Staff

Staff

  Kristen Rotz, President

Kristen Rotz, who began her position as President of the United Way of Pennsylvania in October 2014, is an experienced nonprofit association leader.  Kristen believes United Way is integral in bringing key stakeholders together from every sector, every political philosophy and every walk of life to help weave the fabric of healthy communities which offer opportunity for all. She has advocated for many human services programs throughout her career, and understands how to influence policy in Harrisburg.

Prior to working for United Way of Pennsylvania, Kristen served as executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of County Administrators of Mental Health and Developmental Services. Before that, she was Government Relations Manager for the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania and Regulatory Reform Director for the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.

During her career, Kristen has helped to shape changes to state law and regulations for a variety of issues ranging from how county human services are funded to alternative energy credits and  tax assessment for farms and forestland. As an executive of two membership organizations, she led these nonprofits through significant changes that have improved their financial standing and service to members. She enjoys crafting strategies and mobilizing public interest advocates to engage in grassroots policy advocacy.  

Kristen earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communication Studies from Lynchburg College and a Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership from Shippensburg University.  Her community involvement includes the Junior League of Harrisburg, where she previously served as President, and continues to work to help mentor strong female volunteer leaders who contribute to various other community organizations.

 

Maggie Livelsberger, Public Policy and Communications Manager

Maggie Livelsberger began her career with United Way of Pennsylvania in December 2015 as the Public Policy and Communications Manager.

Prior to working for United Way of Pennsylvania, Maggie served as the Government Relations and Outreach Coordinator at the Pennsylvania Beer Alliance and a Legislative Fellow with the PA House of Representatives Education Committee.  She is committed to leading effective policy change for Pennsylvanians.

Maggie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Arts in Public Administration, with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Evaluation. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management at the University Of Maryland University College.   Her community involvement includes the state YMCA Youth and Government Board, where she serves to help guide Pennsylvania youth to hands-on learning experiences in state government.  She is also an active members of the B.P.O.E #600.  

Anne Fogoros,  PA 2-1-1 Operations Director

Anne Fogoros joined United Way of PA in November, 2016 and serves as Operations Director for PA 2-1-1. She served as Operations Director for 2-1-1’s southwest region since 2011, and she has been involved with 2-1-1 since its inception Pennsylvania. She is also a leader at the national level, having served on the board of the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems. She has been involved in United Way Worldwide’s efforts to advance 2-1-1 across the country, participating in the national Quality Assurance committee. Anne has worked closely with PA 2-1-1 as well, serving as lead on the project to implement the statewide resource database.

 

Amanda Barbarich, Member Services Coordinator 

Amanda Barbarich began her career with United Way of Pennsylvania in November 2017 as the Member Services Coordinator.

Prior to working for United Way of Pennsylvania, Amanda assisted individuals with intellectual disabilities find and maintain competitive employment and provided mental health services to veterans and victims of trauma. Due to her background working in direct service, Amanda has an understanding of the positive impact local United Ways have on their communities. Amanda is dedicated to ensuring local United Ways have the support and access to resources they need.

 

Amanda earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Social Work from California University of Pennsylvania and is pursuing a Master’s Degree of Social Work from University of Pittsburgh.