“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.


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.

Judith McCowan was most recently Chief Executive Officer of Core Business Consultants, a privately-owned firm specializing in consulting with struggling human services programs in their quest to achieve transformational change. Prior to that she was Chief Contracts and Program Officer at Melwood, a leading DC-based nonprofit provider of employment and supportive services for people with differing abilities. She also previously served as Regional Director of Operations and Federal Contracts Administrator at Bright Horizons Family Solutions, the largest provider of employer-sponsored childcare in the United States. She has extensive experience in childhood and educational program operations and as a K-12 private school principal as well. 

An avid community volunteer, Judith’s time, talents, and expertise have benefitted the Public School Systems of Baltimore City, the District of Columbia, and Queen Anne’s County; Scholastic Press Association; The Council on Professional Recognition; as well as Chesapeake College. She has received numerous personal and professional awards for her transformational leadership, performance, and achievements on project work at the highest levels of government and on both the national and global stage.

She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from International Seminary in Branford, FL, as well as Masters-level Certifications in Advanced Contract Management. 

Judith resides in Carlisle with her wife who is an educator and a 10-year-old daughter who is avidly engaged in performing arts.

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