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United Way of Lancaster County announces leadership changes

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Carol Y. Phillips, left, is interim president and CEO and Susan E. Savage is chief development office of the United Way of Lancaster County
Carol Y. Phillips, left, is interim president and CEO and Susan E. Savage is chief development office of the United Way of Lancaster County - (Photo / Submitted)

United Way of Lancaster County announced today that it has a new chief development officer as well as a recently appointed interim president and CEO.

Patrick N. Jinks, who had been leading the chapter since January 2012, was replaced by interim President and CEO Carol Y. Phillips, according to a news release.

“Patrick has been instrumental in managing our ongoing transition to community impact,” Tom Baldrige, past board chairman of the United Way, said in the release, which offered no further comment on Jinks's departure. “He also moved the needle in a number of key areas on the United Way Worldwide’s Business Performance Model. We thank him for his service and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Jinks did not immediately respond to a request for comment today.

Phillips announced today that Susan E. Savage has been named to fill the chapter's newly created role of chief development officer.

Phillips is a former board chairwoman of the chapter and the most recent recipient of its Thomas H. Bamford Volunteer of the Year award. Retired from the faculty of Millersville University, she served as chairwoman of the nursing department and then as associate provost and executive assistant to the president.

Phillips also served on the Manheim Central School Board for 17 years, 12 of those as its president. A past chairwoman and 21-year member of the Visiting Nurses Association of Lancaster board, she also led the Lancaster County Government Study Commission from 2006 to 2008 and is currently vice chairwoman of the Hourglass Foundation and a board member of The Heart Group of Lancaster General Health.

Savage was president and co-owner of Abel/Savage Marketing & Communications for 35 years. Most recently she was director of marketing for the Bird-in-Hand Corp.

Savage has served more than 17 years on the United Way of Lancaster County board, holding a variety of leadership roles. She also was chairwoman of the boards of Rape Aid & Prevention and Salud Hispana, co-chairwoman of The Lancaster Campaign and served on the boards of Family Service, Samaritan Counseling Center, The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Fulton Opera House.

Honored as one of Pennsylvania’s Top 50 Businesswomen by the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce, Savage was also named an Athena Award winner by The Lancaster Chamber, a United Way Volunteer of the Year and one of the “Women Who Care” by Fulton Opera House.

Savage and her husband, Fred Engle, reside in Lancaster, the release said.

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer covers Lancaster County, nonprofits, education and health care. Have a tip or question for her? Email her at heathers@cpbj.com. Follow her on Twitter, @StaufferCPBJ.

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