Board of Directors
Barrie Ann George, '17, Chair
Barrie Ann George is the Vice President of Development & Communications for Safe Harbour. She earned both her Bachelor's degree in Government Administration and Masters' degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. Barrie Ann is the Secretary of the Carlisle Kiwanis Club, a member of the Carlisle Chamber’s Foundation Board, a member of the Shippensburg University Alumni Association Board, and a member of the United Way’s Success By 6 Advisory Board. She was the recipient of the West Shor Chamber's Shining Star Luminary Award in 2020, given Shippensburg University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2022, and named the inaugural recipient of Leadership Cumberland’s Denver Award in 2023. She and her husband, Joseph George have been writing a Fine Arts column for several publications since 2013. Together they have two adult children and five cats.
Jay Cattron ‘20, Vice Chair
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.
Preeti Ghosh ‘20, Secretary
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.
Brooke Murphy ‘19, Treasurer
Brooke is a tax accountant with SEK CPAs & Advisors. Graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Finance. She lives in Gardners with her husband, Clint, and their daughter, Jillian. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family & friends, especially at the beach or anywhere outdoors.
John W. Friend, Immediate Past Chair
John serves as the Vice President for UG Admissions & Secondary Schools at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. John’s focus with the University is to expand partnerships with secondary schools and build enrollment for 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 committee. He resides in Carlisle with his wife Colleen. Their children Allie and Kevin are both in graduate school.
John Anthony has lived with his wife of 35+ years, Karen, and their two children in the Central PA area since 1989. During that time he has served the community in several capacities including Past President of the Downtown Mechanicsburg Partnership, Past President of the Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce, Chair of Jubilee Day for 9 years, Past Director on the Mechanicsburg Area School District Board, Boy Scouts Past District Finance Chair and current New Birth of Freedom Council’s Executive Board member, Past President of the Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg North, 2020 / 2021 District Governor of Rotary District 7390, Past Board Member Leadership Cumberland and serves on the LC JLC committee. John is currently serving on the Mechanicsburg Borough Council as Vice-President, Trustee, and past officer of Eureka-West Shore Lodge #302 F&AM. He also volunteers for Junior Achievement and is a member of the Mechanicsburg Lions Club. His vocation is as a Mortgage Lender with Fairway Independent Mortgage where he oversees operations in Mechanicsburg, State College, and Hershey. John is excited to be back on the LC Board, helping to develop our communities’ future leaders.
Scott Coburn '17
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.
Robb Keith is a Vice President of Relationship Management with Members 1st Federal Credit Union. In his role, he thrives on building trusting friendships based on a genuine desire to serve members, prospects, and the communities at large to fulfill the mission of Members 1st throughout our markets. He has served in many organizations over his entire banking career. A native of Chambersburg and a graduate of Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, he has lived in Central PA since 1987. Robb and his wife Karen live in Perry County. They are very proud parents, blessed with 5 grown children and grandchildren. In his spare time, Robb enjoys music, great food, friends, sports, reading, and laughter.
Ashley Kurtz '16
Ashley is the Marketing Manager at Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC). She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Central Penn College and has over ten years of marketing experience. As the Marketing Manager, she is responsible for marketing strategy, research, advertising, campaign activation, product development, and tourism grant promotion and administration. Ashley has been with CAEDC since June 2008 and is an LC Alumni and the Chair of LC's Curriculum Committee.
Kellan Lowe, '16
Kellan Lowe is the Head of Human Resources for Volvo Construction Equipment, located in Shippensburg, PA. In his role, Kellan oversees all aspects of Human Resources, with a primary focus on supporting the needs of the Operations and Purchasing functions. He and his team are responsible for compensation and benefits administration, talent management, employee relations, workforce development, employee health and wellness, and legal compliance. Kellan has been with Volvo for over 13 years, and he has been in his current role for the last 7 years. Kellan has an MBA from Shippensburg University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Wake Forest University. He also holds a Graduate Certification in International Economic Relations from American University. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children and is an avid sports lover. He plays soccer and golf and enjoys snowboarding during the winter months.
Patrick Lundquist ’23
Director of Operations
Safronia Perry ‘18
Safronia Perry is the CEO of S. Perry Consulting & Coaching LLC and former Executive Director of Hope Station Area Neighborhood Council (Hope Station) a nonprofit organization. She launched her business in July of 2023. She works for businesses of color and women-owned businesses, nonprofit organizations, and political candidates. She attended the OIC of Carlisle, Academy of Medical Arts and Business in Harrisburg, University of Phoenix, took classes through Messiah College, and graduated from Leadership Cumberland in 2018. She previously served as a commissioner for the Carlisle Human Relations Commission, president of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Advisory Council, member of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Inter-Task Force, board member of Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties, member of Heart Soul committee, and member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Harrisburg Chapter. She is a board member of Leadership Cumberland and the PA Humanities Council and serves as a council member for the borough of Carlisle. Her greatest accomplishment is being the mother of 2 adult sons, a daughter in love, and the grandmother of a grandson and granddaughter.
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.
Nina Reese '17
Nina Reese is a Vice President, C&I Relationship Manager for Orrstown Bank. She is currently serving as the board chair for the Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce and was the 2022-2023 campaign chair for the United Way of Shippensburg. She continues to serve as a board member for the Shippensburg United Way in addition to committee chair for the Leadership Cumberland Alumni Committee and a member of the Membership, Programs, Awards Banquet, Chainsaw Carvers, Golf, and Community Christmas Party committees of the Shippensburg Chamber. Nina serves in the children’s ministry in the two-year-old classroom at The Meeting House Carlisle and volunteers with the Mount Rock Elementary School PTO. Nina resides in Carlisle with her husband, Lew, and their two children, Boston and Brexley. Nina finds great joy in connecting with the community through board engagement, volunteerism and as a function of her role as a commercial relationship manager. Witnessing her family, neighbors, community, and clients thrive is a fulfilling experience with which Nina is so grateful to play a part any way that she can. In her spare time, Nina enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and pouring into her family and home. Professionally, Nina brings over two decades of banking experience to provide her clients with best-in-class service.
Devon Sprenkle ‘23
Director of Development
Penn State Health - West Shore Region
Nicole Deary, Program Director - LC Fellows Program
Nicole Deary is the President and CEO of the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce. Prior to the Chamber, she was the Executive Director of Leadership Cumberland for 5 years. Nicole holds two degrees from Shippensburg University; a Bachelor’s in Public Relations/Psychology and a Master’s in Communication. She has over 20 years of experience in events, marketing, fundraising, and development. Nicole and her husband, Mark, live in Carlisle with their two children, Hayley and Mason, their dog Brady, and their 4 chickens.
George Book, Program Director - Junior Leadership Cumberland
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 in his free time.
Krystin Blauch, Marketing Coordinator
Krystin Blauch joined the organization as Marketing Coordinator in March of 2021. She has worked in the nonprofit field for over ten years and has experience in marketing, business development, event planning, design, and communications. A transplant from New York City, she graduated from Messiah University in 2009 and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Management. Krystin lives in Jonestown with her college sweetheart Derek, their two boys, and spunky Corgi Kipper. She loves ice cream, cooking, concerts, and spending time with her friends and family.