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Daniel M. Zalewski, Jr. – Executive Director

Daniel M. Zalewski, Jr. began his development and fundraising career in the professional
staffing ranks of the Boy Scouts of America. During his 14 years with the movement, Dan
handled all facets of membership, finance, programming, and unit service within the program
with assignments throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania, Southern Tier of New York, along
with a variety of project “Best Practice” presentations and assignments throughout the
Northeast Region and the National Operation.

Upon determining in the best interest of his family that a career “tweak” was necessary, Mr. Zalewski began
working independently and part time for a variety of non-profit organizations many established, but also many
start-up community based organizations. What was originally meant to be a “temporary way to pay the bills”
developed into a full-service opportunity of which services are provided both on site and remotely as desired
and needed by the organization. Although many regular clienteles operate in Maryland and Pennsylvania,
Dan has aided organizations in a multitude of states including Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts,
Minnesota, New York, Texas, and Washington

In addition, Mr. Zalewski also possesses substantial background in working within a national structure at the
local and regional level in organizing, planning, or facilitating policy, events, and programming and well
versed in working remotely in support of a variety of organizations.
Based in Hanover, Pennsylvania (approximately one hour south of Harrisburg), Dan, a huge Penn State and
Pittsburgh sports fan, is the proud father of four boys and two dogs. He is also a well-versed outdoors
enthusiast and “retired” musician and theatre participant.

Danielle Dennis – Program and Advocacy Specialist

Danielle is a full-time Program and Advocacy Specialist. She has been employed at NAMI PA York County since January 2008, but has been active in NAMI for over 10 years. Danielle has been the Chairperson for the annual Mental Illness Awareness Walk since its inception in 2010.

Danielle participates in many NAMI outreach efforts at schools, neighborhoods and resource fairs. She also is active on numerous committees including the Minority Behavioral Health Coalition and the York County Community Support Program (CSP).

She continues to educate herself by attending select classes through Drexel University, Community Care Behavioral Health, NAMI Conferences and other venues. She is a Family-to-Family teacher and has received training in, and assists with, CIT trainings. She also graduated from the York City Citizens Police Academy.

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