Upon graduating from Millersville University in 1992, with a Bachelor of Arts degree (Cum Laude), Gina began her career at Merakey as a Direct Care Worker. She later took a position as a Program Specialist in the Residential Department and worked her way up to Director of Community Options Day Program. In her current role, Gina is the Senior Regional Director of Central Region IDD Services and oversees the Capital Region. She also assists the Regional Executive Director in managing services in Franklin/Fulton Counties and Central PA Merakey AVS.

Gina is an elder in her church, helps with Vacation Bible School, and teaches Sunday School. She is also a huge fan of anything related to sloths. Gina has a deep sense of empathy and fairness which she demonstrates daily in her work. She makes herself available at any hour during the day for the programs and her staff, never letting anyone feel they are interrupting her when they ask for help. She is the prime example of how these qualities help hold a team together. Through her years with Merakey she has been an advocate for individuals and a sounding board for staff. She works diligently to ensure that the individuals are provided every opportunity to feel included in their homes and communities. Thank you, Gina, for dedicating 30 years to our individuals!