Action Committees

CACH’s success relies upon the Heavy Lifting of its Volunteer Committees! These are Working Committees, and afford your Agency/Organization/Place of Worship/Non-Profit the Best Possible Way to Stay Connected and Involved in Helping Families Move Out of Crisis and into Meaningful & Lasting Success!

Coordinating Committee
This is the Leadership Committee, that meets monthly to coordinate the various Activities and Outreach of the Coalition’s Members. The Core of this committee is comprised of the Chairpersons of all the other CACH committees.

  • Jennifer Wintermyer, Chair (for Tri-County Community Action)
  • Bryan Davis, Vice-Chair
  • Daniel Eisenhauer, Treasurer (for Dauphin County)
  • Jennifer Strechay, Secretary (for TFEC)
  • Charles Gassert (Housing Committee Chair)
  • Catherine “Cadie” Wyatt (for Senghor Manns, Harrisburg Housing Authority)
  • Maria Chianos (Prevention Committee Chair)
  • Amber Fields (for United Way of the Capital Region)
  • Marily Bellesfield (Service Delivery Chair)
  • Crystal Brown (Public Education & Information Committee Chair)
  • Gwen Copeland (for Leo Agresti, Dauphin County Housing Authority)
  • Roy Christ (for City of Harrisburg)
  • Denise Britton (Community Conversations)
  • Denise Hill (YWCA)

Community Conversation Committee
These Committee Members aggressively pursue increased Engagement & Partnerships with Businesses, Non-Profits, Agencies, and especially Faith-Based Groups. Long-term Sustainability relies on Active Engagement with our Stakeholders, seeking to Continuously Improve the Quality of our Network!

  • Denise Britton, Chair
  • Dave Seaman
  • Alex Fautua
  • Bryan Davis
  • Maria Chianos
  • Rev. LaVette R. Paige
  • Jill Snyder
  • Randie Yeager
  • Martha McGraw
  • Henry Wimbush
  • Gerald Rhoades
  • Amanda Jantzi
  • Darria Williams
  • Darrell Reinford
  • Frances Robinson
  • George Payne
  • Gloria Merrick
  • Julia Hoskins
  • Vladimir Beaufils
  • Lisa Peck
  • Natasha Woods
  • Pastor Sheldon
  • Ronda Peters
  • Ruth Stoll
  • Serina Brown
  • Sharon Engdahl
  • Chris Green
  • Carol Green
  • Tom Conners

Service Delivery & Data Collection Committee
Members of this Committee are Engaged in Meeting Client Needs Every Day! Monthly meetings focus on Ways to Improve Services and Matching Families to Critical Resources – Healthcare, Social Security, Mental Healthcare, Basic Needs, Housing, Education, Jobs, etc. This Committee is where most of the Service & Housing Providers get together to maintain strong Collaboration & Coordination. Once every Year, this Team Coordinates our Point-In-Time Survey – a detailed report on people we help, and a survey of their needs.

  • Marilyn Bellesfield, Chair
  • Jimmie Banks
  • Bill Christian
  • Annette Martin
  • Johanna Fessenden
  • Deborah Donahue
  • Denise Britton
  • Kay Pickering
  • Joann Romain
  • John Scarpato
  • Elaine Strokoff
  • Karol Tasker
  • Kim anderson-Sipe
  • Lisa Peck
  • Breyonna Mack
  • Frank Magel
  • Dimitri Zozos
  • Deb Ritchey
  • Melinda Zapp
  • Nelva V. Wright
  • Nicole Zenon
  • Rosalyn Deida
  • Steve Schwartz
  • Tara Stevens

Homelessness Prevention Committee
Members here focus on Ways to Promote Existing – and Develop New – Resources to Help Strengthen Families in order to Prevent Homelessness.

  • Maria Chianos, Chair
  • Kay Pickering
  • Helen Spence
  • Kristina Marshall
  • Rob Candidate
  • Trudy Forney
  • Kathy Possinger
  • Yolanda Awad-Hart
  • Deb Ritchey

Housing Committee
These Members Explore Opportunities & Partnerships to Increase the Supply and Availability of Quality, Affordable Housing in the CACH Network.

  • Charles Gassert, Chair,
  • Leo Agresti,
  • Fred Banuelos
  • Yolanda Awad-Hart
  • Beth Ellis
  • Julia Hoskins
  • Kristina Marshall
  • Martha McGraw
  • Rev. Crystal Twyman
  • Kathy Possinger
  • George Payne
  • Lynn Stewart
  • Martha McGraw
  • Deb Ritchey

Education and Public Information Committee
Members Plan & Oversee Special Outreach to Families in need, to the Coalition Network Members, and to the General Public. They also work at Promoting Activities of CACH Organizations & Agencies in Social Media.

  • Crystal Brown, Chairperson,
  • Bill Reed
  • Angela Wise
  • Natasha Woods
  • Deb Ritchey

Planning & Resource Development Committee
These Committee Members oversee the Implementation of HOME RUN, Leadership Development, Organizational Development, and Resources to support Coalition & Member activities.

  • Darrel Reinford
  • Bryan Davis
  • Rita Dallago
  • Jennifer Doyle
  • Maria Chianos
  • Michael L. Weisberg

Finance & Budget Committee
Committee Members here focus on Fundraising for CACH Activities and Operations.

  • Dan Eisenhauer, Treasurer and Chairperson, (717) 780-7049,
  • Bryan Davis
  • Jennifer Strechay
  • Deb Ritchey

Subcommittee – Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

  • Bryan Davis
  • Catherine Wyatt
  • Deb Ritchey
  • With members of Planning & Resource Development

CACH Client Information Management System “CCIMS” Committee
These Committee Members focus on Deploying, Maintaining, and Expanding use of the Shared Software Platform for Client Information, Referrals, Case Management, and ways to Improve Client Services through Technology.

  • George Payne, Chair, (717) 255-6431,
  • Deb Ritchey
  • Bryan Davis
  • Julia Hoskins
  • Denise Britton
  • Tara Stevens
  • Hilary Hoover
  • Krissy Marshall
  • Karol Tasker
  • Leo Agresti
  • Jacqueline Rucker
  • John Scarpato
  • Crystal Baxter
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