|Board and Staff
The Board of Directors and staff of the Good Samaritan Shelter are listed below. We would especially like to thank the all-volunteer Board for their continued support of the work and mission of GSS.
Board of the Good Samaritan Shelter:
Sarah Coveney, Treasurer
Emeritus Board Directors:
There will be occasion for certain esteemed past Directors to
move from active involvement with the Good Samaritan Shelter. Those Directors
who have displayed special value and commitment to the Shelter will be
considered for a non-active position as Emeritus Board Director. All Emeritus
Board Directors are non-voting members on all matters.
L. Lamson - Pastor Frank was a founding board member of GSS, and served
in almost every capacity on the board for the next nine years. He was a crucial
proponent for the growth of the shelter, and we wouldn't be the organization we
are today without his support.
Jim McKeighan -
Jim once served as the vice-chairman of the board. He was instrumental in
helping the shelter purchase our first building, with generous support from New
The Staff of the Shelter:
Hoffer, Executive Director -
firstname.lastname@example.org - Nate has
been with GSS since 2009 as the Executive
Director. Prior to joining GSS Nate served
in leadership roles for non-profits in
Washington, D.C. and Kingston, Jamaica. Nate
earned his B.S. in Business Administration
from Eastern Mennonite University and his
MBA from Eastern University.
Timothy O. Barr,
Director of Resident Services, Phoenixville
email@example.com - Tim is one
of the founding board members of the
Shelter, and become a staff member in
December 2006. He completed two years at
Cheyney University. Prior to joining GSS he
had three years experience as a case manager
at Family Matters.
Resident Advocate, Phoenixville -
- Matt graduated from Lehigh University in 2011 with a
degree in Psychology and Math and has worked
at the shelter since 2011.
Maryann Ronan-Lamson, Case Manager, Ephrata -
Maryann has been with our Ephrata Program
since April of 2011 as Case Manager. She is
also an ordained minister in the United
Church of Christ and a pastor in Montgomery
County. She has a MA from Emmanuel College
in Boston and an M.Div from Episcopal
Divinity School in Cambridge MA.
Kathryn Maleney, Grant Writer -
- While not involved with the day to day
running of the shelter, Kathryn has a great
deal of experience helping small non-profits
succeed. She worked for nine years at Face
to Face in Germantown, and there developed a
clear sense of how a non-profit in human
services can track its outcomes and
communicate its success to funders and
supporters. Kathryn holds a BA in humanities
from Marlboro College.
Lamson, Development Assistant -
firstname.lastname@example.org - Dan has been
with GSS since 2009, first as the
administrative assistant and then as the
development assistant. Dan graduated of
Ursinus College with a B.A. in political
science, and has been involved as a
volunteer in the work of the Good Samaritan
Shelter from his youth.
All Staff are CPR and First Aid certified.
Training and development opportunities are
offered to the staff throughout the year.
House Managers live in each home to ensure a
smooth and effective operation. We have
volunteer interns who support the work of the staff. These interns are typically
Social Work majors from Valley Forge Christian College, Eastern University and
Lancaster Bible College. If you are interested in interning at Good Samaritan
Shelter, please contact