April 2018 Board Member of the Month:
Director of Community Service, Lancaster Young Professionals
Americorps VISTA Coordinator for Lancaster Equity, Coalition to Combat Poverty
Testimonials About Rachel Luehm
“Rachel is a true example of LYP’s ‘Path of a Member’. In a span of three years, she joined LYP, became involved with our Personal and Professional Development Committee, was subsequently voted on the Board of Directors serving as Board at Large and now leads as our Community Service Director. I recommend to every member of LYP – join a committee like Rachel did – you’ll be amazed at the opportunities that follow.”
–AJ Eckman, 2018 President, Lancaster Young Professionals
“Congratulations to Rachel for being recognized as the first board member of the month in 2018! Rachel embodies what it means to be community servant with her persistent focus on bettering our local community in both her career and in her free time. Rachel oversees LYP’s Community Service projects and volunteer efforts which is no small feat for an organization with no paid staff.”
–Michael Heller, 2018 Vice President, Lancaster Young Professionals
Rachel Luehm | AmeriCorps VISTA, Coordinator for Lancaster Equity
Rachel is the 2018 Community Service Director for Lancaster Young Professionals (LYP). She is also a graphic designer and an AmeriCorps VISTA serving as the Coordinator for Lancaster Equity–a new economic and community development corporation made up of executive directors of anti-poverty nonprofits in Lancaster- born out of the Coalition to Combat Poverty.
Rachel Luehm | LYP’s 2018 Community Service Director
Rachel has been a member of LYP since January 2016 and joined the group in the hopes of meeting new people and finding a career that she was passionate about. Over two years later, she can proudly say she achieved both of those goals and is now deeply connected to the Lancaster community through her LYP involvement. After joining LYP’s Board in April 2016 as a Board At-Large Member–aiding the Director of Personal and Professional Development, April Book, via volunteer involvement on April’s committee–she decided to run for the 2018 Community Service Director position and won. Her experience in the nonprofit world and heart for service made her a natural fit for the position.
Rachel Luehm | Outside her Profession
Aside from her professional accomplishments to date, Rachel has had and continues to have a full, dynamic life. She grew up in Saint Louis, Michigan and is an alumna of Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, MI), where she graduated with a degree in International Studies and Spanish. After moving around Michigan, Rachel decided to venture to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the Fall of 2015. She moved to Lancaster to pursue a career that combined creativity, design, and social justice work, which she has thoroughly enjoyed. When she’s not designing or fighting poverty, she can be found in her West End home reading, cooking, or gardening.
Contact Rachel to Volunteer with LYP
If you’d like to join Rachel in providing the Lancaster Young Professionals’ membership with fun, compelling, and meaningful community service opportunities, please email here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 2018 Member of the Month:
Member, Lancaster Young Professionals
Team Lead, Scantron
Justin Zook | Team Lead in the Custom Forms Group at Scantron
“I’m a Team Lead at Scantron in the Custom Forms group.
‘For almost half a century, Scantron has helped education, commercial, and government organizations worldwide measure and improve effectiveness with assessment and survey solutions. We are best known for our pioneering and exceptional products and services that allow the rapid, accurate, and reliable capture of student performance data. Scantron is proud to serve 98 of the largest 100 school districts in the US, as well as 48 Ministries of Education throughout the world.’ (Scantron Source)
“Our team is responsible for helping our clients design, print, and distribute customized forms used specifically for data capture within the Scantron ecosystem of products, which includes scanners, software, print, and services. I’m responsible for managing my team’s workload and for my own book of business.”
Justin Zook | What is your involvement with and favorite aspect of LYP?
“I have been involved with LYP for two to two-and-a-half years. My favorite aspect of being a member with the Lancaster Young Professionals is the opportunity to meet great friends and nurture those relationships over time. Between the Networking Mixers and Personal and Professional Development events, it’s tough to rank one type of event over the other. The friendships truly are the best benefit of being a member.”
Justin Zook | Outside his Profession
“Over the last few years, I’ve developed a love for photography, nature, hiking, and national parks. I’m writing this now from Santa Barbara, California having just visited yesterday Santa Cruz Island (Channel Islands National Park and my 28th park overall). If things go well, then tomorrow I hit Pinnacles and continue on later this week to Sequoia and Kings Canyon. We’re all blessed to live in such a beautiful country and I would recommend to anyone to get out and explore it. It’ll change your life and perspective.”
Blog Author: Mary Barba
Board At-Large Member, Lancaster Young Professionals
Principal, Barba Digital Solutions LLC
Mary Barba is the Principal at her firm Barba Digital Solutions LLC, which offers B2B digital marketing services. Mary earned her Bachelor of Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia in 2015. Now, as the newest member of the Master of Science online program in Digital Marketing at the Digital Marketing Institute located in Ireland, Mary strives to offer her clients and the Lancaster Young Professionals more powerful digital marketing strategies to meet their business objectives. As a Board Member at the Lancaster Young Professionals, Mary actively volunteers her time on the Marketing Committee (January 2018-Present) and Community Service Committee (March 2017-Present).