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Lorna Arocena

Lorna Arocena is a registered architect with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Temple University. She started her career working for commercial firms in the Philadelphia area prior to her move to State College where she established her private practice in residential architecture. She has been guiding clients with the process of designing and building their custom homes, additions, and renovations for 23 years. Lorna is a member of the Pennsylvania Builders Association and the Builders Association of Central Pennsylvania. She gives back to the community by serving for Out of the Cold Centre County, the Community Café at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, and visiting inmates at Rockview State Penitentiary as a member of Contemplative Outreach of Centre County. Her time exploring the outdoors, whether biking, running, or backpacking is a constant source of inspiration for her life and work. She lives in the Borough of State College and is a member of State College Friends Meeting.


Marsha Bartlett

Marsha Bartlett is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Hospitality Management at The Pennsylvania State University, team teaching a course titled “Hospitality in Senior Living.” The course is designed to introduce students to Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) or Life Plan Communities, and to the opportunities and challenges involved in managing them. The course is taught from a hospitality perspective and focuses on how the application of hospitality management can bring multiple advantages for senior communities and residents. Marsha earned a B.S. degree in Psychology from Juniata College and an M.S. degree in Health Policy and Administration from Penn State. She earned the Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) license (inactive) and worked at Foxdale Village for over nine years. In other social service roles, she served as Executive Director for Strawberry Fields and also worked as a counselor and administrator for the Youth Service Bureau in State College. She is also ordained in the Church of Spirituality and Prophecy and maintains a spiritual counseling practice.


Glenn Carter

Glenn received a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics in ’56 and a M.S. degree in Agricultural Marketing in ’61 from Penn State University. After working for trade associations and a large farm manufacturing operation, he returned to Penn State to work in Continuing Education Administration at the McKeesport and Altoona campuses, while completing a D.Ed. in Higher Education Administration. Glenn went on to serve as the Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Penn State and as the Director of Admissions and Records at West Virginia University. In 1996, Glenn retired, and he and his wife, Doris, returned to State College. In retirement, Glenn and Doris have been active volunteers. Glenn volunteers at the Pasto Agricultural Museum; was active in the start of the Community Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL), now OLLI; and is currently the president of the Penn State Retired Faculty/Staff Club. Glenn and Doris moved to Foxdale Village in 2010, where they became very active in the community. Glenn has served as the president of the Resident Council and as a member of the Board Strategic Planning Committee.


Sabrina Chapman

Sabrina holds an A.B. from Mount Holyoke College, an M.Ed. degree in Education/English from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Social Gerontology from Penn State. She has served as a Penn State faculty member and taught courses such as Introductory Sociology, Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Death and Dying, Medical Sociology, Social Problems, and the Sociology of Aging. While at Penn State, Sabrina was appointed as Coordinator of Women’s Studies and as the founding Director of the Center for Women Students. During this time, she was also active in the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA); National Association of Women Deans, Administrators, and Counselors (NAWDAC); and the Big 10 Women’s Advocacy Group. Sabrina has been a resident at Foxdale Village since 2011. She has served as a member, vice-president and president of the Residents Association from 2012 to 2016, and is currently a member of the Strategic Planning Committee and a co-chair of Foxdale’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.


Nancy Eaton

Nancy holds a B.A. from Stanford University (1965) and an M.L.S. from the University of Texas at Austin (1968).  She has held increasingly responsible positions in the field of Library Science since 1968, including Director of Libraries and Media Services at the University of Vermont, Dean of Library Services at Iowa State University, and Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications at Penn State (1997-2010), which included administration of all 36 libraries at Penn State’s 24 campuses and the Penn State Press, retiring from Penn State in 2010.  Nancy has served on many professional and community boards, including the Association of Research Libraries, OCLC (an international network that connects libraries worldwide), the Library and Information Technology Association, the Smithsonian Institution Libraries Advisory Board, the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, the Schlow Library Foundation Board, and the Borough of State College Human Relations Commission. At Foxdale Village, she has served on the Residence Council, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Finance Committee, Development Committee, and OLLI Curriculum Committee.  She has won a number of awards, including Iowa State’s Diversity Award and the American Library Association’s Hugh Atkinson Award for outstanding contributions in the areas of library automation and library management. Nancy lives at Foxdale Village with her two cats.


Eric Ian Farmer

Singer/songwriter and educator Eric Ian Farmer, son of Edgar and Barbara, was born here in State College; however, the family spent most of Eric’s childhood in North Carolina.  So, even though he is fond of soft pretzels and scrapple, he still has a taste for hushpuppies and barbecue.  As a singer/songwriter, Eric collaborates mainly with musicians but also visual artists, dancers, and poets, sharing songs about social awareness, finding one’s path, and relationships.  As an educator, he teaches English at State College Area High School.  To that role he brings experience in classroom teaching, outreach education, and, dating back to the ’90s, co-production of an educational video on Zimbabwean high schoolers.  Eric Ian Farmer is a 2016 graduate of Penn State’s doctoral program in educational leadership, and he is a lover of Indian food, professional soccer, and farmers’ markets.


Grace Hampton

Dr. Grace Hampton received her Bachelor of Art Education Degree from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, a Master of Science in Art Education Degree from Illinois State University, and a Ph.D.in Education from Arizona State University.  After holding positions at the Jackson State University and the National Endowment for the Arts., Dr. Hampton began her administrative career at The Pennsylvania State University, serving as the Director of the School of Visual Arts in the College of Arts and Architecture, Vice Provost, Executive Assistant to the Provost for the Development of the Arts, Head of the Department of African and African American Studies and Senior Faculty Mentor for the University. During this time, she was also as Professor of Art in the College of Arts and Architecture, working with and mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Hampton is now Professor Emerita of Art Education and Integrative Arts.

Dr. Hampton’s long-standing interest in community development and the arts led her to participate in the Intergenerational Leadership Institute (ILI) certificate training program for older adults wishing to develop and expand intergenerational programs in their areas of interest. As a result, Dr. Hampton has developed intergenerational and cultural programs for the community and public school, and in 2017, Dr. Hampton was inducted as an Intergenerational Leadership Institute Fellow.


Katy Lumley-Sapanski

Katy is a longtime resident of the Centre Region and is a member of the State College Friends Meeting. After a 37-year career with Pennsylvania State University, she retired as Assistant Director of the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS) in 2015. As Assistant Director, Katy oversaw OSHA, emergency planning, and hazardous waste operations at all 24 PSU campuses. Her programs received both the EPA partnership award for pollution prevention and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. Katy has also been committed to diversity equity issues at the University, where she co-chaired the PSU Presidential Commission on LGBT Equity and the LGBTA Support Network, and served as a Sexual Harassment Resource Person and a mentor to minority students. Katy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Antioch College.


Ken Martin

Ken has worked for the American Philatelic Society, the national organization for postage stamp collectors, for over 25 years holding several management positions.  He has been active in the community since his time as a Penn State student from which he received degrees in Computer Science and Political Science and served three years as Graduate Student Association president.  Ken is past board chair for the Greater Alleghenies Blood Region and Mid Central Chapter of the American Red Cross and has donated nearly 1000 units of blood including more than ten gallons of whole blood and over 800 platelet apheresis products.  He served nine years on the Patton Township Planning Committee, six years on the board of the Happy Valley Adventure Bureau and over ten years on Historic Bellefonte, Inc.  He currently serves as District Treasurer and Area Governor for Rotary.  Ken received the Barash Award for Human Services in 1992 and the Snyder Alumni Award from Penn State University in 2000.


Rob Nicholas

Rob is an atmospheric scientist with research interests in the areas climate dynamics, empirical downscaling, uncertainty quantification, and Earth system modeling. Rob obtained a B.S. in Physics from Bucknell University, an M.A.T in natural Science from Colgate University, and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington.  Rob serves as an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences at Penn State University as well as Assistant Director of Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI).  Rob is a regular attender of the State College Friends Meeting and lives in State College with his family.


Beth Resko

Beth received a B.A. in Psychology from Brandeis University and a M.S. in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin Madison. For 27 years, Beth served as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice at SunPointe Heath and The Highlands. During her time in private practice, Beth provided mental/behavioral health therapy to a variety of clients, including those with trauma issues/PTSD, LGBTQ+ issues, women’s issues, family issues, parenting issues, grief issues, depression, and anxiety.

Beth is actively involved in volunteer work, including facilitating a support group for the Centre LGBTQ+ Support Network. She enjoys outdoor activities, gardening, music, reading, and community theater. Beth a member of the State College Friends Meeting.


Tom Schrack

Tom received a B.A. from Penn State University, a J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law, and an LL.M in Taxation from Temple University Beasley School of Law. Tom is a shareholder at McQuaid Blasko, where he focuses his practice on advising all form of entities, including businesses, municipalities, municipal authorities, and non-profit organizations. Tom routinely advises various middle market, emerging and closely-held businesses in many industries including health care, education, engineering, construction, restaurant, hotel, retail, real estate, and insurance and benefits.

Tom is also actively involved in his community and has served on numerous boards, in many cases serving as president or chair. In addition to Foxdale Village, his recent board appointments include the Centre County United Way, the Schlow Library Foundation, Leadership Centre County, and the YMCA of Centre County. In these roles, Tom leads by example and harnesses his passion for corporate governance to help improve the quality of life in the community in which he lives.


Selden Smith

Selden earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing from The Pennsylvania State University in 1978. Throughout his career, Selden has served in various development and fundraising positions, including roles at The University of Pennsylvania, The University of Iowa Foundation, and The Pennsylvania State University. In 2017, Selden retired from Penn State after 17 years as the Director of Major Gifts for the Eberly College of Science. Selden is a member of the State College Friends Meeting and is involved in many other community activities, including the Borough of State College’s CDBG Citizens’ Advisory Committee and the Nittany Knights Barbershop Chorus. Since 2017, Selden has served as the Campaign Director for Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania. Selden is very familiar with Foxdale Village, having previously served on the Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2007 and as clerk of the Board from 2006 to 2007. Selden’s father-in-law is also a Foxdale Village resident.


Mick Smyer

A former Provost and current Professor of Psychology at Bucknell University since 2008, Mick is a national expert who has written and lectured extensively on the subject of aging. In addition to his leadership roles, he has also consulted with Fortune 500 companies, state and national legislative leaders, and higher education organizations on the impacts of aging. Mick also has experience in translating issues of aging for larger audiences, including appearances on PBS, NPR, and other media outlets. Currently, Mick is leading Graying Green: Climate Action for an Aging World, an initiative designed to make older people more valued, visible and effective on climate change, and to empower older people to move from anxiety to action to habit on climate issues. A native of New Orleans, Smyer enjoys providing vocals and “nuanced” washboard with the Rustical Quality String Band, including on their most recent CD, Rescued from Oblivion. Mick holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke University. A Quaker, Mick served on the founding Board of Foxdale and also served another term when he returned to the area in 2008.


Connie Wheeler

Connie received a B.S. in Sociology from Juniata College in 1969. After she and her husband moved to State College in 1971 for him to complete his education at Penn State, they liked the area so much that they stayed! She worked at Penn State Federal Credit Union for 37 years and served as CEO from 1999 until her retirement in 2014. As CEO, Connie transitioned from managing operations to strategic vision and planning, financial analysis, executive supervision and working with the Board of Directors. She served on the Mid-Atlantic Corporate Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee for several years as well as on the Board of Directors. Connie has served on several local non-profit boards, including the AIDS Project, Arts Festival, and currently the Centre Safe Board as a member of its Finance Committee. Additionally, she is very active in the State College Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and is co-chair of the Philanthropic Priorities and Funds Distribution Committee. Connie is also a member of the State College Friends Meeting, serving as Treasurer and a Finance Committee member.

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