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Board & Staff

Board of Directors

John Martin ‘13, Board Chair Pillar+Aught

Scott Coburn ‘17, Incoming Chair PA Association of Township Supervisors

David Metz, Past Chair Morgan Stanley

  • David is a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley. He is currently serving as a board member for the Todd Baird Lindsey Foundation, and the YMCA, and board president at CALC. He lives in Boiling Springs with his wife Jennifer, and their two children, Owen and Kathryn.

Taylor Griffiths ‘16, Secretary Carlisle Barracks

Brooke Murphy ‘19, Treasurer SEK

  • Brooke is a tax accountant with SEK CPAs & Advisors. She lives in Gardners with her husband Clint and their daughter Jillian.


George Book, West Shore Chamber of Commerce

Jay Cattron ‘20, Carlisle Family YMCA

Michelle Crowley, Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce

Shireen Farr, Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp.

John Friend, Harrisburg University

  • John serves as the Vice President for UG Admissions & Secondary Programs at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. John’s focus with the University is to expand partnerships with secondary schools and further expand the undergraduate classes at the university. He has an extensive background in public education as a teacher, school principal, Associate Superintendent, and Superintendent. John serves on the Jr. Leadership and Organizational Development committees.

Preeti Ghosh ‘20, Orrstown Bank

Kelli Gift, PaySmart Payroll Services

  • Kelli is a CPA and Managing Member of PaySmart Payroll Services as well as a Kolbe Certified Consultant. Kelli serves as the Committee Chair for the Junior Leadership Program. She grew up in Central PA and is passionate about improving our community outlook through supporting small businesses and educating local youth on leadership opportunities in the area.

Jason Maddux ‘15, Middletown Press And Journal

Dennette Moul ‘10, Dickinson College

Safronia Perry ‘18, Hope Station

Kyle Petty ‘18, Orrstown Bank

Morgan Rector ‘19, M&T Bank

Justin Witmer ‘15, S&T Bank

Austin Wolfe ‘19, McNees


  • Nicole Deary

    Executive Director, Leadership Cumberland

    Nicole Deary became the Executive Director of Leadership Cumberland in February of 2017, while she was a fellow in leadership program. She considers her current role to be her greatest achievement because she gets to inspire people to become the best versions of themselves.

    She previously held positions with the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce as their Marketing Director and Events Coordinator. Her passion for the non-profit sector came from a prior position at Project SHARE as their media and business development manager.
    Nicole holds two degrees from Shippensburg University; a Bachelor’s in Communications/Public Relations and a Master’s in Communication. She has over 17 years of experience in events, marketing, fundraising, and development.

    Nicole and her husband, Mark, live in Carlisle with their two children, Hayley and Mason, and their two dogs, Boston and Otis.

  • Noelle Barrick

    Marketing Coordinator, Leadership Cumberland

    In July of 2020, Noelle Barrick was hired as the Marketing Coordinator for Leadership Cumberland. She has, however, been doing freelance marketing work for Leadership Cumberland since January of 2019.

    Prior to her position at Leadership Cumberland, Noelle was the Constituent Outreach Specialist for a local State Representative. She holds an Associate Degree in Specialized Technology from The Art Institute of York - Pennsylvania.

    Noelle and her husband, Chris, reside in Boiling Springs with their two young children, Hudson and Holden.