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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Alder Health Services' board of directors is comprised of leaders in our community who volunteer their time and services to contribute to, guide and strengthen the work of our organization while ensuring continued adherence to our vision and mission.  


Alder Health Services is proud to have 100% of our board of directors are "Board Strong" certified by Leadership Harrisburg.

  • Chair

    Reverend Lori Hatch-Rivera is currently the Senior Pastor of MCC of the Spirit in uptown Harrisburg. Before being ordained in 2004, Rev. Lori was a Teacher and Department Chair at a middle school and worked in the healthcare field. Rev. Lori also sits on the board of The Religion and...

  • Vice-Chair

    Robin Perry-Smith has experience in the nonprofit and academic sectors working to decrease health disparities.  With a strong background in public health, her expertise is in the area of health research and practice among diverse communities using community-engagement... 

  • Treasurer

    Jamin Gibson is currently a Credit Executive with PNC Bank. He has held numerous executive positions with the Bank over the past 10 years, working in Baltimore, MD, West Palm Beach, FL, Charlotte, NC and currently in Camp Hill, PA. His banking experience spans some 30+ years. Prior to joining PNC,...

  • Secretary
    William (Bill) Krenz is an Administrative Associate working in the Department of Nursing at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. In this role, he supports the Community Health & Education and Professional Development departments. He is also co-lead of the LGBTQ & Allies Affinity Network Resource Group for Penn State Health.

  • David Misner is Corporate Communications Strategist for PSECU, Pennsylvania's largest credit union. Aside from finance, he has experience working in communications and marketing for state government as well as the health care, higher education, and international trade, fields...

  • Russell Boggs was born in Philadelphia, PA and raised in Levittown, PA. He attended Shippensburg University, which brought him to Central Pennsylvania. There he earned BS and MEd degrees. Beginning in 1970, and until he retired in 2005, Russ taught fifth grade in the Cumberland Valley School District. While there,...

  • Carmen Henry-Harris is currently the Community Liaison and Coordinator for Penn State University/PACT (Parents And Children Together). One of the primary missions of Parents and Children Together (PACT) is to conduct research to promote well-being, healthy child and youth development, and healthy families from diverse backgrounds by engaging the community...

  • Elizabeth (Beth) Mihmet is the Chief Development Officer for Hospice of Central PA (HCP). She is responsible for marketing and fundraising for HCP, and is committed to HCP’s vision of building a community that embraces specialized care at the end of life. Beth studied English and Art at Colgate University...

  • Christa Nelson has a strong background in working with the LGBTQ community through helping run drop-in centers for street youth, facilitating a trans youth group, and doing a great deal of outreach, education and activism on transgender issues throughout the state of Oregon. Her work has been informed by her...

  • Matt Roan is currently a Principal at Health Management Associates (HMA), a national healthcare policy, research and consulting firm. Prior to joining HMA, Matt held multiple positions at McKesson Health Solutions, a division of McKesson Corporation...

  • Chase Wright is a corporate attorney at McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC in Harrisburg. His legal practice focuses in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracting, and other business needs.

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Those Interested in joining our board of directors should have a passion for making health care services available to the entire spectrum of Central Pennsylvania residents, regardless of economic status, race, gender, or sexual orientation, and/or a particular interest in supporting the health needs of the regional LGBTQ+ community. Candidates should possess a skillset or area of expertise that would contribute to the organization's ongoing success, such as fundraising, finance, healthcare, media, and,community-based services. 

Board Service Commitment entails: 

  • Board meetings are typically one to one and a half hours in duration. 
    • The full board meets bi-monthly, alternating with standing committee meetings.
    • Preparation for each of these meetings may entail 1 or 2 hours of work (Committee Chairs typically require more time per meeting).
  • All board members are expected to serve on at least one committee.
  • Standing committees are:
    • Finance
    • Fundraising 
    • Nominating & Governance
    • Public Relations & Marketing
  • An annual contribution of time, service and/or funds is expected of each board member, though each board member may determine the amount of his/her contribution based on personal resources.
  • Board terms are 3 years each, with a maximum of 2 consecutive terms, after which a minimum of 1-year hiatus is required. 

Potential candidates should contact any of the following individuals: