Our Staff

Anna Brendle Kennedy

Executive Director

Anna manages operations, guides the board of directors, leads strategic planning, and oversees communications and external relations including fundraising and grant writing.

Prior to joining Touchstone Foundation, Anna was the Program Officer for Schools, Recreation & Active Living, and Evaluation Manager for the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation. Previously, she served as the Program Officer for the Children and Families Commission of Orange County in Irvine, CA, where she worked to improve the health and education of children, ages prenatal through 5. 

Anna holds a Master Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California-Irvine, and a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Pennsylvania State University.

Anna serves on the board of Partnership for Public Health, the Advocacy Committee for United Way of Lancaster County, the Advisory Board for Lancaster County’s Behavioral Health and Development Services, Advisory Board for Pennsylvania Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Executive Committee of Lancaster County Suicide Prevention Coalition, and is a founding member of Let’s Talk, Lancaster: Changing the Conversation about Mental Health. 

She lives in Lancaster with her husband, Steven Kennedy, and their daughter, Miriam.

Shanece Bowman

Programs Manager

Shanece manages Touchstone Foundation’s core programs:  Children’s Behavioral Health Grants, Mental Health Copay Assistance, Touchstone Foundation Clinical Supervision Collaborative, Continuing Education & Training, and Scholarships.

Shanece brings 12 years of experience including past roles as Clinical Assistant at WellSpan Philhaven, Case Aide at Bethanna Foster Care and Adoption, and CNA/Nurse Aide Team Leader at Conestoga View Rehabilitation Center. She graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor Degree in Social Work.

Shanece is passionate about mental health for children and families. She is also dedicated to reducing stigma for those with mental healthcare needs, and equipping providers to serve them well.

Sobeida Rosa

Communications & Development Manager

Sobeida is a Central PA native, born and raised in Lancaster. She was a student of the School District of Lancaster and graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School in 2016. She holds Bachelors Degrees in Journalism and Spanish from Ithaca College.

Sobeida has a passion for social justice and bringing access and equity to the people of Lancaster County. She was the inaugural recipient of YWCA Lancaster’s new Cheryl Gahring Young Woman Award, for women 25 years of age and under. The award was named after former YWCA Lancaster Chief Impact Officer Cheryl Gahring, who passed away in May 2021.

Through her work as the Communications and Development manager she focuses on uplifting and amplifying the work that the Touchstone Foundation is doing in the community.

Amy Swanger

Operations Manager

Amy contributes to our team with a wealth of experience, leadership, and project management skills from her career in the U.S. Air Force. She has previously served as an Independent Duty Medical Technician, Clinic Manager, and as Operations Coordinator in the Defense Attaché Offices at the U.S. Embassies in Niger and Russia. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Project and Supply Chain Management from Penn State University and is working on her MBA.


Board of Directors

Connell O’Brien, Retired

Board President
Administrator for the Pennsylvania Coalition for the CommonHealth

Mr. O’Brien was administrator for the Pennsylvania Coalition for the Common Health. Previously, he was Policy Director for the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association. He has led child and adolescent behavioral health, child welfare, special education, and juvenile justice programs, and held executive positions with NorthEast Treatment Centers, Philadelphia Child Guidance Center, and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

He earned his graduate degrees and certification in special education at Temple University and completed training as a Family Therapist at The Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. He holds numerous memberships with professional and community organizations across Pennsylvania and has published and presented in workshops and conferences across the country.

Carli Youndt, MSN, RN

Vice Chair
Certified School Nurse, Warwick High School

Ms. Youndt also serves on our Mental Health Careers Scholarship Committee and is a past recipient of our nursing scholarship. She teaches in the online MSN program for School Nurse Certification, and she earned her MSN and Certificate in School Nursing from EMU. 

Ms. Youndt maintains licenses and certifications with the American Heart Association, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at EMU in Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience, Mental Health First Aid, Registered Nurse, and PA Network of Student Assistance Services. She volunteers with the Lancaster County School Nurses Association, the National Association of School Nurses, and the Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO).

Sean Post, CPA

Senior Accountant, Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP

Mr. Post will continue to serve another term as our Treasurer. He also serves on our Audit Committee, and our Finance and Investment Committee. As a Senior Accountant at Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP, He handles all aspects of audit, attest services, and financial statement preparation. He also serves on the firm’s Government, Employee Benefit Plan, and Forensic Accounting Practice Groups. He holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting degree from Elizabethtown College. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Treasurer of the L.G. Cook 4-H Campfire Counsel, and member of Leadership Lancaster’s Core Class of 2017. In his spare time, he enjoys recreational sports with friends.


Arthur Ace

Touchstone Foundation Board Member
Business Development Officer, PNC Wealth Management

Arthur also serves as Chair of our Finance & Investment Committee. As a Client Advisor with PNC Wealth Management, he has a recognized history of working in the financial services industry. Leveraging strong analytical, consulting and relationship management capabilities to assist clients in the areas of investment and asset management, succession strategies, estate planning, and administration. 

Arthur is a member of the Lancaster County Estate Planning Council and Civil Air Patrol. He graduated with a degree in Finance from Spalding University in Louisville, KY. 

Arthur is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian. Arthur and his wife, Rachel, enjoy life with their Yorkie, Kingston

Kimberly Fletcher, PHR, SHRM-CP

Touchstone Foundation Board Member
Human Resources Director
Housing Development Corporation

Kimberly has a 20-year tenure in human resources development, including strategic management, recruitment, employee relations, training, on-boarding, benefits administration, professional development administration, and special events coordination.

Her experiences include working with people from diverse economic, academic, and cultural backgrounds. Kimberly’s broad career as a human resource professional has been enriched through experiences in childcare, secondary education, and college administration. 


She is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College.

Robert H. Miller

Touchstone Foundation Board Member
Director of Global Financial Services, Armstrong Flooring, Inc.

Bob serves on the Touchstone Foundation Audit Committee and the Finance & Investment Committee.

Bob has been employed with Armstrong Flooring, Inc. for over 33 years. He is responsible for global financial services and contract management. Bob previously led the company’s finance professional development program and related recruiting efforts. 

He recently served on the Armstrong Flooring Foundation committee. Bob is the past president of several national industry-related credit organizations. 

He is a graduate of Grove City College with a BA in Accounting and Economics, with classes towards his MBA. 

Carrie Lee Smith, PhD

Touchstone Foundation Board Member
Associate Professor of Sociology, Millersville University

As associate professor of sociology, Carrie studies sex and gender, medical sociology, sociology of reproduction and birth, work and the profession, sociology of the family, religion, race and ethnicity, qualitative methods, scholarship of teaching and learning, and community-based research. 

Since 2014, she has served as a Faculty Research Fellow at the Center for Public Scholarship and Social Change at Millersville University. Carrie also serves on the boards of the Edward Hand Medical Museum, and Ambassadors for Hope. 

She earned her PhD in Sociology from Vanderbilt University.


Touchstone Foundation BOARD MEMBER

Amanda also serves on our Access Committee and has volunteered with Mental Health America. Amanda has been a participant in the Competence and Confidence Partners in Policymaking for Families of Children in Early Intervention (C2P2-EI) through Temple University’s Institute on Disabilities. She completed her doctorate in psychology through Marywood University.  As a clinician, Amanda has participated in specialized training to provide Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Amanda has worked in a variety of settings include community mental health, community-based programs, and both inpatient and outpatient settings. In her current role, Amanda provides supervision for outpatient and school-based outpatient therapists as well as providing treatment to individuals and families. Amanda is an LGBTQIA+ affirming clinician. Amanda has a special interest in school-based mental health and in perinatal mental health.

Amanda enjoys yoga, reading, and spending time with her husband and two children. In both her professional life and in her personal life as the parent of a child diagnosed with Autism, Amanda has a passion for advocacy and inclusion.


Touchstone Foundation BOARD MEMBER

Stacey Denlinger, DO is a family physician at CovenantMD. She was first introduced to Touchstone Foundation during her residency training at UPMC Lititz and is excited to have the opportunity to be more involved. She is passionate about healthy living and understands how important mental health is to overall health. Dr. Denlinger completed her medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She lives in Lancaster and also serves on the board for the Lancaster County and City Medical Society. 

Patrick Anderson, DO, Retired

Touchstone Foundation BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Anderson was a family physician at Lancaster General Health Physicians/Penn Medicine (Red Rose Family Physicians and Oxford Medical Center) from 1987 until his retirement in 2021. From 2018-2021 he was Managing Physician of the practice. Previously, Dr. Anderson served as a United States Air Force Flight Surgeon.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Delaware and a medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Community Hospital of Lancaster, followed by training as a flight surgeon at the U.S.A.F. School of Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Anderson then returned to Lancaster to complete his residency in Family Medicine at Community Hospital of Lancaster and entered private practice.

At various times throughout his career, Dr. Anderson held positions at Community Hospital such as Chairman of Family Practice Department; Medical Executive Committee; Joint Advisory Committee; Board of Directors; and Credentials Committee. He was also President of the Lancaster Osteopathic Medical Society.

Sharee Livingston, DO, Chair of the OB/GYN Department, UPMC Lititz

Touchstone Foundation BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Livingston is also a member of the UPMC Lititz Board of Trustees. She is an active board member of Patients R Waiting and cofounder of its Diversifying Doulas Initiative. She is a founder and president of MOKA moms (Moms of Kids Advancing – mothers of color in medicine).

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. She received her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Livingston completed a rigorous Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Shaun Murphy, MEd

Touchstone Foundation BOARD MEMBER

Mr.  Murphy is an Army Veteran, Veteran Advocate, Serial Entrepreneur, and Motivational Speaker; he is “Mister Motivation”. He has spent the last 15 years being a change agent, impacting and empowering the lives within the Veteran & Education community; he lives an altruistic life. Professionally, Mr. Murphy currently works at UPMC – Lititz in a role that speaks to community engagement as the Community Programs Educator.  He also is an Adjunct Instructor at HACC- Lancaster Campus, where he teaches a College Success Course.

He lives and works out of his home base in Lititz, PA, and spends winters snowboarding and summers in Barbados with his two children and wife. He also serves on the boards for Workforce Development and Lancaster Law Foundation.

William Zee, JD, Partner, Appel, Yost & Zee, LLC

Touchstone Foundation BOARD MEMBER

Mr. Zee is Chair of the firm’s Education Law Group. His recent community involvement includes board member and president of Aaron’s Acres, and board member of Leadership Lancaster.

He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers, a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Juris Doctorate from Villanova University School of Law. His bar admissions include state and federal courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and the United States Supreme Court.