“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.


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.

Dereje joined UCP in August 2013 as a senior accountant, and assumed the position of controller from September 2014 to February 2016. With about 21 years of experience in accounting and auditing, he has vast knowledge in accounting system design, financial statement preparation, financial forecast, and analysis. Dereje earned a College Diploma in Accounting, Bachelor of Art in Management, and Bachelor of Art in Political Science and International Relations.

Dereje lives in Lancaster County with his wife, Tsega, and three children.

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