Meet Our Team

Our Staff and Board
Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Our Staff

Elizabeth Vincent, President & CEO

Contact Me:
717-232-1333 ext. 101
Suits to Careers, Inc., dba Dress for Success South Central PA and Tied to Success, welcomes new CEO, Elizabeth Vincent.  Liz brings over 25 years of business and management experience – the last 18 being in the nonprofit sector. 
Her prior posts include Director of Development and Marketing, statewide, with Volunteers of America; Feed the Children in Oklahoma City, where she managed an 11-state territory as Regional Director of Major Gifts for the East Coast; then served as Sr. International Program Officer, liaising between headquarters and managing 11 country directors.  This post included international travel for funding for programs and strategic partnership procurement.

A detail oriented and passionate nonprofit professional who has, over the last 18 years in this industry, garnered a vast array of skills. Areas of expertise include: organizational management; grants (researching, writing and management); major gifts (local, regional and national); event planning and execution; fund development; annual giving; planned giving; strategic planning; board relations; volunteer outreach/management as well as marketing, branding, promotions and communications.

Likewise, the environments in which Liz has built these skills extend from community-based service providers to international organizations addressing global concerns.

To date, she has raised over $9.3 Million for various nonprofits.

A Connecticut native, Liz has lived all over the country – from North Carolina and California, to Texas and Oklahoma City and feels that one of her strengths is her ability to communicate with and connect to people from all walks of life.  She currently lives near Harrisburg with her 18-year-old daughter – a budding and talented writer, and their beast of a cat.

Pam Jones, Director of Operations

Pam keeps the team on track and motivated. She oversees operations for the men's and women's programs for Harrisburg, York and the Mobile Unit. She is also the resident interior decorator.

Pam holds a BS in Business from Philadelphia University. She has 35 years of executive level experience with major retailers and manufacturers such as Macy’s, Strawbridge & Clothier and Vanity Fair in the tristate area.

Throughout her career Pam has strived to achieve results, build relationships and train future leaders.  She has managed territories exceeding 40M in sales.

Pam views her position at Suits to Careers, Inc. as her ideal position, enabling her to apply her business acumen while making a true difference in the lives of families in Central PA.

Pam has been married to her husband Dave for 36 years and lives in Mechanicsburg.  They have one son, David, and a Pomeranian named Ozzie.
Contact Me:
717-232-1333 ext. 103
pjones@suitstocareers.org

Christina Chandler, Grants & Events Coordinator

Joining the Organization in March of 2017, Christina is the latest addition to the Suits to Careers team.  She has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Penn State University, Graduate Certificates in both Nonprofit Management and Public Budgeting & Fiscal Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from the University of LaVerne. 

Christina is a dedicated public servant and proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where she served as a Cryptologic Linguist and West Asian Language Company Administrator at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA.  In addition to her career in military intelligence, she has worked in local government in her home state of California prior to joining the nonprofit community, and has volunteered extensively, supporting organizations that empower women and serve fellow veterans.

An art lover, foodie, and world traveler, Christina has traveled the globe in search of new flavors, adventures, and ideas.  She speaks several languages and is always interested to learn about other cultures.  She and her husband, Andrew, have been married for 5 years and have recently relocated to Pennsylvania from California's central coast.  Though still adjusting to the weather, Christina is looking forward to exploring the East Coast from her new home-base in central PA.
Contact Me:
717-232-1333 ext. 107
cchandler@suitstocareers.org

Sarah Swank, Harrisburg Boutique Manager

Sarah initially came to Suits to Careers, Inc. as an intern in 2014. After graduating from Albright College, with a BA in Fashion Design, she returned and accepted the position of Harrisburg Boutique Manager. Sarah collaborates with volunteers to ensure our clients receive top notch services.

Sarah enjoys traveling and has visited several locations in Africa including Botswana, Ethiopia, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. She won the Grand Prize for the AIFS study abroad Capture the Culture contest with a photo she took in Namibia.
Contact Me:
717-232-1333 ext. 102
sswank@suitstocareers.org

Angela Madeira, Men's Program Manager

Angela does not sit still for long; she is always ready to step forward to get done whatever needs to get done. Angela manages our Men's Program, Tied to Success and trains our volunteers and referral partners.

Angela holds a BS degree in Business and Merchandising from Drexel University and a Doctorate degree from Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic.  She divides her time between her full time position in healthcare at Madeira Chiropractic where she has been practicing for 25 years, and her part-time position at Suits to Careers.

Angela initially came to the organization as a volunteer where she became a mentor for the Going Places Network Program and helped clients achieve their dreams by securing careers.  After two years of volunteering Angela was added to the staff.

Angela's enthusiastic personality helps encourage clients when they need it the most while engaged with Suits to Careers job training classes and career development programs.

Angela is married to Dr.  David Madeira and they have two daughters.
Contact Me:
717-232-1333 ext. 111
amadeira@suitstocareers.org

Jessica Miller, Sr. Program Officer
Workforce Development & Regional Programs

Jes (yes, with one "s") spends her days with the Mobile Boutique truck, which she lovingly dubbed "Mama Dukes." Her passion for community betterment and economic stability has helped to increase Suits to Careers' visibility in Adams, Cumberland, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Perry counties.

Jes previously worked for Eckerd Kids as a Workforce Development Case Manager handling career development for underprivileged youth. Eckerd Kids' Workforce Development program is a referral partner for Suits to Careers, Inc.

Jes holds a BS in Communication and an AS in Pharmacy. She is also a Certified Proctor for National Retail Federation Customer Service and Sales Certification. Jes serves as Vice President of the Mechanicsburg Girls' Softball Association where she also volunteers as a head coach. She is also the Publicity Chair on her Homeowners Association Board.

Jes lives with her husband, Bill and two kids, Adalyn and Declan.
Contact Me:
717-232-1333 ext. 106
jmiller@suitstocareers.org

Alecia Rutter, Database Administrator

Alecia ensures our statistics are accurate, allowing the Boutique Managers to identify their progress in relationship to their goals and year to date suitings. She also ensures volunteer hours are recorded and heads the ongoing intake process in our donation center.

Alecia proudly shared that when she graduated from the Lebanon County Career and Technology Center, she was the only student in the class to receive both state and national level certifications for Computer Information Technology. Alecia is currently the longest tenured employee at Suits to Careers, Inc.

Alecia is recently married with 5 children, including step-children, and one grandbaby. She has volunteered for Operation Santa for 15+ years.
Contact Me:
717-232-1333 ext. 105
arutter@suitstocareers.org

Board


Board Chair

Dr. Melissa Vayda,
Penn State University
Board Officer Vice Chair

Andrew Kehl,
RKL LLP
Board Officer Treasurer

Megan Callahan, RSR Realtors
Board Member

Linda Dietzel,
The Hershey Company
Board Member

Carley Evans Lucas, WHP-CBS
Board Member

Lisa MacLean,
Post Acute Medical
Board Member

Barbara McLemore,
Gannet Fleming
Board Member

Diane Yoder, Walmart
Board Member