Event Schedule


Flora Posteraro is an Emmy Award Winning former TV News Anchor/Reporter who
worked for TV stations in Harrisburg, Wilkes-Barre, Johnstown and Philadelphia – the
nation’s fourth-largest television market. She was also voted Simply the Best “Local TV
Personality” by the readers of Harrisburg Magazine in 2018.

Flora created and is the Co-host of a video/audio podcast called “Chick2Chick”, giving
women a voice on issues that matter to them. The podcast is on all social media
platforms, DB TV Network, Chick2Chick.com, PennWatch.org, YouTube and 7 audio
podcast channels. Flora is also the Senior Content Producer for PennWatch Media, a
multi-media marketing agency and the Senior Multi-Media Specialist for PennWatch.org,
a website that focuses on Pennsylvania news. Flora adds content to PennWatch and
produces videos for clients for websites and social media. In addition, Flora does Media
and Public Speaking Training and emcees events in-person and virtually.

Flora has anchored more than 10,000 newscasts during her career. She has
interviewed Presidents and top leaders, stood in hurricanes and blizzards and was the
first woman in the world to fly in a MiG29.

Flora loves to help others, especially children and non-profits in the community. She is
committed to helping the American Lung Association raise awareness about the #1
cancer killer of women. She is also involved with Highmark Caring Place, Caitlin’s
Smiles, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, Salvation Army, Peyton Walker Foundation
and Hampden Township Veterans Recognition Committee.

Flora’s greatest love is her son. She is a mother, a daughter, a sister, and a great
friend. Flora considers herself to be an average person who thrives on helping others
and making a difference in the community.

Morning Schedule

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Blaire Postman- Comedian, Writer & Generally Loud Person

The Emerge Conference’s Funniest Session

Speaker Bio: Blaire Postman is an unexpected, high-energy comedian with no chill.  She’s been featured by renowned podcasts, including “Just Between Us,” Slate Magazine’s “The Waves” and “The Jackie & Laurie Show,” and by some pretty snazzy comedy festivals. Blaire performs on cool-kid NYC stand-up showcases, headlines indy clubs nationwide, and tours theaters and colleges around the country with her solo show – LADY ADHD – garnering rave reviews from SF Sketchfest to Caveat Theater in New York. Also, cats.

Follow Blaire: Website: adhdcomedy.com – IG/TikTok/YT handle: @postmancomedy

Strand 1: 10:10 – 11:00

Stephanie WiddowsonSteph Widdowson – Owner and designer of Primrose and Harp Floral Design

Session Title:  Designing and planting a succulent garden with friends.

About the Session: Join me as I give your group tips and tricks on how to design and care for a beautiful centerpiece-style arrangement featuring a fun variety of succulents. This class is very hands-on with lots of fun options. Prepare to play in the dirt!

Speaker Bio: Meet Your Designer Hi! I’m Steph and I own Primrose and Harp Floral Design. I have over 17 years of experience in the floral industry. For many of those years, designing flowers would occur on the weekends secondary to my full time career in the Criminal Justice Field. In January of 2020 I was blessed to be able to start Primrose and Harp Floral Design and now I design and run our flower business full time and LOVE what I do!

Our business is located in Hanover PA and I specialize in event floral work. I mostly design out of a little end room studio at our home, but during the holidays (and any other time we are able outside of wedding season, ) you can come shop for flowers and other goodies and meet me in person at our current Pop Up Shop located at 1206 High St. Hanover PA 17331. (Previous home of the Olive Branch) who is located two doors down!

Check frequently on our Facebook page, as this is where you will most easily find the days and times we will be “Popping up” and any upcoming design classes I’ll be hosting!

Currently, it’s me myself and I as the head floral designer, social media manager, book keeper, and much more! I have a beautiful 7 year old little girl who helps me tremendously as well as an incredibly supportive husband. Thank you so much for supporting this small business of ours. We are so very appreciative of you.

UPMC Leigh-Ann Reitze and Teri Jakob

Session Title:A Tale of Two Workforce Women: Unlocking the Power of Dynamic Relationships in the Workplace

About the Session: Get ready to be inspired and entertained as two remarkable forces in the events and non-profit industry, Leigh-Ann Reitze and Teri Jakob, CMP, CMM, unite to explore the invaluable concept of having a “work wife” and its impact on professional success and fulfillment.

Leigh-Ann Reitze, the driving force behind UPMC Central Pa.’s events and community relations, serves as the Manager of Events and Community Relations at UPMC Central Pa. With finesse and expertise, she oversees the logistics of over 100 marketing and internal events each year, ensuring every occasion runs seamlessly and engages all attendees. UPMC’s strong presence in the community and its unwavering support for various organizations stand as a testament to Leigh-Ann’s dedication and strategic acumen. Her role extends beyond events as she collaborates with local corporate partners, coordinates volunteers, and nurtures UPMC’s strategic relationships, fostering a harmonious connection between the organization and its community.

Teri Jakob, whose passion for non-profit organizations and event planning spans over two decades, she has devoted the last thirteen years to mastering the art of event planning and volunteer management. Her impressive portfolio boasts the production of seven signature fundraisers annually, complemented by a myriad of monthly meetings and events. From board meetings to virtual luncheons and awe-inspiring themed galas to captivating golf tournaments, Teri’s versatility shines through in every endeavor. As the Manger for Special Event and Partnership Giving, Teri uses events to drive forward the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation’s mission to provide quality healthcare and health education in Central Pennsylvania. The Foundation is the charitable arm of the regional hospital system. Teri’s close relationship with the 300-member Pinnacle Health Auxiliary exemplifies her innate ability to make magic happen, amplifying the impact of their collective efforts.

Together, Leigh-Ann and Teri bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion to the stage as they shed light on their concept of a “work wife” and its significance in the professional world.

Speaker Bios: 

Teri Jakob CMP, CMM

Teri Jakob, CMP, CMM has over two decades of experience with non-profit organizations. For the last thirteen years, she has focused on event planning and volunteer management. Teri has experience with event planning from board meetings and virtual luncheons, to phenomenal, themed galas and golf tournaments. As an industry leader, Teri oversees the development of special events for the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation. Teri’s son said it best, she makes the magic happen.

Leigh-Ann Reitze

Leigh-Ann Reitze is manager of events and community relations with UPMC Central Pa. and is responsible for the logistics of over 100 marketing and internal events each year. She ensures every event runs smoothly, that all attendees are fully engaged, and UPMC is well represented in the community and the organizations it supports.  In her role, Leigh-Ann oversees community relations, events and the community-giving process. She also supports UPMC’s strategic relationships, coordinates volunteers, and collaborates with local corporate partners.  She organizes open houses, chamber events, and many other system-wide activities, ensuring that attendees are thoroughly engaged.

Marie Betlyon Smith, Schmitt’s Interiors, Owner

Session Title: Interior Trends and Tips

About the Session: Your home: Is it your happy place? Does it reflect your personal style? HGTV makes it look so easy to have an ideal home with flowing functionality and perfect decor. In reality, creating a better space for your and your family to live in can be overwhelming and confusing. This session will focus on the latest trends in decor: including hard and soft surface materials for the home, colors, and finishing touches. Marie gets down to the nitty gritty of how to make the best choices for your style and budget. Enjoy a light-hearted, interactive session that will inspire you to create the home of your dreams!

Speaker Bio: Marie is a life-long Hanover resident with a passion for art, design and education. After a lengthy career as a high school art teacher, she transitioned into the business world. Marie and her husband, Ryan, own and operate Schmitt’s Interiors and Blinds Unlimited in Gettysburg. Using her artistic skill set and experience in education, she strives to help clients to make informed decisions on aesthetics, materials and color to enhance their homes. Marie continues to teach painting classes locally, creates her own artwork and is raising a teenage son.

Katie Karnas, Clinic Director and Physical Therapist – Phoenix Physical Therapy

Session Title: Time to prevent the hunchback! Let’s talk about the importance of posture with aging

About the Session: During this session, Katie will review the importance of posture with aging. As we age, our muscles and bones do too! This can lead to a loss of strength, as well as decreased postural stability which can lead to other health problems. It is important to be aware of this and know ways to combat these changes as we age. As they say, getting old ain’t for sissies!

Speaker Bio: Katie, who is originally from Doylestown, PA, attended Lebanon Valley College and obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2015. After graduating, she worked in an outpatient physical therapy facility for a few years. She joined the Phoenix team in 2018 as clinic director and lead physical therapist for Phoenix’s outpatient physical therapy facility in Harrisburg, PA. She was an integral part of the overall development and growth of that facility. She now has taken on the same role in the Hanover clinic, in which she opened May of 2022. Katie continues to facilitate development and growth of Phoenix Physical Therapy in order to help bring quality physical therapy care to the region.

She resides in Hanover with her fiancé, Ben, and their cat, Toby.

Katie’s clinical expertise focuses on generalized outpatient orthopedics including post-surgical conditions, sports, work-related injuries, as well as chronic pain and other conditions. She has recently earned her distinction as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. A “Fellow” is a physical therapist who has demonstrated advanced clinical, analytical, and hands-on skills in the treatment of musculoskeletal orthopedic disorders and is nationally recognized for their competence and expertise in the practice of manual physical therapy.

Dr. Angela Marick (Ange), Healer, Collaborator, Philanthropist

Session Title: Ubuntu – You are BECAUSE we are

About the Session: Harmonizing your personal journey with the greater good for our world. In this collaborative experience we will explore new ways of Being in our life and connecting to our divine purpose. This loving, gentle and empowering conversation will BE magical for each soul that chooses to BE present.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Angela Marick (Ange) exists to leave the world a better place through love and humanity.

Her commitment to this calling has led her through an exquisite education at Cornell University and Palmer College of Chiropractic, as well as becoming a wife and mother, creating a thriving chiropractic business, and authoring ‘Beauty in the Brokenness – One Woman’s Voice’.

Her adventure has continued to find love again, blend a family with three teenaged sons and two dogs while working with incredible women leaders in support of authentic leadership that is WHOLE and humane.

She has journeyed to Kenya six times and was presented the opportunity to co-create a school – the Joslin School.  New adventures are waiting in the wings, but she is honored to connect with you at the Emerge Event and allow the magical next adventures reveal themselves in their own timing…

Strand 2: 11:15 – 12:00

Kathi Fuhrman, owner of Fuhrman Creative LLC

Session Title: Discover the power of personal and business branding in this workshop led by Entrepreneur and local Marketing Maven, Kathi Fuhrman

About the Session: Unleash your true potential as Kathi guides you on a journey of self-awareness, helping you redefine your brand and overcome the limitations of your past. Gain the tools and insights to craft a compelling personal brand that reflects your authentic self, paving the way for a future filled with endless possibilities. Imagine if you already have everything you need to be the businesswoman you wish you were?

Speaker Bio: Kathi Fuhrman, the owner of Fuhrman Creative LLC, has been loving the marketing world for over 20 years, with 10+ years in the marketing insurance industry and the last 7 years running her own business from home. She enjoys helping businesses paint a picture of their customer experience. By digging deeper below the financial transaction of doing business, she can show the more human side, bringing growth to both entrepreneurs and the community. With her family supporting and inspiring her, Kathi has been working hard to show her two sons that you can reach your goals and follow your passions with focused work and dedication.

Walt Graves – Retired Principal and Current Locksmith

Session Title: Easy Fixes for Squeaky Doors, Leaky Faucets, and Running Toilets

About the Session: Participants in this session will learn about the inner workings of a toilet, the components of a faucet, and fundamental door hardware. Simple step-by-step instructions will be provided to diagnose common issues that often occur with sinks, toilets, and doors.

Speaker Bio: Walt Graves spent 31 years in education as a Tech. Ed. teacher and high school administrator. After retiring in 2019 he secured a position at WFX – Fire, Lock, & Security as the Operations Manager where he has been trained in locksmithing and safe cracking.

Dr. Barb Rupp and Mary Kay Kelly-Empowering and Responsibility

Session Title: Empowerment: Advocating for All

About the Session: Are you an advocate? Discover if you are, and learn how you can become one with the help of YWCA Hanover. You will leave this session ready to be an empowered advocate for all!

Speaker Bios:

Dr. Barbara A. Rupp, Ed.D

Barbara has always been interested in promoting the rights and abilities of women and young girls. She has been a past president and a long- time supporter of the YWCA. Her experience in school administration has also provided opportunities for her to learn about leadership, and she is always looking for ways to help women succeed in leadership. Barbara currently serves on the Hanover Borough Council, the UPMC Hanover Board, the South Western Education Foundation Board and several community committees. She enjoys keeping active and life- long learning.

Mary Kay Kelly

Mary Kay is a retired administrator from South Western School District.  After 33 years in education, she continues her focus on supporting the Hanover community in various ways.  Mary Kay is a past president of YWCA Hanover’s Board of Directors.  She is active in many YWCA Hanover committees that focus on empowering women, eliminating racism, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.  Mary Kay also serves on the South Western Education Foundation Board of Directors, allowing her to continue her commitment to public education.  Through her many leadership and volunteer opportunities, Mary Kay has learned some valuable lessons:  Never stop learning.  Laugh every day.  Take the time to reflect on where you are on your life journey.

Jennifer Riggs-Certified Hypnotherapist and Mindset Coach

Session Title: Liberate yourself from negative feelings–Create a Positive Life

About the Session: In the session, I will talk about how negative feelings get trapped in the body from painful experiences in life, which then create limiting beliefs, physical pain, and general blocks to our happiness. I’ll explain how emotional processing can create lasting and positive changes. In addition I will teach everyone how to use EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique) to feel your feelings and as a stress relieving tool.

Speaker Bio: Jennifer Riggs is a Certified Hypnotherapist, Emotion Code Practitioner, Reiki Master/Teacher, and Mindset Coach who focuses on emotional processing and integration to assist others in making positive, lasting life changes.

Her initial education was at the Pennsylvania State University, and she has followed that with multiple certifications in specialized healing modalities. She has been working with people in a healing capacity for well over a decade. She is currently working on a book that she plans to release in the near future.

Gloria Marcott-Soul Punch

Session Title: Be Safer, Stronger, & more Confident – Soul-Punch Self Defense Workshop

About the Session: If you are looking to be Safer, Stronger, & more Confident join the Soul-Punch Self Defense workshop that has trained over 10,000 women and takes you from “thinking” to absolutely KNOWING your safety skill level. Our training is different because we don’t teach you how to fight. We focus on layering your levels of safety, providing you tactics & movements that utilize natural leverage that offset size or strength disparities while teaching you how to break down the body and disable the attacker. This is a self-defense training workshop based on real-life attack dynamics that is for the everyday woman looking to go safely from point A to point B with a significantly enhanced ability to survive a sudden, unexpected, physical attack or attempted abduction.

Speaker Bio: Gloria Marcott is on a mission to train, inspire, and bring together #1millionwomen by sharing her over 20 years of Women’s Self-Defense training experience on top of her accomplished 18 years of service in Law Enforcement. She is the CEO of Soul Punch Self-Defense and the creator of the #1millionwomen trained movement. Her Keynote will guide you to strength, confidence, and courage with her inside out approach to women’s safety that helps you take back your life, reclaim your inner power, and set yourself free so you can live safely and confidently as a woman walking the planet!

Gloria Video 1

Gloria Video 2

Lunch Break Schedule

Grill Rilla will cater lunch. Visit Grillrilla by clicking here.

Grillrilla Box Lunch contains a full wrap and a side of Pasta Salad:

Choices for Grillrilla Wraps are: Turkey, Baked Ham, Chicken Caeser, Vegetable Hummus

Other meal options:

Grillrilla Chicken Caesar Salad

Garden Salad

Thank you to our Lunch Sponsor, UPMC! Click here to visit UPMC Hanover.

Gloria Marcott-Soul Punch

Soul Punch – Be Safer, Stronger, & More Confident

Speaker Bio: Gloria Marcott is on a mission to train, inspire, and bring together #1millionwomen by sharing her over 20 years of Women’s Self-Defense training experience on top of her accomplished 18 years of service in Law Enforcement. She is the CEO of Soul Punch Self-Defense and the creator of the #1millionwomen trained movement. Her Keynote will guide you to strength, confidence, and courage with her inside out approach to women’s safety that helps you take back your life, reclaim your inner power, and set yourself free so you can live safely and confidently as a woman walking the planet!

Gloria Video 1

Gloria Video 2

Strand 3: 1:40 – 2:30

Nicole Shaffer, Director of Her Traditions

Session Title: How to Align Your Values and Communicate Effectively About Money

About the Session: Have you ever felt like there has to be a better way to make decisions and talk about money? So many people struggle to feel good about their financial choices, and too often, conversations turn into an argument. Know that there is a better way! Join the team from Her Traditions as they lead participants through an exercise on aligning your values with your spending and discuss how to use your financial personality for better communication. This is a judgment-free zone – only open communication and supportive energy are welcome!

Speaker Bio: Nicole Shaffer is the Director of Her Traditions at Traditions Bank, where she utilizes 25 years of experience in communications and community building. Nicole oversees all components of the Her Traditions initiative, including their scholarship program, women’s events, and their trademarked Financial Personality Indicator.

An active community advocate, Nicole currently serves on the Board for York City Dollars for Scholars, is the Co-Chair for the Confronting Racism Coalition, is the past Chair for YWCA York’s Racial Justice Committee, and is a founding Board Member for Braided River Collective, among numerous other community commitments.

Nicole is also a volunteer for Junior Achievement and the Girl Scouts, where she has gone into local schools to teach the importance of resume creation, interview skills, understanding credit cards, and building a strong credit history.

As a lifelong champion for women’s issues, Nicole is passionate about connecting women to opportunities to help them take charge of their financial future. During her time leading the Her Traditions initiative, she has led the expansion of their scholarship program to include women in the trades through a partnership with the local chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). Nicole is currently managing a pilot program at the Bank, which will provide financial life coaching focused on specific life events in partnership with Willow, a fintech innovator and women-led company.

Tina Fortenberry, CEO of Willow River Coaching, Professional Development and Performance Coach

Session Title: Making the most of change

About the Session:

In this session we are going to explore getting through life changes by understanding the three stages of transition during change.

  • Stage 1 – Letting go – The first phase of transition is an ending of old ways and the time needed to process through the losses.
  • Stage 2 – The Neutral Zone – Going through an in-between time when the old is gone but the new isn’t fully operational. This is when realignments and repatterning take place.
  • Stage 3 – The New Beginning – Coming out of the transition of the Neutral Zone and making a new beginning. This is when people develop a new identity, experience new energy, and discover the new sense of purpose that makes the change begin to work.

Tina Fortenberry, CEO

Speaker Bio:

With 15+ years of employee development experience with a Fortune 100 company, Tina puts entrepreneurs and small business owners on their path to success. She brings the highest level of professional development coaching and delivers it on the most personal level. Tina begins with the Harrison Assessment, which uncovers a person’s core personality traits, motivating factors, and mental roadblocks.

These insights guide her as she works with clients to define their goals, create a plan, provide support and measures results. Tina applies the Harrison Assessment results to large-scale initiatives like talent acquisition, leadership development and team building. She also helps clients to develop business plans, establish H.R. procedures, and create review processes.

The personal connections that Tina builds allows her to have the courageous conversation that lead to meaningful and lasting change. At the same time, she creates the space for clients to identify their own vision, own it, and execute it.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • Organizational Health Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Performance Coaching
  • Transition Coaching
  • Employee Engagement

Dr. Susan D Peck – addiction medicine, ob-gyn and medical marijuana consultant

Session Title: Marijuana – the one drug I would take if stranded on a desert island without any medication !

About the Session: Marijuana is the oldest drug in the world . Many misconceptions and governmental limitations have kept this away from general use. It is a fascinating and complicated plant with many many beneficial qualities. I hope to explain its history, its effect on the body and how we can all benefit from the wide range of healing potential in this plant. You do not have to smoke or get high to get tremendous benefit. I predict it will become legal and we will all be able to experience a more natural and less detrimental treatment for many problems that we deal with. I would chose this medication if I were stranded on a desert island and only allowed one drug to take with me. Join me to learn about this fascinating and complex plant.

Speaker Bio: 40 years of ob gyn and 5000 babies later I have transitioned to addiction medicine . Our addiction crisis has overwhelmed our society and I have found great satisfaction in dealing with patients who struggle with addictions and helping them find their way back to health. In so doing I have found great benefit from medical marijuana and so have become certified in this topic .I am on the board of Pa Options For Wellness and growery, dypensary and research facility in Duncannon Pa. that is cutting edge in the development of marijuana and products a research. I am currently located at 300 Frederick ST Hanover,Pa. suite 7 doing addiction medicine for UPMC . I am the medical director of Open Arms Drug and Alcohol recovery center Suite 3 at 300 Frederick ST. Hanover Pa. This is a counseling service for patients with drug and alcohol problems.

Rebecca M. Shanaman, Attorney and Margaret “Mieke” Driscoll, Attorney

Session Title: Relational Negotiation: Everything Everywhere All at Once

About the Session: Negotiation doesn’t just happen at board room tables. Almost all adult relationships, whether they are personal or professional, entail some type of negotiation. Led by two women who negotiate for a living, this session will explore the concept of “relational negotiation.” Every relational negotiation requires a balancing act between effectively advocating your position and keeping your relationship with the “other side” intact. This session will help you identify the negotiations in your life that need strategic pre-planning, and give you practical tools to use during those negotiations. We’ll also explore how to leverage certain attributes that are common to many women in order to create a productive atmosphere for your next negotiation.

Speaker Bio: 

Rebecca M. Shanaman

Rebecca M. Shanaman focuses her practice on real estate and business matters. She is the Chair of CGA’s Real Estate Practice Group. Rebecca joined CGA Law Firm in early 2016, bringing over a decade of experience in real estate and business law from her practice in Chicago, Illinois.

Rebecca is experienced in negotiating and closing sophisticated business and commercial real estate acquisitions and sales. She is skilled at negotiating and drafting highly specified contracts, and at closing the deal. She is skilled in advising clients regarding the legal implications of transactions and strategizing with them on an expansive range of real estate and business issues.

Rebecca received her Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from LaSalle University. She is a graduate of York Catholic High School. Rebecca currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Braided River Collective, the York County Bar Foundation and the Margaret E. Moul Foundation; she is the former Chair of Creative York. Rebecca lives in York with her husband and their two children.

Mieke Driscoll

Mieke Driscoll is a Shareholder and Chair of CGA’s Business Department. In addition to transactional work, she focuses her legal practice in the areas of real estate, municipal law, and non-profit law. Mieke advises business leaders on their legal obligations, rights and responsibilities.

Mieke works with companies to successfully achieve their business objectives in a personal, responsive, and efficient manner by routinely drafts ordinances, resolutions, and contracts. Mieke assists her non-profit clients through the process of forming an entity, structuring a Board of Directors, drafting bylaws, and obtaining tax-exempt status.

Mieke was named a 2021 Woman of Influence by the Central Penn Business Journal and serves on the boards of WITF, the York Symphony Orchestra, and the York County Community Foundation. She lives in York with her husband and their three children.

Strand 4: 2:45-3:35

Dawn Bosley- Founder to Be The Change Jessica Doll, President of Be The Change

Session Title: Bullying and Suicide awareness in our society today

About the session: We will talk about what the definition of bullying is, how to identify if your child is being bullied and what you can do about it. We will also discuss suicide awareness, the signs to look for and some resources to help you navigate your children through the hard teenage years.

Speaker Bios: Jess and Dawn are both middle-aged single Moms trying to navigate life while raising teenagers.

Jess has worked at McClarin Composites for 21 years. She has been in the Finance Dept for the past 5 years and recently got a promotion.

Dawn has been a Tattoo Artist for 28 years. I started tattooing in 1994, opened up my own shop in 1998 and ran a successful business in Manchester, Md for 17 years. I now tattoo at The Gallery here in Hanover and have been there for the past 6 years.

Jess and Dawn met when our sons, Cash and Matthew , became best friends in a second grade classroom at Baresville Elementary.

Little did we know this meeting would change our lives and start this incredible journey together.

We saw a need for Bullying and Suicide Awareness in our community, and decided to partner up and try to make this orld a better place for our youth.

Shannon McCleary / Angela Faretta/ Rob Ginder

Session Title: Digital Risk – Protecting Your Most Important Asset

About the Session: In this session, we will delve into the critical issue of compromised credentials and their role in data breaches. We will explore how cybercriminals exploit compromised credentials and the potential consequences for small and medium-sized businesses. Additionally, we will discuss the evolving threat landscape, highlighting the specific challenges and vulnerabilities faced by organizations.

Speaker Bios:

Shannon McCleary

Shannon McCleary is a Marketing and Account Manager with prior experience in the IT field. With a passion for client relationships and marketing, Shannon leverages her previous IT experience to provide exceptional service and deliver effective internal marketing strategies.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Shannon has a strong commitment to community involvement and social impact. She actively volunteers with local non-profit organizations, dedicating her time and expertise to make a positive difference in the community. Shannon has also been recently nominated as a finalist for the local 2023 Women in Technology Award.

Rob Ginder

Rob Ginder is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in the IT field, currently specializing in both sales and marketing. As an army veteran, Rob brings a strong sense of discipline, strategic thinking, and guidance to his role as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Throughout his career, Rob has consistently demonstrated his ability to drive business growth and exceed revenue targets. His comprehensive understanding of the IT industry, coupled with his strong interpersonal and communication skills, enables him to forge successful partnerships and cultivate long-term customer relationships.

Rob’s dedication, professionalism, and unwavering commitment to excellence have earned him a reputation as a trusted industry leader. His ability to navigate complex business landscapes and leverage his extensive network has resulted in numerous successful partnerships and collaborations.

Angela Faretta

Angela Faretta is an IT professional with an outstanding track record in the industry. Her remarkable achievements include being recognized as a finalist for the prestigious 2022 Women in Technology Awards. As a US Army veteran, Angela brings a strong work ethic and leadership skills to her role. Through her years of experience in the IT field, Angela has proven her discipline and expertise in delivering top-notch IT solutions.

Angela actively trains and mentors new talent, conducts thorough performance evaluations, and consistently fosters a culture of continuous improvement in service delivery. Her professionalism, kindness, and care shine through in her commitment to providing a compassionate leadership style, earning her admiration from both the team and clients.

Her hunger for excellence in IT drives her relentless pursuit of world-class metrics in the managed service provider (MSP) space. Angela’s unwavering dedication to her work and her team makes her a true asset, solidifying her position as a rock star in the MSP industry.

Cindy Jeng, IAYT- Certified Yoga Therapist

Session Title: Mindful Yoga

About the Session: You are invited to open your MindBody to receive the benefits of yoga. We will explore different layers of yoga practice through pranayama(breathing exercise), asana(yoga movements), and a short meditation. You will leave the session with lightness in the mind, groundedness in the body, and aliveness in the soul.

Speaker Bio: Cindy has completed her 3-year yoga therapy through YogaLife Institute in Wayne, PA. She is an IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) Certified Yoga Therapist, a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Marketing Communication and Advertising and is an E-RYT500, YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continued Education Provider), and Usui Holy Fire III Reiki Master.
She speaks English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese fluently. She offers yoga education for yoga teachers and the public, such as “Yoga for Stress and Anxiety Management”, “Grow and Glow” Yoga for Pregnancy, “Yoga Therapy for Better Sleep” and “Yoga Therapy for Diabetes Management”.

Vikki Glogg, MS, LPC, CAADC, CCTP Clinical Director of BriteLife Recovery Hanover, PA

Session Title: Substance Use Disorder & Understanding It’s Impact on You

About the Session: Substance use has always been a topic of discussion in our communities. So, why is it becoming even more of a discussion in today’s society? In this training you will learn and discuss, in an interactive session, the 6 W’s and H of Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Who does substance use impact? What is SUD and it’s impact on us? Where do I support someone looking for help? When do I play a role in SUD? Why is SUD a thing and why are people doing it? How do I make a difference for those around me living with SUD?

Speaker Bio: Vikki Glogg is a double alumnus from Shippensburg University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2012 and immediately began working on her master’s program. She obtained her Master of Science in Counseling in 2015. Vikki has always wanted to be in the helping services industry due to her personal experiences with family members with mental health concerns and one sibling who had autism. Vikki began in the field in 2008 working with high profile mental health diagnosed individuals in assisted living homes, while working on her bachelor’s degree. After she completed her masters, she attempted the mental health field and even higher education in South Carolina.

Vikki returned to Pennsylvania, and relocated to Lancaster County, where she began working in the Substance Use field. She has worked in Medication Assisted Treatment, different levels of care, and has been supervising clinical teams since 2017. Vikki has a passion for watching the growth of clients and staff in the substance use field. Vikki feels that providing services to clients should be individualized and person centered. Treatment should encompass the mind, body, and soul of a person, as well as family members being engaged. Vikki’s mission is to make sure that each client has structured treatment, ethical care, and opportunity for growth and development within their recovery.

Brooke Ingram, RN, OCN, LAc, Dipl Ac

Session Title: The Surprising Reasons You Lay Awake at Night That No One is Telling You About!

About the Session: Are you frustrated with laying in bed for hours and not falling asleep?
Does it feel like you make 100 trips to the bathroom when you just want to be sleeping?

Between 30% and 48% of older adults suffer from sleep problems, and women have a 40% higher lifetime risk of experiencing difficulty sleeping.

When you don’t get a good night’s sleep it can feel like your whole day is ruined. You don’t have the energy to do even the small things you enjoy.

Wouldn’t you love to have the energy and clarity to enjoy life again – like being active with your kids or grandkids, physically feeling great so you can take a walk or play golf, or going through your day clear headed?

You’ll learn:

  • The surprising reasons you’re not sleeping that most people don’t even know about
  • 5 natural things that allow you to wake up ready for a great day
  • 2 simple practices you can start tonight to help you fall asleep faster

Speaker Bio: Brooke is a Registered Nurse and Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, combining the best of ancient Chinese and conventional medicines. She earned a Bachelor’s and Masters in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University. She completed her acupuncture studies at the Maryland University of Integrative Health and holds a Masters of Acupuncture. It is Brooke’s goal to work in partnership with you to achieve optimal wellness and embrace a healthy lifestyle

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