LARRY O’BOYLE, President, Antietam School District Representative
Larry and his wife Susan have been residents of Lower Alsace Township since 1985. They have two sons: Larry a 2006 graduate of Antietam, married to Sarah Webb; and Tim, a 2009 graduate of Antietam. Larry is a maintenance mechanic for Super-Valu working in Denver, PA. He has served on the Antietam School Board since 2008. Being a member of AVCP since its inception in 2011 is just one more thing Larry is proud to add to his resume. Larry hopes to continue to make the Antietam Valley a better place to live for years to come with the help of all the good people of the valley.

ZoeAnn Yousaitis is a member of Lower Alsace Township. A graduate of Mt. Penn High School, ZoeAnn earned her Bachelor of Science, Arts, and Speech Communication degrees from Lynchburg College, and her Master’s in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University. ZoeAnn is employed by Mosteller & Associates. Additionally, ZoeAnn recently served on the board of directors as well as the Personnel Committee for Prospectus Berco. ZoeAnn aspires for the AVCP to take an active part in making the community more family-oriented with a focus on community-building activities. ZoeAnn’s boys are currently attending Penn State University.

Since Lisa moved into the Antietam Valley in 2008 she quickly fell in love with the charm of the area and strong sense of community spirit. Lisa graduated from Alvernia University and has been serving her clients as a wealth trust advisor in the financial industry ever since. She currently resides near the Antietam pool with her husband, son and everyone’s best friend, Murphy, the Labradoodle. She has enjoyed being a member of AVCP since 2017, where she was involved in the area’s first community Golumpki dinner. She looks forward to continuing to help with upcoming projects and events that will help keep the Antietam Valley strong and bright!

AMY JOHNSON, Secretary
Amy Johnson has lived in Lower Alsace for 6 years and is a graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School. She and her husband Rich chose the Antietam Valley because of the eclectic collection of homes, access to several types of family recreation, and the school district of Antietam. Amy and Rich run two local businesses: The Loving Spoonful, an Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Company, and Pollen Consolidated LLC, an Arts & Entertainment Events Company. The Johnson’s have two small children and enjoy all things family & fun – music, food, and the great outdoors! The mission of AVCP resonated so deeply with Amy because of their focus on bringing neighbors together in a variety of events to build a strong sense of community. She is honored to be a part of AVCP & looks forward to furthering this mission.

Geoffrey Ermentrout has been a member of Lower Alsace Township for his entire life, where he currently resides with his wife and four children. A graduate of Reading Central Catholic High School, Geoff earned his Bachelor of Science and Business Administration degree from the former Allentown College (now DeSales University). Professionally, Geoff works as a Sales and Marketing Representative for Bill’s Khakis, Reading, PA. As a member of the AVCP, and a life-long member of the township, Geoff envisions developing a stronger sense of community within the great neighborhoods that encompass the AVCP. Additionally, Geoff is enthusiastic about the upcoming events that are planned for the community, as well as the anticipated participation of the residents.

Kate is a long time resident of Mt. Penn. Kate’s daughter is a student at Antietam SD where she likes that the teachers have the opportunity to get to know the students and can focus on their individual needs. Kate enjoys the small town feel of Antietam and the fact that the area has everything she needs but without the traffic and noise of neighboring towns. She loves the convenience of the Redner’s and the great selection of family owned restaurants in the neighborhood. She is excited to be a part of the AVCP where she can share her love for the community with others, and hopes to help others see how wonderful it is to be a part of the Antietam Valley.

SPENCER THORNBURG, Senator Judy Schwank’s office
Spencer Thornburg is a lifelong resident of Berks County, having grown up in Exeter and Cumru Townships and still residing in Cumru today. He is a graduate of Governor Mifflin High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Political Science from Lock Haven University. Since 2019, Spencer has served in various roles within Senator Judy Schwank’s team, starting as a Legislative Assistant and later assuming the role of Communications Director in June 2021. Currently, Spencer holds the position of Communications and District Development Director for Senator Schwank’s office, overseeing matters pertaining to the environment, transportation, local government, and economic development.

Jeff Kistler has lived in the Exeter area for the last 30 years. He and his wife currently reside in the countryside of Limekiln with their 3 adult children, 2 dogs, 4 cats, 3 goats, a miniature horse and a fish. (Only the dogs and the fish are in their home.) Jeff and his wife enjoy cruising to car shows in their 57′ T-Bird on beautiful sunny days. Jeff is currently the office manager for Community UCC and President of Consistory, which recently became a partner with AVCP in the last year. Jeff had served as a loan campaign specialist, LCS, for United Way when he worked for VF Outlet in 2006. He saw that helping people doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, but it does take a team of devoted individuals to make a difference in the community where you work, live and play. AVCP has that same mindset with the programs that they present to the community throughout the year, trying to make the Antietam Valley a better place to live and raise a family and is excited to be a part of it.

After graduating from Kutztown University with a BFA in Communication Design, Rob’s professional career took him around eastern PA eventually settling down in 2006 with his wife, Jen, in this friendly community. Rob worked in agencies as a designer and illustrator for many years, and now resides as part of the in-house Marketing team for Lehigh Valley Health Network. He enjoys volunteering for his children Catherine and Gavin’s activities and is one of the founding members of the annual Carsonia Craft Beer & Wine Amusement. Both Jen and Rob are actively involved in this community and school activities and look to keep positive change happening. He loves the outdoors and looks forward to the next adventure with his family.


CHAD SCHLANGER, Representative State Rep. Mark Rozzi’s office
Chad Schlanger resides in Cumru Township, but called Lower Alsace Township home for more than 20 years until college and work took him out of the area. A 2000 graduate of Antietam High School, Chad has a passion for the Antietam Valley community. Through his State position, he has come to our board to offer guidance and assistance with legislative fixes and common sense conceptions to help the Antietam Valley flourish. In addition to being the Chief of Staff to State Representative Mark Rozzi, Chad is also a full time real estate agent and owns several businesses locally, including one of the area’s largest property management firms as well as a local construction company. As a board member, Chad’s priority is the creation of a thriving and robust business district which will immediately breathe energy and infuse funds into the community.

Ann Sellers has called Pennside home for the last 16 years, where she resides with her family in the home designed by Reading architect Calvin Young in 1916 for J.B. Schaeffer. Ann and her family chose the Antietam Valley for the beautiful tree lined streets, sense of community, and diverse historical architecture, nestled in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Ann specialized in stormwater management and community design. She currently works in the engineering department of Forino Co., LLC as the Director of Green Infrastructure. In addition to AVCP, Ann has been a member of the Antietam School Board for over 13 years, the Schuylkill Action Network Stormwater Workgroup, South Central and South East Regional DEP Roundtable and The American Society of Landscape Architects. An avid runner, Ann also enjoys hiking, boating, tennis and travel. She is very excited to be a part of the wonderfully diverse group of talents that make the AVCP a dynamic part of our community.

STEVE BABBExeter Township Representative

AMY DOLLAExeter Township Representative
I have lived in the Antietam Valley, specifically Saint Lawrence since 1998. I became involved in the AVCP several years ago when I was asked by a friend to help organize a 5K race in Antietam. When my son was little, we frequented the Carsonia playground often. When I learned that they were raising funds to install newer playground equipment and help revitalize the park, I became more involved in wanting to help them achieve their goal. Once I saw the camaraderie and mission of the AVCP members, and their willingness to better the community, I knew that I needed to become more involved in the group. Since then, I have helped with the community dinners, the beer fest, movie nights, trunk or treat, and other activities sponsored by and put on by the AVCP. I’ve enjoyed every minute and met some awesome people in the process of helping the Antietam Valley.

DR. HEIDI ROCHLINAntietam School District Representative
Hello Antietam Valley community! My name is Dr. Heidi A. Rochlin, and I am very excited to serve on the board of the AVCP. I take the idea of community very seriously, and am fully invested here at Antietam. In addition to serving as the Superintendent of the Antietam School District, I live in the Mt. Penn borough with my husband, Al, and our five children, all of whom attend or have graduated from the Antietam School District. We also have a cat, Lindsay and a dog, Max. In my free time, I love spending time with my family, making music, and going out to eat at all of the amazing local restaurants we have here in Reading