Medard’s House Leadership

Meet Medard’s House Board of Directors

Medard’s House is overseen by a determined and caring group of community leadership who believe that every young adult deserves the chance to succeed and achieve their goals and dreams.

Each board member has played an important role in our organization’s impact on the New Cumberland and East Pennsboro areas. Comprised of everyday community member’s like yourselves, we fully understand and feel the need for a safe and welcoming environment for our youth to gather and grow their skill sets!


Medard Kowalski – Board President

  • Born and raised in Middletown, PA
  • Has been Board President of Medard’s House since 2016
  • Graduated Duquesne University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts
  • Attended multiple Continuing Education classes at Penn State Univ., Temple Univ., and American Graduate University
  • Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency, Acquisition Operations, New Cumberland, PA.
  • Completed 7 tours to the Middle East in DoD civilian status
Saundra Colello – Executive Director

  • Born in Columbus Ohio, raised in the Harrisburg area
  • Graduate of Central Pennsylvania business college
  • Founder of Medard’s House and worked on staff since 2014. (Worked with youth since 2012)
  • UPS Supervisor for 24 years
  • Facilitator of “Growing kids Gods Way” Parenting classes 8 years
  • Founder of York 912 Patriots, One of the Co- founders of York Nazarene City Church
Gerald Jarmon – Director of Program Development

  • Born and raised in New Bern, NC
  • Attended college at the University of Richmond on a basketball scholarship.
  • In 1994, he graduated with a degree in Speech Communications and a minor in Sports Science.
  • Has been on Staff with the 3 Start Foundation since its inception back in 1995 and became the President of the organization back in 2006.
  • Became Director of Program Development with Medard’s House in 2017
Lakeisha Sheilds – Treasurer

Dave Marshall – Advisory Board Member

  • Born and raised in Harrisburg area.
  • Attends Christian Life Assembly and is employed as Director of Facilities in Lower Dauphin School District
  • Graduate of Geneva College in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Co-founder of The Three Star Foundation and former Executive Director
  • Serves on Center for Champions Board of Directors
  • Joined the Board of Medard’s House in 2017
Charlie Fortney – Advisory Board Member

  • Born and raised in Steelton, Pennsylvania
  • Co-Founder of The Three Star Foundation, Inc.
  • Excelled as a basketball player at Steelton High School
  • Graduate of UNC Greensboro College in 1994
  • Played Professional Basketball locally with Harrisburg Horizon and Hammerheads
  • Owner of Advanced Training, Inc
  • Joined the Board of Medard’s House in 2017
Donna Ball – Secretary, Acting Interim

  • Born and raised in Monongahela Valley and raised in Charleroi, PA
  • Graduate of California University of PA in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education
  • Received her Masters’ Degree in Education in1995 from Shippensburg Univ.
  • Currently a middle school teacher in the West Shore School District
  • Joined the Board of Medard’s House in 2016
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