Central Susquehanna Community Foundation Staff
M. Holly Morrison, D.Ed.
President and CEO
Holly reports directly to the Board of Directors and has the overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Foundation’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. Holly works closely to develop, maintain, and support her strong Board of Directors while supporting each of the affiliate boards including Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation, Sunbury Area Community Foundation, Danville Area Community Foundation, and Berwick Health & Wellness Fund. She leads, coaches, and develops a high-performance management team to ensure effective systems and regularly evaluates program components as to measure successes that are then communicated to the proper stakeholders. She continues to deepen and refine all aspects of communications from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating stronger relations within the footprint area of the Foundation. In addition, she oversees grant making and investments, analyzes return on investments and represents the Foundation externally.
Holly is a Berwick resident and has served as an administrator for the Berwick Area School District where she just retired from a 30-year career in education. During this career, her philanthropic commitment was to serve on the Berwick Health & Wellness Board and then on the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation Board. She has served the Foundation as the Vice Chairperson and Chairperson. Holly’s experience and passion will be her primary attributes as she focuses on her goal of expanding partnerships and providing leadership for the nonprofit sector.
Dr. Morrison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education from King’s College. She has a Master’s Degree in Elementary Administration and one in Secondary Counseling from The University of Scranton. She received her Doctoral Degree in Education from Indiana University of PA/East Stroudsburg University.
Chief Financial Officer
Al directs and implements FIMS, the Foundation Information Management System, assuring smooth interface among accounting, investments, donor development and grantmaking functions.
As the Foundation's accountant, he is responsible for proper recording of incoming contributions and disbursements, reconciliations, as well as payroll. Al is the liaison for the audit and finance committees.
Prior to joining the Foundation team, Al has many years of experience in the field as a public accountant. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from La Salle University.
Kara G. Seesholtz
Director Donor Relations and Communications
Kara is responsible for developing and strengthening Foundation relationships and assuring donor stewardship across the region on behalf of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation and its affiliates, fundholders and community partners. She works together with the President and CEO to develop and implement strategies for all communications, including website content, social media, events and marketing materials. Her work encompasses the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund, Sunbury Area Health Foundation, Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation, Danville Area Community Foundation and various other donor-advised, field of interest, agency and school district endowments, scholarship, designated, unrestricted and pass-through funds established at the Foundation. Prior to becoming program officer in 2006, Kara served as the communications officer for CSCF, bringing to the foundation considerable expertise. She previously worked in marketing and communications at Geisinger Health Plan. She holds a B.A. in Communications from Bloomsburg University. Kara resides in Mifflinville with her husband and two boys.
Christine implements and facilitates the competitive grantmaking, strategic initiative, Youth in Philanthropy and scholarship programs of the foundation. In addition, she works with the President and CEO, Berwick Health and Wellness Fund Advisory Committee and affiliate boards to oversee the competitive and strategic grantmaking process and collects all relevant information necessary for a thorough review of grant proposals and/or evaluation of existing programs. Her work encompasses the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund, Sunbury Area Community Foundation, Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation, Danville Area Community Foundation, various scholarship funds and pass-through grants such as Nurse-Family Partnership. Prior to becoming program officer in 2015, Christine served in several different capacities at the Foundation bringing considerable expertise. Christine holds a B.A. in Management from Bloomsburg University, with a concentration in Human Resource Management. Her previous experience includes working for the Berwick Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bloomsburg University Orientation Office.
Karri joined the Foundation team late December 2015. She is responsible for providing a wide range of administrative and office support for the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation CEO and staff to facilitate the effective and efficient operation of the organization.
A native of the Berwick and Nescopeck areas, Karri fell in love with nonprofits when she was only a teenager. Inspired by a professor at college she developed a passion for charitable work. This resolve stuck with her, leading her to get her AA in Human Services from Luzerne County Community College. Karri has more than 16 years’ experience providing social service and administrative support to Families Caring for Children, Inc. She then became the Daycare Director at the Berwick Area YMCA where she impacted the lives of many children. Karri has been the Board Vice President for Beyond Violence, Inc. since 2002 and been involved with the agency since 1999. She currently resides in Berwick with her husband and two boys.
Tricia welcomes and greets all visitors to the Foundation Office. She is responsible for processing gifts and maintaining donor profiles in the Foundation’s database. Tricia is the contact person for community members interested in utilizing the community meeting rooms. Prior to becoming the Receptionist at the Foundation, she spent many years working in the libraries at the Berwick Area School District. Tricia is a graduate of Illinois State University where she obtained a degree in Mass Communications. Tricia resides in Berwick with her husband and two children.
Abbie is responsible for greeting all visitors to the Foundation Office while helping staff with preparation for meetings and events.