James Partridge, ACAS, MAAA, President & 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).
Bob Behler, CCIM, Vice President
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.
Lisa Stahlman, Secretary
Pharmacist | Wellspan Pharmacy
Born and raised in York County. Graduated from Dallastown High School. Graduated from Temple University School of Pharmacy in 1988. Works for Wellspan Pharmacy Dallastown as the pharmacy manager. Has been with Wellspan for 23 years. Met Lori Ziegler in 1995 when I started working at York Apothecary (now Wellspan Pharmacy). Attended Women of Faith conference in Philadelphia with Lori where Sarah Trollinger and a teen from House of Hope Orlando were speaking. Lori asked me to come along side her to help her start a House of Hope here in York. I’ve been with House of Hope since 2005. I have served in many different capacities, most recently as secretary of the House of Hope board. I feel that I can help our teens, not by being able to connect with them due to their circumstances that caused them to come to HOH but by being able to show them unconditional love. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, camping, watching my husband race cars and my son autocross, boating on Raystown Lake and spending time with my family (husband Erich, daughter Danielle, son Nicholas and four legged child, Zues) and friends.
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.
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.
Kristen Verdelli, CPA, Member
Senior Accountant | Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC Certified Public Accountants & Consultants
Kristen is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Pennsylvania and employed by Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC’s audit department in its York/Hanover region. Her responsibilities include providing audit services to various types of entities, including governments, non-profit organizations, for-profit entities within the construction and real estate industries, and employee benefit plans. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).
Prior to becoming an accountant, Kristen worked in the mental health field for approximately eight years and earned her license in Professional Counseling in Pennsylvania. Kristen specialized in the treatment of trauma and worked extensively with survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. After working with non-profit organizations within the Philadelphia and Central Pennsylvania areas, Kristen opened her own practice that included the addition of animal-assisted therapy along with more traditional therapies.
Kristen is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College with her Bachelor of Arts in English and Accounting and minor in Psychology. She earned her Master of Science in Clinical and Counseling Health Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Within the community, Kristen volunteers on the fundraising committee at her church and has completed volunteer work for Therapy Dogs International, Humane Society of Harrisburg, and Children’s Miracle Network. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, spending time in nature with her dogs, yoga/exercise, and playing the piano.