Board of Directors

Stairways Board of Directors

The Stairways Behavioral Health Board of Directors was awarded the first-ever Charles H. Bracken Excellence in Nonprofit Governance Award by The Erie Community Foundation and The Center for Nonprofit Services. 

Stairways Board was chosen based its leadership, organizational mission, conscientious recruitment of new board members, attention to policy and planning, participation in fundraising, maintaining a professionally and demographically diverse board, effective governance practices and responsible fiscal management. 


2018 – 2019 Board of Directors 

Kurt Hersch, Chair
Thomas Tredway, Vice Chair
Greg LaRocca, Treasurer
Mary Ellen Dahlkemper, Secretary
Dr. Kristine Nelson, Immediate Past Chair
Nanda Chuwan, Member
Judge Ernest J. DiSantis, Member
Dr. Douglas Grisier, Member
Craig Hartburg, Member
Andrea Hoffman, Member

William Kennedy, Member
James Renshaw, Member
Kerry Schwab, Member
Brandon Seiber, Member
Dr. R. Anthony Snow, Member
David Armor, Emeritus Member
David Holland, Esq., Emeritus Member
Dr. Clayton Lindemuth, Emeritus Member
Gary Schneider, Emeritus Member
Richard Seager, President
Robin Dowling, Executive Director




"Stairways helped me to work on recovery, one step at a time." -Ron S

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