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Junior Achievement of South Central PA

610 South George Street

York, PA 17401


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 thru 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






The core of our organization focuses on program delivery.
There are two major groups:
   1. Non-classroom programs (JA BizTown, JA Symposium, STEM Summit, REAL Life, and YES!) 

   2. In-class programs  


JA BizTown

Kim McGowan
Director of JA BizTown 


JA BizTown Staff:

Dawn Gerhardt
Chris Iati
Diana Leppo

Carla McIntosh
Jennifer Martyn
Lisa Wivagg



STEM Summit 

Katie Crenshaw
Director of STEM Summit




Erika Donovan
Director of REAL Life




Kristen Santos
Director of YES!



STEM Summit, REAL LIFE, & YES! Staff:
Asha Makam
Beth Anderson
Chris McCormack
Denise Tushingham
Jared Auchey
Kathi Kunkel
Kelly Cook
Lisa Vaughn
Mia Varone
Mycenea Worley
Shannon Baker
Sue Belnick
Sue McKim
Todd Trimmer
Valarie Ryerson
Melanie Vener



Allison Kierce 
Vice President Volunteer Engagement
STEM-Real Life-YES! 


Julia Junkin
Director, Volunteer Engagement


Shannon Baker
Volunteer Engagement Manager

Megan Gilbert
Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Angela Kaja
Volunteer Engagement Manager

Sherry Martin
Volunteer Engagement Manager

Carla McIntosh
Volunteer Engagement Coordinator



In-Class Programs

Gini Riese
Vice President In-class Programs                                                          








JA in-class 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
& Program Manager 


Joanne Badger
Program Manager



Derry Township School District                    Lower Dauphin School District






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




Diane Peterson

Program Manager



Dallastown Area School District
Northeastern School District

School District of the City of York
School District of the City of York Charter 
West York Area School District
York Suburban School District




Mary Reinhard
Director, In-Class Programs




Carlisle Area School District
East Pennsboro Area School District
South Middleton 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 



Program Manager 




Camp Hill School District
Central Dauphin School District
Harrisburg City School District
Steelton-Highspire School District
Susquehanna Township School District





Jen Metz                      Program Manager    




Penny Kehoe                   Program Manager




Jen Hartman

Program Manager



Cumberland Valley School District  Mechanicsburg Area School District







Eastern York School District                    Hanover Public School District                          Red Lion Area School District                      South Eastern School District                 Southern York County School District          South Western School District                    Spring Grove Area 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, Littlestown Area, Mahanoy Area, Middletown 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 and fundraising.  
The following team oversees this work:

Becky Doumaux
Vice President, Community Development 


Betsi Zikmund
Director, Special Projects


Elaine Fogdall  
Grant Development Manager


Tiffanie Falkenstein  
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives


Devon Dominick Johnson 
Personal Giving Manager

Karen McMillen
Strategic Iniatives Manager

Karen Garber
Strategic Initiaves Manager



Special Events

To support the efforts for special fundraising events (A Global Tasting, Bowlathon, and Brews Around Town), the following team focuses on this effort:

Kim Zech
Vice President, Special Events

Jessica Sweigart
Special Events Manager

Laura Bender
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


Brian Lucia 
Administrative Support Manager

Barry Winter     
Director of Finance



Michele Shirey 
Administrative Assistant