The York Literacy Institute’s Staff is the backbone of our Institute and key to fulfilling our mission

Our staff members know their dedication, expertise, and hard work are essential for fulfilling our nonprofit’s mission, maintaining its integrity, and ensuring its long-term success in making a positive impact on the York County community we serve.


Jason McSherry

President & CEO

717-845-8719 ext. 1123

Matt Smith

Director of Development

717-845-8719 ext. 1010

Rita Hewitt

Community Relations Manager

717-845-8719 ext. 1003

Kim Swindle

Adult Program Manager

717-845-8719 ext. 1009

Melody Patton

Adult Reading Coordinator

717-845-8719 ext. 1008

Jane Nini

Adult Reading Assistant


Janelle Hertzler

ESL & Literacy in the Workplace Program Coordinator

717-845-8719 ext. 1005

Heather Lee

ESL Program Assistant


Donna Ness

Clerical Fund Raising Events


717-845-8719 ext. 1002

Lisa Eckenrode

Next Step Coordinator

717-845-8719 ext. 1013

Clara Anderson

Afternoon Receptionist

717-845-8719 ext. 1004

Jennifer Adams-Gordon

Data Entry Associate / Grants Writer Data Entry

717-845-8719 ext. 1007


Digital Literacy Instructor Associate


Additional Instructors

ESL Program & civic instructors

Rose Alvarez

Donna Becker

Rebekah Davis

Gene Dyke

Jana Finch

Heather Lee

Eileen Long

Stan Libert

Ruth Moore

Adult Reading Program & GED/HiSET instructors

Shana Edwards

Barb Graver

Blanche Hake

Heather Lee

Carol Wagman

career pathways for healthCare

Sherry Lookofsky