Harrisburg Area

A Church-Based Approach to Ending Family Homelessness

Our Local Staff








Executive Director – Johanna Fessenden
(Pictured Left)

Johanna’s responsibilities include program management, financial management, fundraising, grant writing, public relations and housing facilitation. Johanna brings several years of experience working with at-risk or homeless youth and families, in addition to developing and directing international and national programs for youth in urban and rural settings. Johanna has most recently worked with United Methodist Home for Children Residential Care and St. Francis-St. Joseph Home for Boys in Bensalem, PA. You can reach Johanna at (717) 635-5957 or bridgeofhope.hbg@gmail.com

Relationship Steward – Jenny Nace (Pictured Right)
Jenny started with Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area in December 2012 as our Administrative Assistant and transitioned into Development as Relationship Steward in 2015. She has a BA in Psychology / Minor in Counseling from Messiah College. Jenny’s past work experience includes Human Resources and Administrative Assistant -Development roles with CURE International in Lemoyne, PA as well as an Adoption Counselor at Adoptions From The Heart in Harrisburg, PA.

Neighborhood Resource Specialist – Joanne Gatten

Administrative Support Specialist – Vickie Jones (Pictured Center)