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Accessing Independence Board Members

The Accessing Independence Team

Independent Living Services & Adult Enrichment

Accessing Independence is a division of UDS Foundation and provides In-Home Personal Care through our Independent Living Services company and an active life skills program for adults through our Adult Enrichment Program. These programs are under the direct oversight of the Accessing Independence Board of Directors.

Chuck Manners, Accessing Independence Board of Directors Chuck Manners Chairman

Chuck Manners has over 38 years experience in the communications field.  He brings valuable experience in public relations, marketing and management to his position as Chairman of the Board of Accessing Independence.  He has held this position since the board’s inception in March 2013. Manners is currently President and CEO of Godfrey Advertising.

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Chuck Manners, Accessing Independence Board of Directors
Chuck Manners
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Chuck Manners has over 38 years experience in the communications field.  He brings valuable experience in public relations, marketing and management to his position as Chairman of the Board of Accessing Independence.  He has held this position since the board’s inception in March 2013. Manners is currently President and CEO of Godfrey Advertising.

Jon G. Walker, MD Vice President

Jon Walker, MD, has over 35 years of experience in the medical field and brings extensive experience and valuable knowledge to the Accessing Independence Board where he currently serves as Vice President. Jon has been a UDS Foundation and AI board member for (what committees? How long on UDS board?) Jon is a Viet Nam veteran and served as a United States Army Captain from 1969-1971 during active duty. Jon has been extremely active in non profit organizations including the Fulton Opera House, Demuth Foundation, Rotary Club of Lancaster and Lancaster Family YMCA.

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Jon G. Walker, MD
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Jon Walker, MD, has over 35 years of experience in the medical field and brings extensive experience and valuable knowledge to the Accessing Independence Board where he currently serves as Vice President. Jon has been a UDS Foundation and AI board member for (what committees? How long on UDS board?) Jon is a Viet Nam veteran and served as a United States Army Captain from 1969-1971 during active duty. Jon has been extremely active in non profit organizations including the Fulton Opera House, Demuth Foundation, Rotary Club of Lancaster and Lancaster Family YMCA.

Jasa Dickson

Jasa Dickson has 28 years of experience in the Banking Industry and brings personal experience and a passion for helping those with disabilities. As a member of the AI Board she serves as Chair for the Governance and Nominating and Recruiting Committee. Jasa became an AI Board member in 2017. Currently, Jasa is VP Branch and Business Banking Center Manager for PNC Bank. She recently celebrated her 10th year anniversary with PNC. She is a certified Women in Business Advocate and enjoys volunteering at several community events.

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Jasa Dickson
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Jasa Dickson has 28 years of experience in the Banking Industry and brings personal experience and a passion for helping those with disabilities. As a member of the AI Board she serves as Chair for the Governance and Nominating and Recruiting Committee. Jasa became an AI Board member in 2017. Currently, Jasa is VP Branch and Business Banking Center Manager for PNC Bank. She recently celebrated her 10th year anniversary with PNC. She is a certified Women in Business Advocate and enjoys volunteering at several community events.

Sandra Forbes

Sandra Forbes has 25 years of experience in management and community service in Lancaster County. She brings her passion, knowledge and resources to her leadership position at K&W Tire as well as Ebenezer Baptist Church in Lancaster, PA. She has been recognized for her years of volunteer work and community service on numerous occasions. Prior to joining the AI Board, she was on the Board for Bridge of Hope for 3 years. 2018 was Sandra’s first year as a board member with AI.

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Sandra Forbes
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Sandra Forbes has 25 years of experience in management and community service in Lancaster County. She brings her passion, knowledge and resources to her leadership position at K&W Tire as well as Ebenezer Baptist Church in Lancaster, PA. She has been recognized for her years of volunteer work and community service on numerous occasions. Prior to joining the AI Board, she was on the Board for Bridge of Hope for 3 years. 2018 was Sandra’s first year as a board member with AI.

Jane Hartin Director

Jane Hartin has 51 years of experience in the nursing profession and brings considerable healthcare experience to her Accessing Independence Board position.  Jane had been a UDS Board member and Direct Service Board member for 10 years.  Currently, Jane is a charge nurse on the day surgery unit at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.  She has held many leadership roles in her nursing career. Jane has also been the coordinator of our gift wrap booth for over twenty years at Park City during the Christmas Holiday Season. The gift wrap booth is a major fund raiser for UDS Foundation.

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Jane Hartin
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Jane Hartin has 51 years of experience in the nursing profession and brings considerable healthcare experience to her Accessing Independence Board position.  Jane had been a UDS Board member and Direct Service Board member for 10 years.  Currently, Jane is a charge nurse on the day surgery unit at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.  She has held many leadership roles in her nursing career. Jane has also been the coordinator of our gift wrap booth for over twenty years at Park City during the Christmas Holiday Season. The gift wrap booth is a major fund raiser for UDS Foundation.

Brooke Hoxworth

Brooke Hoxworth is native to Lancaster and brings a strong sense of community along with her business experience and record of community service to the AI board. She is currently active in the community through her involvement in the Lancaster Rotary where she actively serves on many committees. She is also involved with the Junior League of Lancaster. Currently, Brooke is a corporate account manager at Travel Time Travel Agency where she has been employed for 2 years. 2018 was Brooke’s first year as an AI Board member.

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Brooke Hoxworth
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Brooke Hoxworth is native to Lancaster and brings a strong sense of community along with her business experience and record of community service to the AI board. She is currently active in the community through her involvement in the Lancaster Rotary where she actively serves on many committees. She is also involved with the Junior League of Lancaster. Currently, Brooke is a corporate account manager at Travel Time Travel Agency where she has been employed for 2 years. 2018 was Brooke’s first year as an AI Board member.

Vanessa Lee
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Vanessa Lee
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