Kendra moved to the Lebanon County area in 2009 from New Jersey. Since that time, she has made Lebanon her home. Kendra completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Human Resources at Central Penn College in 2015. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Development. Kendra previously worked for non-profit agencies such as Dress for Success and Big Brothers Big Sisters. She enjoys spending time with her family and is extremely involved with her children’s activities. Kendra is passionate about helping Compeer grow and hopes to offer more support to the Lebanon Community. She is motivated to lead by example and finds it extremely important to live a positive life!
Julie was born and raised in Lebanon County. She graduated from Lebanon Catholic High School and then attended Penn State University. Julie graduated PSU with a BS in Behavioral Science with a psychology option. Prior to Compeer, Julie worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters for over two decades. Mentoring and kindness have always been her passions. She is excited to join Compeer to help make life-long friendships happen! Julie has been married to her husband Michael for 26 years. They have two children, Hannah and Noah. In her leisure time, Julie enjoys sprucing up her home, photography, and caring for her two German Shorthair Pointers, Finn Lee and Trigs.
Support Group Facilitator
Laura was born and raised in Southwest Ohio. She obtained her BS in Psychology: Human Services and her MA in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Laura and her husband moved to Central PA in 2014. Prior to Compeer, Laura worked for WellSpan-Philhaven full time as a group and individual therapist for adults. She took a step back in her career to focus more on her two young children at home, and is now leading groups in multiple capacities with multiple organizations. She is excited to join Compeer to help create safe spaces in groups for community, understanding, and support.
Public Relations Assistant
Timothy is a recent graduate from Central Penn College with a bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications. He began his career at Compeer as a public relations and marketing intern, and after a successful internship, he accepted the opportunity to work for the organization, continuing his work as a public relations assistant. He lived in Lebanon until the end of 2019 when he moved with his family to the Tampa, Florida area. He is a strong public relations and creative writer with a passion for reading, pop culture, and gaming. He enjoys working for nonprofit organizations, helping them to establish their branding and messaging for their cause. Timothy continues to work at Compeer remotely while pursuing freelancing efforts.
Judy recently joined Compeer as the youth mentoring program coordinator. Judy lived in Berks County before moving to Lebanon in 2006. She graduated from Shippensburg University with a BS in Business Management, and she attained her MBA from Ashford University, minoring in HR. While her long career encompassed Human Resources Management, Judy has given back to the community through volunteering, both with Compeer and the Special Olympics. She is familiar with the challenges that youth with special needs face on a regular basis, both in school and in social settings. Judy brings her enthusiasm and background to Compeer. She embraces the concept of the youth mentoring program and looks forward to continuing the momentum with the program.