The LCHRA offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

Meet the staff

Meet our Staff

The Office of the Lancaster County Homelessness Coalition is staffed by the Redevelopment Authority’s Department of Human Services

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Deb Jones
Director of Human Services
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Jody Heinrich
Grants Manager
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Christopher Thomas
Data Compliance Analyst
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Marjorie Shaffer
Homeless Housing Programs Coordinator
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Josiah Huyard
Outreach and Emergency Shelter Coordinator
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Sheldon Kepiro
Director of Empower Lancaster

The Homelessness Coalition accepts interns from human services, social work, communication/marketing, and business for bachelor's and master's levels. Internships occur during the Spring and Fall semesters or full academic year.  If interested, contact your university's field placement office or contact Deb Jones at [email protected].

Steering Committee


Colon, Lisa

County of Lancaster

Crowley, Jack

Water Street Mission

Dreisbach, Chris

BluePrints For Recovery

Eby, Justin

Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority

Greener, Lisa

Community Basics

Heberlein, Andrea (Chair)

Pennsylvania Early Learning Commission

Holtry, Julie

Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Koppel, Jen

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, Manager of Vulnerable Populations Programs

Martin, Jeffery MD

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

Mastros, Mandy

Lancaster Moravian Church

Reichenbach, Jimmy

Union Community Care

Rivera, Lisette

School District of Lancaster

Surrett, Barry

Lancaster County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Walt, Craig (Vice Chair)

City of Lancaster

Yoder, Alice

Lancaster County Commissioner

Zimmerman, Kate

United Way of Lancaster

We have a rolling, year-round process for accepting new steering committee (our decision making board) membership applications.