Pa Family Support Alliance Names Longtime Advocate as its Vice Chair

Jim Willshier assumes leadership position to #ProtectPAKids from abuse

HARRISBURG, Pa. Pa Family Support Alliance (PFSA), the state leader in child abuse prevention, today announced that Jim Willshier was named the new Vice Chair of its Governing Board of Directors.

“We are grateful to have an advocate like Jim on our board,” said Angela Liddle, PFSA President and CEO. “Those who know Jim or have worked with him can attest to his dedication and expertise. I am excited that Jim is our new Vice Chair, and I look forward to working with him more closely as we advance our mission of ensuring that Pennsylvania’s children have the opportunity to grow up in environments free of abuse and neglect.”

Willshier is the director of government affairs for Associated Builders & Contractors, Keystone Chapter. He advocates for members in 33 counties of central Pennsylvania at the state and federal levels. He was previously the chief public affairs officer for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (now the Pennsylvania Coalition to Advance Respect) and as director of policy and partnership for the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers.

“I am grateful to my fellow PFSA board members for entrusting me with the position of board vice-chair,” Willshier said. “As a father, I am committed to ensuring that Pennsylvania’s kids are protected from abuse and neglect. I look forward to helping PFSA to further educate parents, educators and all those who work with children, and empowering to play positive roles in keeping our kids safe.”


About Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance
The Pa Family Support Alliance prevents child abuse and neglect, and protects children from harm by helping parents learn positive parenting techniques, educating professionals and volunteers who work with children to recognize and report child abuse, and helping community members learn how they can play a positive role in keeping children safe. To learn more about our programs, schedule training, or make a donation, please visit, or call 800-448-4906.

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