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Board of Trustees

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Chris VanHart
Board President

Chris is a financial professional with experience helping individuals and families reach their financial goals. After over 11 years working in banking, Chris left to pursue a career as a financial professional at Thrivent in 2008. 

He is now a Wealth Advisor and Director of Operations at Advent Partners. What drew Chris to Advent Partners is the ability to combine faith with financial planning so families can do the most good with the resources they have.

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Sam Fugagli
Board Vice President

Sam is General Counsel for Burnham Holdings, Inc. and is responsible for oversight of the company and its subsidiaries' legal matters. Outside of her day job, Sam is committed to using her skills to serve and support her community. She serves as Vice President and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee of FPHCR.


Sam is also on the board of a local nonprofit, Tres Bonne Annee. In her free time, she enjoys breweries, baseball and traveling – often all three at the same time. 

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Brian Marchuck
Board Treasurer

Brian Marchuck is a Principal with Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Brian primarily performs accounting and tax services for non-for-profit organizations and local governments. He maintains a bachelor’s degree from Millersville University in accounting and finance as well as being a member of American and Pennsylvanian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Brian resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with his wife, daughter, and two cats. In his free time, Brian enjoys football, field hockey, and the outdoors. His other community activities include volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

Brian serves as the Treasurer of the Board and chairs the Finance Committee.


Rossana Sandoe
Board Secretary

Rossana works for Sellers Dorsey, a consulting firm in Harrisburg. Her role draws on her experience and knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, nursing facility operations, and quality improvement initiatives to provide guidance to clients and project teams, primarily supporting Medicaid Long Term Support Services. Rossana is a licensed PA Nursing Home Administrator and has previously worked in various leadership capacities in long term care providers focusing on creating a positive work environment and providing quality care to those in need of services.Rossana holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Kutztown University and a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the University of South Dakota. Rossana grew up in the Lebanon area and lives in Harrisburg with her husband, Eric, and Pitbull, Newman. She enjoys being outdoors. Some of her favorite things to do in her free time include traveling, hiking, and reading. Rossana is also an active volunteer with Castaway Critters. Rossana became a member of the Board of Family Promise Capital Region in 2021 and is also part of the Human Resources Committee.

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Marilyn Bellesfield
Board Member

Marilyn Bellesfield currently works for Brethren Housing Association as the Director of Program Policy and Development. She oversees the development of BHA housing program policies and procedures, community outreach and collaboration efforts, and implementation of best practices for housing programs working with families experiencing homelessness. Her other responsibilities include implementing staff training and growth opportunities as well as monitoring program goals and data outcome measurements.
Marilyn has a B.A. in Family Studies from Messiah College and over 33 years of experience serving families experiencing homelessness in the Harrisburg area. She has been with BHA for the past 10 years and worked for Catholic Charities for 22 years prior to BHA. Marilyn, her husband Mark, and their three children live in Etters, PA.

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Nate Cook
Board Member

Nate Cook is the Branch Executive Officer of Pennian Bank’s West Shore Office located in Lemoyne. He has a long tenure of working in the banking industry and enjoys helping individuals and businesses achieve their financial goals.

During his free time, Nate enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Lauren, his son, Noah, and two daughters, Olivia and Elliyanah. He also enjoys grilling, yard games, bowling, golf, video games, movies, and sports. His family also has 1 cat named Sushi.

Nate and his wife, Lauren, have been actively helping Family Promise for several years. He serves on the Outreach and Finance Committee and is passionate about Family Promise’s purpose and vision.

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Charles Kaufmann
Board Member

Chuck is the Director of Worship and Administration at Charlton United Methodist Church in Harrisburg, PA.  The focus of his ministry is to provide opportunities and administrative support for church members as they develop and use their skills and talents in the life and ministry of the church.  He received his B.A. degrees in Music and Religion from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA.


In addition to his church work, Chuck is a certified Spiritual Director with a passion for group direction and serves as the program administrator for the Ministry of Spiritual Direction training program with the Center for Spiritual Formation in Carlisle, PA.


Any of his free time is usually co-opted by his French bulldogs, Cooper and Thor.


Jean Keller-Thau
Board Member

Jean was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania but spent most of her childhood and adult life in Baltimore, Maryland. For twenty-seven years she worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital in various positions, but for a number of years served as Assistant to the President and later as Coordinator for Patient Education and Support Services for transplant patients. After the death of her husband in 1999, she and her youngest daughter, Amanda, moved to Dillsburg, Pennsylvania to be near her parents.

In 2000, Jean served as Administrative Assistant to the General Secretary of the Brethren in Christ denomination. During this time, she felt God’s call to ministry and began attending seminary at Myerstown Evangelical School of Theology working toward a Masters of Divinity degree. She received her MDiv in 2012. In August 2004 Jean joined the Dillsburg Brethren in Christ ministry staff as Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Administration. She retired in August 2014.

Jean is the mother of four children—Cheryl, Rick, Jamey, and Amanda—and grandmother to six—Ellie, Jordan, Dylan, Bradley, Isabella, and Charlotte.

Jean is serving as the President of the Board and volunteers in a variety of capacities to ensure that every child has a home.

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Jason Schwartzman
Board Member

Jason Schwartzman serves as the Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in Lemoyne.  He is married to Michelle and is a dad to Dante (19) and Jahnavi (11).  Jason grew up in the Bronx, however, is a huge New York Mets fan.  The best way to describe Jason’s free time is “Disney World and the Mets”. 


In addition to serving as the pastor of a local church, Jason has been the chairperson of the Susquehanna Conference Camp and Retreat Board and has served on the board of McCurdy Ministries in Espanola, New Mexico. During the 2011-2012 school year, Jason, Michelle and Dante served as missionaries in Semmandakupaam, Tamil Nadu, India.  Jason’s primary role was to teach English to students grades 4-10, a group of teachers, and a class for the village. 


In the evenings, Jason and Michelle were dorm parents to the students who lived on campus.  Jason regards his strengths as building community and a sense of belonging among people.  He is passionate about inclusion and people finding their most authentic selves.  

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