Board of Directors

MHA strives to bring a community-focused approach to solving the unmet mental health needs of our community.  A board diverse in race, professional history and roles in the community will continue to foster solutions that our individuals and families can rely upon.


President, Tracey Lavallias

Executive Director of the Behavioral Health Service Line at Lancaster General Health

“I am passionate about behavioral health services and removing the stigma that is associated with mental health.” 


Vice  President, Julie Weaver

Vice President, Community Services Group

“I always strive to focus my life on my family and on making a positive impact on people; reducing stigma and on promoting mental wellness.”


Treasurer, Gary Yoder

Senior Vice President & Regional Credit Office at BB&T

“I try to live by three principles: If you see someone in need, assist them; If you see a piece of trash, pick it up; and live a healthy life.”

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Secretary, Stacey Bailey

Clinical Director of Wellspan Philhaven, Prince Street and Water Street Mental Health Clinics

“I enjoy rediscovering all that Lancaster has to offer and spending time with my extended family – most especially, my daughter.”


Wendy Booker

Senior Manager, Channel Marketing, Armstrong Flooring

“Aside from serving on the MHALC Board Executive Committee, I am currently working on my first novel.”


Crystal Clark

Of Counsel with McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

“I have recently rediscovered that I love all things Disney – especially the theme parks. My 6-year-old approves.”


Tom Fasnacht

29-Year Employee at Fulton Financial Corporation

” Before working for Fulton Financial Corporation, I worked as a clinical coordinator at Hoffman Homes for Youth, a treatment facility for children. I have always had a desire to serve others, sitting on many non profit boards (most recently Hunger Free Lancaster County and Lancaster County Coalition to End Homelessness). For the past 21 years, I’ve run Lancaster County Project for the Needy, a non profit that distributes 2,470 boxes of food to those in need over Thanksgiving and Christmas.”


Doug Hopwood

Program and Volunteer Development for Meals on Wheels Lancaster; Former Interim Executive Director for Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services (KPETS)

” ‘Anything that is human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary.’ says Fred Rogers.  MHA provides that patient, kind and caring ear.”


Kristin Labezius

Intensive Case Manager, Homeless Outreach Assistant Program Director,  Community Services Group

“I love spending time with my family and enjoy working with and advocating for individuals experiencing mental health symptoms and/or homelessness in Lancaster County.”


Tom Strickler


Dennis Walters

Susan Wallace

Global Cloud Portfolio Manager, IBM Cloud Managed Services for SAP Applications and the MHA Development Committee Chairperson

“I am passionate about contributing to the work that allows people to find a path to mental health recovery, and as a result, to live more balanced, connected lives in our community.”


Dennis Walters

Retired Lieutenant, Police Operations & Training, Dept. of Public Safety at Franklin and Marshall College