DCA Board

Nicholas AdeVice PresidentCentral PA Youth Ballet
Tana EmeryPresidentM & T Bank
Karen GriffithSecretaryCreate-A-Palooza
Ben Bostic
Michael Cross
Board Member
Boyer and Ritter
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Aliya ConstantBoard MemberComfort Suites
Jennifer LoveBoard MemberDickinson College
Ross MorrisBoard MemberCafe Bruges
Judith MohrBoard MemberCarlisle Resident
Pam JonesBoard Member1st National Bank
Alyssa LooneyBoard Member Ibis Appraisal Services
Melissa McGowanBoard Member F & M Trust
Kristin TuckeyBoard Memberthe greatest gift
Ryan TwiggBoard MemberHelena’s Chocolate Cafe
Traci Martin
Board MemberUPMC
Marjorie RomanoBoard MemberMarjorie’s Gems
Mary WilliamsBoard MemberMary William’s Photography
Debbie KeyserBoard MemberCarlisle Resident
Anna BucherBoard MemberOrrstown Bank
Joel HicksBoard Member Borough Council 
Ross GardnerBoard MemberCreative Building Concepts


Rebecca YearickBoard LiaisonRedevelopment Authority
Pat CraigBoard LiasonPat Craig Studios
Jay AbomBoard LiaisonAbom & Kutulakis
Crystal KernsBoard LiaisonCarlisle Theatre
Mike CrossBoard LiasonSt. John’s Episcopal Church
Susan ArmstrongBorough ManagerBorough of Carlisle
Michelle CrowleyBoard LiasonCarlisle Chamber 
Randy WilliamsBoard Liason Army War College
Rick OlsonBoard LiasonVFW
Robin BurtnerBoard Liason SBDC
Jenna KinslerBoard LiasonCarlisle School District

Stacey Corman 

Board LiasonCumbeland V. Vistors Bureau 

DCA Monthly Meeting Schedule

Board Meetings – Second Friday of every month at 8 am in bottom floor of the Borough Building at the DCA offices located at 53 West South Street. Meetings last about 1 ½ hours. Coffee provided. A reminder email comes out the week before the meeting. We have several Liaisons from area organizations that attend.

Promotions Committee Meetings – First Wednesday of every month at 9:00 am at Market Cross Pub located at 113 North Hanover Street. The Promotions Committee plans all of the DCA Events and specials.

Design Committee Meetings – First Thursday of every month at 8:30 am at Helena’s Café located at 36 West High Street. The Design Committee focuses on the beautification of the downtown such as planters, cleanliness, banners, flags, Christmas lights etc.

Business Development Committee Meetings – Third Tuesday of every month at 12 Noon at Hanover Grill located at 37 North Hanover Street. This group focuses on bringing new businesses to the downtown district.

Organizational Committee Meetings – Last Friday of every month at 9:00 am in the bottom floor of the Borough Building at the DCA offices. This consists of Board Officers and a few key Liaisons that are invited to attend.

Ice Art Fest Committee Meetings – Third Thursday of every month at 8:30 am at Market Cross Pub located at 113 North Hanover Street. The actual event takes place in February but planning meetings are essential year around.

Christmas Parade – Santa Comes to Town Committee Meetings – To be determined by the committee, chaired by Jim and Karen Griffith.

If interested in joining the board as a liaison or joining a committee, contact Gina Lemon, Program Coordinator at 245-2648 or by email at