Are you passionate about mental health and want to make a difference? Consider joining our team as a board member. Read more here about volunteering on MHALC’s Board of Directors.

Mental Health America of Lancaster County is thankful for the support and expertise of our Board of Directors:

President, Wendy Booker, Senior Manager, Channel Marketing, Armstrong Flooring

“Aside from serving on the MHALC Board Executive Committee, I am currently working on my first novel.”

Vice President, Tracey Lavallias, Executive Director of the Behavioral Health Service Line at Lancaster General Health

“I am passionate about behavioral health services and removing the stigma that is associated with mental health.”

Treasurer, Gary Yoder, Senior Vice President & Regional Credit Office at BB&T

“I try to live by three principles: If you see someone in need, assist them; If you see a piece of trash, pick it up; and live a healthy life.”

Secretary, Stacey Bailey, Clinical Director of Wellspan Philhaven, Prince Street and Water Street Mental Health Clinics

“I enjoy rediscovering all that Lancaster has to offer and spending time with my extended family – most especially, my daughter.”

Crystal Clark, Of Counsel with McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

“I have recently rediscovered that I love all things Disney – especially the theme parks. My 6-year-old approves.”

Jose GonzalezStaff Psychologist, Federal Correctional Institute Schuylkill

“My greatest passion is to bring healing, hope and help to people. I’m privileged and honored to be in a position to do just that.”

Omar Henriquez, Executive Director of The Goal Project


Kristin Labezius, Intensive Case Manager, Homeless Outreach Assistant Program Director, Community Services Group

“I love spending time with my family and enjoy working with and advocating for individuals experiencing mental health symptoms and/or homelessness in Lancaster County.”

Amy SechristPrevention Specialist, Compass Mark

“I take care of my mental health through a regular meditation practice.”

Nicole Specht, Director of Communications, SouthEast Lancaster Health Services

“I’m a Lancaster transplant, and am often inspired and energized by the caring, connected, and compassionate community we live in.”

Karen Straub, RN, BSN Affilia Home Health/Cardia IV Team Case Manager

“I am passionate about mental health advocacy and education, spending time with family, cooking, and providing the best care possible for the clients that I serve.”

Lenny Walton, Community Volunteer

“I’m a Lancaster County native who’s always believed that it was possible to do almost anything here if you got the right people involved.”

Julie Weaver, Vice President, Community Services Group

“I always strive to focus my life on my family and on making a positive impact on people; reducing stigma and on promoting mental wellness.”