Chapter Leaders

 

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President: Otto Monroy, CFRE

As a non-profit executive and fundraiser, Otto has dedicated the majority of his career to work centered on empowering children living in poverty. Currently, he serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Logos Academy, a private Middle States accredited school in York PA, which offers substantial scholarships to provide educational opportunities to low income students. He also is on the leadership team launching LogoWorks a social enterprise venture associated with Logos Academy focused on economic empowerment. Previously, he served as Vice President at Forgotten Voices International an organization which provides support to orphaned children. Otto earned an BA in Music and Masters of Business Administration from Messiah University. He also is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and AFP master trainer.   

Otto has a lifelong love for music as a guitarist, conductor and singer, loves to play and watch soccer, is involved in entrepreneurial ventures and real estate whenever possible and has a passion for environmental conservation and racial justice. He lives in Dillsburg PA with his wife Erin and four children Orianna, Xavi, Olivia and Andi plus an ever changing mix of animal friends.  

President- Elect, Heather Maneval

For more than a decade Heather has worked in member relations and revenue generating positions in the nonprofit sector with professional experiences in the local, state, and national arenas. She holds a M.A. from McGill University and B.A. from Temple University where her academic studies focused on donor patronage in art. Heather's career in fundraising began as a development intern with Please Touch Museum. In the years that followed she built up her resume as an executive assistant before beginning as the Assistant Annual Fund Director for the Shippensburg University Foundation. Heather joined YWCA York in 2016 where she served as the Chief Development Officer and the staff liaison to the Junior Board. In 2019, she happily resettled back home in the museum sector by accepting the position of VP of Advancement at the York County History Center. Heather serves on the York Central Market Board, Leave a Legacy Steering Committee, Confronting Racism Coalition of York County, the YWCA York Racial Justice Committee.

Vice President of Outreach: Charlene Shupp Espenshade

Charlene M. Shupp Espenshade is a fourth generation dairy farmer who resides on her husband’s dairy farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She joined the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation as its executive director in December 2018. Before joining the foundation, she was the youth director for a national rural advocacy organization. She also worked at Lancaster Farming newspaper for 15 years, first as a reporter then as the special sections editor. She has received state and national journalism awards. In addition to her employment with the foundation, Espenshade is involved with several agricultural education and outreach organizations including the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, All-American Dairy Show Foundation, Wyoming-Lackawanna Counties Dairy Princess Committee, Elizabethtown Area Grange, Elizabethtown Fair Dairy Show. She has also served on committees for the local, Pennsylvania and National Grange.
She is married to husband, Matt, and has two sons, Evan and Alan. In her spare time, Charlene and her family enjoy showing their registered Holstein and Guernsey dairy cattle at local, state and national shows.

Vice President of Programs: Joe Kirkenir

Joe Kirkenir has been in the nonprofit fundraising and marketing profession since 2014, when he started his career as an AmeriCorps VISTA in York, PA. Since then, the has served in various roles with organizations in the region and is now Director of Development and Communications for the YMCA association for York and Lancaster Counties: The YMCA of the Roses. He is the current President for the Animal Advocates of South Central PA, Chair for the Healthy York Community Engagement Committee, and the VP of Programs for the Central PA Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professions. Joe’s educational credentials include an English degree from Gettysburg College and a Masters of Social Work from Millersville University. In his, presumably, free time, Joe reads books of all genres and runs extremely long distances.

 

Vice President of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access): Ann Moffitt, ACFRE

Ann Heagy Moffitt grew up in an environment of volunteerism and community service. Raised in the York YWCA, a teen leader in the National YWCA committed to working toward the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women and girls. First employed by YORK YW in program areas, moved to Center Director for the Cambridge YW, Mass. Recruited to Harrisburg YWCA as a “trouble shooting Executive Director” tasked with saving the organization from demise as it was taken by eminent domain to make way for Strawberry Square. The YW survived! Ann as Executive Director lead fundraising and a ran the capital campaign to build what today is Harrisburg High School Sci Tech Campus on Market Street. Recruited by Hemlock Council of Girl Scouts and then Keystone Human Services (KHS). Shortly after joining KHS as Vice President to develop fundraising and communications programs Ann, a founding board member of the Whitaker Center was asked to run the capital campaign to establish the center. Keystone loaned her to the project for about a year to finish the project. After 27 years with KHS Ann joined Pa Family Support Associates. Today Ann is the Director of Development of Friends of the West Shore Theatre, Inc. building a regional arts center for cinema, theatre, music and education in New Cumberland.

 AFP has played an important part in Ann’s life, from (NSFRE) National Association of Fund Raising Executives, member of AFP National Foundation Board, National committees on membership and diversity, is an AFP Master Trainer, ACFRE and was awarded the AFP National Fundraiser of the Year and our Central PA Chapter. 

Ann is past chair of Byrnes Health Education in York, past President of Harrisburg Hospital Auxiliary, Junior League of Harrisburg. Ann participates in Kiwanis PA District having served as regional trainer, club president, Lt. Governor, and Pa District Trustee. 

Ann is a member of Estate Planning Council of Central PA, Diversity & Inclusion Professionals of Central PA, Susquehanna Valley Council of Charitable Gift Planners and the Global AFP IDEA Committee.

Ann has one daughter, Elizabeth, lives in New Cumberland with husband George, grandsons Kenny (23) and Josh (21) both at Penn State, two dogs and one cat. Ann loves to provide training and community service, remodel and decorate, garden, cook, travel nationally and internationally and entertains frequently.

 

 

Vice President of Education: Kim Alvarez

Kim Alvarez serves as Vice President of Donor Relations for United Way of York County.  In her current role, she brings 16 years of fundraising experience to oversee major giving, planned giving, and stewardship activities.  Previously, she worked as Director of Development for SpiriTrust Lutheran and held a variety of philanthropy roles at WellSpan Health, York College and Shippensburg University Foundation. The

 

Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.  She is a graduate of Leadership York’s Leadership Training Program (2013) and a member of Rotary Club of York, and Leave a Legacy Steering Committee.  While not at work, Kim enjoys cooking, yoga, trying new restaurants and spending time with her husband, Eric, and daughter, Olivia.

 



Treasurer: Eric Chase

Eric M. Chase is the Executive Director / CEO of the Children's Aid Society a Non-profit organization serving children and their families in York, Adams, and Franklin counties. Eric has experience in the non-profit sector in fundraising and at the C level for over 30 years professionally.

 Eric holds an Associate of Art Degree (A.A.) in Communications & Business Administration from Keystone Junior College, A Bachelor of Art Degree (B.A.) in Psychology from Wilkes College, a Master of Science Degree (M.S.) in Counseling Education from Western Maryland College, and is in his final year in the Master of Divinity Degree (M.Div.) program at Lancaster Theological Seminary and is a candidate for ordination as a minister of the word and sacrament in the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA).

Eric’s interests include hiking, backpacking, gardening, family activities and being activewith the community. Our family is active at  First Presbyterian Church of York. I am a Rotarian and past Rotary President and Kiwanian board member. I humbled to serve as treasurer of the Board for the Central PA Chapter of AFP and the Southern York County Business Association,  I am an active Board member with Adams County Collaborating for Youth, an active board member of the Cornerstone Youth Home and a graduate of the Leadership York Non-profit Leadership Academy.

The rest of the Chase family consist of Eric, his wife Ellen, our two sons Andrew 27, Luke 23, his mother-in-law Dorothy Stipp, and Hans (our 2-year-old wired hair dachshund). We live in Dallastown, PA. Ellen and Eric recently celebrated 30 years on May 26th Ellen and Eric are both from Northeastern Pennsylvania and began dating in High School at Scranton Central.

Secretary: Kyla Alvarez

Kyla Alvarez (she/her) is the Development and Membership Manager at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP). Kyla joins AAPIP from the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) and brings over 5 years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, and membership engagement. She is passionate about closing the nonprofit racial leadership gap and supporting communities of color that have been historically excluded. Born in the Philippines, Kyla immigrated to the United States with her family in 2001, settling in South Central Pennsylvania. She studied at the Robert Morris University School of Business in Pittsburgh. Kyla is a member of PA Eats and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Central PA Chapter. She also serves on the Lancaster County Suicide Prevention Coalition with Mental Health America (MHA) Lancaster. In her free time, Kyla enjoys cooking Filipino food with her family, traveling to new places, and spending time with her two cats.

Past President: Molly Helmstetter, CFRE

Molly Helmstetter, CFRE has been a fundraiser in the nonprofit world for twenty-five years, spending the last twelve years as Director of Development at New Hope Ministries based in Dillsburg, PA, where she oversees and conducts fundraising activities, campaigns, and appeals, while investigating and implementing new ways to engage the community New Hope serves through creative and engaging marketing activities.

Molly is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and wrapping-up her second and final year as board president of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Molly has been a member of the Chapter since 2008 and has actively volunteered on the Chapter board since 2014. She believes in giving back to the profession by mentoring, teaching, serving, and volunteering in the nonprofit community.  She is currently a Big Sister to Rachel in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in York and Adams Counties.

Molly is also a National Parks geek, avid traveling wanderer, an admirer of the arts, and still that “sometimes” embarrassing mom to her two adult children, Madeline (22) and Grant (20).