Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Executive Staff



 Board of Directors

Board Chair
Marsha Everton
The AIMSights Group

Board Vice Chair
Nicole Conway, Esquire
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Vartan Group, Inc.

Matthew Schroeder
EVP, Chief Financial Officer, Rite Aid Corporation

Board Secretary
Tom Nehilla, Esquire
Partner, Barley Snyder

Immediate Past Board Chair
Stephen Gierasch, Esq.
McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC


Robert Bee
Vice President & General Manager, WHTM/ABC27

Lynette Chappell-Williams, J.D.
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Penn State Health 

George Connor
Executive Director, Dauphin County Economic Development Department

Kristen DelGrosso
Senior Vice President, Banking Market Manager Central PA, PNC

Matthew Eisel
Community Volunteer

Jeshanah Fox
Marketing Director, Brown Shultz Sheridan & Fritz

Thomas J. Gentzel
Executive Director/CEO Emeritus, National School Boards Association

Shannon Gierasch, Esq.
General Counsel, West Shore Homes

Nora Habig
Regional President, M&T Bank

Heather Hall
EVP, Market President, Mid Penn Bank

Jim Holder
Director of Learning and Talent Development, Hershey Creamery Company

Thomas Korber
Vice President, Human Resources, Penn National Insurance

Steven Lewis
Owner, Steven Edward Lewis Agency, LLC.

Alka Patel
Vice President, Governament & External Affairs, Comcast

Michael "Gus" Schmedlen
President & Chief Revenue Officer at Startup in Stealth Mode

Kevin Schreiber
President and CEO, York County Economic Alliance

Matt Vogel, CPA, MBA
Vice President, Managed Care, UPMC Pinnacle

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

Brian Wassell
Partner, Business Advisor at Trout CPA

Catherine Wilsbach
Director, LIVIC Civil

Jodi Woleslagle
SVP, Human Resources, Capital Blue Cross

Dr. Frederick S. Withum, III
Director of Educational Planning, Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates


Emeritus Directors 

Marion C. Alexander
John Altmeyer
Dennis Brenckle
Mark Caldwell
Barbara Carbaugh
Steven Etter
Russell Ford
Bradley Forman
Miles Gibbons, Jr. (deceased)
James Grandon, Jr.
Lois Lehrman Grass (deceased)
Bob Grubic
Derek Hathaway (deceased)
Jim Hoehn
Robyn Holder
Kelly Hollinger
Clifford Jones (deceased)
Paul Kunkel, M.D.
David Lavery
David Leader
Terry Lehman, CPA
William Lehr, Jr. (deceased)
H. Glenn Manning
Harold McInnes
Kristen Olewine Milke
Michael Murchie
David O'Brien
Anthony Pascotti (deceased)
Jeffrey Peters
Thomas Philips
Christine Sears
Todd Shamash
Anthony Seitz, Esquire
Patricia Smith, CPA
Gary D. St. Hilaire
Jack Stover, Esquire
Marian Warden
William Warren, Jr., Esquire
Mary Webber Weston
Richard Willey
Kenneth Wolfe, CPA
Meron Yemane
LeRoy Zimmerman, Esquire

President Emeritus

Thomas Stone, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Hanes


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