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Author Archives: CPBJ Staff

Family First Health

As a recognized patient-centered medical home, with eight locations in Adams, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties, Family First Health is passionate about improving lives in big and small ways, from high-quality health services and innovative partnerships to daily actions of compassion. Armed with a uniquely qualified team of health care professionals dedicated to creating an environment designed to reduce barriers ...

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Good Karma Garage

With more than 30 years of experience in the engineering community, Jeffrey Case launched Good Karma Garage in 2021 to assist financially struggling neighbors with assistance with car repairs to ensure they have a safe vehicle with which to earn a living. Vehicle ownership in Pennsylvania is very expensive due to the annual inspection and hits those struggling economically harder ...

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Leadership Harrisburg Area

With a mission of improving the quality of life in Central Pennsylvania through teaching and support of effective community service and servant leadership, Leadership Harrisburg Area (LHA) hosted a forum on civility and solutions around racial justice in response to the murder of George Floyd. Nine community experts participated and an audience of more than 300 people convened online for ...

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Tenfold

In early 2021, Tabor Community Services and Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership (LHOP) officially united so they could work together to address the affordable housing challenges their neighbors face every day. Together, the team offers a broad continuum of services with tools and resources to empower people to overcome homelessness, prevent eviction, prepare for homeownership, advocate for fair and affordable housing, ...

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UPMC Pinnacle Foundation

Since its founding, the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation has been dedicated to coordinating charitable giving to support community benefit and education programs, the needs of seven hospitals and various outpatient centers and provide resources to meet the needs of the most vulnerable patients, promote health and lifelong wellness in the local communities and support its workforce. With nearly 100 different funds ...

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Melissa Reed

Founded more than a century ago, Planned Parenthood has maintained the motto, “Care. No Matter What,” which Melissa Reed has been dedicated to promoting in Central Pennsylvania through her role as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Keystone (PPKeystone), a reproductive health care nonprofit with nine health centers throughout Central and Northeastern PA. Since joining the organization five years ago, ...

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John Griner

As the leader of an organization that began in Harrisburg in 1885, John Griner has excelled at casting a vision and strengthening The Salvation Army’s legacy and reputation for more than 30 years. Since taking over leadership of The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region in 2005, he has grown its operational budget from $700,000 to $5.2 million, while leading ...

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA

In the last 18 months, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA, like many nonprofits, has had to pivot or suspend services during COVID. But mostly, the pandemic has challenged it to think more creatively and be more innovative in the way it serves families to keep them near each other and the resources they need. To continue serving families ...

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Lee Stickler

Serving Cornwall Manor for more than 33 years, Lee Stickler was named President of the retirement community in March 2019 after 30 years of senior leadership experience as the Chief Financial Officer and then as Executive Vice President. In addition to successfully leading Cornwall Manor through a pandemic, Stickler has played a key role in Cornwall Manor being regarded as ...

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Community Progress Councils

As York County’s community action agency, Community Progress Council (CPC) was founded with a mission to empower individuals and families to move toward self-sufficiency and advocate for change to promote community growth. To better achieve this mission, the organization has fully re-designed its service delivery model in the past 18 months, supporting a comprehensive, integrated approach to services. Building a ...

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A&E Hearing Connection

Dedicated to making sure anyone with hearing loss has every opportunity to engage fully in life, relationships and passions, despite their socioeconomic status, Lititz-based A&E Hearing Connection was founded in 2017 to provide affordable, gold-standard audiological care to under-served children and adults in Lancaster and around the world. To keep its programs sustainable, A&E relies on the support of its ...

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Dauphin County CASA

Armed with a vision that every child in Dauphin County has a safe, stable and nurturing home dedicated to a promising future, the Dauphin County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) was formed in 2018. Since then, its mission has been to recruit, train, educate and supervise dedicated volunteers to become agents of change for the abused and neglected youths of ...

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Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc.

Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc. was established in 1996 to help revitalize Waynesboro’s downtown district through support for new and existing businesses, and by providing improvements, events and activities to attract visitors and residents alike to come and enjoy its historic downtown. With a focus on economic growth, marketing the downtown and the surrounding community to new consumers and businesses, and developing ...

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WellSpan Health

With a team of approximately 20,000 employees and more than 200 patient care locations, WellSpan Health is an integrated health system committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. Thanks to a $4 million grant, WellSpan Health recently opened a new and innovative one-stop clinic for vulnerable patients with mental health and substance use disorders. Called START ...

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Child Care Consultants

Founded in 1987, Child Care Consultants (CCC) oversees the Early Learning Resource Center for Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties, ensuring that all families have access to affordable, high-quality child care choices that lead to success in school and life. Each month, CCC is also responsible for the Child Care Works program, which helps low-income working families ...

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