Our Team

Board of Directors

Board Officers

  • President, Paul Gartland – Lamar Advertising
  • Vice President, Jeremey Sterner – Heritage Valley FCU
  • Immediate Past President, Mike Houska – Bank of America
  • Secretary, Douglas Cassel – Graham Packaging Company
  • Treasurer, Kathy Miller – Retired

Board Members

  • Jill Bollinger – Community First Fund
  • Philip Dodd – Overland Solutions
  • Gary Jones – Retired
  • Michael Konieczka – Wagman Construction
  • Patrick Nelson – Nexterus, Inc.
  • Heather Noll – Peoples Bank
  • Scott Sides – RBC Wealth Management
  • Jeffery Slemp – Grace United Methodist Church

Advisory Board

  • Kim Bracey
  • Tony Campisi
  • Ed Dunkelbarger
  • Keith Eldredge
  • Kerryn Fulton
  • Donald Gogniat
  • Mike Jones
  • Dave Meckley
  • Steve Mitchell
  • Robert Myers, III
  • Kevin Schreiber
  • Daniel Waltersdorff

Operation Committees

Board of Directors

Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month, 5:30pm at YHFH Office

The Board is ultimately responsible for the governance and executive oversight of the York Habitat for Humanity Affiliate. The volunteer Board oversees the Executive Director who manages the day-to-day operations of the Affiliate.

Building & Site Selection Committee

Meeting time TBD

The purpose of the Building & Site Selection Committee is to identify, assess, and acquire an inventory of properties and oversee the planning & design of future construction projects per the annual operating plan. Committee members assist with materials solicitations, cost estimates, construction safety orientation and the Brush with Kindness Repair program.

Development Committee

Meeting time TBD

The purpose of the Development Committee is to develop and maintain a robust and diversified funding stream to cover program and general/administrative costs of the organization and to provide for future endeavors. This is accomplished through a Sponsorship Team, Annual Giving & Fundraisers, and community giving programs such as Carpenter’s Club, HabiTeam (team building) and Cars for Homes.

Faith Relations Committee

Meets the 1st Friday of each month, 9:30am at YHFH Office

The purpose of the Faith Relations Committee is to build long-lasting relationships with churches in York City/County that will faithfully partner with York Habitat for Humanity in fulfilling its mission of providing safe, decent, affordable housing for lower-income families. It accomplishes this through the Church Ambassadors, house dedications, congregational support and ongoing efforts towards the Building on Faith projects.

Family Services Committee

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5:30pm at YHFH Office

The Family Services Committee is responsible for the recruitment, screening, and selection of homeowner candidates. In addition, the committee educates homebuyers and partners with the candidates to ensure timely completion of all program requirements. Finally, the family services committee actively engages existing homeowners to continue the sense of community, prevent mortgage delinquencies, and to enable those helped by the program to “pay it forward.”

Finance Committee

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 7am at YHFH Office

The finance committee is responsible for overseeing the monthly financial reporting, annual audit, investments, cash flow projects and the budget process.

Marketing/Special Events Committee

Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, 5:30pm at YHFH Office

The purpose of the Marketing Committee is to execute the calendar-based marketing strategy clearly communicating and promoting York’s Habitat for Humanity’s mission in the community. It accomplishes this mission through overseeing the contents of the website and social media sites, promotional material design, advertising management and quarterly newsletter production. Members also assist with the planning, promotion and coordination of special events and fundraisers.

Neighborhood Revitalization Committee

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5:30 pm at YHFH Office

Responsible for all aspects of the program, including family selection and approval, volunteer recruitment, fundraising, and marketing. Thoughtfully considers families in need of repairs, recruits volunteers and supervisors to complete the repairs, and helps raise funds to make said repairs possible.

Volunteer Recruitment & Governance Committee

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5pm at YHFH Office

This Committee is responsible for ensuring adherence of the Board of Directors to all applicable governance requirements, facilitating the recruitment and nomination of suitable candidates to key leadership positions on the Board of Directors and the various standing Committees, as well as providing oversight of volunteer recruitment, placement, and ongoing engagement.

Do you want to become part of our valuable volunteer force? See how here.