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Staff Bios

Anne L. Gingerich, MSW, Executive Director

Anne_Gingerich Anne L. Gingerich MSW Executive Director

Education: Anne earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work at Millersville University and earned her Masters of Social Work at Marywood University. With both a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Social Work, Anne approaches her work from a systems approach, engaging multiple individuals and groups to identify and implement collaborative solutions to community problems.

Experience: Anne was the director of the Nonprofit Resource Network (NRN), a program of Millersville University, Millersville, Pa., from 2007-2013. At the NRN, she “walked alongside” community benefit organizations, increasing their effectiveness, efficiency and financial stability through planning, training, facilitation and referral services. She has also been an adjunct faculty member in the Master’s Program of Millersville’s School of Social Work since 2009. Previously, she worked as Senior Development Officer at the Lancaster General Health Foundation, Community Service Director of the United Way of Lancaster County, and Emergency Social Services Manager of the American Red Cross of the Susquehanna Valley.

Community Service: As a Lancaster resident, Anne is active in volunteer board leadership. She currently or previously served on the following boards and committees: Milagro House, Board of Directors; YWCA Lancaster, Nominating Committee; Lancaster County Community Foundation, Grant Review Committees; Goodwill Industries Keystone Area, Workforce Development Committee; PANO, Board Director and Officer; Lancaster County Coalition to End Homelessness, Wraparound Services Task Force; S. June Smith Center, Board Development Committee; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lancaster County, Advisory Board; and Crispus Attucks Community Center, Development Committee.

Contact Anne | anne@pano.org

Rachael HaileSelasse, MA, Development Director

Rachael.JPG Rachael HaileSelasse MA Development Director

Education: Rachael has a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from The American University of Paris and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Oregon. She studied Human Rights Law, Diplomacy, Anthropology, Political Science and Feminist Studies. These disciplines inform her advocacy as well as her approach to systems change towards inclusion and high quality-of-life outcomes.

Experience: Having recently come on board with PANO, Rachael has diverse cross-sector experiences ranging in expertise and geography. From working in refugee resettlement in Seattle to education advocacy in Ethiopia and architecture in Bucks County, she has a multi-disciplinary tool box from which she builds community and designs programs and systems. In Ethiopia, Rachael launched a project to provide rural families with comprehensive support towards keeping their children in school. Both as a Grant Manager in Seattle and as a Project Manager in Doylestown, Rachael galvanized her role as a liaison and compliance monitor, helping to create community and consensus around delivering excellent services. While not at work, Rachael spends time with nieces and nephews, and her dog Lucky who she rescued in Ethiopia. Having lived in Ethiopia and Seattle, Rachael is a true coffee snob and is always looking for fresh roast!

Community Service: Over the last 13 years, Rachael has volunteered at a humane society, a women’s shelter, a non-profit collective, multiple schools, The ACLU, and the Borough of Lansdale where she currently calls home. Her passion is to elevate the value of and freedom for women. She is known for her fierce advocacy and out-of-the box problem solving.

Contact Rachael | rachael@pano.org

Lauren Henicle, Membership & Communications Director

Lauren_Henicle Lauren Henicle Membership & Communications Director

Education: Lauren earned a Bachelor of Humanities degree with a focus in Communication from Penn State University. Prior to transferring to Penn State, Lauren attended Ohio University. During her time at Ohio University, Lauren traveled to Panama to study tropical biodiversity and environmental studies. She also participated in the Global Leadership Program where she traveled to Vietnam and completed a marketing and exporting plan for a Vietnamese fish sauce company with students from Nha Trang University.

Experience: Lauren’s first experience with PANO was as an intern her senior year of college. Since starting her career at PANO in 2012, she has held multiple positions, starting as the Administrative Assistant to her role now as the Membership and Communications Director. Prior to coming onboard, Lauren completed an AmeriCorps program at the United Way of York County, served as a public opinion researcher at the Scripps Survey Research Center, and interned at the Governor's Office for the Governor's Advisory Commission on Asian American Affairs. Lauren loves graphic design, photography, travelling, music, films, food and spending time with family and friends.

Community Service: During her time at Ohio University Lauren participated in the Sierra Club. She participated in the United Way Day of Caring and has volunteered for numerous political campaigns.

Contact Lauren | lauren@pano.org.

Tish Mogan, Standards for Excellence Director

Tish_Mogan_ Tish Mogan Standards for Excellence Director

Education: Tish earned an MBA with concentration in Non-profit Management from Eastern University. This follows a MA in Theology from St. Bonaventure University and a BA in Mathematics with a minor in education from Gwynedd Mercy College.

Experience: Tish brings tremendous amount of experience in the fields of education, nonprofit administration and business. Her education experience spans secondary through graduate level with previous experience as an adjunct faculty at Eastern University’s MS in Nonprofit Management program, Tish enjoys keeping current with the needs of nonprofit organizations. As the initial Executive Director at The MBF Center, a nonprofit organization located in Norristown, PA, Tish directed the program’s growth in becoming an accredited post-secondary school and employment service for adults with disabilities. Tish brings professional administration experience in creating and leading integrated strategies to align organizational objectives with key constituencies (investors, students, staff, and communities). Areas of expertise include program development, fundraising, fiscal and legal accountability, policy development, board management and strengthening ethical cultures in organizations.

Community Service: Currently Tish serves on the Board of PathStone, Corp., an organization serving migrant workers and low income individuals and families in an eight state area. Tish serves in an advisory role for Mercy Spiritual Ministries, a mobile ministry providing services in the Delaware Valley region and beyond. Former areas of service include Board member and Chair of the Vocational Division for the Pennsylvania Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Board Member for Freedom Valley Disability Center, Advisor and Committee member of The Craig D. Buckler Learn to Ski Program, a fund of The Philadelphia Foundation, Development Committee for Daylesford Abbey as well as numerous volunteer consulting projects in the areas of education, disability services and nonprofit administration.

Contact Tish | tish@pano.org.

Amy Plank, Operations Manager

AmyPlank Amy Plank Operations Manager

Education: Amy earned her Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Organizational Communication from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. During her studies she traveled to Spain with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Honors Program to travel El Camino de Santiago, a 200-mile walking pilgrimage across the country while studying cultural history. She is currently attending Shippensburg University part-time to earn her Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

Experience: During her last year at Mansfield University, Amy led a group of five other students in creating a public relations campaign for a local nonprofit entertainment venue in Mansfield, PA. At the end of the campaign, the group hosted a talent contest that brought in 12 participating acts and over 200 students and faculty in attendance. On top of her schoolwork, Amy managed the social media accounts for four organizations and belonged to the Public Relations Student Society of America. In her free time, Amy enjoys hiking, hammocking, and spending time outdoors.

Community Service: As a recent graduate, most of Amy’s community service experiences stem from her time at Mansfield University. She was the Social Media Chair for Mansfield University’s Relay for Life, an event that raised money for the American Cancer Society. Amy has actively participated in Girl Scouts since Kindergarten where she has volunteered for countless organizations including food banks and soup kitchens, shelters, and school programs. She went on numerous mission trips with her church’s youth group to Nashville, New Orleans, and Birmingham following natural disasters. On top of that, she participated monthly in Adopt-a-Highway with her Honor Fraternity.

Contact Amy | amy@pano.org

Christina Spadaro, Director of Learning and Education

Christina_Baer Christina Spadaro Director of Learning and Education

Education: Christina earned Bachelors of Science degrees in both Criminal Justice and Psychology, as well as minors in Biology and Spanish, at Penn State University. Although she was taught to value volunteerism at an early age, her studies helped solidify her interest in community benefit work.

Experience: Prior to joining the team at PANO, Christina spent seven years in the community benefit sector working at a comprehensive domestic violence prevention and support agency in Bucks County, PA. She began as the Medical Community Educator for A Woman’s Place (AWP) before serving as the Education & Training Manager, Director of The Prevention Project, and most recently as Director of Innovation & Strategy. During her time with AWP, Christina led county-wide prevention efforts by coordinating domestic violence awareness education and training for various community groups including schools, hospitals, businesses, faith groups and special interest organizations. She also facilitated various strategic collaborations, oversaw the coordination of AWP’s volunteer program, and acted as the staff advisor to AWP’s Young Adult Advisory Board (YAAB), a group of student volunteers dedicated to empowering their peers to break the cycle of dating violence. Through her work at AWP, Christina has become a dedicated and passionate advocate for social justice and social change. She has also learned the value of true collaboration and partnership, and feels most alive when she is building relationships and making connections. In her free time, she loves spending time with friends and family, cooking (ok, baking), reading, running, travelling, crafting, and photography. And peanut butter.

Community Service: Christina has been volunteering with her mom for as long as she can remember – at local senior centers, at the local library, at various Girl Scout events. During her time at Penn State, she held several leadership positions with Gamma Sigma Sigma, a non-selective community service sorority, as well as with the Penn State Dance MaraTHON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. Since then, she has continued to be engaged in community efforts, as a Volunteer Sexual Assault Counselor on the hotline at Bucks County’s Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) and now as a Prevention Project volunteer at A Woman’s Place (AWP) of Bucks County.

Contact Christina | christina@pano.org

Joseph Lutz, Intern

Joe Lutz Joseph Lutz Intern

Education: Joseph earned his bachelor’s degree in Communication Journalism in Electronic Media with a dual concentration in Public Relations from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Experience: During his high school years, Joseph participated and fundraised for the Four Diamonds Fund’s Cumberland Valley Mini-THON, an organization that aims to “conquer childhood cancer.” He has participated in week-long mission trips in Tennessee and locally in Allison Hill, Harrisburg. As an Eagle Scout project, Joseph planned and led the creation of a memorial butterfly garden at Hampden Elementary School. Through his University’s chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Joseph had the opportunity to work with King’s Kettle Food Pantry, Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Relay for Life. As the chapter’s “Historian”, Joseph would create and distribute flyers and other promotional materials for philanthropic events. In his free time, Joseph enjoys spending time with friends and family, putting off the gym for “one more day” and grilling.

Community Service: Joseph has volunteered at Aldersgate United Methodist church through organizations like Daystar Spiritual Center, God’s Helping Hands and Meals on Wheels. Through Tau Kappa Epsilon, Joseph was able to help plan and run fundraising events for Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Stefan Swanson, Intern

Stefan_Swanson Stefan Swanson Intern

Education: Stefan earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Spanish from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. While there, he took a keen interest in advocacy and public policy. Stefan was vice president of the university’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honor Society. He is currently attending Shippensburg University to earn his master’s degree in Public Administration.

Experience: On two separate occasions, he was part of a week-long mission trip to Louisiana over spring break where he assisted residents in a deprived local community. In his free time, Stefan enjoys running and spending time with family, friends, and neighbors.

Community Service: Stefan has always been active in and volunteered through his church, as well as many community organizations, including the Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, and local food banks.

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