Board Of Directors

The Program, It’s About Change Board of Directors manages the general business affairs of The Program, including but not limited to overseeing staff, maintaining the organization’s fiscal health, and developing and implementing The Program’s strategic plan.

Each member of the Board should believe in and support The Program’s values and show dedicated professional and / or personal commitment to serving and supporting individuals involved with the criminal justice system to prevent recidivism and promote productive, crime-free lives. Board members will agree to serve a term of three years.


JOIN THE BOARD

The Program, It’s About Change aims to maintain a board that is as diverse as the people it serves and that represents voices and perspectives from inside and outside of the criminal justice and reentry communities. We encourage people committed to The Program’s mission to apply to serve on the Board.

Meetings and Time Commitment:

  • The Program’s Board of Directors is a working board that conducts four regularly scheduled meetings per year, including one in-person meeting as part of the annual meeting.
  • Board members can participate in meetings via conference call.
  • Board meetings typically last one to two hours.
  • Committees of the Board will meet by conference call as necessary to accomplish goals and responsibilities.

Expectations of Board Members:

  • Attend and participate regularly in meetings.
  • Willing to participate on a standing committee and serve on ad-hoc committees as needed.
  • Help communicate and promote The Program’s mission and programs.
  • Become familiar with The Program’s budget, finances and financial needs.

We are accepting Nominations for the Board at this time.

Please use the form below if you are interested in serving on our Board.


CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Shaleeta Washington, Esq.

Highmark
Board President
Board Term: 2019 – 2021

Shaleeta Washington is Counsel in Highmark Inc.’s law department, where she supports a wide range of areas including contract review and negotiation, West Virginia Medicaid, credentialing, fraud waste and abuse recovery, and member services. Dedicated to serving the community, Shaleeta also participates on the law department’s pro bono committee, where she spearheads the department’s Pennsylvania Innocence Project volunteer efforts. Previously, Shaleeta was the Assistant City Solicitor for the City of York, where she advised the mayor, city council and other city representatives on a variety of legal matters affecting the city. In addition, she has served on a number of community boards focusing on women’s healthcare rights and services, diversity and inclusion, as well as helping lower income families become self-sufficient. For several years, she also acted as the legal mock trial advisor for two urban schools in York and Harrisburg, where she mentored young students interested in pursuing legal careers.

Shaleeta holds a B.A. in International Studies from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to graduating, she spent time at Maastricht University in The Netherlands in order to study international law and human rights. Following her undergraduate studies, she obtained her Juris Doctor from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, where she was selected to the Order of Barristers and was named a Miller Center For Public Interest Advocate.

In her free time, Shaleeta can be found hiking with her dog, trying to figure out photography, or indulging in her wanderlust and traveling the world.

Regina King

Landmark Health
Board Term: 2018 – 2020

Regina King-Dykes has been in the nursing field for over 20 years.  She received her degree at Pennsylvania College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Regina currently works for Landmark Health, a physicians medical group as the Health Services Director.   Before starting at Landmark, Regina spent 14 years as Chief Clinical Officer at Hamilton Health Center.  She served as director over several programs such as Sexual Transmitted Infection (STI), Teen Clinic, Diabetes, Lead, HIV//AIDS, GYN,  Pediatrics, and Community Health Outreach. 

Regina served on several committees/Boards such as: PA Department of Health Integrated HIV Planning Council, United Way of Capital Region Focus Care Council, Dauphin County Vo-Tech Medical Assistant Program, PA Department of Health AIDS Planning Coalition, Patient Centered Medical Home (PCHM) Advisory Council, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, and Johnson and Johnson UCLA Healthcare Executive Program.   Regina also served as a consultant for Health Resource and Service Administration as a Grant Reviewer. 

In 2016 Regina was acknowledged as the Healthcare Heroes Nurse of the Year, DREAMS People Who Care, and YWCA Women’s of Excellence. 

Regina is a wife and proud mother of 3 (and soon to be grandmother).  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.

Liliana Garcia Fisher

CGA Law Firm
Board Term: 2019 – 2021

Liliana Garcia Fisher is a bilingual, litigation attorney skilled in managing all phases of a legal action from the investigation, pleadings, and discovery to the pre-trial, trial, settlement, and appeal process. She uses her extensive litigation experience to represent clients in both English and Spanish and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Before joining CGA Law Firm, Liliana served as a Deputy Trial Prosecutor in the York County District Attorney’s Office.

Kay Gore

PA Health and Wellness
Board Term: 2020 – 2022

Kay Gore has over twenty years of human services experience. This Florida native is a graduate of the University of West Florida and Liberty University and has been with Centene for over six years starting as a service coordinator. Kay has come full circle in her love for community and is now is the Manager for Community Relations and Outreach at PHW. She works with organizations to identify how to be best meet the needs of the participant that we serve. In her spare time, she loves to travel, reading, spending time with her family and her dog, Karmen.

Susan Baer

Walden University
Board Term: 2020 – 2022

Susan Baer grew up in Hanover, Pennsylvania.  She completed her B.S.B.A. in Economics at Shippensburg University and earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Government and Politics at University of Maryland, College Park.  Susan has lived in various places throughout the United States including Maryland, Indiana, Wisconsin, and California, before returning to Pennsylvania.  Most of Susan’s professional career has been spent in higher education where she was previously employed as a tenured Associate Professor of Public Administration in California and is currently a Contributing Faculty Member in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Walden University.  She has published a number of public policy articles in peer-reviewed journals.  In her free time, Susan enjoys going hiking with her husband, writing, and travel.

Dane Fahnestock

CR Property Group
Board Term: 2020 – 2022

Dane Fahnestock was born and raised in Hershey, PA. Most of Dane’s professional career has been spent working in the construction industry. Dane has participated in a variety of residential, commercial, industrial and restoration construction projects. Dane and his family currently reside in Lower Swatara township outside of Middletown. Dane’s wife is a middle school math teacher for Central Dauphin School District and Dane has 2 daughters. Dane’s oldest daughter just started Kindergarten this year and his youngest is almost entering her terrible 2 phase! In Dane’s free time, he enjoys family walks, going to the park, dining out, watching sports and spending time with relatives.