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Melissa Houser

Program Director York County, Pennsylvania

Melissa graduated from The Pennsylvania State University obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Upon the conferral of her undergraduate degree, she spent some time serving as an AmeriCorps member in Northern New Jersey. This experience confirmed her passion for supporting under-served youth and their families. Melissa has worked in various capacities throughout her professional career, from residential programs to the alternative education arena, as well as in detention facilities and school-based initiatives that focused on teen pregnancy and parenting.

Over the years, Melissa has continued to be placed in positions of progressive leadership and has shifted her focus to further develop herself as an authentic leader. Accordingly, Melissa earned her Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership from Elizabethtown College. Melissa joined the JusticeWorks team in the spring of 2018 and is looking forward to making a difference in York County.

My Team Members

Founder & President

Dan Heit
JusticeWorks’ Founder & President

Senior Management

Dipesh Chauhan, MA
Director of Program Development
Matt Davin, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Krista Godek, LISW-CP
Executive Director of JusticeWorks BehavioralCare
Renee Kresge
Regional Director of Northeast Pennsylvania
Matt Kurowsky
Regional Director of Southwest Counties
Ian Nutt
Regional Director of Northwest Counties and Ohio
Jeff Ralph, MS, EdD
Regional Director of Southeast Pennsylvania
Rebekah Smith
Director of Human Resources
Annette Trunzo, PhD, LCSW
Director of Evaluation and Quality Assurance

JusticeWorks Youthcare Management

Alicia Basinger
Alicia Basinger
Program Director of Washington and Greene County
Rebecca Bieber, LSW
Program Director of Berks County, Pennsylvania
Jaclyn Conklin
Program Director of Chester, Lancaster and Lebanon Counties, Pennsylvania and Maryland
Doug Conroy
Program Director of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Laura Daumit
Director of Fayette and Somerset Counties
Theresa Fonalledas
Program Director of Pike and Wayne Counties, Pennsylvania
Samantha Gerdeman
Program Director of Schuylkill and Northumberland Counties, Pennsylvania
Danielle Haines
Program Director of Clarion County
Nicole Hall, LCSW
Program Director of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Bob Herrod
Director of Finance
Kristen Irizarry
Program Director of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon Counties, Pennsylvania
Ty Kanouff
Educational Director of Compass Academy
Emily Knauer
Program Director of Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry Counties, Pennsylvania
Sean Lazarus
Program Director of Adams and Franklin Counties, Pennsylvania
Kieshia Martin, LSW, PhD
Program Director of Philadelphia and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania
Tony Ross, M Ed
Program Director of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Brooke Schreyer
Program Director of Cambria County
Becky Skone
Director of Corporate Systems
Steve Snow
Program Director of Butler County, Pennsylvania
Lisa Snyder
Program Director of Armstrong and Indiana Counties, Pennsylvania
Amber Stewart
Director of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Justine Stewart
Program Director of Erie County
Audrey Williams
Director of Compass Academy

JusticeWorks BehavioralCare Management

Adele Arnette
Admissions and Referral Coordinator
Terry Pitts
Regional Program Director of Greenville, South Carolina
Sara Wise
Regional Program Director

JusticeWorks Colorado Management

Christopher Williams
Program Director of Weld County

Justice Works OH Management

Diane Young
Program Director Hamilton, Ohio

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