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

President: Doug Hopwood, Tabor Division Manager of TLC Homeless Outreach & Veteran Services
“I was once on the Today Show.”

Vice President: Wendy Booker, NinjaTek-Fenner Drives
“Aside from serving on the MHALC Board Executive Committee, I am currently working on my first novel.”

Treasurer: Gary Yoder, Susquehanna Bank
“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: Tracey Lavallias, Behavioral Health Service Line, Lancaster General Health
“With over 27 years of behavioral health experience, I am passionate about behavioral health services and removing the stigma that is associated with mental health. I look forward to providing more opportunities and services to our community. I look forward to moving the needle forward in some of these long standing social issues that have affected our community. Oh… and I also love Pasta… it was the hook for me.”

Stacey Bailey, Wellspan Philhaven
“A Lancaster native, I recently moved back home from Baltimore. I enjoy rediscovering all that Lancaster has to offer and spending time with my extended family and, especially, my 3-year-old daughter.”

Crystal Clark, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
“I have recently rediscovered that I love all things Disney – especially the theme parks. My 6-year-old approves.”

Jose Gonzalez, Federal Correctional Institute Schuylkill
“Moved to Lancaster for work but staying for the amazing people and city vibe. My greatest passion is to bring healing, hope and help to people. Privileged and honored to be in a position to do just that.”

Omar Henriquez, The Goal Project

Phil Hess, President of Wellspan Philhaven and Senior Vice President of WellSpan Health
“I like to cook and my favorite thing to do is play badminton.”

Toby Imgrund, NinjaTek
“I believe we all have a story to tell and often the biggest impact you can make on someone’s life is to simply listen to them.”

Kristin Labezius, 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 Sechrist, Compass Mark
“I take care of my mental health through a regular meditation practice.”

Keith Shetter, Water Street Ministries
“I believe people are the difference in making our community a better place thus I choose to engage with various community organizations and projects. I am a father of 6.”

Nicole Specht, SouthEast Lancaster Health Services
“I’m a transplant from Berwick, PA. I graduated from Millersville in 2009 and have lived and worked in Lancaster ever since. I just love how rooted I have become here!”

Karen Straub, Affilia Home Health
“I am a Lancaster County native and registered nurse for Affilia Home Health. 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, 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.”

Tanya West, Kellogg (retired)
“I have served CONTACT Lancaster Helpline for over 40 years.”

Diane L. Willis, Community Volunteer
“I’m originally from the Philadelphia area. I relocated to Lancaster County in 2016 and I am enjoying my time here. I love water aerobics and fitness activities at Brightside Fitness Center. For 25+ years it has been my honor and privilege to advocate for our citizens with mental health challenges.”

Andrew Woodling, Belco Community Credit Union

Read more here about volunteering on MHALC’s Board of Directors.