Joy of Sports Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors

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John Abel

Volunteer Experience

  • Rotary Keystone Club of Harrisburg

  • Derry Township School Director

  • DTSD Parent Volunteer – field trip chaperone

  • Youth recreation sports coach for little league, basketball, and soccer

Personal

  • Derry Township resident since 2007; father to two children

  • Occupation – attorney

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Chris Painter

Volunteer Experience

  • Hershey Little League Board Member

  • Youth  Sports Coaching; Hershey Little League, Hershey Soccer Club

  • Hershey Little League Concessions Manager

  • Hershey Soccer Concessions Volunteer

  • Hold Clearances for Hershey school volunteer and chaperone activities

Personal/Professional

  • Derry Township Resident since 1986

  • Graduate of Hershey High School – Class of 1993

  • Graduate of University of Pittsburgh, BS Civil Engineering Technology – Class of 1998

  • Co-Owner Advanced Insurance Solutions serving the community for over 20 years

  • Married to Courtney Painter and proud father of three children

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Katie Nolan McComb

Volunteer Experience

  • Preschool Coordinator at Hershey Free Church

  • Johns Hopkins Swim Team for the 2014-2015 season

Personal

  • Grew up in Hershey

  • studied Journalism and Mass Communication and swam at  University of North Carolina (2013 graduate)

  • Swam for Hershey Aquatic Club from 1999-2009

  • Occupation: Head Swim Coach/Aquatics Director at Messiah College

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Scott Rogers

Volunteer Experience

  • Boy Scout Troop 203-Hershey, Assistant Scout Master

  • Hershey Youth Basketball Association, Past Boys Recreation Program Director (K-12)

  • Youth Ice Hockey Coach, House and Travel Programs (VT)

  • Youth Track and Field Coach (VT)

  • HS Cross-Country Coach (VT)

  • HS Track and Field Coach (VT, MD)

Personal

  • Derry Township Resident since 2005

  • Married and Father of three children

  • Technical High School Administrator

  • Enjoys backpacking, hiking, running, ice hockey, and skiing

  • Ben and Tim Day 5K Participant since 2006

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Kristen Smoluk, Treasurer

Volunteer Experience

  • AAU basketball coach

  • Vacation Bible School at Derry Presbyterian Church

  • Sports mission trip to Dominican Republic 

Personal

  • Grew up in Palmyra

  • Played Basketball, soccer, and track and field at Palmyra

  • Played basketball at Messiah College

  • Accountant at Trout, Ebersole, and Groff

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Ashley Searing, Secretary

Volunteer Experiences

  • Project Fellowship volunteer with the Milton Hershey School

  • Roanoke Rescue Mission volunteer

  • Mission Central Volunteer with Virginia Tech Alumni Club

Personal

  • Grew up in Franklin County, Virginia and played softball and volleyball

  • Studied Food Science and Technology at Virginia Tech and graduated in 2016

  • Played club softball in college and was team treasurer for two years

  • Occupation- Food Technologist at The Hershey Company

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Angela Mullen

Volunteer Experience

  • Hershey youth softball coach

  • Hershey youth field hockey coach

  • Derry Township school district PTO

  • Derry Township school district room parent, volunteer, chaperone

  • Derry Presbyterian church Sunday school teacher

  • Derry Presbyterian church children’s ministry/planning

  • Derry Presbyterian church nursery

Personal

  • Lives in Hershey with husband (Seth), and two children

  • Degrees in Elementary and Early Childhood Education

  • Played four sports in high school and played college volleyball

  • Enjoys volleyball, skiing, hiking, camping, water skiing, wakeboarding, biking, and kayaking.

  • Substitute teacher for Derry Township and Milton Hershey School Districts

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Stephen Ampersand

Volunteer Experience

  • Former Hershey Youth Football Association Board President

  • HOPE Worldwide Central PA Chapter Founder/Director

  • Former Delaware Church Board President

  • Former Cecil Community College Multicultural Student Advisory Board Member

  • Former HOPE Worldwide Delaware Chapter Board Member

  • Former City Year Philadelphia AmeriCorps Member

Personal

  • Derry Township resident since 2017

  • Married with two children

  • Occupation: disabled – former VP Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Harrisburg Area Community College

  • MSM, Organizational Leadership, Wilmington University, 2013; Ed.D. Leadership for Organizations, University of Dayton, 2024

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Ann Zaprazny, Vice-Chair

Volunteer Experience

  • Youth Coach:  Basketball, Soccer

  • HCC Swim Team Announcer, Volunteer

  • Volunteer, chaperone Derry  Township field trips, past room parent

  • Volunteer, Feed the Need, Derry Township Food Bank

  • Former board member, Secretary, Jacobs Creek Home Owners Association

  • Former board member, Secretary, Dress for Success South Central Pa

Personal

  • Derry Township resident since 2001

  • Married with three children

  • Self Employed – Great Sports Minds LLC

  • MS, Sports Science with a concentration in Sports Psychology (Lock Haven University 2015)

  • Former  Fortune 500 Executive and Division 1 Scholarship Basketball Player (University of Delaware)

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Terry Singer, Chair

Volunteer Experience

  • Youth rec coach for 20+ years in multiple sports

  • Past Board member – Hershey Youth Basketball Association

  • Past Board member – Hershey Little League (HLL)

  • Initiated and led HLL coach training effort

  • School Board Director, Derry Township School District

  • Member, Derry Township Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

  • Member, Hershey Rotary

  • Mortel Family Charitable Foundation, Board Member

  • Founded Joy of Sports Foundation

Personal

  • Derry Township resident since 1996

  • Father of two children

  • Occupation – retired

Joy of Sports Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors, Board Members Emeritus

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Dr. Chris DeFlitch, M.D.

Volunteer Experience

  • Board Member – Hershey Little League

  • Board Member – Penn State Service Enterprise Engineering (SEE)

  • Positive Coaching Alliance Coordinator

  • HLL 
Volunteer Coach

  • Hershey High School Rec Lacrosse
Volunteer Coach

  • Hershey Little League
 Volunteer coach for various rec sports including flag football, soccer, basketball, football, baseball, lacrosse and travel sports

  • Initiated and led Hershey Little League and Derry Township Parks and Recreation in revamping Koon’s Park and creating a dedicated T-Ball field

Personal

  • Derry Township resident since 1998

  • Father of three children

  • Occupation – Chief Medical Information Officer, Emergency Physician, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

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Kathy Sicher, LSW, MHA

Volunteer Experience

  • Hershey Youth Field Hockey – Founder, Youth Coach & Board Member

  • Derry Township School Director

  • East Coast Field Hockey Coach & Youth Director

  • Room Parent & Chaperone over multiple years K-11th grades

  • Dauphin County Children & Youth Advisory Board Member

Personal

  • Derry Township resident since 1996

  • Graduate of Palmyra High School (captained 3 sports:  field hockey, swimming, and track)

  • Mother of a son & daughter who participate in baseball, ice hockey, karate, & field hockey

  • Licensed Social Worker

  • Office Manager at Sicher Family Dentistry for 16 years

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Myron McCurdy

Volunteer Experience

  • Hershey High School Softball Booster Club – co-coordinator

  • Hershey Youth Football Association – Board Member

  • Volunteer Coach for Hershey Youth Football Association, Hershey Little League, Milton Hershey School U10 baseball program

  • Hershey Little League – player assessments coordinator

  • Cornerstone Youth Home, York – advisor

  • The World Children’s Center and Academy, Atlanta/Talapoosa GA – Sr. Advisor

  • Shiloh House, Littleton, CO – Board Advisor

  • Marion New Life Academy – Advisor

  • Derry Township School District – chaperone for activities and field trips

Personal

  • Derry Township resident – continuous since 2003

  • Father of six children

  • Occupation – Milton Hershey School – Homelife Administrator