At its December meeting, the board of directors of witf re-elected Justin Weber, Esq. as Chairman of the board and William Lehr Jr. was again named Vice Chairman. Weber is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Harrisburg office. He concentrates his practice in commercial litigation. William Lehr, Jr. serves as the Chairman of the Board of Capital BlueCross. Mr. Lehr served as the Chief Executive Officer of Capital BlueCross from October 2008 to June 2012.
Six new members to the witf Board of Directors were also elected during the meeting:
• Michael Breslin, COO of NHS Human Services, from Harrisburg
• Liz Habecker, community volunteer, from Lancaster
• Darcel Kimble former VP and Senior Manager at PNC Financial Services Group, from York
• Kathy King, educator, from York
• James (Jay) White, Head of Linden Hall, from Lititz
• Matthew Zieger, President and CEO of Team Pennsylvania Foundation, from Harrisburg.
Michael Breslin has been a human services professional for nearly 40 years. As COO of NHS Human Services, he has administrative/operations responsibility for all programs and services provided by NHS in PA and six other states. He previously served as the Executive Deputy Secretary of the Department of Public Welfare and as Executive Director of Governor Casey’s Children’s Cabinet and chaired the Children’s Coalition.
Liz Habecker graduated from the University of Richmond with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Accounting. She has worked in commercial lending for Meridian Bank and in Pension Plan auditing for Reinsel Kuntz Lesher. Liz has been volunteering in Lancaster for 28 years and currently sits on the boards for The Fulton Theater and Milagro House. Additionally Liz has served on the boards of Lancaster General Health and The Lancaster Day Care Center.
Darcel Kimble is an Emmy award winning professional with a background in public relations, television production and corporate communications. Her most recent position was Vice President and Senior Manager for Corporate Communications at PNC Financial Services Group. Darcel holds a Master’s of Business Administration from The Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Towson University.
Kathy King is a graduate of Millersville University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and earned her Master’s degree in School Administration from Western Maryland University. She is a former school teacher for the Southern School District and Southeastern School District in York. Later she owned and operated Kathy’s Country School for 10 years. She has served on the boards of SPCA, York Day Nursery, and YWCA and has volunteered her time for Rape and Victims Assistance Center, York Symphony Orchestra, and Strand Capital.
Jay White is the Head of School and a member of the faculty at Linden Hall, the nation’s oldest boarding school for girls. Jay is an astrophysicist who is a Fellow of Great Britain’s Royal Astronomical Society. He is author of numerous professional publications, is a popular astronomy and science lecturer, and has been a leader of science-related tours around the globe. He was a university and college professor for more than 20 years and most recently served as The Chief Academic Officer at Washington & Jefferson College and Gettysburg College. He holds a B.S. degree from Birmingham-Southern College and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Indiana University.
Matt Zieger is President and CEO of Team Pennsylvania Foundation, a private non-profit organization created in 1997 as a partnership between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a diverse group of private sector CEOs. Matt serves as a key facilitator of many prominent statewide public and private initiatives in the areas of economic development, workforce development and education. Prior to his current position with the Foundation, Matt had served within Team PA as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Programming. Prior to joining Team PA, he worked with the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation.
The witf board of directors is comprised of 30 board members and meets quarterly throughout the year. The witf Board of Directors is responsible for witf’s mission—to use media to connect citizens to each other, and to opportunities for lifelong learning.
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