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Board of Directors

  • John Martin '13, Board Chair
    John Martin '13, Board Chair

    John is an attorney and one of the founding members of Pillar+Aught, a full-service law firm providing commercial and personal legal counsel with an extraordinarily high level of expertise and responsiveness. John lives in Hershey with his family, where he rides roller coasters and also serves as a board member on the Hershey History Center. John is an LC alum from the Class of 2013.

  • Scott Coburn '17, Incoming Chair
    Scott Coburn '17, Incoming Chair

    Scott Coburn is the Counsel and Education Director for the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, which represents the interests of about 1,450 townships around the state. Prior to that, he was in private practice in Philadelphia. He lives in Enola with his wife, Stacie, and their three daughters, Madison, Evelyn and Chelsea. When he’s not attending one of their activities, he is active with the Cumberland Valley Softball Association, referees high school basketball, and serves on the board of UCP of Central Pennsylvania.

  • Taylor Griffiths ‘16, Secretary
    Taylor Griffiths ‘16, Secretary

    Taylor is a community-focused and public servant leader. Graduate from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Public Administration. Master’s Degree in Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness from Millersville University. Taylor holds numerous professional certifications with the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications. He has been an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) since 1999. He has also completed the FEMA Professional Development series and is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

  • Brooke Murphy ‘19, Treasurer
    Brooke Murphy ‘19, Treasurer

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

  • George Book
    George Book

    George is the President & CEO of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce. He has served in this role since 2012 but has been involved with the Chamber since 2000, previously managing a local financial services branch for 15 years. You can find George watching soccer or playing golf if he has free time.

  • Jay Cattron ‘20
    Jay Cattron ‘20

    Jay is the Health & Wellness / Membership Director at the Carlisle Family YMCA. He holds a Sports and Exercise Science Degree and an Athletic Coaching Minor from Gannon University in Erie, PA. Jay was voted on the board by the 2020 Leadership Cumberland class. He also serves as the Pennsylvania State Chair for the United States Handball Association. He is from Western PA but currently resides in Carlisle with his wife Heather and dog Gracie.

  • Michelle Crowley
    Michelle Crowley

    Michelle relocated to the Carlisle area in 1998 to run the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce. Her plan was to only be with the chamber for about five years to move onto the next bigger market - but with so much going on in the Carlisle area she has stayed because every day brings a new opportunity. She has a great husband to step kids, a daughter in law and a beautiful new granddaughter, and two really funny cats. Michelle graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with her BS in Economics. She loves to golf, hike/walk, read, and quilt in her free time.

  • John Friend
    John Friend

    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
    Preeti Ghosh ‘20

    Preeti is the Branch Executive Officer with Orrstown Bank. She also serves on the Board for Girls on the Run. She resides in Enola with her husband Supriyo, two daughters Amaya and Kaya, and her two Yorkie boys Cesar and Maximus. She loves running, cooking, all things animals, and travel. In her spare time, she teaches Indian cooking classes at home.

  • Kelli Gift
    Kelli Gift

    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
    Jason Maddux ‘15

    Jason is the Community Impact Director for the United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County, working in volunteer recruitment; volunteer matching and development; outcomes standards and measurements; community resources/social services; business engagement and education; and event planning. He previously was a longtime journalist who has been the editor of award-winning newspapers in Ohio, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. After stints at The Sentinel in Carlisle and PennLive/The Patriot-News, he served as editor of the Press & Journal in Middletown until it closed in 2020. He has served on newspaper association boards in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. He was a fellow in the Class of 2015 has served on the Leadership Cumberland board for the last 5 years. He is the chairperson of the LC Curriculum Committee. A graduate of Boston University, he lives in South Middleton Township with his wife and two children.

  • Safronia Perry ‘18
    Safronia Perry ‘18

    Safronia Perry is the Executive Director of Hope Station, a non-profit organization in Carlisle, PA that serves low-income families. She served as a board member for two consecutive three-year terms. She was hired as the Interim Assistant Director in April of 2016 and then the Executive Director in August of 2017. She attended The University of Phoenix and majored in Psychology. She has also taken five Humanities classes at Messiah College, and is a 2018 graduate of Leadership Cumberland. She has served on various boards and committees such as Hope Station, Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland Perry Counties, Carlisle Victory Circle, Heart & Soul, and The National Coalition of 100 Black Women. She currently serves as a board member for Leadership Cumberland, The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Inter-task Force and chairperson for the Advisory Council, Carlisle CAN, Dickinson College Learning and Action, and serves as Commissioner for the Carlisle Human Relations Commission. She is also running for Borough Council.

  • Kyle Petty ‘18
    Kyle Petty ‘18

    Kyle is a financial planner at Orrstown Bank. He is an Alumni of the 2018 Leadership Cumberland class. In addition to serving on the curriculum committee of Leadership Cumberland, he also serves on the board of the Carlisle Kiwanis Club as Treasurer. He lives in Dillsburg with his wife Harmony and their three children.

  • Morgan Rector ‘19
    Morgan Rector ‘19

    Morgan Rector is a Business & Professional Banker at M&T Bank. She is currently serving as a Board Member for CALC, Maranatha-Carlisle, and the YMCA. She lives in Harrisburg with her husband Nathan. In their spare time, they love to travel. Morgan is an LC alum from the Class of 2019.

  • Justin Witmer ‘13
    Justin Witmer ‘13

    S&T Bank

  • Austin Wolfe ‘19
    Austin Wolfe ‘19

    Austin is an attorney with McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC where he practices in the Labor and Employment group. Austin’s law practice involves state and federal litigation, and counseling employers across a range of day-to-day issues arising in the workplace. He serves on the Leadership Cumberland Marketing Committee, as well as the board of directors of the Mechanicsburg Cemetery Association. Austin lives in Hampden Township, where he can often be found eating ice cream and chasing around his two young sons.


  • Nicole Deary, Executive Director
    Nicole Deary, Executive Director

    Nicole Deary became the Executive Director of Leadership Cumberland in February of 2017, while she was a fellow in the 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.