Businesses featured this week: Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Dutch Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania
Lancaster-based Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lancaster County, which provides court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children, elected Kimberly Ibarra and Pauline Strausbaugh to its board. Ibarra is a labor and delivery nurse with Women & Babies Hospital of Lancaster General Health and oversees triage and special unit care for high risk pre-delivery patients. She is a registered nurse with a BS in nursing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Strausbaugh is an accounting assistant with D.H. Funk & Sons and monitors accounts receivable, accounts payable, daily deposits and invoicing. She has a BS in accounting from Central Penn College.
Manheim Township-based Pennsylvania Dutch Council of the Boy Scouts of America, which includes Lancaster and Lebanon counties, elected Rupert Taylor executive vice president. He is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Warfel Construction Co. He has a bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College. David R. Bradbury was elected assistant treasurer. He is executive vice president of the construction solutions division with Murray Securus. He has an associate degree and a BS in business administration from Penn State University. Both men are Eagle Scouts.
Susquehanna Township-based Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania named Melissa Vayda president and CEO. She was employed with Central Penn College for 15 years, most recently as chief academic officer and interim president. Previously, she was employed with a juvenile detention center and the American Red Cross. She also was a commissioner with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. She has a BA in American studies and sociology, an MBA, an MA in American studies and a doctorate of education in organizational leadership.