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Announcing Centre Help's NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR!!!

posted Oct 19, 2017, 10:36 AM by Madi Nitzky

October 19, 2017


Centre Helps is pleased to announce the appointment of Leanne Lenz as Executive Director, commencing January 1, 2018Leanne completed the Centre Helps Hotline Training Program as a college junior in the fall of 2002.  While filling her duties as Hotline Volunteer and her commitment to the mission of Centre Helps grew stronger, she took on the roles of Hotline Trainer, Youthful Offenders Program Instructor, and the full-time position of Program Coordinator.  

Since her departure from Centre Helps in 2010, Leanne has gained valuable experience through a direct service position in Penn State's Health Promotion and Wellness department and has gained nonprofit leadership experience through her work at Pennsylvania Certified Organic.  Leanne is committed to the mission of Centre Helps and is eager to give back to the community and to be part of the organization that began her career in nonprofit leadership.

Leanne received her Master's Degree in Human Resources and her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, both from Penn State University.  She resides in State College with her husband and two daughters.

Current Executive Director, Bonnie Tatterson, is retiring at the end of the year. Joining the agency in 2010, Bonnie has increased the profile of Centre Helps in the Centre County community, led the agency through an office move, initiated new programming, and guided a rebranding campaign and an organizational name change.  Bonnie’s leadership has provided Leanne with a great platform to move Centre Helps forward.

Thank you to Bonnie Tatterson for her direction and hard work and welcome to Leanne Lenz as the Centre Helps Executive Director.


Bonnie Tatterson, Executive Director


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Colleen Ritter, Board Chair