Presbyterian Senior Living buys Dillsburg’s Pine Run

Dillsburg-based Presbyterian Senior Living Community has acquired Pine Run Life Plan Community in Doylestown from Doylestown Hospital.

The parties executed an asset purchase agreement after an extensive evaluation period. Closing is expected in the third quarter of this year.

Pine Run is a 532-unit/bed, five-star-rated life plan community that includes 272 independent living cottages and 24 apartments. Doylestown Hospital will continue to work jointly with Presbyterian Senior Living to offer medical services.

Following regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, Presbyterian Senior Living will assume full ownership of Pine Run, including Pine Run Lakeview Personal Care. Pine Run intends to continue operating Pine Run LPC as a life plan community under the name Pine Run Village.

Dan Davis, president and CEO of Presbyterian Senior Living, said in a release, “Presbyterian Senior Living is grateful to all the people that have worked diligently to get us to this next step. We are confident that the efforts of both organizations are leading us forward to continue the tradition of excellence at Pine Run and we look forward to the next few months as we finalize the necessary details to bring Pine Run into the PSL family.”

Jim Brexler, president and CEO of Doylestown Health, added: “During this process of due diligence, we were pleased that our early impressions of PSL were validated. PSL is a nonprofit, mission-driven organization with a long history and deep commitment to the health and vitality of seniors. We are looking forward to a positive working relationship with PSL in providing medical services and maintaining our strong connection to Pine Run.”

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer

YWCA Emerging Leader Award to HYP Executive Director

Harrisburg Young Professional Executive Director Meghan Bachmore received the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg’s Emerging Leader Award Wednesday night at the 34th Annual Tribute to Women of Excellence. 

The Emerging Leader Award recognizes the efforts of women under the age of 30 on behalf of the community, particularly regarding mentoring younger girls. 

“Over the last year, I have met some of the strongest leaders our community has to offer, who have spent generous amounts of time ensuring I felt assured, confident, and capable in my role as Executive Director,” Bachmore said in a statement. 

The “Woman of Excellence” title is bestowed on women who are active in the community as mentors, role models, and volunteers, serve on boards or committees of various nonprofit organizations, demonstrate integrity, strength of character and leadership, raise and donate money to important causes, and embrace the mission and vision of the YWCA. 

“Meghan embodies the characteristics of a true servant leader, something many don’t achieve under forty, let alone thirty,” 2022 HYP President Jade Honey said. 

Hosted by the Hershey Lodge and sponsored by Highmark, the event honors outstanding women in professional and executive positions for contributions to the community. Proceeds from the event help support the YWCA’s mission. 

Introducing the 2023 Nonprofit Innovation Awards finalists 

Central Penn Business Journal has named the finalists for its 2023 Nonprofit Innovation Awards. 

The Nonprofit Innovation Awards are presented to nonprofits that work to improve Central Pennsylvania in pioneering new ways. The innovation must have taken place between July 2021 and December 2022 and cannot discriminate against any protected class.  

A top winner and a runner-up in each category will be revealed during video rollouts May 15-18. 

The 2023 awards are held in partnership with the Lancaster County Community Foundation, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities and York County Community Foundation. 

“The 2023 Nonprofit Innovation finalists demonstrate innovation and creativity that turn ideas into action and help to build strong communities,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, managing director of the Central Penn Business Journal/BridgeTower Media. “We at the Central Penn Business Journal are pleased to join with the Lancaster County Community Foundation, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities and York County Community Foundation in honoring the work done by these outstanding nonprofits.” 

The Presenting Sponsor is First National Bank. The Major Sponsor is Community Aid. The Foundation Sponsors are the Lancaster County Community Foundation, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities and York County Community Foundation The Celebration Sponsor is WellSpan Health. 

The 2023 Nonprofit Innovation Awards finalists include: 

Branding Identity/Unique Marketing Campaign 

Goodwill Keystone Area 

Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg 

Music For Everyone 

United Way of the Capital Region 


Excentia Human Services 

Family First Health Corp. 

Goodwill Keystone Area 

Music For Everyone 

UPMC Pinnacle Foundation 

Management Operations 

The YMCA of the Roses 

York County Food Bank 

York County History Center 

Nonprofit Leadership Excellence 

Deborah Allen, PennCares 

Angela Dickinson, Someone To Tell It To 

Una Martone, Leadership Harrisburg Area 

Eric Saunders, New Hope Ministries 

Steven Schauder, Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg, Inc. 


Ben Franklin Technology Partners 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region 

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank 

Community Progress Council 

Hospice & Community Care 

PeoplesBank to donate landmark building to Glen Rock borough

York-based PeoplesBank is donating its building at 1 Manchester St., Glen Rock, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, to the borough of Glen Rock.

PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company and wholly owned subsidiary of Codorus Valley Bancorp Inc., was founded as the “First National Bank of Glen Rock, Penna” in 1864. It was one of the first businesses established after Glen Rock’s incorporation in 1859, a release said, serving as a catalyst of economic growth in the post-Civil War era through the present.

In addition to housing the Glen Rock borough office, the building is home to the Glen Rock Historical Preservation Society, which operates a museum. The society will expand the museum into the portion of the building vacated by the bank as part of the donation, which will be finalized next month.

PeoplesBank, with assets in excess of $2.4 billion, will continue to serve Glen Rock residents at nearby financial centers offering a full spectrum of services.

Society President Jon Nicklow said, “With PeoplesBank’s donation of this historic building located in the center of our town, we have an opportunity to showcase Glen Rock’s place in local history.”

Craig Kauffman, PeoplesBank’s president and CEO, added: “As the birthplace of PeoplesBank, Glen Rock holds a special place in the hearts of every PeoplesBank associate. The donation is another example of the bank’s long-term commitment to the community and our commitment to memorializing the legacy of PeoplesBank’s contribution to the prosperity of the area.”

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer

New CEO tapped for Hershey Trust Co.

Leslie Lenzo.

Hershey Trust Co. has named Leslie Lenzo as CEO and chief investment officer, effective Jan. 1, 2023.

She will succeed Janice Bratton, who is retiring after a 33-year career with Hershey Trust.

Founded in 1905 by Milton S. Hershey, Hershey Trust is a Pennsylvania-chartered trust company that serves as trustee of, and investment adviser to, the Milton Hershey School Trust, The M.S. Hershey Foundation and the Hershey Cemetery Perpetual Care Trust.

Lenzo comes to Hershey Trust from Downers Grove, Illinois-based Advocate Aurora Health, where she was senior vice president and chief investment officer. She built an investment and operations team at Advocate Aurora Health over nearly a decade, and was responsible for over $14 billion of investment assets across multiple pools of capital.

“We are pleased to welcome Leslie to Hershey Trust Co. and are extremely confident in her ability to lead the organization and our investment program, building upon our already strong foundation,” M. Diane Koken, chair of the board of Hershey Trust, said in a release. “She is a proven leader and investor who possesses the experience and expertise to deliver the investment performance required to support our mission and the legacy of Milton and Catherine Hershey.”

Lenzo added: “It is an honor to join such a prestigious investment organization and help support the legacy of Milton and Catherine Hershey. I look forward to working with the board, the HTC team, and the leadership of the Milton Hershey School, The M.S. Hershey Foundation and the Hershey Cemetery to provide excellent investment management and client service in support of their critical missions. My husband, four sons and I are excited to become part of the Hershey community.”

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer

York County receives $12.5M in state redevelopment money

State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, announced Tuesday that York County received $12.5 million in grants from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program that will benefit the 95th Legislative District.

Grant recipients, award amounts and the projects being funded include:

· City of York Health and Safety Complex ($1.5 million): The Pine Street School (Sylvia Newcome Center) will be renovated to house the consolidated operations of the Bureau of Health. A public health clinic is planned within the renovated space as well as the addition of a mental health division in conjunction with the police department. A multipurpose room will offer activities for students in grades 3 through 12. Classroom space will be provided for theater, dance, photography, cosmetology and physical fitness education and activities.

· Community Progress Council Integrated Services Building ($5 million): The council will use these funds to support the construction of a new, integrated services building that’s more cost effective to operate. Construction, land acquisition and parking improvements as well as soft costs such as design, legal services, permitting, inspections and construction management are included in the funding, too.

· York County Agricultural Society Redevelopment ($4 million): The funds are for renovations and upgrades and overall modernization of the buildings and venues throughout the York Fairgrounds. Numerous improvements are needed to the grandstand and buildings. Perimeter fencing around the fairgrounds will be constructed and/or upgraded to provide additional security.

· Newberry Township ($2 million): This grant are part of a project for a multiuse emergency services building.

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer

Cornwall Manor names new president and CEO

Lee A. Stickler has retired as president and CEO of Cornwall Manor and Harry A. McConnell, has been appointed as his successor. PHOTO/PROVIDED

With the retirement of Lee A. Strickler, Harry A. McConnell took over those leadership roles effective Oct. 3.

The seventh president and CEO of the 585-resident faith-based not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, which is in Cornwall borough, McConnell was most recently executive director of Normandy Farm Estates, a faith-based not-for-profit retirement community in Blue Bell. He also spent 25 years with Peter Becker Community in Harleysville, where he was promoted up to chief operating officer.

In addition, McConnell has been an adjunct professor at Gwynedd-Mercy College since 2004. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA, and is a licensed nursing home administrator.

“We are confident with the appointment of Harry McConnell as Lee Stickler’s successor,” Timothy D. Sheffey, chairperson of Cornwall Manor’s board of trustees, said in a release. “Harry has a proven track record of strong leadership and effective management skills, has great energy and outstanding operational results which will be critical strengths as he leads the community in the years to come.”

He continued: “Since we opened our doors 73 years ago, Cornwall Manor has been recognized for providing high-quality care and services to more than 2,500 residents. Lee has done a fantastic job helping create our strategic growth as well as spearheading many financial and operational successes, including the most challenging years we have experienced to date due to the COVID pandemic.”

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer

Calvary Fellowship Homes appoints new president/CEO

M. Dale Weaver Jr. and Cliff Hurter. PHOTO/PROVIDED

The board of directors of Manheim Township-based Calvary Fellowship Homes announced the appointment of M. Dale Weaver Jr. as president/CEO, effective Oct. 31.

He takes over for Cliff Hurter, who’s retiring after more than 42 years with the Christian organization, the last 34 as CEO.

Calvary Homes is a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services five-star life plan community/continuing care retirement community with independent living cottages and apartments, personal care, dementia care and skilled nursing.

Weaver’s experience in the senior living industry includes serving as vice president of technology and facilities/CTO at Landis Communities and in a similar role at Brethren Village. Previous to the, he worked at Siemens Healthcare serving hospitals and health systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Grove City College and an MBA in finance from Penn State.

In a release, Calvary Fellowship Homes also praised the leadership of outgoing CEO Hurter, a founding leader in Lancaster Area Senior Services.

Interim Board Chair Jon Sensenig said in a release, “Few people work in one organization for 40-plus years. For Cliff, his work has been a Christian ministry of serving older adults. Cliff embodies Calvary Homes’ values of integrity, respect, teamwork and stewardship. Thank you, Cliff. We celebrate you, your leadership and your representation of Christ.”

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer

Rock Lititz to host job fair seeking ‘skilled makers’

For the first time, nine companies in the Rock Lititz community are joining forces to hold a Fabrication Job Fair.

It will be held from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday at Pod 2, Rock Lititz, 201 Rock Lititz Blvd.

Participating companies are 4Wall Entertainment, ATOMIC, Clair Global, ChoiceLIVE, Lititz Technology Academy, Rock-it Global, Stageco, TFB Catering and TAIT.

They’re looking for welders; machinists; computer numerical control, or CNC, operators; electricians and more to work in the live event industry. Many immediate positions are available, and visitors are encouraged to bring their resumes. For more information, visit the Rock Lititz Facebook page.

“The live event industry is experiencing robust growth, and skilled makers are needed to create the spectacular sets, stages and special effects that make the Rock Lititz community a premier source of world-class products and services for live events and touring artists,” Andrea Shirk, Rock Lititz CEO, said in a release. “Our Job Fair is a first-time event to bring makers of all trades to our campus to learn of the diverse jobs that are locally available in the live event industry.”

She said the mix of expertise within the Rock Lititz community “is driving unmatched innovation, further cementing Lititz as the center of businesses supporting the live event industry.”

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer