President & CEO
Angela has held the role of President and CEO of Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance for more than 25 years. She is responsible for the daily administration of the organization and ensures the organization provides an array of quality-driven program services for the prevention of child abuse statewide.
She serves as the spokesperson for the news media and is directly involved in the organization’s interaction with state-level public policymakers, PA’s congressional delegation, public and private funders, and stakeholders.
Angela was selected by Governor Tom Corbett to serve on the Children’s Trust Fund governing board of directors where she serves as Vice-President. She also serves as a member of the national board for the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance.
Angela is a graduate of Messiah College with a Bachelor of Arts in Family Studies. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Penn State University, with a concentration in nonprofit management. She currently resides in Cumberland County, is mom to two adult daughters, Mae Mae to several grandchildren, and adored by Rhodie, a West Highland Terrier.
Contact Angela at email@example.com with concerns, complaints, or compliments. She looks forward to hearing from you!
Operations Support Coordinator
Crista supports, plans, and organizes program and operational duties within the organization. In this role, Crista helps to coordinate program events and activities while streamlining operational procedures to advance PFSA’s mission. Crista works directly with PFSA staff and stakeholders to drive successful programming and service delivery.
Crista’s passion for children and strong belief that children should be provided with opportunities to grow and learn, resulted in ten years of experience working in education. Her teaching career began as a reading specialist and then as a school administrator. Most recently, she spent over two years working in member services for a statewide, nonprofit organization where she managed affiliated entities. In this role, she worked closely with members, developed annual plans, coordinated meetings, and planned content for conferences and events.
Crista is a graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in reading. Outside of the office, Crista enjoys reading, spending time with her family, watching her kids’ sporting events, and is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
Crista can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prevention Services Manager
Justin manages PFSA’s prevention programs and services and directs the statewide CBCAP Network of collaborative partners. In this role, Justin serves as the leader for prevention-related services and programs for the organization as he works alongside several community-based organizations across the state to build a strategic foundation of supports and services throughout Pennsylvania’s communities.
Justin has more than 10 years of experience working with nonprofits and community-based organizations throughout Pennsylvania. Justin received his Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) with a specialized concentration in Management, Leadership and Community Practice (MLCP). Justin has also earned a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from Temple University and has a comprehensive knowledge of Pennsylvania’s human services resources and supports. Throughout his career, Justin he has had the opportunity and privilege to collaborate with diverse groups of local and statewide stakeholders across the commonwealth.
Justin values his family, friends, and community. He loves spending plenty of time outdoors with his wife, Barbara, and their two children. Some of Justin’s favorite activities include hiking, spontaneous day trips, backyard sports, and cooking.
Justin’s email address is email@example.com.
Director of Programs
Haven Evans joined the staff at PFSA in October 2016. Haven is primarily responsible for the mandated reporter training curriculums. With over twelve years of experience in the child welfare field, she brings to PFSA an extensive knowledge of Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law (CPSL).
Haven is a graduate of Messiah College with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Family Studies. She is currently enrolled in the Penn State University graduate program for Public Administration. She currently resides in Dauphin County and enjoys gardening and spending time with her husband and three children.
Feel free to contact Haven at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about mandated reporting and the CPSL.
Director of Finance
Cheryl joined us as our Director of Finance in May 2023. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a dual major in Accounting and Finance. She has had her own accounting firm for the past 8 years supporting smaller businesses in the community to grow and adapt to our ever-changing world. She has worked for a software company training post-secondary school clients how to set up, use and better track their finances for strong management and federal compliance. Before this, Cheryl was a licensed manager of multiple branch locations for a large bank in the area. Cheryl serves on the board of another local women-owned company.
Cheryl’s favorite part of the day is spending time with her two daughters and close family. She likes to be outside skiing, hiking, and swimming and on occasion, loves a motorcycle ride through the back roads of PA.
Cheryl can be reached at email@example.com.
Rosa Ponti joined PFSA as Training Coordinator in 2017. Rosa spent the previous 8 years in the Early Childhood Education field. She started and maintained a Pre-K/Kindergarten classroom during her time working at a private school. Rosa lives in Perry County where she enjoys riding her motorcycle. She comes from a huge Puerto Rican family and enjoys anything to do with her heritage.
Rosa’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
PFSA’s team of dedicated staff is joined by dozens of carefully selected independent contractors, each with decades of experience in child welfare and family support and education services. These consummate professionals provide training of the highest quality, in every region of Pennsylvania.
To schedule a training session with one of these trainers, please email us at email@example.com.