“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision and relentlessly drive it to completion.”

~ Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric Co.


Management Team

The members of UCP Central PA’s Management Team offer a diverse set of skills and experience, driven by a strong passion for our mission to to assist infants, children, youth, and adults, with disabilities, and their families, achieve their goals of development, growth, independence, and full citizenship. Led by our President/CEO, Judith A. McCowan, the members of the Management Team of UCP Central PA work with their departmental teams to ensure the agency moves forward in a manner consistent with our mission, vision, and values.

Judith A. McCowan

Judith A. McCowan

President/CEO

Judith McCowan is President/CEO of UCP Central PA. In her primary role as CEO, Judith McCowan is responsible for directing all facets of UCP Central PA, a leading mid-state disability services provider across a 17-county footprint, as she charts a course for its continued growth and success. She leads the agency’s strategic planning initiatives as they relate to program operations and will assume direct oversight of UCP’s HR, IT, finance, fundraising, development, marketing, communications, and community relations functions. In addition to her effective leadership skills, Judith has a proven track record of improving performance and profitability across public, private and nonprofit sectors alike. She has demonstrated strength in several key skill sets, including fiscal leadership, strategic business development, contract and grant administration, and project management.

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Janeen M. Latin

Janeen M. Latin

Chief Operating Officer

Janeen Latin is Chief Operating Officer (COO) for UCP Central PA where she is responsible for the strategic direction of UCP program operations across a 17-county area. She most recently served as both Chief Management Officer (CMO) and UCP Foundation Executive Director where she was responsible for leading the agency’s assistive technology, family support, fundraising, development, marketing, and communications functions.

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Dereje S. Zewdu

Dereje S. Zewdu

Chief Financial Officer

Dereje Zewdu is the Chief Financial Officer of UCP of Central PA where he is responsible for maximizing the return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems. He monitors financial performance by measuring and analyzing results to ensure achievement of operating results consistent with organization objectives. Dereje is also responsible in ensuring regulatory and GAAP’s compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions.

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Bridget Pugh

Bridget Pugh

Senior Director of Operations

Bridget Pugh is the Senior Director of Operations for UCP Central PA. She is responsible for providing operational team leadership to all service lines ensuring long-term financial health as well as opportunities for future growth throughout the organization. Additionally, she is responsible for developing sound operational strategies and systems to ensure programs are delivered at the highest quality standards along with ensuring sustainability and compliance with all regulatory guidelines.

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Julie Beroukas Snyder

Julie Beroukas Snyder

Director of Development

Julie is Director of Development for UCP Central PA and leads the Community Relations and Development Department. Julie also serves as Executive Director of UCP Foundation of Central PA. Her responsibilities include planning, developing, and maintaining a comprehensive fund development program on behalf of the Foundation to support the mission and vision of UCP.

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Mary deCoen

Mary deCoen

Director of Employment and Community Services

Mary deCoen is the Director of Employment and Community Services for UCP Central PA. She is responsible for providing strategic leadership to ensure the sustainability and growth of UCP’s employment and home and community based initiatives. Her efforts will assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their pursuit of a life without limits.

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Kelly Derr

Kelly Derr

Director of Agency with Choice

Kelly Derr is the Director of Agency with Choice where she provides management oversight for the services that are provided in the community by agency employees to help people remain in their own home, and as independent as possible.

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Deirdre Frey

Deirdre Frey

Director of Adult Day Programs

Deirdre is the Director of Adult Day Programs. In her role, she oversees operational compliance and growth, quality improvement in service provision, and continuous staff development. She facilitates the program philosophy that individual growth and development is a lifelong opportunity. Deirdre advances services and supports through innovation and forward-thinking strategies focused particularly in the areas of communication, choice and control, and community involvement.

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Angela Griffith

Angela Griffith

Director of Capital Home Care

Angela Griffith is Director of Capital Home Care. She is responsible for overseeing operations and development, and ensuring regulatory compliance. She has a strong belief in the importance of providing a high and consistent quality of service which will promote consumer satisfaction.

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Violet Mwangi

Violet Mwangi

Director of Residential Services

Violet is the Director of Residential Services (CHS) for UCP Central PA. She is responsible for developing and maintaining effective operational systems, ensuring that all programs adhere to government regulations, standards and best practices.

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Marci Walborn

Marci Walborn

Director of Childhood and Ancillary Services

Marci Walborn is the Director of Childhood and Ancillary Services for UCP Central PA where she is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Early Intervention, Family Support, and Assistive/Independent Living Technology departments. Additionally, she continues to carry a part-time caseload as an Early Intervention Occupational Therapist.

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for UCP Central PA includes successful community and/or business leaders who desire to give back to the community in a measurable way. They often have an affinity for (if not a personal stake in) UCP, and are willing to put their time, talents, and abilities to work to help sustain and grow programs and services for people with disabilities. The Board provides direction to ensure that the activities of the organization move forward in a manner consistent with our mission and values.

Executive Committee

Marisa Tokarsky

Marisa Tokarsky, Chair-Elect

Deloitte Consulting LLP
John M. Coles Esq.

John M. Coles, Esq., Vice Chair

Rhoads & Sinon LLP
John B. Zonarich

John B. Zonarich, Secretary

SkarlatosZonarich, LLC
Dwayne D. Keller

Dwayne D. Keller, Treasurer

Keller Financial Group
Myles Miller

Myles Miller, Chair, Community Relations

LEADUP
Gerard C. Kramer Esq.

Gerard C. Kramer, Esq., Chair, Operations & Finance

SchmidtKramer
Dr. Stephanie V. Bowen

Dr. Stephanie V. Bowen, Chair, Programs & Services

Lindsay J. Jordan

Lindsay J. Jordan, Past Chair

M&T Bank

Members-At-Large

Dr. Lisa Bailey-Davis

Dr. Lisa Bailey-Davis

Geisinger Health System
Dr. Kathleen M. Howley

Dr. Kathleen M. Howley

PA State System of Higher Education
Brian Keefer

Brian Keefer

Community Volunteer
Kevin L. Krause

Kevin L. Krause

American Insurance Administrators, Inc.
John P. Morris

John P. Morris

Ascensia Diabetes Care
John M. Murphy

John M. Murphy

A.P. Williams Inc.
Stacy L. Orwan

Stacy L. Orwan

The St. Onge Company
Dr. Nancy J. Patrick

Dr. Nancy J. Patrick

Messiah College
William R. Schultz

William R. Schultz

Community Volunteer
James P. Shellenberger

James P. Shellenberger

McKonly & Asbury, LLP
William K. Wilkison

William K. Wilkison

PinnacleHealth Ambulatory & Ancillary
Victoria Zefran

Victoria Zefran

The Hershey Company

Life Board Members

Lawrence B. Abrams III, Esquire

Lawrence B. Abrams, III, Esquire

William J. Kaldes

William J. Kaldes

Shaun E. O'Toole Esquire

Shaun E. O'Toole, Esquire

Susannah M. Rothman

Susannah M. Rothman

Todd R. Vander Woude

Todd R. Vander Woude