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Board Members and Staff

Stephen E. Sands – Executive Director and Chairperson  

Helping people has always been Stephen's passion and making his living as a business coach helps fill that passion. 

Stephen has enjoyed writing with inmates for a long time and has developed many long-term relationship with them.  Some of the relationships continue after they have been released and as successful EX- offenders are leading product lives. At any given time he is writing to 4 or 8 inmates.

Stephen leads "Walking Your Faith" classes in Perry County Prison as a volunteer with Second Chance Ministries ( and speaks on their behalf at graduation service for inmates who have successfully complete the course.  

He is on the Board of Directors of CRESC, Capital Region Ex-offender Support Coalition ( and works on their Housing Committee.

Ed Stevenson – Board Member and Treasurer

Ed Stevenson was a business coach from ActionCOACH for 10 years.  He offers a broad range of services and training designed to help small to medium size business owners.  His expertise is in marketing, sales, team building and profit enhancement.

Ed has a B.S. in Economics from Virginia Tech University and earned his MBA from Shippensburg University.  Upon graduating from Virginia Tech, Ed moved to the Harrisburg area for its economic stability and community values.

His professional career includes senior management positions in local financial institutions.  He has built numerous sales teams and has an expertise in combining marketplace dynamics with company goals.

Ed brings valuable experience from his banking and lending background. 


Keith Sultzbaugh – Board Member

Keith Sultzbaugh has been practicing Industrial and Commercial Real Estate since 1975.
Keith started meeting with an inmate who was soon to be released and saw the great potential to help men one at at time.  When the inmate went to a halfway house, Keith picked him up and took him to find housing, a job and even transportation. The two men worked to pair inmates with men on the outside to connect at first.  Many of the men have started to visit with their new friends.  Keith continues to make these kinds of connects but became more involved in helping by volunteering to Chair the Housing Committee of the Capital Region Ex-offender Support Coalition (

Keith believes that Mentoring is the main ingredient in reintroducing inmates into society.  Mentors can help with many of the basic needs and services by simply being available.

Keith can be reached via email at

Diana Paul – Board Member

Larry Paul – Board Member

Gail Sands  – Board Member and Bookkeeping

Cheryl Crum – Board Member

Raymond Crum – Board Member

Gary Haney – Mentori and Maintenance

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