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About the panelists:

Click here for the 2017 Legal Aid Community Summit program
and presenter contact information.


To view their summit presentations click on the video links below:

York County Bar Foundation

MidPenn Legal Services
ACCESS-York & Victim Assistance Center
Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center
York County Court Self-Help & Law Resource Center
PA 2-1-1 CONTACT Helpline

York County Bar Foundation

Janelle Black, Director of Legal Services & Advocacy

Janelle Black, Esquire, joined the YCBF as Director of
Legal Services in 2016.  In this role, Janelle
works collaboratively with legal services and agencies
to coordinate the Bar’s Pro Bono and legal
services programs.  Previously, Janelle was Manager
of the Advocacy Program for the York County Economic
Alliance and prior the York County Chamber of
Commerce.  Janelle was also a Legislative Liaison
for the Pennsylvania Bar Association in Harrisburg.  Janelle is a graduate of  Widener University
Delaware Law School and York College of Pennsylvania. 

MidPenn Legal Services

Carrie Bowmaster, Esquire, Manager / Attorney

Carrie M. Bowmaster is the Deputy Director
for Operations and the Managing attorney
at MidPenn Legal Services, York Office.  She has worked at
MidPenn for eight years and has served as the
Managing Attorney of their Chambersburg, Gettysburg, Reading and Pottsville Offices prior to York.  Carrie is
a graduate of Widener University School of Law
Harrisburg Campus.  Carrie has handled cases in most
areas of legal services work with a special emphasis on family law. 

ACCESS-York & Victim Assistance Center

Jessica Castle, Community Education Director

Jessica Castle has lived in the York County area for nearly 20 years.  She has dedicated herself to the mission of eliminating domestic and sexual violence for the past six years on behalf of the YWCA York.  She currently serves as the Community Education Director for YWCA York- ACCESS York and Victim Assistance Center.  The Community Education Department works to educate and empower people in the health care, human services, law enforcement, and educational systems to recognize and understand the dynamics of domestic and sexual abuse and to educate the community on resources available to victims.   Jessica is a graduate of New York University and has worked in a variety of fields including publishing, marketing, public relations, and education.                   

Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center

Mary Studzinski, Executive Director

Mary Studzinski joined the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC) as Executive Director in November 2012. After receiving her MBA in Finance from the University of Maryland, she worked in financial services marketing for twelve years. She moved to York in 1997 and volunteered in the community. Mary joined the staff of Congressman Todd Platts as his immigration specialist and outreach coordinator. Mary served on the PIRC Board for three years before becoming Executive Director. Her work with PIRC allows her to see the daily impact of immigration laws and policies, reinforcing her belief that each person should have equal access to justice. 


York County Court Self-Help & Law Resource Center

Megan Dietz, Deputy Court Administrator

Megan is a Deputy Court Administrator in the Administrative Office of York County Courts, where she serves as the Director of Divorce Master Services and Court Self-Help. Megan is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University. She completed graduate work at Villanova University and the University of South Carolina, in Columbia, SC, where she taught in the English Department for nine years. Upon returning to Pennsylvania, she worked for then President Judge Linebaugh, assisting him with research and development for the establishment of the York County Court Self-Help & Law Resource Center. Megan has been the Center’s Director since its inception in late 2013. 

PA 2-1-1 Contact Helpline

Kelly Gollick, Executive Director 

Kelly Gollick is the Executive Director for CONTACT Helpline. In the winter of 1997, she started her relationship with CONTACT as a volunteer working on the helpline and in November 2001, took the opportunity to become the executive director. In her role with CONTACT, the organization has grown from serving 3 counties to now serving 10. She initiated the Tri-County Long Term Disaster Recovery Committee which assisted over 300 families impacted by Tropical Storm Lee. Kelly worked with partners across the Commonwealth including the United Way and other information and referral service providers to bring the easy to remember telephone number 2-1-1 to Pennsylvania without funding. Previously, she was employed with Hershey Medical Center as a Social Worker and Case Manager. Kelly obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work from Temple University.


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