Our Valuable Team Members
Danielle started working at Halcyon in July of 2016. She loves Halcyon’s mission and holistic approach to mental health and enjoys spending time with members. Before coming to Halcyon, Danielle worked as a caseworker for the state. She graduated with her BA in Psychology in 2012 and her Masters in Public Health in 2017. In her free time, she can be found at home with her husband and two kids.
A 2017 graduate of Lebanon Valley College in a self-designed major of American Studies, Brandi is pursuing her Master of Social Work degree at Edinboro University. The Myerstown native currently lives with the love of her life, her dog, Mia. Her interests include fastpitch softball, kayaking, reading and watching Netflix. Her future goals include returning to coach softball and pursuing her LCSW. Brandi started with Halcyon in January 2019 and is excited to work with such a compassionate group of people!
Mike has been an employee at Halcyon since April 2000. He started working as a driver and was promoted to program assistant in 2009. Currently, Mike coordinates all of Halcyon’s evening groups and activities. He enjoys riding his motorcycle, dancing, and having fun. He can be found rocking the microphone on karaoke nights. He loves working at Halcyon because he enjoys interacting with the members and watching them grow.
Joe started at Halcyon as a member in 2009; before he even started working here. As a person dealing with his own mental illness, he hopes to bring his own unique insights to Halcyon. From Baking with Joe, to groups outside of Halcyon, he enjoys the social connections that have grown over the years- giving him the ability to see outside himself and see the world around him a little better.
Prior to his retirement in December of 2018, Tony served as Halcyon’s Executive Director for 11 and 1/2 years. Upon the untimely death of Ruth Ann Gruber, who maintained the books for 11 years, Tony assumed the role of administrative assistant on a part-time basis. He enjoys interactions with members and visitors to the Drop-In Center and remains committed to advocate for systemic changes to protect the rights of individuals receiving mental health treatment in the community, state, and correctional institutions, and state hospitals.
Rich CasselActivity Aide
First, Rich is a Christian. He walks about 20 miles a week. He has Parkinson’s Disease. He loves to eat and read Christian biographies and novels. He comes from a large family- 5 brothers and 2 sisters. He is 68 years old and has never been married. His hope is in Jesus.
Tama CaporalettiActivity Aide
Tama was born and raised in PA. She has worked at Halcyon for the last three years as an activity aide. She has some college education. She enjoys interacting with the members in a variety of activities, such as pool and card games.
Shelly HainActivity Aide
Shelly likes working at Halcyon because of the support she gets from senior staff and CHIPP staff. She likes leading groups and participating in the activities. She loves talking to members and being supportive of them. “I don’t relish the time when I have to leave to pursue a job in the community. Halcyon is a great place to work and I will miss everybody here.”
Sam HersheyActivity Aide
Sam joined Halcyon, which he still uses as a major part of his social life, shortly after graduating high school. As of 2019, he’s been working for Halcyon for 12 years- where he can continue to engage people in social activity and share some of his knowledge to help them. When not at Halcyon, he can be found on the deck of a cruise ship, working on devotionals for Lebanon Gospel Center, playing tabletop RPGs, or Xbox.
Ann KulpActivity Aide
Linda WitmerActivity Aide
Pat BoyleEvening Program Assistant
Pat has worked at Halcyon, assisting with activities and driving for about eight years. In that time she has had lots of laughs, lots of fun, and has made lots of friends. “Best job Ever!”
Joe KirbyActivity Aide/Driver
Mose GruberActivity Aide/Driver