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Committees & Task Forces

Let us know if you want to get involved! Please contact us for more information on the work of the committees and task forces listed below.

Access & Empowerment Standing Committee
Co-Chairs:  Sukhdeep Gill, Penn State York and Sherry Welsh, Central PA Transportation Authority
This committee identifies needs, conducts research and seeks solutions to address issues related to health care access, health insurance and related challenges.

Community Engagement Standing Committee
Chair: Suzanne Becker, York Traditions Bank
This committee assists with communications, event planning and strategic relationship building.

Prevention & Wellness Standing Committee
Chair: Robert Fawcett, MD
This committee oversees the York County Walks initiative, which is working to promote walking and improve walkability of our communities

Behavioral Health Task Force
Chair: Kevin Alvarnaz, WellSpan Health

Community Health Needs Assessment Committee
Co-Chair: Kathy Gaskin, Healthy Adams County
Co-Chair: Deb Gogniat, Healthy York County Coalition
The Coalition conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years in partnership with Healthy Adams County. The assessment includes primary and secondary research. It is a public document available as a resource to other organizations working in health and wellness. Current and prior year reports can be viewed under the "Community Health Needs Assessment" tab above.  

Your Life – Your Wishes Task Force
Co-Chairs: Christine Harrop-Stein, York College of PA and Jess Zepp, Caring Hospice Services 
The task force conducts educational sessions to help residents understand advance care options, encourage family conversations and the sharing of advance directives. Coalition volunteers are available to assist residents with advance directive documents.