The people who have helped create and develop this organization all have one trait in common: a strong commitment to the City of Lancaster. Please take some time to learn more about these people:
Tim joined LSC as its Executive Director in June of 2018. He brings with him eight years of experience in community and economic development in his hometown of York, as well as a background in operations and project management. Tim attended college at Loyola University in Baltimore and graduate school at the School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Tim serves on the Board of Directors for Keystone Kidspace and is active on several local committees. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, listening to and playing music, and exploring all of what Central Pennsylvania has to offer.
Jessica has been with the LSC since March of 2009. She is responsible for the daily operations of the office. Jessica handles a little bit of everything from payroll, to IT and office management. Born and raised in Lancaster County she graduated from Hempfield High School in 2002. After which she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Textile Design from Philadelphia University. Following college she worked temporary office and secretarial positions at several companies including Scantron, Robson Forensic, Sterling Financial, Matrix Security, and The School District of Lancaster. In her free time Jessica enjoys reading, knitting, and playing video games.
Dave oversees the use and maintenance of all the LSC’s equipment, including monitors, computers, digital recorders, and cameras. He also supervises the activities of monitoring staff. Dave helps compile video evidence for police investigations, attends court proceedings where LSC video evidence is used, and maintains activity logs of all incidents and reviews.
Dave is a lifelong Lancaster County resident and has lived in Lancaster City since 1981. He has been with LSC since its creation first as a Board Member then as part of the Monitoring Staff since 2003. He has been involved with the Lancaster Council of Neighborhoods, the Lancaster Crime Commission and is a graduate of Leadership Lancaster. He is currently a Board Member of the Musser Park Civic Association and serves as a member of the Lancaster County Human Relations Commission Police Community Relations committee. Dave enjoys running, biking, skiing and reading in his spare time. He has a son who resides in Pittsburgh.
“My personal experience with the Safety Coalition is that they do a good job and are very professional. They give the police department the tools it needs.”
Our Board of Directors
The Lancaster Safety Coalition is honored to have on its Board some of Lancaster’s most respected citizens.
Bill Stadden, Board Chair, Executive Committee – Lancaster General Health
Gene Duncan, Board Vice-Chair, Executive Committee – Thaddeus Stevens College
Clint Rider, Board Treasurer, Executive Committee – RKL
Don Geiter, Board Secretary, Executive Committee- Barley Snyder LLC
Jennifer Ponessa-Hundley – Lancaster District Attorney’s Office
Patrick Hopkins – City of Lancaster Business Administrator, Mayoral Designee
Chief Berkihiser – Lancaster Bureau of Police
Joe Donaldson – Steinman Communications
Robert Teke Drummond – Lancaster General Health
AJ Eckman – Lancaster REC
Mark Fitzgerald – High Real Estate Group LLC
Paul Fulmer – NAI Commercial Partners, Inc.
Tom Koppmann – M&T Bank
Jen Lauver – Fulton Bank
Bob Shoemaker – Retired Lancaster City Alliance
Craig Stedman – Lancaster District Attorney’s Office