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Meet Our Team


Anna Yelk Executive Director

After serving as a board member of CPC, Anna became executive director in early 2012. Her passion for local land protection stems from her involvement in the successful White Rocks Project of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

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Benjamin Mummert Director of Land Protection and Stewardship

Ben has served CPC since 2012. On the protection side, he takes responsibility for easement, acquisition, and transfer projects to save important and imperiled natural areas and working lands.

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Paul Mashett Stewardship Coordinator

Paul joined the CPC team in July 2019 and a few months later became CPC’s new stewardship coordinator after graduating from Shippensburg University in 2017 with an M.S. in Biology.

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Tammy Hoffman Bookkeeper

Tammy joined CPC’s team in 2019 as the organization’s bookkeeper. With a genuine appreciation for conservation and protecting our region’s unique landscapes.

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Lauri Danko President

Ken Okorn Vice President

Debra Cornelius Secretary

George Lane, CPA Treasurer

“My membership in CPC and serving on the Board provides me with the opportunity to preserve and enhance the outdoor activities and resources that I have enjoyed for my entire life.”

-Ken Okorn – Vice President and Land Protection Committee Chair


Tracy Aichele

William Allis, Jr.

John Carroll

William Forrey

Beverly Grening

Claire Jantz

Chet Hagenbarth

David Maher

Donald Mains

Rob Shaw

“Central Pennsylvania Conservancy is protecting our precious green space, our wild spaces, our places of peace. I am proud to play a small part in that effort.”

-Debra Cornelius, Board Secretary and Director