Board of Directors
President - Carolyn R. Holleran, Retired, Sinking Spring
Vice President - Allen Kukovich, Former Pennsylvania State Senator, Westmoreland County
Treasurer - Vacant
Secretary - Michelle Bond, Executive Director, Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center, Inc, Allegheny County
Radecka Appiah-Padi - Director of Penn State Williamsport Learning Center, Lewisburg
Donna Gority - Retired County Commissioner, Blair County, Duncansville
Marilynn R. Kanenson - Financial Planner, Harrisburg (Fund Development Committee Chair)
Michael Lehutsky - Attorney at Law, Honesdale
MoShay LaRen - Radio Personality, Radio One - 107.9 WRNB, Philadelphia
Stephanie Garman Maurer - Deputy Auditor General, State of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg (Personnel Committee Chair)
Dennis V. Williams, Esq. - Criminal Attorney, Erie
Below are brief introductions to the community members of the board:
Radecka Appiah-Padi, Lewisburg, Pa.
Appiah-Padi is the Director of Penn State Williamsport Learning Center with a wide and diverse work background in developing and delivering educational programs to adult learners.
Carolyn Holleran, Sinking Spring, Pa.
Holleran has a long history of community leadership, including with Berks Women in Crisis; Junior League of Reading, Pa.; United Way; Caron Foundation and Alvernia College.
Marilynn R. Kanenson, Harrisburg, Pa.
Kanenson has been a financial consultant for 32 years and involved in non-profit management for several decades. She is a member of the board and past president of the United Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg, chairman of the Case Management Unit of the Dauphin County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program and vice president of the board of the Dauphin County Library System.
Allen Kukovich, Westmoreland, Pa.
Kukovich is a former state senator who championed protections for various vulnerable populations and funding for human services. He is a long-time ally of PCADV and a regional leader.
Moshay LaRen, Philadelphia, Pa.
LaRen is the voice of Radio One 107.9 WRNB Mid-Days and the music director of WRNB in Philadelphia. She has been involved with the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment.
Stephanie Maurer, Harrisburg, Pa.
Maurer is deputy auditor general for performance audits in the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General. Her 27-year-old daughter, Kirsten, was murdered by her husband in 2008. Since that time, Maurer has been dedicated to raising awareness about domestic violence issues.
Dennis V. Williams, Erie, Pa.
Williams, a semi-retired attorney, organized the Domestic Abuse Project of Erie County before the first Protection from Abuse Act passed and the first domestic violence shelter opened in Erie County. He has provided thousands of hours of legal services and significant financial support to SafeNet, a domestic violence program in Erie.