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About Us

In 1978, CONCERN began as a pioneer of intensive foster care, believing that children placed into care should live in a traditional family setting in the community, rather than in a residential or institutional setting. Since this time, CONCERN has been at the forefront of innovative programs to meet the individual needs of the child.

CONCERN has served over 16,000 children and youth in placement services, including over 1,600 into adoptive families. Through 14 service sites throughout eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland, CONCERN offers a growing array of adoption, counseling, foster care, and residential programs. Each day our placement services impact the lives of nearly 400 children and youth. Each year our counseling services touch the lives of approximately 4,500 individuals through a continuum of services.

CONCERN is nonprofit organization, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who serve without compensation. Administratively, CONCERN’s management team is led by an Executive Director with each service site being led by properly credentialed supervisory personnel.

Mission Statement

CONCERN brings hope, offers opportunity, and inspires change.

Vision Statement

To encourage growth and promote positive healthy lives!

Operating Principles

  • Always do your very best
  • Be impeccable with your word
  • Approach situations fairly and without pre-judging
  • Embrace conflict and disagreements as an opportunity to strengthen our relationships.

Leadership Statement

Leadership is a participative process in which everyone is a stakeholder and has the opportunity as well as the responsibility to contribute to the success of the organization.

Meet Our Senior Leadership Team

Gordon May, MSW – Executive Director
Scott Lubinski – Director of Administration
Mary Beth Hughes, MSW – Director of Social Services
Kevin Stichter, MSCJ – Director of Residential Services
Tanyalee Jones, MS – Director of Behavorial Health Services
Eileen Walters – Business Office Manager
Kelly Watson, MA – Quality Assurance Administrator
Arthur Silverman, MA, MPS, MBA – Director of Fundraising & Marketing
Beth Endy – Employee Relations Administrator


Since the founding of CONCERN, our mission has been client centered to best meet the needs of the client and the communities in which we serve. Through diligent strategic and business planning, CONCERN has been able to identify services gaps particularly in underserved areas. These are the qualities that continue to make CONCERN a recognized leader in the human services field.

CONCERN’s Service Areas

Please click here to view our Continuum Of Services.



Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Office of Children, Youth, and Families • Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Maryland Department of Human Resources


Berks County Television • Children’s Coalition of the Lehigh Valley • Delaware Valley Adoption Council • Foster Care Coalition of Northeast PA • Foster Family Treatment Association (Maryland and Pennsylvania Chapters) • Greater Lehigh Valley Foster Care Coalition • Interagency Council of Carbon County • Interagency Council of Monroe County • Lackawanna County Center for Family Engagement • Lackawanna County Interagency Council • Luzerne County Interagency Council • Maryland Association of Resources for Family and Youth • North American Council on Adoptable Children • Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers • Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth, and Family Services • Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance • Pennsylvania State Resource Family Association • Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network • Pike County Interagency Council • Tioga County Partnership for Community Health • Wyoming County Interagency Council


Placing Agencies

County Offices of Children and Youth Services (Pennsylvania)

Berks • Bradford • Bucks • Carbon • Chester • Columbia • Cumberland • Dauphin • Delaware • Juniata • Lackawanna • Lancaster • Lebanon • Lehigh • Luzerne • Monroe • Montgomery • Northampton • Northumberland • Philadelphia • Schuylkill • Snyder • Susquehanna • Tioga • Union • Wayne • Wyoming • York


Offices of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities (Pennsylvania)
Service Access Management

County Offices of Juvenile Probation (Pennsylvania)

Bradford • Bucks • Centre • Chester • Columbia • Delaware • Lackawanna • Lancaster • Lehigh • Montgomery • Snyder • Susquehanna • York


Maryland Department of Human Resources

Anne Arundel County • Baltimore City • Calvert County • Charles County • Frederick County • Montgomery County • Prince George’s County •  St. Mary’s County


Business of CONCERN

CONCERN follows the virtues and principles of sound business practices. Thanks to its extensive and highly inclusive yearly business planning and budgeting process, CONCERN is prepared to meet the challenges in the ever-changing nonprofit social services environment.

CONCERN accounts for its funds in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and has an audit of its fiscal operations completed annually by an independent certified accounting firm in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS). CONCERN believes transparency is an important element in today’s nonprofit environment and produces an annual report to the public to detail the previous year’s activities.

CONCERN’s financial statements – audited financial statement as well as Internal Revenue Service Form 990 – also are open for public inspection upon request.

Board of Directors

David W. Abert, ACBC, CBC, PAHM, Managing Partner, Bella Insurance Group, LLCG. Thompson Bell, III, Attorney and Shareholder, Stevens & Lee, P.C. • Christopher J. Bigos,  Relationship Manager, Fulton Bank • William C. Cooperman, Administrator (Retired), Brandywine School District • Glenn J. Hillegass, Executive Director (Retired), CONCERN • George M. Kovarie, MSW, Executive Director (Retired) Berks County Children and Youth Services • Stefanie E. Nester, CPA, Director of Audits and Reporting, Lehigh Carbon Community College • Paula M. Plageman, D Ed, LPC, NCC, Coordinator of Academic Advising, Penn State University, Berks Campus • Sandra L. Weidner, MD, Pediatrician and Partner, The Children’s Clinic of Wyomissing • Nancy W. Weikert, MSW, ACSW, Associate Executive Director (Retired), CONCERN


Maryland Advisory Board

Richard Brown, Regional Director (Retired), CONCERN • Beverly Goldstein, Caseworker (Retired), CONCERN • Kim Whetstone-Wilson, Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, TEVA

© 2017 CONCERN - Professional Services for Children, Youth, and Families

Corporate Office
One West Main Street, Fleetwood, PA 19522
(610) 944-0445

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