Advoz is committed to helping those in challenging life situations–whether involved in conflict or impact by violence. Our skilled staff, board members, and volunteers offer superior conflict resolution and restorative justice services in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Advoz is overseen by a dedicated staff including:
Executive Director, Community Engagement
Has studied and worked in conflict resolution, nonprofit program management, and fund development for more than 20 years. As an undergraduate, he founded a campus-based “conflict transformation” program at Hampshire College (Amherst, MA). He’s since studied and worked with community conflict and peacemaking in the US, Northern Ireland and Croatia, earning his M.A. in International Peace & Development Studies at the Universitat Jaume I (Castellon, Spain). Prior to his leadership in 2014 with the Center for Community Peacemaking, he was a full-time development director for homeless services programs and using improvisational theatre arts to address conflict and community building.
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.
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.
Has a degree in environmental biology and hails from Southern California. Since 2010, Wendy has been an integral part of the Center for Community Peacemaking, typically as the first point of contact and helping to complete and evaluate cases. Bilingual in English and Spanish, she is fully converted to the efficacy of restorative justice and finds working with people in the program fulfilling.
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
Dawn Gamble, Treasurer
President at Benjamin Roberts, Ltd.
Spanish Professor at Penn State University-Berks
CEO at Signfica Benefit Services, Inc.
Office Manager at Lancaster Freedom Center
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Messiah College
Navy Contractor, Retired
Attorney at Barley Snyder
VP of Lending at Everence
School Superintendent, Retired
Attorney at Gibbel Kraybill & Hess, Retired
LH Scheff & Associates
Executive at Johnson & Johnson, Retired
Real Estate Professional, Retired
Deputy Director at Lancaster Victim/Witness Services