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Community Progress Council welcomes incoming Board Chair Ellen Kyzer, plus new officers and members


Community Progress Council is pleased to welcome incoming Board Chair Ellen Kyzer, whose role took effect July 1, 2023. Kyzer, Vice President and Director of Client and Community Relations for PNC Bank, has served on the Board of Directors for Community Progress Council since 2021, and currently chairs the Planning Committee.

In her role at PNC, Kyzer serves on the bank’s local leadership team, shaping corporate sponsorship and philanthropic strategy in the region. Her career spans decades in the nonprofit field. Previously, she held leadership roles at Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, the American Red Cross Central Pennsylvania Region, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, the Greater Harrisburg Foundation and Goodwill Keystone Area.

Kyzer holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Harrisburg Program, a Central Penn Business Journal “40 under 40” award recipient, a YWCA of Greater Harrisburg Woman of Excellence, a Central Penn Business Journal Woman of Influence, and she serves on numerous boards and committees in the Central Pa. community.

Kyzer will lead a slate of elected officers whose terms also began July 1:

  • Board Chair-Elect, Joe Iandolo; Vice President Operations, UPMC Memorial
  • Board Treasurer, Charles Wurster; Senior Credit Officer, Traditions Bank; and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, Springettsbury Township
  • Board Secretary, Michael Black; Chief Sales Officer, Doceo
  • Member at Large, Jenna Jansen; Senior Director of Quality, WellSpan Health

“Poverty is a community problem that takes a community solution. Community Progress Council’s Board of Directors are connectors, advocates, and powerhouse supporters of the work we do, and I am confident that the leadership from Ellen and our other officers will only strengthen our ability to think strategically and further our mission of empowering low-income families toward economic self-sufficiency,” said Robin Rohrbaugh, President/CEO, Community Progress Council. “We look forward to accomplishing the goals set forth in our strategic plan with the support of every member of our Board of Directors.”

Community Progress Council also welcomed 3 new members of the Board of Directors, whose terms also began July 1:

  • Pastor Marlon Carter, Small Memorial AME Zion Church, and Supply Management Specialist, Defense Logistics Agency
  • Betsy Buckingham, Member, York City Council
  • Joe Mulá, President/CEO, mulá group

Community Progress Council is York County’s community action agency, one of more than 1,000 community action agencies nationwide. The mandate of community action provides for a board of directors that is composed of community leaders and is equally drawn from three sections of the population: one-third members representing the low-income community, one-third elected officials or their representatives, and one-third from the private sector.

Meet all members of our Board of Directors at https://www.yorkcpc.org/leadership/.


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About Community Progress Council

Founded in 1965, Community Progress Council is York County’s nonprofit community action agency, whose mission is to empower individuals and families to move toward self-sufficiency and advocate for change to promote community growth. CPC provides comprehensive, integrated services for low- and moderate-income people of all ages, with programs that include early childhood education through Head Start, Early Head Start and Pre-K Counts; housing, financial and employment counseling; nutrition support and education via Women, Infants and Children (WIC); York City Community of Hope; and the agency’s Self-Sufficiency Program that helps residents of York County reach financial stability. Learn more at www.YorkCPC.org.