Our Team

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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