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UDS Foundation Board Members

Our Team

UDS Foundation works under the direction of our dedicated Non-Profit Board of Directors who provide oversight and direction for all UDS Foundation programs.

Shawn Long, UDS Foundation Board of Directors Shawn M. Long Chairman

Shawn Long is a current partner at Barley Snyder – Lancaster Attorneys. Shawn concentrates his creditor’s rights and bankruptcy practice on the needs of banks, credit unions, businesses, and municipal clients. His experience enforcing the rights of creditors through court proceedings enables him to effectively negotiate on behalf of his clients. He provides a wealth of knowledge regarding legal affairs and business acumen as the Chair of the UDS Foundation Board. Shawn has over 10 years as an active member of the UDSF Board. Previously, he was Vice President of the Board. Before becoming a lawyer, Shawn served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps.

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Shawn Long, UDS Foundation Board of Directors
Shawn M. Long
Chairman View Bio

Shawn Long is a current partner at Barley Snyder – Lancaster Attorneys. Shawn concentrates his creditor’s rights and bankruptcy practice on the needs of banks, credit unions, businesses, and municipal clients. His experience enforcing the rights of creditors through court proceedings enables him to effectively negotiate on behalf of his clients. He provides a wealth of knowledge regarding legal affairs and business acumen as the Chair of the UDS Foundation Board. Shawn has over 10 years as an active member of the UDSF Board. Previously, he was Vice President of the Board. Before becoming a lawyer, Shawn served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps.

Bill Kepner - President and CEO Bill Kepner President & CEO

Bill Kepner was named President and CEO of UDS Foundation in July 2010. He was originally hired as COO in 2008 as part of a succession plan following former President and CEO Gerald Meck. Bill previously served on the UDS Board of Directors and was Board President in 1994 and 1995. Bill brings over 25 years of experience in senior level management to UDSF, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of the Inglis Foundation in Philadelphia, a housing and community services organization for people with disabilities. Bill graduated from Juniata. He currently serves as President of the Pennsylvania Provider Coalition.

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Bill Kepner - President and CEO
Bill Kepner
President & CEO View Bio

Bill Kepner was named President and CEO of UDS Foundation in July 2010. He was originally hired as COO in 2008 as part of a succession plan following former President and CEO Gerald Meck. Bill previously served on the UDS Board of Directors and was Board President in 1994 and 1995. Bill brings over 25 years of experience in senior level management to UDSF, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of the Inglis Foundation in Philadelphia, a housing and community services organization for people with disabilities. Bill graduated from Juniata. He currently serves as President of the Pennsylvania Provider Coalition.

Jason Asbell Director

Jason Asbell joined the UDS Foundation Board at the beginning of the Fiscal Year 2017. Jason is an attorney with Gibble Kraybill & Hess LLP. He is an executive officer with Lancaster Young Professionals and a Youth Coach with the Manheim Township Soccer Club.Inspired by his mother, wife, and mother-in-law who have all worked with people with disabilities as part of their careers, Jason joins the UDSF Board to follow their example and to help make a difference.

 

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Jason Asbell
Director View Bio

Jason Asbell joined the UDS Foundation Board at the beginning of the Fiscal Year 2017. Jason is an attorney with Gibble Kraybill & Hess LLP. He is an executive officer with Lancaster Young Professionals and a Youth Coach with the Manheim Township Soccer Club.Inspired by his mother, wife, and mother-in-law who have all worked with people with disabilities as part of their careers, Jason joins the UDSF Board to follow their example and to help make a difference.

 

Karen Meck Director

Karen Meck has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and taxation and brings considerable expertise in tax planning to the board.  She is currently active in the community and serves as a board member of the Lancaster County Estate Planning Council and volunteers for the Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster.  Karen Meck is President of a national independent tax consulting and insurance advisory firm known as KBM Consulting, LLC.   This is Karen’s first year as a UDS Foundation Board member.  She also chairs the UDSF business development committee.

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Karen Meck
Director View Bio

Karen Meck has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and taxation and brings considerable expertise in tax planning to the board.  She is currently active in the community and serves as a board member of the Lancaster County Estate Planning Council and volunteers for the Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster.  Karen Meck is President of a national independent tax consulting and insurance advisory firm known as KBM Consulting, LLC.   This is Karen’s first year as a UDS Foundation Board member.  She also chairs the UDSF business development committee.

Lois Morgan, UDS Foundation Board of Directors Lois Morgan Director

Lois Morgan is a member of the Masonic Eastern Star, the Women’s Symphony Association and the Musical Arts Society. She is also on the board of the Manheim Township Public Library and was instrumental in the capital campaign to build the new library. Lois and her husband Milton have always shared their success through generous philanthropic giving, leadership, and volunteer service to their church, the Lancaster community and Penn State University. Lois joined the UDS Foundation Board in 2014. In addition to the generous support of UDS, the Morgan’s supported the local Boys & Girls Club, the Pennsylvania Academy of Music, and the Fulton Theater.

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Lois Morgan, UDS Foundation Board of Directors
Lois Morgan
Director View Bio

Lois Morgan is a member of the Masonic Eastern Star, the Women’s Symphony Association and the Musical Arts Society. She is also on the board of the Manheim Township Public Library and was instrumental in the capital campaign to build the new library. Lois and her husband Milton have always shared their success through generous philanthropic giving, leadership, and volunteer service to their church, the Lancaster community and Penn State University. Lois joined the UDS Foundation Board in 2014. In addition to the generous support of UDS, the Morgan’s supported the local Boys & Girls Club, the Pennsylvania Academy of Music, and the Fulton Theater.

Lee Pelko, UDS Foundation Board of Directors Lee Pelko Director

Lee Pelko has over 15 years experience in the wealth management field and brings considerable investment expertise to the board. She is currently active in the community and serves on the Hospice and Community Care Planned Giving Council and the Hospice and Community Care Development Committee.  You can also find her mentoring Lancaster Theological Seminary students.    Currently, Lee is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner at Rodgers & Associates where she recently celebrated her 10 year anniversary. This is Lee’s first year as a UDS Foundation Board member. She also chairs the UDSF investment committee.

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Lee Pelko, UDS Foundation Board of Directors
Lee Pelko
Director View Bio

Lee Pelko has over 15 years experience in the wealth management field and brings considerable investment expertise to the board. She is currently active in the community and serves on the Hospice and Community Care Planned Giving Council and the Hospice and Community Care Development Committee.  You can also find her mentoring Lancaster Theological Seminary students.    Currently, Lee is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner at Rodgers & Associates where she recently celebrated her 10 year anniversary. This is Lee’s first year as a UDS Foundation Board member. She also chairs the UDSF investment committee.

Matthew K. Pfeiffenberger Director

Matt Pfeiffenberger began his career with Murray Securus in 2006. Matt brings a broad range of skills and experience to Murray Securus having worked in the employee benefits industry for over twenty-three years. Prior to joining Murray Securus he served as National Director – Benefit Communications for Willis North America where he was responsible for leading the national benefits communication team, which provided employee communication services to Willis’ clients nationwide. Prior to his work with Willis, he served as Senior Vice President for CGI Consulting Group, Inc., in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

 

During his career Matt has lead full-service employee benefits communications and client services teams which provide year-round employee support, engagement and education services to client-employers. As the Vice President of Health Benefits, Matt is responsible for benefit communications, benefits and HR training, as well as advocacy and compliance support for both Murray Securus’ benefit clients and the agency’s benefits consulting teams. Matt also serves as the agency’s lead in following and tracking the development and enactment of the recent Healthcare Reform Legislation – The Affordable Care Act – and its implications for employer-sponsored benefit plans. Matt has spent significant time in Washington D.C. since 2009 on behalf of his clients, their employees and the employee benefits industry.

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Matthew K. Pfeiffenberger
Director View Bio

Matt Pfeiffenberger began his career with Murray Securus in 2006. Matt brings a broad range of skills and experience to Murray Securus having worked in the employee benefits industry for over twenty-three years. Prior to joining Murray Securus he served as National Director – Benefit Communications for Willis North America where he was responsible for leading the national benefits communication team, which provided employee communication services to Willis’ clients nationwide. Prior to his work with Willis, he served as Senior Vice President for CGI Consulting Group, Inc., in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

 

During his career Matt has lead full-service employee benefits communications and client services teams which provide year-round employee support, engagement and education services to client-employers. As the Vice President of Health Benefits, Matt is responsible for benefit communications, benefits and HR training, as well as advocacy and compliance support for both Murray Securus’ benefit clients and the agency’s benefits consulting teams. Matt also serves as the agency’s lead in following and tracking the development and enactment of the recent Healthcare Reform Legislation – The Affordable Care Act – and its implications for employer-sponsored benefit plans. Matt has spent significant time in Washington D.C. since 2009 on behalf of his clients, their employees and the employee benefits industry.

Jennifer Roof, UDS Foundation Board of Directors Jennifer Roof Director

Jennifer Roof has over 6 years of experience in the public accounting field, Jennifer brings valuable financial expertise as a UDS Foundation Board member.  This is Jennifer’s first year as a board member and she is also serving on the investment committee. Currently, Jennifer is a supervisor at Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz (BSSF). She works with a wide variety of closely held businesses to meet their accounting and tax needs and also specializes in employee benefit plan audits. Jennifer is a Certified Quick Books® ProAdvisor.

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Jennifer Roof, UDS Foundation Board of Directors
Jennifer Roof
Director View Bio

Jennifer Roof has over 6 years of experience in the public accounting field, Jennifer brings valuable financial expertise as a UDS Foundation Board member.  This is Jennifer’s first year as a board member and she is also serving on the investment committee. Currently, Jennifer is a supervisor at Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz (BSSF). She works with a wide variety of closely held businesses to meet their accounting and tax needs and also specializes in employee benefit plan audits. Jennifer is a Certified Quick Books® ProAdvisor.

Thomas Seiger Director

Thomas Seiger has more than 27 years of experience in the banking industry, Tom brings considerable financial expertise to the board. Tom is rejoining the board after previously serving as the Chairman of the UDS Direct Services Board from 2005 to 2010. Tom is also currently active in the community serving as current member and Past-President of the Rotary Club of Lancaster South, emeritus member and Past-President of the Penn Manor Education Foundation and a member and Treasurer for Manor Church. Currently, Tom is employed with M&T Bank, serving as a Vice President, Business Banking Relationship Manager.

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Thomas Seiger
Director View Bio

Thomas Seiger has more than 27 years of experience in the banking industry, Tom brings considerable financial expertise to the board. Tom is rejoining the board after previously serving as the Chairman of the UDS Direct Services Board from 2005 to 2010. Tom is also currently active in the community serving as current member and Past-President of the Rotary Club of Lancaster South, emeritus member and Past-President of the Penn Manor Education Foundation and a member and Treasurer for Manor Church. Currently, Tom is employed with M&T Bank, serving as a Vice President, Business Banking Relationship Manager.

Nicole Zimmerman, DO Director

Nicole Zimmerman, DO, joined the UDSF Board in January 2016.  She is a partner at Ephrata Family Practice, seeing patients of all ages–in the office, at the hospital, or in their own homes.  Since completing her residency at the former Community Hospital of Lancaster, she has practiced at EFPA for 16 years.

Dr. Zimmerman lives in Lititz with her fiancé, her 4 boys and 3 step-kids, 4 dogs and 2 cats. When she is not at work, she is even busier at home with kids and sports activities (baseball, ice hockey, soccer, and lacrosse).

Dr. Zimmerman joins the UDSF Board because of her desire and commitment to make a difference in the local community.

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Nicole Zimmerman, DO
Director View Bio

Nicole Zimmerman, DO, joined the UDSF Board in January 2016.  She is a partner at Ephrata Family Practice, seeing patients of all ages–in the office, at the hospital, or in their own homes.  Since completing her residency at the former Community Hospital of Lancaster, she has practiced at EFPA for 16 years.

Dr. Zimmerman lives in Lititz with her fiancé, her 4 boys and 3 step-kids, 4 dogs and 2 cats. When she is not at work, she is even busier at home with kids and sports activities (baseball, ice hockey, soccer, and lacrosse).

Dr. Zimmerman joins the UDSF Board because of her desire and commitment to make a difference in the local community.