corporate Challenge,
Bowl-a-thon, and Brews Around Town), the following team focuses on this effort:

Kim Zech
Vice President, Special Events

Jessica Sweigart
Special Events Manager



Administrative Support

Additionally, there are several people who provide support to the total organization.  The following team oversees this work:

Sandra Moler                              
Director of Administrative Services                    


Kelly Anderson
Communications Manager


Barry Winter     
Vice President, Finance



Michele Shirey 
Administrative Assistant