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CHC Staff

  • Kristen Hettrick
    Kristen Hettrick

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.   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. 15. Email:

  • Paula Ream
    Paula Ream

    DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION. Paula joined CHC in March, 2021. Her experience includes senior positions in fundraising, development, marketing, grant writing, event management and community relations, and she has served on several local nonprofit boards including the Northampton Area Food Bank, Turning Point of LV, Valley Search and Rescue and the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 30. Email:

  • Katherine Abreu
    Katherine Abreu

    SAP LIAISON. Katherine graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Penn State University. In her free time she enjoys photography and videography. She believes everyone deserves safety, understanding and compassion. Her goal is to help as many children as possible..
    Phone: 610-443-1595 Ext. 21. Email:

  • Maria Alonso-Tomlinson, MALD
    Maria Alonso-Tomlinson, MALD

    Maria holds a Masters of Arts in Leadership Development from Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, PA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science of Communications from Sacred Heart University in San Juan, PR. She has been working with organizations in the Lehigh Valley in areas of parenting education, case management, recruitment, foster care, supervision, facilitation, and the creation of workshops. Maria enjoys building relationships in the community, understanding that working together and unifying efforts help the well-being of the community. Maria is a mother of two and along with her husband they serve with TEAMS for Medical Missions which provides medical services in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. In her spare time, she likes to paint, make jewelry, hair bows, and reading.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 24.

  • Annie Bickert
    Annie Bickert

    CLERICAL ASSISTANT. 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 served as CHC’s Office Operations Manager prior to her recent retirement, and is still helping the agency part time. She lives in Nazareth with her husband 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:

  • Jillian Cabrera
    Jillian Cabrera

    SENIOR PREVENTION SPECIALIST. Jillian joined CHC in January 2020. She earned her BS in Psychology with a concentration in Biopsychology from Cedar Crest College, and has experience in social services/community programs. In her free time, Jillian enjoys many different forms of athletics and likes to travel.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 20. Email:

  • Stephanie Dorney
    Stephanie Dorney

    MANAGER OF PREVENTION / COMMONWEALTH APPROVED TRAINER (CAT) .   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:

  • Maria Duarte
    Maria Duarte

    PREVENTION SPECIALIST/SCHOOL MENTOR. Maria went to Keystone College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal justice and psychology. She was also the vice president for her fencing club. Before starting CHC, Maria worked with immigrant children at KidsPeace. She also enjoys drawing and painting.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 34. Email:

  • Sandra Duarte
    Sandra Duarte

    PREVENTION SPECIALIST. Sandy joined CHC in February 2020. She earned her AS in social work from Northampton Community College. She is currently continuing her social work education at Cedar Crest College, and has experience in social services/community programs. In her free time, Sandy enjoys crafting, carpentry and meditation.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 11. Email:

  • Alisha Fernandez
    Alisha Fernandez

    SAP LIAISON. Alisha was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and holds a BA in psychology. While in her home country, she coordinated and headed adolescent groups and participated in community outreach from a very young age. She is committed to community service and giving back to her hometown. She loves art, natural and tropical environments, learning new things and spending time with her loved ones.
    Phone: 610-443-1595 Ext. 18. Email:

  •  Sahar Mary Giacobbe
    Sahar Mary Giacobbe

    SAP LIAISON. Sahar joined CHC in January 2023. Sahar began her field experience in mental/behavioral healthcare services in 2011. Her background spans engaging with a wide range of ages, from early childhood to older adults. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree as a double major in Psychology & Religion from Bethlehem’s Moravian University (2012, Magna Cum Laude.) She received her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling at Moravian Theological Seminary (2017, Summa Cum Laude.)
    Phone: 610-443-1595. Email:

  • Pam James
    Pam James

    CLERICAL ASSISTANT. Before joining CHC, Pam was employed in the advertising department at The Express-Times/ over 40 years. She served as CHC’s Executive Assistant for 4 years before retiring in 2021, and is still helping the agency part time. She and her husband, Bob, live in Bethlehem and are the parents of two daughters, and enjoy spending time with their two grandchildren.
    Phone: 610-443-1595. Email:

  • Paula Keglovitz
    Paula Keglovitz

    Paula has more than 20 years of extensive experience providing administrative support, especially in the non-profit sector – including work at Treatment Trends, Muhlenberg College and the Allentown Diocese.
    Paula is from Allentown and has two adult children. She enjoys gardening, reading and especially spending time at the beach.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, ext. 10. Email:

  • 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:

  • Julie Lane
    Julie Lane

    PREVENTION SPECIALIST FOR THE INCARCERATED. Julie joined CHC in January 2023. She grew up in Allentown and loves it here. She is a graduate of William Allen High School and received her BA from Moravian College. Her career includes casework in mental health and child welfare, and working in adult corrections, probation and parole. Julie enjoys time with friends and her adopted senior Beagle, Siggy Lane.
    Phone: 610-443-1595. Email:
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  • John Lapatchak
    John Lapatchak

    DATA ANALYST. John is a 2021 graduate of Moravian College with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and he joined CHC in January 2022. He has a vast skill set to assist the organization in extracting significant and meaningful data. He is disciplined and data-driven, and believes that data science will maximize productivity and business gain. In his free time, John enjoys studying market internals and understanding the algorithms that drive them. His hobbies include day trading stock derivatives and keeping an active lifestyle by weightlifting. Phone: 610-443-1595. Email:

  • Delia Mitchell
    Delia Mitchell

    COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR. Delia Mitchell Joined CHC September 10, 2018 as a SAP Liaison. She holds a Master’s in Justice Administration and Paralegal Degree from the University of Louisville, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Kentucky State University. Delia has worked in Social Impact for 15 years. She’s worked for the Jefferson County Public School System as a Family Service Worker, she gained her (CADAC) Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Certification while doing one on one Addiction Counseling and Relapse prevention groups. Delia became a Certified Life Coach in March, 2015 and has provided trainings on Self Care and parenting groups. Outside of work Delia teaches the elementary Sunday school class at her church.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 18. Email:

  • Keri Pennypacker
    Keri Pennypacker

    PREVENTION COORDINATOR - Keri is driven by working in a field where she can help others. She most recently worked helping the senior population, first with dementia patients and then with more active seniors. She believes in helping others live their fullest lives and is excited to now work in helping to shape younger lives. Keri has also worked in a corporate environment managing many projects, and served as a Subject Matter Expert in physical security compliance. Outside of work, Keri enjoys spending time with her grown children and her friends. She also likes painting, reading and a variety of music.

  • Shannon Pittman
    Shannon Pittman

    SAP LIAISON. Shannon moved to PA from California and brings with her over 15 years of experience working with children and families. She has a BA in Liberal Studies with a minor in Psychology, taught 5th grade for 3 years, and worked as a Student Assistance Specialist for 7 years, providing students with intervention and prevention skills, as well as social and emotional skills. Shannon is very passionate about working with students, families, and colleagues. Shannon is a mother of two teen daughters and multiple fur babies. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys traveling with her husband, working on house projects, and watching True Crime shows.
    Phone: 610-443-1595 Ext. 23. Email:

  • Terry Knox Ramseur
    Terry Knox Ramseur

    GRANTS / DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST. Originally from Reading PA, Terry has more than 10 years of grant writing experience - most recently with the Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers, and previously with Lehigh University, Allentown Symphony Association and eastern PA Girl Scouts. She has a B.A. degree from Davidson College in North Carolina, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. In her free time, she enjoys reading, creative writing, music, and the arts. She is a DEI proponent and humanitarian, and tries to be a positive influence, using a forward-thinking attitude, respect, and creative energy to encourage a joy of learning and working collaboratively. Terry has a great sense of humor, and highly recommends laughing often.
    Phone: 610-443-1595 Ext. 28. Email:

  • 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. 22. Email:

  • Maria Rossi
    Maria Rossi

    SENIOR SAP LIAISON. Maria holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University. She started working in mental health in 2011 at a Partial Hospitalization Program located in South Western PA (Washington County). She began working as a SAP liaison in 2015 for Washington County schools. Maria recently moved to the area in June 2022.
    Phone: 610-443-1595 Ext. 22. Email:

  • Ginny Sandoval
    Ginny Sandoval

    MANAGER, MENTORING PROGRAM / PROJECT SUCCESS/CROSSROADS: Ginny Sandoval worked as a Crossroads Mentor for two years before becoming the Supervisor of the Mentoring Program in June 2021. Ginny earned a Bachelors of Science in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing at State University of New York at Oneonta. As a former military spouse who lived in three different countries, she volunteered for over 20 years in international relations; cross-cultural competency; event planning; and advocating for youth, women, and families. She obtained her Dual Masters in Human Resources Management and Leadership from Webster University. Ginny is passionate about connections with people and serving the community.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext.14. Email:

  • Wendy Texter
    Wendy Texter

    SAP SUPERVISOR / SCHOOL MENTOR - Wendy has been working with CHC for several years as a School Mentor and more recently as part of the SAP team. She was promoted to SAP Supervisor in January 2023. Wendy has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the New School for Social Research in NYC.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 28. Email:

  • Judi Venturini
    Judi Venturini

    PREVENTION SPECIALIST / SCHOOL MENTOR. Judi brings a background as a Teacher, Mentor, Life Coach, Minister, and Chaplain. In prevention sector, she worked in Maryland in a collaborative effort addressing substance-related violence. Judi also worked for SAMSHA’s CSAP as the National RADAR Network Manager, and provided support to the regional prevention organizations in the U.S., and later served as the site coordinator for the Strengthening Families Program in Rockville Maryland. At CHC she has been a contractor, moved into mentoring part-time, and is now with us full-time on the prevention team.
    Phone: 610-443-1595 Ext. 27 Email:

  • Lisa Wolff
    Lisa Wolff

    MANAGER OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. 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. 36. Email:

  • Montana Youssef
    Montana Youssef

    PREVENTION SPECIALIST. Montana graduated from Moravian College with a Public Health degree. She joined CHC as a Prevention Specialist in November 2021. She enjoys working to make a difference. In her free time she enjoys being active and spending time with family and friends.
    Phone: 610-443-1595, Ext. 16. Email:

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