Staff

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:

Chris Fitz

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 the development director for homeless services programs and using improvisational theatre arts to address conflict and community building.

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

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Advoz 2017 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
CPA, CGMA

Rob Bomberger
President at Benjamin Roberts, Ltd.

Donna Chambers
Spanish Professor at Penn State University-Berks

Lucille Connors
CEO at Signfica Benefit Services, Inc.

Meek Daye
Office Manager at Lancaster Freedom Center

John Eby
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Messiah College

Peter Faben
Attorney at Barley Snyder

Matthew Gehman
VP of Lending at Everence

Sandi Hoover
School Superintendent, Retired

John Huber
Attorney at Gibbel Kraybill & Hess, Retired

James Landis
Management Consultant

Laura Scheff
LH Scheff & Associates

Dave Sperry
Executive at Johnson & Johnson, Retired

Barbara Spiegelberg
Real Estate Professional, Retired

Deanna Weaver
Deputy Director at Lancaster Victim/Witness Services