Posted On On: September 3, 2015 Categories Filed Under: Member News

(HARRISBURG, Pa. – September 1, 2015) – Tri County Community Action (TCCA) has named Jennifer Wintermyer to the position of Executive Director within the Harrisburg-based agency. As Executive Director, Jennifer will serve as Chief Executive Officer, overseeing the day-to-day operations, establishing policy, comprehensive planning of long-term initiatives: recalibrating family self-sufficiency programming, defining economic development initiatives, and managing advocacy and outreach efforts throughout all of the communities that are served through TCCA – Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry Counties.

A native of northeast Ohio, Jennifer’s career has spanned the nonprofit sector including the past four years where she has served as Director of Family and Social Services for the agency. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Slippery Rock University, is a graduate of Leadership Cumberland, holds a Master’s degree in Health and Human Services from Youngstown State University, and is a nationally certified and respected Master trainer of ROMA, Community Action’s Results Oriented Management and Accountability practices.

“We received an overwhelming response to the job posting and feel fortunate to have had such a rich pool of applicants. Jennifer’s experience, knowledge, and integrity are a great match for the vision of Tri County Community Action, and we are confident that under her leadership, we will continue to further our mission – supporting families, strengthening communities, and eradicating poverty throughout the region.” said H. Scott Johnson, Tri County Community Action Board President and Search Committee Chair.

“Jennifer is a visionary leader who brings to Tri County Community Action deep experience in family services, social work, community building, collaboration, and strategic planning. During her recent four-year tenure as Director of Family & Social Services at Community Action, she worked with our clients, staff, partners and Board of Directors to implement a Results Oriented Management practice, develop and steward important partnerships, build strong community networks, expand and strengthen programs, and balance community need with strategic growth and resources. Jennifer sits on numerous boards and coalitions within the region, and is engaged in several state-wide and national work groups focused on anti-poverty initiatives. We are confident about this exciting change and the opportunities that lie ahead and as we move forward, we anticipate celebrating Tri County Community Action’s 50th year of service with the communities that we serve.” Johnson added.

About Tri County Community Action
Tri County Community Action, part of America’s Poverty Fighting Network, has been helping people and changing lives throughout Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry Counties for over 49 years as a private, nonprofit, community development agency. Offering a comprehensive approach to individual, family, and neighborhood success, Tri County Community Action provides a myriad of programming – budgeting, home ownership, parenting, and financial literacy education, as well as enhanced supportive services, such as child development, case management, and community revitalization – all in an effort to support families, strengthen communities and eliminate poverty throughout the Capital Region.