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“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

Vince Lombardi

LHA Board Members Past and Present

Board & Staff

Advancing Our Mission

Leadership Harrisburg Area’s Board of Directors includes volunteers who serve three year terms to advance the mission of the organization, increase fiscal stability, and create a visionfor our future. Many board members are graduates of our programs as indicated by the class year after their names on the list below.

Two full time staff members and one part time staff member work to execute programs; respond to alumni and community needs; conduct community presentations; implement new programs and community partnerships; and manage all daily operations of the organization.

Craig Flemmens CLS ’14, Chair
Highmark Blue Shield

Dr. Linda Fedrizzi-Williams, ELS ’16, Vice Chair
Central Penn College

Paulo Oliveira, CLS ’11, Secretary
UPMC Central PA Region

Jeff Walker, CLS ’16, Treasurer
Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz (BSSF) CPA’s

Patty Higgins, CLS ’12, Immediate Past Chair
Capital BlueCross

Brad Garfinkel, CLS ’14
Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Michael McHenry, CLS ’19
Enginuity LLC

Ami Zumkhawala-Cook, ELS ’13
Penn State Health Children’s Hospital

Dr. Todd Allen, ELS ’19
Messiah University

Janice Black
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities

Kara Luzik Canale, Ex-Officio
Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC

Christopher Conway, CLS ’21
Penn National Insurance

Roberto Datorre, ELS ’21
Commonwealth Charter Academy

Miriam DeFehr, CLS ’19
F&M Trust

Rick Dishong, ELS ’21
Wohlsen Construction

Suzanne Graney, CFRE, CLS ’01
Four Diamonds, Penn State Children’s Hospital

Rhonda Greenstreet, ELS ’19
United Concordia Dental

Jayne Huston, ELS ’17
ThistleSea Business Development

Mike Jaeger, CLS ’18
Orrstown Bank

Beth Mihmet, CLS ’12
Hospice of Central PA

Tracy Pawelski, CLS ’97
PPO&S

Ruth Ritchie, CLS ’19
WCI Partners

Claudia Williams, ELS ’15
The Human Zone, LLC.

Una Martone, ‘07

President & CEO

Una Martone has identified her purpose in life “to help people see their best, do their best, and be their best!”  She considers herself fortunate to fulfill this purpose through Leadership Harrisburg Area where she has served as President  & CEO since 2007.  Una’s focus on cultivating strategic partnerships, fundraising, and program development has elevated Leadership Harrisburg Area’s outreach to thousands of people each year.  Una has been trained by the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership and completed a Master Course on Servant Leadership with Cheryl Bacheldor, former CEO of Popeyes.  She developed LHA’s servant leadership curriculum, Beyond Leadership, in 2015 which has been delivered to hundreds since then.  She is a Certified Interpersonal Skills Trainer with the Color Code International and incorporated this unique personality assessment into LHA’s core programs.

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Una created the ACES program in 2020 which is a forum for LHA Alumni to continue learning in small peer groups.  Board Strong has also been added to LHA’s programming during Una’s tenure.  Most recently, Una forged a partnership with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Development Institute to delivery DEI training and, through state contracts, thousands of lives have been greatly impacted.

In addition to working with LHA, Una is active with Rotary International where she serves as District Trainer for Rotary District 7390; Training Leader for Rotary Zones 28 & 32; and 2x Training Leader for the Rotary International Assembly, all of which have provided her with unique opportunities to facilitate across many different cultures in multiple languages.  Through Rotary, Una has raised over a hundred thousand dollars for local and international projects focusing on clean water initiatives, education, polio eradication and supporting women & children

Una graduated from the University of Central Florida and received the 2020 Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Central Penn College.  Among several honors, Una was in the first cohort of Central Penn Business Journal’s Circle of Excellence; she was named 2018 Business Woman of the Year and received the 2018 Visionary Award.  She is a first generation American of Irish descent; the youngest of 7 siblings; married to Mike for 30 years; and mother to Michael (26) and McCaffrey (23). As of this year the family birthday list is over 65 people and growing!

Margaret Delmonico, ELS 2014

Executive Trainer

LHA’s Executive Trainer, Margaret Delmonico, brings over 40 years of experience in the financial industry to the LHA team. She has member service and marketing expertise along with a history of developing new leaders at PSECU. Prior to her retirement, Margaret served as PSECU’s Director of Public Relations. This position called for the highest ethical standards, professional excellence, and the embodiment of the credit union’s values and principles. Throughout Margaret’s career, she has enriched the community by serving on numerous boards of directors and community groups. Crowning these efforts included service to the Art Association of Harrisburg, Central PA Food Bank, Leadership Harrisburg Area and the Rotary Club of Harrisburg. Margaret has taught children’s theatre for the Harrisburg Community Theatre and is involved with St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish in Mechanicsburg. Her efforts have been celebrated and Margaret was awarded Leadership Harrisburg Area’s Platinum Award for Servant Leadership in 2020 and earned the national distinction of Credit Union Hero of the Year.

Alexis Jones

Operations and Program Support Manager

Lexi joined LHA’s staff in 2022 after graduating from Juniata College.  She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Social Advocacy with a Psychology Minor from Juniata College. Her college career included serving as President of the Black Student Union; Treasurer of the First Generation Fellowship Club; and Historian of the Cultural Club for Latinex Students. She studied abroad as a Speedwell Scholarship Recipient through AFS USA. Lexi’s history of successful program facilitation & support, especially in the areas of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, will be of tremendous value to LHA and the people we serve.

Lexi will be responsible for supporting Leadership Harrisburg Area’s programs and for managing the daily operations of the organization. We are looking forward to the energy, enthusiasm, and talents she will share with the LHA community.