Staff

Advoz is committed to helping those in challenging life situations–whether involved in conflict or impacted by violence. Our skilled staff and volunteers offer conflict resolution and restorative justice services based out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania that have been recommended again and again by thousands who have participated since 1980. Advoz is overseen by a dedicated staff including:

Chris Fitz

Executive Director, Community Engagement

Has studied and worked in conflict resolution, program management, and fund development for more than 20 years. He founded and led campus-based mediation programs at Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) and Colgate University (Hamilton, NY) and has studied and worked with community peacemaking in the US, Northern Ireland and Croatia, earning his M.A. at the Universitat Jaume I (Castellon, Spain). Over the last 15 years, he has nurtured interest in arts-based approaches to transforming conflict and violence using embodied improvisation and action theatre methods. He began work in restorative justice in 2014 as the executive director of the Center for Community Peacemaking, now Advoz, after its merger with Conflict Resolution Services. He shares a musical and bustling bi-lingual household in Marietta, PA with his wife and two children.

Mila Pilz

Executive Director, Program Operations

Has a long-standing passion for conflict resolution, going back to being a peer mediator in elementary school. After earning M.A.’s in Conflict Resolution and in International and Intercultural Communication from the University of Denver, Mila took her skills abroad. In Amman, Jordan she taught in a private K-8 school, working with school discipline and parent-school relations.  In leadership since 2014 with Conflict Resolution Services, Mila is excited to be making her hometown an even better place to live.

Angela Keen

Program Coordinator, Restorative Justice

Has worked in human services for nearly 20 years, primarily serving victims of crime, domestic violence, and sexual assault. She earned dual bachelor’s degrees from Penn State University in Applied Behavioral Sciences and Public Policy. She also holds a master’s degree in Community Psychology & Social Change from Penn State University. Angela has worked at both the local and state level in victim services, helping counties to develop trauma-informed crisis response teams and enhancing law soft skill sets for law enforcement and human service providers. She became interested in restorative practices through the Pennsylvania Victim-Offender Dialogue Program, a statewide program similar to the restorative justice processes she is now coordinating.

Board of Directors

Miles Yoder, President
Assistant Superintendent, Principal at Lancaster Mennonite Hershey

Ana Ayala, Vice-President
Regional Policy Officer at U.S. Department of State

Ken Nissley, Secretary
Case Manager, IT Professional, Retired

Peter Faben, Treasurer
Attorney, Barley Snyder

Rob Bomberger
President at Benjamin Roberts, Ltd.

Lucille Connors
CEO at Signfica Benefit Services, Inc.

Meek Daye
Office Manager at Lancaster Freedom Center

John Eby
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Messiah College

Dawn Gamble, CPA, CGMA
Financial Manager, BH Architecture

Sandi Hoover
School Superintendent, Retired

John Huber
Attorney at Gibbel Kraybill & Hess, Retired

James Landis
Management Consultant

Dave Sperry
Executive at Johnson & Johnson, Retired

Barbara Spiegelberg
Real Estate Professional, Retired

Deanna Weaver
Deputy Director at Lancaster Victim/Witness Services