Board of Directors

 

KARINDA MCMAHON | BOARD CHAIR

Data & Operations Analyst Manager
Eastern Alliance Insurance Group
Karinda Greo is a graduate of Mom’s House and Millersville University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Math, with a concentration in Actuarial Science, and a minor in Accounting. Karinda manages the Data Analytics department for Eastern Alliance Insurance Group in Lancaster. In their spare time, Karinda and her children enjoy traveling to new places, playing and watching soccer, and spending time in or on the water with their dogs. 

PAM SOUDERS-BERTA | BOARD MEMBER

Director of Operations
Ephrata Berkshire Hathaway
Pam is a lifetime resident of Lancaster County, graduated from McCaskey High School and Millersville University. She has worked for Homesale Realty for 30 years as a realtor and has been Director of Operations for the Ephrata Office for the past 10 years.
She is happily married to Mike Eleo who she shares 6 children and 13 grandchildren with. Pam is honored to serve on the Mom’s House Board because she was once a single parent for many years and understands the challenges of being to provide for your family.  Pam believes at the end of the day, helping someone to help themselves is the best kind of help you can give.

JEAN GOOD | BOARD MEMBER

Assistant Branch Manager
Janney Montgomery Scott
Jean is excited to be a part of the Mom’s House Board of Directors.  She lives in New Holland with her husband, Leonard.  They have two grown sons, Grant, married to Meagan, and Alex.  They enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. Jean is employed by Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC as an Assistant Branch Manager.  At Janney, she assists families and individuals with financial planning.  Prior to Janney, she was employed by Sterling Financial Corporation. Jean graduated with a degree in business administration from Elizabethtown College.  She is active with Petra Church, and formerly served with the ReUzit Shop of New Holland Board of Directors.

DAVE LLOYD | BOARD MEMBER

Executive VP Sales
Kurin, Inc.
Dave Lloyd has over 30 years of experience in the medical device industry . He has spent his entire medical sales career focused on hospital and homecare IV infusion. At Ivac, Dave held positions in sales training, finance, and product management. At Block Medical, Dave helped launch the HomePump.Dave served as VP of Sales for specialty distributor, Advanced Medical Systems, and VP of Sales and Marketing for Churchill Medical Systems, both of which were acquired by Vygon. At Vygon U.S., Dave was VP of Sales and integrated the Vygon Neonatal product line into the U.S. market. More recently, Dave excelled as Vice President of Sales for Ivera Medical before the company was sold to 3M. Currently, Dave is a founder and EVP of Sales in start up Kurin Inc. Dave has a B.S. degree in Marketing from Penn State University. He is a Philly Philly, Phillies, and Chelsea football fan and lives with his wife Anne in Lancaster PA.

 

BRIAN SULLIVAN, MD | BOARD MEMBER

Physician
Penn Medicine, Lancaster General Health
Brian was born and raised in northern New Jersey and grew up with his parents and two younger brothers.  He attended college at The University of Scranton.  After graduating, he spent time as a full-time volunteer working as a resident counselor for Boys Hope of Illinois, a residential program for at-risk children in Chicago.  Then he worked as a teacher at a Catholic High School in the Chicago’s south side.  These years changed him forever, but he realized that his dream was to become a doctor, so he decided to go back to school and received his MD degree from Temple University School of Medicine. In 2001, he moved to Lancaster for residency at Lancaster General Hospital and has been here ever since. He is a family medicine physician at LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Abbeyville and has been in practice there since 2004. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Christie, and three wonderful children as well as rooting for the New York Giants. He is very honored to serve on the board of Mom’s House.  As a family physician, he has seen the stresses that single mothers experience and how it affects their health as well as the health of their children.  He has seen firsthand how poverty and broken homes can lower the trajectory of a child’s future, and believes we need to find ways to change this.  Mom’s House provides a lifeline, a way for single mothers and their families to climb out of poverty and to be successful contributors to our community which is why he is thrilled to be a part of this organization.

 

Gabriella Farhat, ESQ | BOARD MEMBER

Attorney and Managing Partner
Pyfer Reese Straub Gray & Farhat, PC

Apart from practicing law in Lancaster County for over 32 years, Gabriella has always integrated in her community, dedicated to giving back her time and efforts to those missions she treasures. She relishes and has assisted in numerous fundraising and improvement of quality of life events: as a member of the Turks’ Head Auxiliary of The Chester County Hospital, a Ticket Sales treasurer for their Annual Polo Club Fundraising Event, a Mentor to high school juniors through the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce program. She has served as both a committee member and volunteer for her church, at environmental-friendly sponsored events such as The Greenfest in Philadelphia, the Sierra Club in Chester County. She comes from a large family where both education  and supporting others played key roles in her upbringing. To satisfy the “education” element, she attained a dual B.A. degree and a Law Degree from Villanova University. To satisfy “supporting others” element, Gabriella participated in events from childhood to pre-teen, teen, adult and current years. As education and volunteerism were key to building a strong Gabriella character, joining Mom’s House of Lancaster is a natural transition. It underscores her ongoing values of helping others to achieve and attain an education and become self-supportive. Gabriella is thrilled to become an integral productive Board Member, to raise funds and awareness.

GRAHAM CYSTER | BOARD MEMBER

Pastor
Grace Ubuntu Fellowship

Bio coming soon.

SARAH KRATSAS | BOARD MEMBER

CPA
Kauffman CPA Company

Sarah is a CPA with strong ties to the Lancaster community. In her role at Kauffman CPA Company, Sarah provides bookkeeping services for small businesses and non-profits. In addition to the Mom’s House Board of Directors, Sarah serves on the Schwarzwald UCC Preschool Board and co-leads a Girl Scout Daisy troop. She resides in Reading with her husband, Zach, and their three children.

HANNAH WALTERS | BOARD MEMBER

Account Executive 

JFC Staffing

Hannah is a graduate of Conestoga Valley High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government. She also has two daughters enrolled in the school district. Hannah has served on a number of boards and committees throughout Lancaster County but especially excited to join Mom’s House because she was once a single parent. The services Mom’s House provides are invaluable to the parents, their children, and families, and to the communities they serve.

In her spare time, Hannah and her family enjoy traveling, being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and trying new cuisines.

STEPHANIE THOMAS | BOARD MEMBER

Secretary to Homeless Student Project & Parent Involvement
School District of Lancaster

A servant at heart, Ms. Stephanie Thomas is fondly known in the community for capturing the heart of the audience with her powerful original written spoken word/poetry leaving the audience captivated, impacted, empowered, their thoughts provoked and their lives transformed. As a social-justice advocate,  she writes for and performs at various events throughout Lancaster, Chester, and Berks County with the aspiration of impacting lives on a global measure.

Ms. Thomas, serves as Advisor/Creative Impact Strategist of Speak To My Soul.  Speak To My  Soul is a movement that serves as a voice that creatively expresses stories of people through use of the performing arts, hosting events, creating productions and incorporating programs in the community to empower, educate and elevate a diverse range of people in society.

Ms. Thomas has served as a secretary with the School District of Lancaster since 2003; serving 2 years simultaneously in the departments of: the Families In Transition department (formerly the Homeless Student Project Parent Involvement and Special Education. She has worked 2 years at Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 Instructional Service Department as a program assistant.  She has worked 10 years at the County Of Lancaster Court of Common Pleas in the departments of Domestic Relations Child Support Enforcement as an enforcement clerk and the Office of Special Offenders Probation & Parole for offenders diagnosed for mental health or mental retardation as an office manager.  In addition, Ms. Thomas has served on various boards and committees in Lancaster, Allentown and Freemansburg, Pennsylvania.

TIMOTHY PONESSA | BOARD MEMBER

Administrative Services Sergeant 

Manheim Township Police Department

Timothy Ponessa was born and raised in Lebanon, Pennsylvania and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1978.  He joined the U.S. Army and served 15 years on Active Duty in the Military Police Corps and later joined the Army Reserves retiring in 2013 as a Master Sergeant with 21 years of service. Tim is a veteran of the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan wars and his military medals include the Meritorious Service Medal, seven Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, and numerous other medals and citations. Tim joined the Manheim Township Police Department in 1995 and currently serves as the Administrative Services Sergeant.  He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and of the University of Phoenix with a Master’s degree in Organizational Management.  Tim is married with two adult daughters, two adult step daughters, and 6 grandchildren.  He has served as the Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of Mom’s House of Lancaster, Past President of the National Sojourners, Lancaster Chapter 292, and as a Past Trustee and Board of Directors member of the Lancaster Elks Lodge 134.