2018-2019 Executive Board Announced

The success of the PennACE organization is dependent upon strong members and strong leaders. At this year’s annual conference in Gettysburg we were happy to announce the results of the board elections and say welcome to the newest members of the PennACE Executive Board! We look forward to your new ideas and energy that will contribute to the ongoing success of PennACE!

2018-2019 Board of Directors (*Denotes new board member)


Julie Novotny, Career Advisor, Kent State

*Vice-President/ President-elect

Jenelle Henry, Assistant Director for Academic and Career Planning, Career Development Center, Kutztown University


Nick Praedin, Assistant Director, Co-Op & Experiential Education, Lehigh University


Tammy Manko, Director, Career and Professional Development, IUP

*Membership Chairperson

Kelsey Thompson, Assistant Director, Career and Professional Development, IUP

Communication Chairperson

Krissie Doppelheuer, Assistant Director/Employer Relations, California University of PA

*Marketing and Public Relations Chairperson

Brandi Stretavski, Student Academic and Support Services Coordinator, Career Center, LaRoche College

Member-at-Large: Professional Development

Heather Balas, Director, Mercyhurst University

*Member-at-Large: Grants

Nicole Feldhues, Director, Career Development Center, Duquesne University

*Member-at-Large: Student of the Year

Diana Brush, Associate Director/ Employer Relations, Career Services, Clarion University

Member-at-Large: Government Relations

Susan Chappell, Employer Engagement Manager, Penn State University

Member-at-Large: Employer Relations

Lesli Somerset, Assistant Director of Career Development, Internship Programs & Outreach, Chatham University

Past President

Katy Rush, Interim Associate Director, Penn State Harrisburg

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About PennACE

Our Vision: To be the premier statewide professional association of choice for career and recruitment professionals. 


Our Mission: A collaborative organization that provides professional growth and networking opportunities for career development and recruitment professionals to enhance practices that benefit  Pennsylvania college and university students and graduates.

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