Tag : Cover Story

Being the Change You Wish to See

Jennifer Smith, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, did not initially plan a career in state government, but as she said, “Sometimes God has plans that cannot be bargained with.”  Today, she finds herself in a…

0 Comments / 146 View / April 1, 2019

Going the Extra Mile

Joy Daniels is the daughter of an Army chaplain and so, as many other military families did, she moved frequently while growing up. Looking back, she now thinks that “perhaps all of those moves are part of the reason I…

0 Comments / 106 View / March 1, 2019

Claiming Success

There aren’t a lot of businesses that have been around for more than 100 years, but the Collens-Wagner Insurance Agency is one of them. With Joanna Miliziano Bankos, president of the agency, at the helm, and with her daughters working…

0 Comments / 819 View / January 1, 2019

A Happy Accident

It could be considered fitting that Lee Cadwallader, president of Select Collision Group, got into the auto industry accidentally, as the business’s focus is helping people easily navigate the repair and insurance process after they’ve been in an accident. Yet,…

0 Comments / 249 View / August 1, 2018

The Importance of Planning Ahead

Deb Pajak didn’t set out to become a certified financial planner, but she did always have “a desire to help people,” she said. A graduate of Penn State with a degree in counseling and social work, her initial career was…

0 Comments / 143 View / July 1, 2018

Keeping Families Close

“The Ronald McDonald House is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child,” Karla Mitchell, executive director, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania, said. “Not where…

0 Comments / 185 View / February 28, 2018

The Chief Encouragement Officer

Cheryl Rhein, chief executive officer of PennAir, knows what it’s like to find yourself in need of a little encouragement when faced with an unexpected challenge. In 2010, when her father and founder of the company unexpectedly passed away, Rhein…

0 Comments / 512 View / December 29, 2017

Landlady Providing Second Chances

Linda Dean believes in second chances. She operates Kera’s House—a home environment for ex-offenders transitioning back into the community after incarceration. Her mainstreaming efforts include advocating for and educating each tenant to rebuild them into productive and contributing members of…

0 Comments / 99 View / October 31, 2017