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Russell Boggs

Russell Boggs

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, for several years, he was the chair of the district’s Act 48 Council (professional development), and the Association president. He also served on several state and national professional education committees, and was awarded a Service Award by Phi Delta Kappa – an honorary international education organization.

Some of his past activities include serving as a commissioner on the Carlisle Shade Tree Commission, being a PIAA soccer referee, and as the president of the Middlesex Youth Baseball Association.

Russ was the last co-chair of the Business Association of Gay and Lesbians (BAGAL), and the founding president/CEO of the Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CPGLCC). He was instrumental in the conversation of BAGAL into the CPGLCC, which was launched in 2007. He later served as treasurer of the CPGLCC, until his retirement from the board.

In 2010, he was recognized by the Central Penn Business Journal as one of the twenty-five most influential minority leaders in the mid-state in the past twenty-five years. In 2013, the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC presented Russ with one of its first “Celebrate Diversity Honoree” awards and he was a LGBT of Central PA FAB awardee.

He continues to serve the greater community on the Board of Directors of the LGBT Center of Central PA and Alder Health Services, and as the chair of the Harrisburg Human Relations Commission.

Alder Health Services seeks board members to share the responsibility of leadership and support the mission and vision of the premiere LGBTQ+ serving organization in South Central Pennsylvania.  The mission of Alder Health is to improve the health and well-being of individuals living with HIV/AIDS and members of the LGBTQ community by providing a culturally competent and affirming environment that empowers the people we serve.  Those interested in joining our board of directors should have a passion for making health care services available to the entire spectrum of South Central PA residents, regardless of economic status, race, gender or gender expression, sexual orientation with a particular interest in supporting the health and wellness needs of the regional LGBTQ+ community. Candidates should possess a skill set or area of expertise that would contribute to the organization's ongoing success, such as fundraising, finance, healthcare, media, and community-based services. 

Alder Health’s core services include case management, STI and HIV testing, primary medical care, family planning, pharmacy services, and wellness activities.

Board Member Commitment of Time, Talent and Resources: 

The board meets six times per year.  Board meetings are typically one to one-and-a-half hours in duration. Special board development or other meetings of a longer duration may be held on average of twice per year. The board does not meet in July and August.

Board terms are three years.  Board members may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms, after which a minimum one-year hiatus is required before being considered to return to board service. 


All board members are expected to serve on at least one committee.  Committee meetings are held in the alternate months between board meetings.  These meetings are typically an hour in duration.  Committee Chairs are likely to spend an hour or two preparing for committee meetings.  The Board’s Standing Committees are:


Nominating & Governance

Resource Development

Board members are expected to volunteer, attend or otherwise participate in at least one fundraising or other special events per year.

An annual financial contribution is required of each board member.  There is no pre-set amount and each board member should determine their level of giving based on personal resources. We are most interested in having 100% participation as part of the Annual Board Appeal, regardless of the amount of your gift.

Potential board candidates should email their resume to, or contact one of the following individuals for more information.

Russell A. Boggs, Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee;

Rosemary Browne, President & CEO; or call 717- 233-7190  ext. 222


Board Strong is a program of Leadership Harrisburg Area that was made possible through a partnership with The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. Board Strong is a video series inclusive of five components. The components address the roles & responsibilities of non-profit board members; the financial oversight, fiduciary and compliance responsibilities of non-profit board members; non-profit board members’ role in fundraising; tips for non-profit board member to effectively tell the organization’s story; and tips for engaging high performing board.

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