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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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Nate Hartley Stewardship Coordinator

Nate joined CPC in the summer of 2020 as a Stewardship Coordinator. He is honored to be a part of CPC, working to protect and steward the natural splendor of Central PA.

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Jo Ann Littlefield Bookkeeper

Jo Ann joined the CPC team in January 2021 as the organization’s bookkeeper.  A graduate of Shippensburg University, Jo Ann and her husband relocated to the Eastern Shore of Maryland to pursue career opportunities.

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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