Hunger-Free Lancaster County
For long-time client Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, launched and manage Hunger-Free Lancaster County, a coalition of 30 nonprofit, corporate, government and faith-based organizations with the extraordinary goal of ensuring sustainable access to three healthy meals a day to every resident of Lancaster County. This initiative is coordinated with the Wolf Administration’s “Blueprint for a Hunger-Free Pennsylvania.”
Working closely with the 22 local workforce development boards to improve the association’s profile and grow its membership and programs, strengthening workforce development at the local, regional, state and federal levels.
Seat at the Table York County
Manage this collaboration among government, nonprofit and faith-based members of the charitable meals network to ensure consistent access to nutritrious meals for everyone in need in York County. Pivoted to support the incredible efforts to meet community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reservoir Park Greenhouse Initiative
Working closely with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the City of Harrisburg, launched and manage a community coalition with the goal of restoring an abandoned greenhouse in Harrisburg’s Reservoir Park and creating a local and regional network around access to green spaces, gardening and outdoor recreation, including applying for grants, fundraising and community engagement.
Supporting this Maryland-based, faith-driven farm that grows more than two million pounds of wholesome produce each year for those in need, have helped them move from a patchwork of fields to a 200-acre farm, improve their brand and profile, develop educational and volunteer programs and raise more than $5 million to ensure lasting mission success.
Collaboration with Lynn Deary, founder of Pennsylvania Legislative Services, and the leaders of all four political caucuses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly to create the Capitol All-Stars, a charity softball game that has raised nearly $250,000 for Feeding Pennsylvania, the statewide hunger-fighting organization.
Helped launch a grassroots campaign to raise awareness about the threat of gerrymandering to democracy, working on the team that created the first-ever online legislative map-drawing contest for high schoolers, college students and adults. Helped develop strategic relationships with organizations like Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA, intermediate units, colleges, and many of the large trade associations.
Widener Law Commonwealth
Launched several mission-driven programs at Widener University Commonwealth Law School, including its veteran’s initiative and the emergency medical services symposium.
Fundraised to preserve the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence.
Worked on the successful passage in 2007 of a Right-to-Know reform bill after years of grassroots and direct, coalition-driven lobbying while at the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, first as its general counsel and later as its chief operating officer.
Co-founded the Pennsylvania Women’s Forum in 2013, a group that has facilitated important conversations around public policy issues impacting women and their families.