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Administration & Office


Wanda Gonzalez-Bortzel: Executive Director

Wanda grew up in Brooklyn, NY and spent her teenage years in Carraizo, Puerto Rico.  She graduated from Goshen College with a BA in Hispanic Ministries and lives in New Holland with her husband, Mike. Wanda loves to spend time with her grandchildren and believes children are a blessing because they teach us how to love unconditionally.


Jennifer Morales: Assistant Director

Jen was raised in East Earl and graduated from Garden Spot High School. She earned her Associates degree in Early Care and Education at Harrisburg Area Community College. Jen has worked at the Center since 1993 and has a passion for working with children that have varying needs. She is mother to three children - Karina, Kylah and Evan - and four fur babies. Her favorite thing about working with children is their innocence, acceptance and unconditional love for others.


Mercedes Lauver: Administrative Assistant

Mercedes was raised in historic Columbia PA with her grandmother. She attended Milton Hershey School for 7 years and graduated from high school in 2010. She also graduated from Lancaster County Career & Technology Center in 2010. She completed the Medical Administrative Assistant course. Over the years, Mercedes has gained a lot of experience while working as a Nanny for multiple families. She also has a lot of office/medical experience from working in the medical field, making her a great asset to NHELC. Mercedes has 4 children Jensen, Remy, Legend, and Lijah. They have a kitty named Fruit Snack and a miniature Dachshund named Diesel. 


Lisa Good: Scheduling


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