The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is pleased to welcome four exceptional women onto its board of directors.
Randy Freedman is a self-employed consultant who helps organizations with mission-driven leadership, strategic planning, donor cultivation, program development, CEO searches and transitions, and cultivation of workplace diversity.
Before starting her own business, Randy served as the CEO of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of York for 12 years where she led the $5.5 million nonprofit agency’s capital campaign to enable an $8 million expansion for a state-of-the-art Early Care and Education (ECE) and wellness facility.
Prior to that role, Randy was the cultural and diversity education director at the JCC for almost 13 years and developed and led diversity education programming and Jewish cultural programming.
Randy’s community involvement includes: Leadership York (Mentorship York), York College of Pennsylvania’s Gordon Center for Jewish Student Life (Current Chair; Advisory Committee), PA Governor’s Advisory Board on Education and Workforce Development, York Academy Regional Charter School Capital Campaign Advisory Committee, United Way of York County Allocations Panel 2017-2021, Women’s Giving Circle past president, York Federal Fellows class of 2016, YCCF’s Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging Distribution Committee, and the President’s Council of Cornell Women.
Sherry Roland-Washington is the owner of SRW Consulting, LLC. SRW Consulting Firm provides educational services in the areas of private tutoring, SAT Prep, curriculum design, and grant writing.
Born in York, Pennsylvania, Sherry holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Superintendent Certification from Capella University; a M.Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum from Penn State University; a B.S. in Liberal Studies from Towson State University; and Principal Certification from York College of PA.
Sherry has served in the field of education as an assistant superintendent, curriculum director, grant writer, principal, teacher, consultant, and adjunct professor in the public and private sectors.
ln addition to her accomplishments in educational reforms and human capital development, she has been instrumental in promoting the activities of community development organizations such as Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Jabez Ministries Outreach, and Phi Delta Kappa.
Sherry currently serves on the following Boards: York YWCA – Past President; NAACP York County Chapter’s – Education Chairperson; York Young Thinkers – Secretary; Community Advisory Board; and The Roller Education Foundation Board.
YCCF is also thrilled to welcome Mieke Walsh Driscoll to the Board of Directors. Mieke’s legal practice focuses on business and corporate law, real estate, estate planning, municipal law, education, and non-profit law. She is a shareholder with CGA Law Firm, where she has practiced for 16 years, and serves as chair of the Business Law practice group.
Mieke’s breadth and depth of experience enables her to anticipate her clients’ needs and guide them through complex matters with ease. She is a skilled and successful negotiator who leverages her experience and insight to benefit her clients.
Mieke is actively involved in the community and serves as past-chair of the WITF Board of Directors. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the York County Food Bank and Holy Trinity Catholic School. She is the former president of the Board of Directors of the YWCA of York County and helped to found and was the initial president of the YWCA Junior Board. She also served as secretary of the Board of Directors of Crispus Attucks Association. She is a recipient of the YWCA of York “Young Woman Who Make A Difference” distinction and has been named as a 2021 Woman of Influence by the Central Penn Business Journal. She regularly presents educational workshops and seminars to local organizations and community groups on a variety of legal topics.
Mieke graduated from Dickinson University School of Law, where she received the IOLTA Fellowship and a certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Advocacy. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame University and is a York Catholic High School alumnus.
Lisa Kennedy has been serving the York community for decades. She is currently a member of the YCCF Distribution Committee and the chair of the YCCF Racial Equity Fund. YCCF is excited to have her join the Board of Directors this month.
Lisa is employed as a family peer support specialist with York County Department of Human Services.
Her community engagement includes serving as School Board Director for SDCY, Board President of Hope Street Learning Lab, Confronting Racism Coalition member, Co-Chair of PA South Central Citizen Review Panel, Board Secretary of West York Trinity Youth Center and Co-Chair of Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 Local Task Force.
“We have a great team and are committed to using this group of talented volunteers to increase the positive impact of the Community Foundation in our community,” said Harold Myers, YCCF Governance & Nominating Committee chair.
York County Community Foundation creates a vibrant York County by engaging donors, providing community leadership, and investing in high-impact initiatives while building endowment for future generations. York County Community Foundation holds more than 600 endowed funds and assists donors and nonprofits in reaching their charitable goals. The Community Foundation granted $6.9 million in 2020 throughout York County and beyond, and stewards approximately $178 million in assets.