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.


Carol Thornton, MPA, Executive Director

Vacant, Director of Grants and Public Policy

Casandra Jewell Sweeney, Office Operations Manager

Ann Carney, Finance Director

Antonia Price, Director of Communications and Development

Marcellus Taylor, Ed.D., Director of Health Equity

Gail Witwer, Director of Health Promotion

Board of Trustees

Chairperson: Trish Niemitz, RN, Med, Community Volunteer

Vice Chairperson: Medha D. Makhlouf, JD, Penn State Dickinson Law

Treasurer: Benjamin Dum, Jr., CFP, TIAA-CREF

Secretary: Marisol Barber, Members 1st Credit Union

Fifth Member: Win Cleland, Ph.D., Community Volunteer

Stephen Bartoli, CIMA®, Morgan Stanley

Joyce Bylander, MPA, Community Volunteer

Katie Crane, Pennsylvania Coalition to Advance Respect

Gale Wenk du Pont, Spiritual Care Coordinator, Release Faith; Interim Pastoral Care/Visitation Minister, Heidelberg UCC

Molly Fortney, Community Volunteer

Roderick Frazier, DDS, Community Volunteer

Taro Landis, Chief, Carlisle Borough Police Department

Rebecca Myers, MSW, Community Volunteer

Lakshmi Polavarapu, MD, Sadler Health Center

Mark Price, PhD, Pennsylvania State Education Association