Bridge of Hope Chester County is governed by and overseen by the board of Bridge of Hope National.
Click here for a full list of Bridge of Hope National board members.
Bridge of Hope Chester County’s Community Board Members support the implementation of the program locally and include:
Edith YoderBoard Chair
Edith Yoder, EdM, is the Chief Executive Officer of Bridge of Hope National and serves as community board chair of Bridge of Hope Chester County. She authored the original church volunteer training manual for Bridge of Hope and developed many Bridge of Hope manuals on nonprofit management, fundraising, and board issues. Edith holds a master’s degree in Adult and Organizational Development from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Eastern Mennonite University. After 30 years with Bridge of Hope, Edith is more passionate than ever about building neighborhoods of support for families facing homelessness.
Lauren CampbellAdministrator of Decade to Doorways
The reality is, nearly 40% of Americans are one paycheck away from poverty or homelessness. My great passion is determining ways in which to bypass this stage, along with the trauma, hurt and shame that come along with it.
I have spent the last four years dedicated to creating a County wide plan to ending homelessness as the Administrator of Decade to Doorways. As a licensed Project Management Professional, I have relied heavily on intense research, wide collaboration, and well thought out operational plans in order to accomplish this goal.
My educational background includes a B.S. Marketing and minor in Business from Messiah College near Harrisburg, PA. My previous experience is in communications and strategy as a project manager with the American Bible Society.
Jeff FelderAccount Manager with GE Healthcare, A General Electric Company
Over his 20-year career with GE Healthcare, Jeff has held several sales and account management positions providing hospitals and healthcare professionals with medical technologies. While with GE Healthcare, he has enjoyed building and cultivating authentic relationships with his customers. He enjoys being part of a team working together collaboratively to drive desired outcomes and positive change. Jeff has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.
He and his wife, Dana, live in Oxford, PA with their two daughters and attend Sacred Heart Parish in Oxford.
Jeff says “I am honored and excited to serve as a community board member for an organization that has been part of my family’s life for many years. I look forward to the opportunity to contributing to the success of Bridge of Hope’s mission to end family homelessness.”
Tonya Harris is the Administrative Assistant at County of Chester, where she has worked for 19 years, currently as Assistant to the Warden. Tonya lives in the Downingtown area. She shared that she joined the board because “I am passionate about Bridge of Hope and helping end homelessness for moms and children!”
Dave LangfordSocial Worker, Semi-Retired
Dave Langford, MSW, has worked in the Social Work field for 30 years, 22 of those years with The Salvation Army, and the past 13 years as the Divisional Social Services Director for Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. He is now enjoying semi-retirement and works part-time at Giant Foods.
Dave and his wife, Cindy, live in West Chester Borough and attend Calvary Chapel–Chester Springs in Lionville. They enjoy walking on Chester County’s scenic trails.
Dave commented, “I am passionate about the mission of Bridge of Hope because it combines my two favorite things – Christian faith and service with quality social work to support families facing homeless.”
Mary Ann NagelMedical Social Worker for Main Line Health Care
Mary Ann Nagel, MSS, MLSP, LSW is a medical social worker for Main Line Health Care who works with patients and families to address any barriers to care. Mary Ann has been a social worker for 31 years in a variety of hospital and community settings addressing social concerns including poverty, lack of affordable housing and mental health issues. Mary Ann grew up in Mexico City, Mexico, speaks Spanish fluently.
Mary Ann, her husband, Mike and their 17-year-old daughter, Taylor, live in Downingtown and have been members of Marsh Creek Community Church in Exton for 15 years. Mary Ann and her family enjoy traveling and have been to all 50 states including many National Parks as well as 9 countries.
Mary Ann has served twice as part of a group of Neighboring Volunteers and believes in the power of intentional friendship to assist single moms and their children to reach their potential.
David OstrowLicensed Physical Therapist and Business Owner
David Ostrow is married to Suzanne Ostrow. Between them, they have five children, four grandchildren and another on the way. Four of their five children live in the region. David has lived in Chester County since 1989 and is a member at Gateway Church.
David is a licensed physical therapist and currently works at Brandywine Hospital’s MedCenter100 Physical Therapy Department. He has been there for many years and has also owned his own practice in the past. David loves to help people in a variety of ways and uses his gifts to help people heal from injuries at the physical therapy center.
David also has a real estate investment company called Obtainable Real Estates Solutions, which focuses on rehabilitating houses to sell or to rent. Currently the company owns several houses in the city of Coatesville. David believes that good housing should be attainable for all and that building positive relationships with tenants is another way he can fulfill his personal mission of helping others.
And finally, David has operated FitGolf, a golf fitness company, since 1995. Through this company David helps people feel better, play better golf and achieve better health through exercise. He also trains people to provide this service to trainers and therapists around the country. In this company David furthers his mission of helping people to be all they can.
David is pleased to join with Bridge of Hope. He does all he can to help people and Bridge of Hope is another way he can help a community who are facing homelessness. David is excited that he is able to marry his faith and his business skills to help the people of Chester County and hopes to use his gifts to further the mission of Bridge of Hope in the coming years.
Shadell QuinonesManager of Adoption Services at Chester County Department of Children, Youth and Families
Shadell Quinones, M.S.S., L.S.W, M.L.S.P. is the Manager of Adoption Services at Chester County Department of Children, Youth and Families. Shadell has a master’s degree in Social Work and Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of School Work and Social Research.
Her passion for Bridge of Hope comes out of her own experiences as an alumnus of Bridge of Hope and a desire to give back to the ministry of Bridge of Hope and to touch the lives of women and children facing homelessness. She served on the board of Bridge of Hope National from 2009-2018.
Louise SnyderCommunity Volunteer and retired Case Manager
Louise Snyder is a retired family caseworker who brings 10 years of experience in working with Bridge of Hope. She was part of a neighboring community with her home church, Forks of the Brandywine EPC and has served on various committees there. Louise currently serves on the Board of Chester County Women’s Services and is a long time resident of Chester County.
She is mother to two wonderful sons, is blessed with wonderful daughter-in-laws, and has six grandchildren.
Louise would like to encourage all churches to consider the experience of being a neighboring community; it has the ability to make a significant impact on someone else’s life.
Pat YoderMaternal-Child Health Supervisor at the Chester County Health Department
Pat Yoder, MSN, RN is the Maternal-Child Health Supervisor at the Chester County Health Department where she manages nurse home visiting programs to pregnant moms and families with young children. Professionally and personally she is committed to nurturing healthy families, especially promoting parent-child engagement. She also enjoys program and organizational development.
Pat and her husband Nelson live in Eastern Lancaster County. They have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren whom they love to visit. Nelson and Pat are members of Ridgeview Mennonite Church. Nelson has recently been serving in interim pastor roles in Lancaster and Chester counties and Pat has been enjoying getting to know wonderful people in these various congregations.
Pat was one of the founding members of Bridge of Hope and continues to strongly support the power of “relationship” in nurturing personal, family, and congregational health.