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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.

Email Anne | anne@pano.org

Christina Baer, Director of Learning and Education

Christina_Baer Christina Baer 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

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. During her studies, Lauren traveled to Panama to study tropical biodiversity and environmental studies. Lauren also participated in the Global Leadership Program at Ohio University 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 came to PANO with valuable work and internship experience. In 2008, she interned at the Governor's Office for the Governor's Advisory Commission on Asian American Affairs. During her senior year of college she interned here at PANO. After college Lauren completed an AmeriCorps program at the United Way of York County. She began her career at PANO in the summer of 2012. Her experience includes design work, administrative work, event planning, customer service, communication skills and certifications including CERT, CPR, and two FEMA I-S.

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, Student Intern

AmyPlank Amy Plank Student Intern

Amy is currently completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Organizational Communication. She is a senior at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and expected to graduate this August with honors. She was a member of Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity, Lambda Sigma Honor Society, and Colleges Against Cancer. After graduation, Amy hopes to find work bettering the community in the nonprofit sector. In her free time, Amy enjoys hiking, hammocking, and spending time outdoors.

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