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Meet our new board members!

The measure of a successful organization starts with its board. Engagement, support, and feedback from members of our community make our work stronger and more dynamic, and without strong leadership that represents the community we serve, we can’t achieve extraordinary results. In 2019, we’re thrilled to welcome these new faces onto the Community Foundation’s board; these enthusiastic voices and leaders in Lancaster will strengthen LancFound’s impact with their rich and varied tapestry of skills and perspectives. We can’t wait to get to work!

 

Dr. Daniel A. Wubah is the 15th President of Millersville University and began his service in July 2018. He came to Millersville with a distinguished record of service as a senior-level administrator at Washington and Lee University, Virginia Tech, University of Florida, and James Madison. He has been a dedicated professor, mentor, and scholar in the fields of microbiology and botany for over three decades.

In addition to his roles on campus, Dr. Wubah is very active in the community and beyond. In addition to the Lancaster County Community Foundation Board, he will be joining the board of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry in January 2019, and is a member of several committees in professional organizations and national advisory boards.

Dr. Wubah received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, a Master of Science from the University of Akron, and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Dr. Judith Wubah, have two children and two grandchildren.

Lydia Henry is the Chief Operating Officer for Atomic Design, Inc. in Lititz, PA. ATOMIC creates immersive live environments through modular rental scenery and soft goods, design services, custom set construction, and live event production for the entertainment and corporate worlds. Lydia has a business consulting background of more than 18 years, and is a strong advocate for integrating growth and development strategies throughout all company operations and activities. She promotes the tenets of design thinking and is focused on developing increasingly progressive ways of solid and expedient problem-solving. Additionally, she is developing ways of working to address the changing business environment to allow for a “whole life” that is fulfilling and achievement-oriented.

 

As an alumnae of Temple University, Melisa knew her passion lied in creating social change through business and education. After experiencing life in Philadelphia and California, she knew Lancaster, where she calls home, was the place she wanted to focus on building a lasting impact.

Melisa served as the director of programs and Co-Founder at ATTOLLO, where her focus was to motivate and guide at-risk youth on a path toward attaining a degree of higher education. Now, as the Director of Entrepreneur Training at ASSETS, Melisa has coached over 700 entrepreneurs, primarily women, empowering them to start their own businesses. Beyond her professional experience, she continues to expand her personal connection with the local and global community. Not only does she volunteer with the students of the Mix at Arbor Place and serve as a Global Shapers for the Lancaster Hub, she is an active Cordes Fellow focusing on global issues. Melisa sits on the Board of Directors for the Stone Independent School and is on the Diversity Committee for Girls on The Run. Melisa is currently an MBA in Sustainability candidate at Bard.

Chip Cargas is the Founder & Board Chair of Cargas Systems, an employee-owned software company with 118 employees. They provide software for accounting, operations, sales and marketing. Chip founded the company in 1988 with the purpose of creating a caring environment where people would love to work. He served as CEO from the founding until December 2017. Chip continues to nurture the company’s purpose of “Shared Success for employees, customers, owners, partners, and community”. By fostering an inclusive approach to business, Chip helped build a dynamic team that focuses on collaboration, open communication, and delivering an exceptional customer experience. With the engagement of Cargas employee-owners, Cargas Systems has earned numerous awards and honors.

Chip’s current community activities include: Board of Trustees at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Chair of the Private Sector Action Team at the Lancaster Coalition to Combat Poverty, and Forever Lancaster Steering Committee at the Lancaster County Community Foundation.

Chip graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Industrial Engineering.

Chip rides his bicycle 5,000 miles per year for commuting, fitness, and fun!

 

And with this new class of board members rotating in, we bid a bittersweet farewell to three extraordinary community members who are rotating out of board service. Thank you for all you’ve done to help guide and shape the work of the Lancaster County Community Foundation:

 

 

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