Our People

CHC Staff

  • Annie Bickert

    Annie Bickert

    OFFICE MANAGER. Annie has worked at CHC almost since its inception and acts as historian to the many changes CHC has gone through over the years.  She lives in Nazareth with and is the mother to two daughters and Grannie to two grandchildren.  Annie enjoys reading, gardening, and attending Nazareth Girl’s basketball games.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 31. Email: abickert@thechc.org

  • Katie Burns

    Katie Burns

    SAP LIAISON, Katie Burns (formerly Gross) joined the CHC staff as a SAP Liaison in December of 2016. Katie holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in education from Moravian College. She is a member of the psychology national honors society. Before CHC, she previously worked for Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21 where she was an emotional support interventionist. Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 32. Email: kgross@thechc.org

  • Stephanie Dorney

    Stephanie Dorney

    SAP LIAISON.   Stephanie joined the CHC staff as a SAP Liaison in November of 2016. She holds a BA in English from Moravian College.  Before joining the CHC staff Stephanie worked at Whitehall Middle School in 8th grade Special Education, where one of her duties was to establish and maintain working relationships between teachers, parents, students. 
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 17. Email: sdorney@thechc.org

  • Sarah Fields

    Sarah Fields

    SAP LIAISON. Sarah recently received a Master of Education from Cedar Crest College, where she gained experience working with English Language Learners (ELLs) and other diverse students in K-12 settings.  She completed her bachelor’s degree at Kutztown University, where she worked in the Office of Admissions and studied sociology, psychology, and Spanish. Sarah is new to the CHC this year, and is very excited to begin her role as SAP Liaison helping students overcome barriers to learning.   Sarah is bi-lingual English/Spanish.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 17. Email: sfields@thechc.org

  • Kristen Hettrick

    Kristen Hettrick

    DIRECTOR, STUDENT ASSISTANT PROGRAM.   Kris brings a background in adult education and experience in planning, organizing, and implementing solutions. She previously served as Education Services Manager providing leadership for three programs: adult literacy, family literacy with early childhood education, and summer learning (K-4).
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 12. Email: khettrick@thechc.org

  • Pam James

    Pam James

    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. Before joining CHC, Pam was employed in the advertising department at The Express-Times/lehighvalleylive.com over 40 years. She and her husband, Bob, live in Bethlehem and are the parents of two daughters.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 10. Email: pjames@thechc.org

  • Sariann Knerr

    Sariann Knerr

    SAP LIAISON.  Sariann started with the CHC in March of 2016.  She earned a BA in Elementary Education/Sign Language studies from Bloomsburg University and taught elementary school for 13 years in Virginia.  After moving back to Pennsylvania, Sariann worked at Sylvan Learning Center for 5 years, where she instructed K-12 students in reading, math, writing, study skills, and SAT Prep and taught Literacy to Pre-K students at a daycare in Macungie. 
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 32. Email: sknerr@thechc.org

  • Karen Kohn

    Karen Kohn

    SAP ADMINISTRATOR. Karen is a retired educator in the Bethlehem Area School District with a Master’s Degree in Education from Penn State University. During her Freedom High School tenure she was Department Chair of the Health and Physical Education department, head coach of the girls Gymnastic team and the girls Tennis Team. Karen was inducted into the Freedom HS Athletic Hall of Fame. Karen was also the SAP Coordinator at Freedom for 20 years, and an executive member of the PASAP Board of Directors for 7 of the 8 years that she served. She was also a member of the Dept. of Education SAP Advisory Board for 6 years. Now employed at the Center for Humanistic Change, Karen has been a Commonwealth Approved Trainer since 2009. She does many different types of SAP related trainings, organizes 4 annual SAP Consortiums .
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 22. Email: kkohn@thechc.org

  • Karen Korpics

    Karen Korpics

    SENIOR DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS, PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS. Karen has been with CHC for over 16 years.  An avid family person, Karen lives in Nazareth with her husband, 4 children and 2 grandchildren and enjoys reading, going for walks with her dogs, and playing baseball with her grandsons.  Karen truly believes that given the right tools people will make good, healthy choices.  A Certified Prevention Specialist, she is also trained in Program fidelity and adaptations, Emotional Intelligence, Strategic Prevention framework, Student Assistance program, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Trauma Informed Care, Substance Abuse Prevention, and First Aid Mental Health.  Karen holds a BA in Elementary Education from the University of West Florida and is a certified Elementary teacher in both PA and FL.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 30. Email: kkorpics@thechc.org

  • Theresa Krohn

    Theresa Krohn

    GRANT WRITER. Theresa recently joined CHC in July of 2017. She holds an MSW from Marywood University and a BSW from Cedar Crest College. Theresa has worked in several other Lehigh Valley non-profit settings and comes to CHC with a background in fundraising, budgeting and program planning. She is very active in the Lehigh Valley arts community as a dance instructor as well as a member of a local tap dance company.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 20. Email: tkrohn@thechc.org

  • Arlene J Lund

    Arlene J Lund

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTEOR. Arlene joined CHC in July of 2016. She holds an Master in Public Administration and Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Kutztown University. Arlene has worked in several other Lehigh Valley non-profit settings and comes to CHC with a background in administration, community-building, fundraising, budgeting and program planning. She is active with the Liberty High School Alumni Band and Friends of Music, Inc. Arlene is an avid swimmer and obedience/therapy dog trainer.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 15. Email: alund@thechc.org

  • Kim Moyer

    Kim Moyer

    SENIOR PREVENTION SPECIALIST. Kim has been with the Center for Humanistic Chance since 2011 as a Project SUCCESS mentor. A full-time Program Specialist since fall of 2015, she has facilitated and/or designed programs including Cyber Gambling Awareness Program, Current Drug Trends, Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education (H.O.P.E.), bullying prevention, social media, and small groups for schools. Prior to joining the center, Kim’s work history includes sales management, freelance writing, and teaching.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 14. Email: kmoyerr@thechc.org

  • Mare Nowak

    Mare Nowak

    DIRECTOR, FINANCE. Mare has over 20 years of experience in the accounting field.  Previous positions held have been in distribution, wholesale, retail and now with CHC in non-profit.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, including their 2 cats, and bike riding.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 16. Email: mnowak@thechc.org

  • Sonia Oliveira

    Sonia Oliveira

    PREVENTION SPECIALIST. Sonia has been with the Center for Humanistic Change since, August of 2016. She has facilitated and/or designed programs including Cyber Gambling Awareness Program, Social Media, bullying prevention, FASD and small groups for schools. Sonia is also the Project Success mentor at Southern Lehigh Middle School. Prior to joining the Center for Humanistic Change, Sonia was a full time student at The Pennsylvania State University, where she received a Bachelor of Art in Psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation and Human Services. Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 11. Email: soliveira@thechc.org

  • Donna Rohrbach

    Donna Rohrbach

    DATA SPECIALIST. Donna was born and raised in Allentown. She worked 26 years for Sprirax/Sarco as a cost accounting clerk, then 15 years at United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley as a liaison between donor and agencies. Donna started at CHC as a part-time employee September 4, 2017.  In her free time she volunteers @ McKinley Elementary School in Allentown.  Donna has been married for 40 years and has 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 19. Email: drohrbach@thechc.org

  • Neda Soltani

    Neda Soltani

    PREVENTION SPECIALIST. Neda joined the Center in 2017. She has a background in social work and in the health behavior sciences. Her professional experiences include outreach for a juvenile justice diversionary project in South Carolina, teaching health literacy to inner city youth, and  behavioral modification with youth.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 14. Email: nsaltani@thechc.org

  • Lisa Wolff

    Lisa Wolff

    DIRECTOR, PREVENTION. Lisa has participated in the development of programs such as Current Drug Trends, HOPE (Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education), and Awareness and Action: How We Can Help Prevent Suicide. Lisa facilitates a variety of CHC programs throughout the Lehigh Valley. She also mentors middle and high school students through CHC’s Project SUCCESS program. A graduate of Lehigh University, Lisa completed her M.Ed. at DeSales University, and taught fourth and sixth grade students in the East Penn School District before joining the Center in 2013. Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 13. Email: lwolff@thechc.org

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