Team & Board

DCA Board of Directors

Jennifer Love, President
Dickinson College

Ben Bostic, Treasurer
Boyer & Ritter

Anna Bucher, Secretary
Orrstown Bank

Karen Miller
M&T Bank

Mary Williams
Mary Williams Photography

Courtney Cauthon
The Barefoot Historian

Kevin Rockwood
One13 Social

Nicholas Ade
Central PA Youth Ballet

Tim Wickard
Back Porch Brewing Inc.


Robin Burtner
Shippensburg University SBDC

Mary Carlton
C-LUV Thrift

Sean Shultz
Mayor of Carlisle

Mike Cross
St John’s Episcopal Church

Karen Griffith

Crystal Kerns
Carlisle Theatre

Matthew Sheibley
F&M Trust

Brandon Bear
Molly Pitcher Brewing Company

Jenna Kinsler
Carlisle School District



Susan Armstrong
Cumberland County

Mikayla Kitchen
Cumberland County 
Housing & Redevelopment Authority

Jay Abom, Solicitor
Abom & Kutulakis
Attorneys at Law

Donna Hunter
Carlisle Chamber of Commerce

Kristin Speece
Strickler Agency, Inc.

Meet the DCA Staff

Stacey has been the downtown’s Main Street Manager since April of 2022. She relocated to Carlisle from Bedford, where she previously worked in the same capacity.

Stacey received a Bachelor of Science in Communications Media from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), with a concentration in Advertising and Public Relations and a minor in Journalism. She has an extensive sales and marketing background and nearly 20 years of leadership experience.

Phil has been the downtown’s Assistant Main Street Manager since May of 2022. He was born and raised in Carlisle and currently resides in neighboring Mechanicsburg with his wife, Sarah, and sons Carter and Henry. Phil previously worked as the Promotions Director and On Air Personality for Red 102.3, the local country radio station. Phil attended art school, and is known for his paintings of local establishments. He is also proud to have a sandwich with his namesake on the menu at Market Cross Pub & Brewery, so be sure to stop by and try the ‘Phil the Thrill.’

Monthly Meeting Schedule

The DCA Board of Directors and Liaisons meets the 2nd Friday of every month at 8am in the lower level of the Carlisle Borough Building, located at 53 West South Street.

Board members typically volunteer to serve 3-year terms. Nominations are accepted in November, and new members are voted in during the December meeting.

The Promotions Committee meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at 8:30am at the Sunrise Café, 231 North Hanover Street. This committee positions the downtown as the hub of economic activity, while showcasing its unique characteristics, culture, history and defining features. This group plans all DCA events and retail promotions.

This committee meets the 1st Thursday of every month at 8:30am at Helena’s Chocolate Café & Creperie, 36 West High Street. Economic Vitality focuses on business recruitment and retention, while Design focuses on beautification of the downtown, including cleanliness, banners, flags, flower planters, murals and holiday lights. When funding is available, this group also oversees the DCA’s façade grant program.

The Executive Committee, which consists of the officers of the Board of Directors, as well as the DCA staff, meets once a month, as schedules allow. This committee focuses on creating a shared vision that converts the DCA’s mission into clear goals and defines the organization’s role in sustainable revitalization efforts for the downtown.