Our Amazing Volunteers

Our amazing, dedicated volunteers are what make Gemma's Angels the success it is today!

Volunteer Awards

Each year at our Annual Spirit of Gemma Awards Breakfast and Fundraiser, we honor not only our valued partners and members of the community, but our volunteers as well.

This year, we added a new award called New Volunteer of the Year Award to recognize a new volunteer who joined to help within the past year who has performed exemplary service. You can find more about them and the rest of those recognized by clicking here.

Very special thanks to Advisory Board Member Tina Hornberger for the trailer concept. Tina and her family singlehandedly built the garden using the commercial trailer. The results of their work is amazing!

Jill Carpenter
Harrisburg, PA
Volunteer of the year - 2018

Volunteer Manager
HersheyPark Volunteer Program


All of our volunteers are unpaid!

Manager, Social Media
Melissa Fritchey

Office Manager
Julie Hunter

HersheyPark Volunteer Program Coordinators
Jill Carpenter, Deb Spencer, Matt Spencer

Events & Activities Photographer
Eugene Pasquale

Grants & Donations
Jeremiah Jones - Jenny Murphy-Shifflet

Interns - Summer 2018

Database Entry
Adrienne Mohn - Eleanor Leo - Ruth Hansen

VolunteerMatch Coordinator
Volunteer Needed!


Website Maintenance
Jason M. Macchioni - Matthew Macchioni


Fundraising Committee

Coming Soon!


Amanda Frankeny, RDN, LDN & Tina Hornberger, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Program Coordinators - Nutrition Education Project

Program Interns
Dani Baer - Paige Finkenbinder - Lindsay Yohn

Spanish Translators
Dalmar Acevedo
Alex Cruz

Program Coordinator - Truck Farm Trailer Project
Tina Hornberger, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Panera Bread Program Coordinator
Deb Spencer

Hershey Hunger Walk Coordinator
Sheryl Raught

Donate-a-Tomato Volunteers
Jim & Cheryl Goldman

Mobile Farmer's Market Drivers


Jeff Stoudt
Ruth Hansen
Mike Reid
Scott Mateer
Matthew Macchioni
Mike Macchioni
Jim Smith


Bob Shifflett
James Goldman
Mark Hiester
Michael Heagy
Stephanie House
Harold Spencer


Mobile Farmer's Market Attendants

Guida McGuire - Tracy Brown - Kristy Shirk
Gino Pasquale - Judy DeBor - Lynn Laymen


Guida McGuire
Mrs. Santa Claus - North Pole Hotline

Gabi Phillips - Lynn Peters
Homeless Women's Thanksgiving Meals Program

Lori Silar Zarefoss
Santa Bus Coordinator - Interfaith Family Shelter

Brenda Scott
Lourdeshouse Party Coordinator

Kelli Young
Evergreen House Party Coordinator

Cindy Myers Karlin & James Karlin 
Co-Chairs, Spirit of Gemma Annual Awards Breakfast

 Volunteers helping load up at the Manheim Produce Auction. Over 1,000 pounds bought in one night!

Volunteers helping load up at the Manheim Produce Auction. Over 1,000 pounds bought in one night!