LANCASTER YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Mackenzie Bender

President

Mackenzie is currently the Director of Marketing for Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim. After graduating from Shippensburg University with a degree in Business Management, Mackenzie moved back to Lancaster where she had grown up. Her goal for this year in LYP is to find new ways to engage the young professionals within the community.

Jenn Hood

Vice President

Jenn Hood, PMP is the HR Transformation PMO Director for UGI Corporation. Jenn considers herself a lifelong learner having pursued multiple professional certificates after receiving her undergraduate in Business and Information Systems from Albright and is now in the final stretch of completing her studies in a dual Masters’ degree program from Penn State. Personal and Professional Development from LYP is a great opportunity for young professionals to continue to improve themselves.


Shel Osborn

Treasurer

Shel Osborn is a philomath, driven by a love of learning.  She holds two degrees in accounting from Juniata College and works as an accountant for Eurofins Scientific, and maintains balance with her passion for art and storytelling.  She also enjoys trawling the internet and the shelves at her local library for interesting new ideas and topics (like quantum computing!  Or Archaeal Richmond Mine acidophilic nanoorganisms!).  Shel grew up in Lancaster and is delighted to sit on the board of the Library System of Lancaster County.  



Mikaela Quintois

Community Service Director

Mikaela Quintois is a Special Education teacher at New Cumberland Middle School in the West Shore School District. She is very passionate about providing her students with an inclusive, meaningful and positive educational environment. Mikaela is originally from New Jersey but graduated from Millersville University in 2017, fell in love with Lancaster, and bought a house downtown with her husband, Andrew. Mikaela also loves to read, travel, hike, and collect plants! She cannot wait to assist in growing the community service aspect of LYP.


Kara Weber

Social Director

Kara Weber is a licensed PA Realtor with RE/Max Pinnacle. She also works for a property management company, GM Property Solutions, and is the Executive Marketing Assistant for Higher Impact. When she's not working for her employers, Kara does freelance marketing work for other small businesses. She has a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations/Communications from Millersville University. From attending Millersville, Kara fell in love with Lancaster. After graduating in 2013, she moved back to her parents in Delaware County. She missed Lancaster so much she quickly found a new job and moved into the City where she still resides. In her spare time, she plays ice hockey for the Reapers, and is a dog mom to seven pups who keep her very busy! 

Jeff Stanko

Membership Director

Jeff Stanko is a Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer at Mid Penn Bank specializing in lending for Agriculture and Agribusiness.  Jeff has worked in Lancaster since 2014, and moved here permanently from Baltimore in 2017.  Jeff's professional background includes small business consulting with the Maryland Small Business Development Center, Relationship Manager with Mid Atlantic Farm Credit, and an MBA from Salisbury University's Franklin P. Perdue School of Business.  Jeff loves Lancaster for its strong community and culture, and the fun people and activities. Jeff enjoys spending time with family and friends across Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.  In his spare time, Jeff enjoys hiking, exploring the city, researching advances in natural medicine, and doing volunteer work with LYP and other organizations.


Andrew Quintois

Board at Large - Community Service Team

Andrew Quintois is a Financial Planner at Legacy Planning Partners and has been in finance for 2 years.  Andrew began his Lancaster experience in 2012 while attending Millersville University but it wasn’t until after graduation in 2016 that he and his wife, Mikaela, fell in love with the city and decided to stay.  Andrew has been a member of LYP since 2017 and joined the board in 2018.  He enjoys golfing, refereeing ice hockey and volunteering his time with LYP’s community service committee.  You can typically find Andrew and his wife on a weekend morning at any one of the fabulous coffee shops that Lancaster has to offer!

Board at Large - Community Service Team

Kathleen Eager

Board at Large - Special Events Leadership Team

Kathleen Eager is a Lancaster County native and grew up in the Manheim Township area. She presently is an associate attorney at the Law Firm of Eager, Stengel, Quinn, Sofilka & Babic where she practices primarily in civil insurance defense. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Villanova University in Political Science and her Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law. She has a passion for volunteering and volunteers weekly at the Water Street Rescue Mission, Domestic Violence Services and volunteers on the Board for CAP (Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County). In her free time, she enjoys watching sports and exploring downtown Lancaster.



April Book

Board at Large


April Book is the Director of Lending for Bellco Federal Credit Union. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Messiah College and her MBA from the University of Texas. She has served on the LYP Board for the past four years as she has a passion for the development and growth of those who live in Lancaster. During her free time you will find April running, traveling, and behind a camera.

Ellen Funk

Board at Large - Community Service Team


Paul Fiorelli

Sponsor Relations Director

Paul is a commercial insurance broker for Ross Insurance Agency. In 2015, Paul graduated from York College with a degree in Business Administration. He began his professional career at Lancaster Newspaper in advertising before making a career move to insurance in 2017. Prior to Ross Insurance, Paul spent two years at Eastern Alliance Insurance in Underwriting. His passion is being an advisor the people of Lancaster County can trust when protecting their business.

Outside of work Paul and his wife Gabrielle enjoy getting together with friends, playing on their coed softball and kickball team. It is a privilege for them to not only witness but contribute to the success of the Lancaster community.

Robby Carlisle

Board at Large 

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