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WHAT IS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY?

The Leadership Academy is a collaborative venture among the Pennsylvania Children and Youth Administrators, Inc. (PCYA), the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS), and the University of Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center (Resource Center).

The Leadership Academy works to improve the outcomes for Pennsylvania’s children by offering high quality management and leadership training to county children and youth administrators and their management teams. Additionally, the Leadership Academy provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences. Elements of the Leadership Academy include the Foundations of Leadership training, quarterly elective workshops, a voluntary certificate program, and the Administrators Resource Handbook. 

Leadership Academy: Building Strong Organizations Through Leadership

The Leadership Academy certificate training is delivered through two main components: Foundations of Leadership, and Pennsylvania Children and Youth Administrators, Inc. (PCYA) elective courses.

For more information: Leadership Academy Brochure

Leadership Academy Workgroup Members

The Leadership Academy Workgroup’s mission is to provide relevant and culturally sensitive training, transfer of learning and technical assistance designed to support leaders in enhancing their personal and professional skills to achieve agency goals of safety, permanency, and well-being for children and families.

For more information: Leadership Academy Workgroup Charter

Member Name Agency Affiliation
Co-Chair: Crystal Natan Lancaster County Children and Youth
Co-Chair: Christina Fatzinger Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center
Brian Bornman Pennsylvania Children and Youth Association
Brandy Neider Berks County Children and Youth
Dayna Revay Beaver County Children and Youth
Jennifer Cragle Bradford County Children and Youth
Stacy Gill Monroe County Children and Youth
Adelaide Grace Monroe County Children and Youth
Patty Skrynski Wyoming County Children and Youth
Terry Clark York County Children and Youth
Natalie Perrin Office of Children, Youth and Families
Cathy Utz Office of Children, Youth and Families
Roseann Perry Office of Children, Youth and Families
Maryann Marchi Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center
Michael L. Byers Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center
Jeanne Edwards Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center
Joan Wirick Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center
Lisa Kessler Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center

For more information about the Leadership Academy Workgroup, or to become a member,
please contact Christina Fatzinger at cmf27@pitt.edu.