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, Julie Weaver

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.”

Vice President, Susan Wallace

Vice  President, Susan Wallace

Global Product Marketing Manager IBM Corporation

“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.”

Treasurer, Gary Yoder

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.”

Tracey Lavallias Executive Director of the Behavioral Health Service Line

Tracey Lavallias

Executive Director of the Behavioral Health Service Line Lancaster General Health

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

Doug Hopwood Program and Volunteer Development for Meals on Wheels Lancaster

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

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.”

Deb Arndt Clinical Instructor for Wellspan Philhaven

Deb Arndt

Clinical Instructor for Wellspan Philhaven

“I have dedicated my nursing career to care for individuals with mental health challenges. The best way we can help individuals, family, and the community with their struggles is through education, support, and affordable resources so they can live happy and productive lives.”

Christina Hausner Retired Lancaster County Solicitor

Christina Hausner

Retired Lancaster County Solicitor

“I am pleased to join in the effort to advocate for and support those affected by mental illness, and to be informed and communicate about mental health. It is only by bringing those conversations to the forefront that we can reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.”

Kim Kauffman Director of Compensation & Benefits for ProAssurance

Kim Kauffman

Director  of Compensation & Benefits for ProAssurance/Eastern Alliance Insurance Group

”I am passionate about advocating for services and education that reduces the stigma of mental illness, especially in the workplace, and promotes mental wellness for all regardless of ethnicity, income, education or background.”