Behind every foundation grant and initiative that touches the lives of our neighbors is a dedicated staff and Board of Trustees that is committed to serving as a strong health advocate for our community.


Becca Raley, Executive Director

Casandra Jewell Sweeney, Officer Manager

Barbara Kirk, Finance Director

Ann Hess Myers, Gift Planning Officer

Heather Swartz, Communications Director

Marcellus Taylor, Director of Health Equity

Carol Thornton, Director of Grants and Public Policy

Gail Witwer, Director of Health Promotion

Board of Trustees

Incoming Chairperson: Christopher Farrands, CPA, Cohick & Associates

Vice Chairperson: Win Cleland, Ph.D., Community Volunteer

Treasurer: Stephen Bartoli, CIMA®, Morgan Stanley

Secretary: Trish Niemitz, RN, Med, Community Volunteer

Alvin Blitz, Esquire, Masonic Charities

Benjamin Dum, Jr., CFP, TIAA-CREF

Molly Fortney, Community Volunteer

Helen Houpt, MLS, UPMC 

Kendall D. Isaac, JD, EdD., Dickinson College

Taro Landis, Chief, Carlisle Borough Police Department

Medha D. Makhlouf, JD, Penn State Dickinson Law

Ellen Peters, Community Volunteer

Mark Price, PhD, Pennsylvania State Education Association

Lakshmi Polavarapu, MD, Sadler Health Center

George Pomeroy, PhD, Shippensburg University