BHA Board of Directors

Brent Smith, President
President, LINKBANK

Christine Ludwick, PA-C, MPAS, Vice-President
Certified Physician’s Assistant, Aspire Urgent Care

Wendell Hoover, Treasurer
Realtor, Iron Valley Real Estate

Theresa Eshbach, Secretary
Fundraising Consultant

Nicole Bryant
Human Resource Consultant

Sheri Collins 
Deputy Secretary of the Office of Technology & Innovation at the PA Depart. PA Community & Econ. Devel.

Steve Faus
President, The Hess Agency

Drew Hart
Assistant Professor of Theology at Messiah College

Victor Romain
Pastor, Steelton Mennonite Church

John Sider
Statewide Coordinator, Ben Franklin Technology Partners

David Warren
Vice-President of Everence Asset Management, Everence Financial


Board Committees


  • Christine Ludwick
  • Sarah Mitchell (Staff)
  • Marilyn Bellesfield (Staff)
  • LaToya Burns (Staff)



  • Brent Smith, Chair
  • Steve Faus
  • Theresa Eshbach 
  • Paul Wessell (Retired)
  • Crystal Brown (Staff)
  • Abbey King (Staff)


  • Brent Smith, Chair 
  • Christine Ludwick
  • Wendell Hoover
  • Theresa Eshbach



  • Judd Mellinger-Blouch, Director, PA Primary Care Center, Chair
  • Dave Warren
  • Kelly Phipps, Esq., Phipps Law Firm
  • David Millary, CEO,
  • Corey Faus, Associate, The Hess Agency
  • Rebecca Bassinger, Independent Fundraising Consultant
  • Jessica Johnson Vinton (Staff)


  • Josh Stroup, Chair
  • Wendell Hoover
  • Crystal Baxter (Staff)
  • Dennis Saylor (Staff)