Anne L. Gingerich, MSW, Executive Director

Anne 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

Staff Bios

Christina Baer, Director of Learning and Education

Christina 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

Katie Coons, Administrative Assistant

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Katie received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Millersville University. She was elected as a member of the Phi Alpha Honor Society. After interning at PANO in the beginning of 2016, Katie came on-board as PANO's Administrative Assistant.

Contact Katie | katie@pano.org

Lauren Henicle, Membership & Communications Director

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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

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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.

Yang Lu, Intern

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Yang Lu received his Bachelor of Public Administration from Nanjing Tech University. He started the Master of Public Administration program at Penn State University in 2015. He is interested in nonprofit organizations.

Sandy Sharp, Intern

Sandy Sandy Sharp Intern

Education: Sandy received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Wilkes University and was a member of Alpha Chi. She started the Masters of Social Work program at Millersville University in 2015. She is interested in macro-level social work.

Experience: After graduating from Wilkes in 2010, Sandy started working for NHS Human Services as a Therapeutic Staff Support worker. She switched to an administrative assistant in 2011. After being accepted to the MSW program at Millersville Univeristy, she transferred to the NHS office in Harrisburg while pursuing her MSW. She started as an intern at PANO in 2016.

Yu Tian, Intern

Yu Yu Tian Intern

Education: Yu received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Renmin Univeristy of China and is currently a second-year full time student pursuing the degree of MPA in Penn State Harrisburg. Both of his academic and professional interests are in nonprofit organization management.

Experience: Before coming to the U.S., Yu once organized a team to support one primary school in Chinese rural area. He took the responsibility of an organizer and leader in charge of all coordination affairs, and assisted teachers in material preparation, teaching, as well as grading. He also initiated a book donation activity in his high school and collected more than 200 books for the students there. Last year, he volunteered in Penn State’s Giving Tuesday events.

Lynne Wright, BSW, Intern

Lynne Lynne Wright BSW Intern

Education: Lynne grew up in Tacoma, Washington and then earned her BSW in 1989 from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She is currently in her concentration year of the MSW program at Shippensburg University and will graduate in May.

Experience: Lynne has worked as a social worker in a nursing home, an intake counselor at a private psychiatric hospital and as a telephone operator. Her volunteer internships have included time at an oncology unit, an HIV clinic, a state psychiatric hospital and a women’s shelter.

Community Service: Lynne coordinates service and home visits for her church’s relief society. She was an army wife for seventeen years where she participated in Army Family Team Building.

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