Board Members

The work of YCAL would not be possible without our volunteer Board of Directors. The Board consists of individuals from Education, Business/Labor, and Community to provide multi-faceted input and guidance to the organization.

YCAL Board Members – 2023-2024

Board Chair
Dr. Robert Farrell (Penn State York)

Board Vice-Chair
Bill Probert (Dallastown Area School District)

Board Treasurer
Thomas Kaizar, CPA (RKL, LLP)

Board Secretary
Sully Pinos (BLOOM Business Empowerment Center, York County Economic Alliance)

Education Committee Co-Chairs
Christopher Fake (Spring Grove Area School District)

Innovation Grants Committee
Beverly Evans (York College of Pennsylvania)

Partner School Superintendent Liaison
Dr. Scott Krauser (York Suburban School District)

Strategic Planning and Governance Committee Chair
John Resh (Pennsy Supply)

Board Members
Jessica Craft Schlosberg (James Craft and Son, Inc.)
Christopher Harris (Stock and Leader, Attorneys at Law)
Laurie Lourie (York Builders Association)
Dr. Scott Rogers (York County School of Technology)
Scott Vukoder (Wellspan Health)
Clair “CJ” Weigle (PA House of Representatives)

Executive Director
Kevin Appnel


"We invest in YCAL because of the direct, positive impact on the community. The organization’s programs produce fantastic results."

- Gene Draganosky, York Traditions Bank, President and Board Director

"My district partners with YCAL because YCAL provides our students with real learning opportunities for real life. Our students consistently tell us that their experiences with YCAL are often the single greatest influence on their choice of a career path."

- Dr. Scott Deisley, Red Lion Area School District, Superintendent

"The York Water Company supports YCAL because YCAL inspires curiosity in the students and educators who are drawn to its many programs.  Curiosity stokes the boiler of imagination, and imagination drives ingenuity and adaptability.  We rely upon an adaptive and agile workforce to sustain our 200 year old Company, and YCAL provides the opportunity for students to explore and hydrate their curious minds so that one day they’ll reinvest their talent right here in our community."

- JT Hand, The York Water Company, President and Chief Executive Officer