Barbara Matthie, President
Business Insurance Executive | E.K. McConkey & Co., Inc.
As a Business Insurance Executive providing insurance advisory services, Barbie brings a practical application to the insurance business, which her clients find helpful and often indispensable. Her strength and background in customer service allows her to be a true extension of her clients’ day-to-day business activities.
Barbie is a graduate of the University of Delaware and currently holds the Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) designation.
Barbie is also an active community volunteer. Her community involvement includes serving as President of the Board of Directors for House of Hope, York, PA, which provides residential services and Christian-based counseling services for hurting teens and their families. She is currently an Ambassador for the York County Economic Alliance. Barbie is also the Secretary for the Board of Directors for York Area Housing Group and is a member of their Development and Public Relations Committee. YAHG’s mission is to improve communities, strengthen neighborhoods, and stabilize lives by providing quality housing for people with limited resources. She is the Chair of the York Committee for Dress for Success South Central PA, whose mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women.
Barbie is a graduate of Leadership York’s Executive Connections Class of 2010; served as Chair of the “Putting for a Purpose” ladies golf outing and was a Junior Achievement volunteer teacher at Spring Grove Area High School. She has also served on the Board of Directors and the Partnership Campaign for the York County Chamber of Commerce.
Barbie lives in Seven Valleys with her husband, David, and has three grown children. In her free time, Barbie enjoys spending time with her many relatives and relaxing at the beach.
Lisa Stahlman, Secretary
Pharmacist | Wellspan Pharmacy
James Partridge, ACAS, MAAA Treasurer
President, Insurance Company Operations Division | Glatfelter Insurance Group
Jim is currently on the senior management team at Glatfelter Insurance Group (GIG), serving as President of Insurance Company Operations and has been in the insurance industry for close to 30 years. His current job responsibilities include general oversight of the Underwriting, Claims Management, IT, Actuarial, Product Development and Program Analytics divisions at GIG, along with overseeing GIG’s Enterprise Risk Management program (ERM) and all reinsurance operations.
Jim is a graduate of Liberty University, with a BS degree in Mathematics. He is a property and casualty insurance actuary by trade, an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS), a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), and is a licensed property and casualty insurance agent.
Jim is a graduate of Leadership York’s Executive Connections Class of 2012; currently serves as the treasurer of House of Hope; currently serves as board member, finance committee member, and co-chair of the Sustainability Committee of the Margaret E. Moul Home; and previously served as board member, treasurer and Vice President of YorkArts (now Creative York).
Ryan Smith, Spiritual Director
Laborer | Glen Gery Brick Corp
Ryan came to House of Hope in search of help for his son. Inspired by what his family experienced at House of Hope, and the growth and change that his family received, Ryan and his wife became volunteers to give back to the ministry that impacted their family. Ryan and his wife have served at House of Hope in various capacities such as house parenting, facilitating parenting classes and also became spiritual parents to one of the girls who was unable to return home after finishing the HOH program.
Ryan has been set free, through the power of the Lord Jesus Christ. Ryan carries the vision of the Gospel in his heart, and serves others with compassion. It is his heart’s desire to see people set free, from the sin that so easily ensnares them. Ryan shares his testimony to inspire others to receive the freedom God provides through Jesus Christ.
Ryan is a gifted Teacher, with an Evangelistic passion. He also has a burden for Prayer, and loves to Praise and Worship the Lord. Ryan has worked at Glen Gery Brick Corporation for the last 13 years. For the last 3 years, Ryan has served as Senior Pastor of the Freedom Center. Ryan has also served at various ministries, in various capacities, since 2001. Ryan has been married since 2007, has 4 children, and 2 grandchildren.
Lori Ziegler, Member
Founder, Executive Director | House of Hope York, PA
Prior to Lori’s life-changing experience at the Women of Faith conference in 2005, she worked as a pharmacist at Pines Pharmacy for 15 years and WellSpan Pharmacy for 12 years. Inspired by her healing and her rededication to Christ, Lori decided in 2005 to begin work on opening House of Hope York PA. Currently, Lori not only runs the House of Hope York PA, but serves with the Keystone Emmaus Community and the prayer team at Christ United Methodist Church. She attended and graduated from Leadership York’s 2010 Executive Connections program, learning about York County history and its leaders, arts and culture, education, health care, community needs, government and the local economy. Lori is dedicated to being a force of change in our community and beyond by giving teenage girls the chance to heal their heart wounds and learn to be loved for who they are. Lori enjoys spending time with her husband and children children, loving on her grandson, cooking for others, researching genealogy and playing golf.
Bob Behler, CCIM, Member
Executive Vice President| Bennett Williams Commercial
Bob began his career in real estate in 1981 with Bennett Williams after graduating from York College with a BS in Business Management. Bob was subsequently promoted to Assistant to the President, and to his present position in 1989. In 1991, he assumed the responsibilities of Broker of Record.
He has participated in the sale, leasing, marketing and development of tens of millions of dollars of commercial and industrial real estate. Bob has his CCIM designation and he currently holds a Broker’s license in the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, and South Carolina. He is a Life Member of RPAC and has his CCIM Designation. Bob is past Chairman of the RPAC & Commercial/Industrial Committees for RAYAC. He also served on Commercial Industrial Forum, MLS Committee, Affordable Housing Committee, the Leadership Development Committee, Consumer Protection and Long-Range Planning Committees for the Realtors Association of York & Adams Counties (RAYAC). Currently, Bob has twice served on the Board of Directors of RAYAC.
In the community, Bob has participated for many years in York Hospital Fund Raising, including the Giving for Living Campaigns and the Century Campaign. He also served as Chairman for the Good Neighbor Fund Campaign. He has also been involved in other community fund raisers including Muscular Dystrophy, March of Dimes, York County Special Olympics and the Strand Capitol Corporate Membership Campaign. Bob is a member of the Masons, and Scottish Rite, and has served on the Board of Directors for the Masonic Center. He served on the Board of Habitat for Humanity of York and on their Building and Site Committee.
Bob also enjoys spending time at Bethany Beach, hunting, skiing, kayaking, hiking and everything the outdoors has to offer.
Jeremy Wagner, Member
Tech Support & Training | Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13
Jeremy Wagner is a Desktop Support Technician for Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13. He has worked in Desktop Support for over three years. He has an Associate Degree in Specialized Technology from Thompson Institute and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Kaplan University.