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

President: Doug Hopwood, Tabor Community Services
“I was once on the Today Show.”

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

Treasurer: Gary Yoder, BB&T 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, 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.”

Omar Henriquez

Phil Hess, Philhaven
“I like to cook and my favorite thing to do is play badminton.”

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, Salisbury Behavioral Health (retired)
“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.”

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