Administration & Office

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5+
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25+
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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 Child Development Associate Credential and is currently enrolled 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 lives in New Holland with her husband, Everardo, three children - Karina, Kylah and Evan - four fur babies, and Everardo’s niece, Ashly and her son Francisco. Her favorite thing about working with children is their innocence and acceptance.

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Tammy Snader: Administrative Assistant

Tammy was raised here in New Holland and has continued to attend the New Holland Mennonite Church with her family, including her two children, Danika and Riley. Tammy's favorite thing about working with children is seeing their personalities grow. 

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Raquel Vera: Development Director

Raquel grew up in Philadelphia, PA. She and her husband Alejandro, as well as their two children Adeline and Anson, live in Ephrata, Pa. Their dog, Osa, is their only fur baby, for now.  Raquel is El Salvadoran American (second generation). She has her bachelor's in organizational leadership and management. Finding the joy in the little things is what she does best. She is always ready for an adventure and loves learning new things. Raquel admires children because they have genuine souls, are full of curiosity, and they love unconditionally.