Our Staff

Johanna Fessenden

Executive Director

Johanna’s responsibilities include program management, financial management, development and public relations. 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.

Jenny Nace

Development & Communications Coordinator

Jenny started with Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area in December 2012. She is responsible for organizational development, grant writing, and communications. Jenny 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 as well as an Adoption Counselor at Adoptions From The Heart.

Vickie Jones

Administrative Support Specialist

Vickie started with Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area in August 2016. She has past experience in project management/marketing. Vickie is responsible for all administrative support operations of Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area including program, finance and marketing/social media.

Michelle Keadle-Taylor

Program Director

Michelle joined Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area as Program Director in August of 2020. She will manage all aspects of the program including case management for all families we serve along with training and support of Neighboring Volunteers. As the former Director of Bridge of Hope York County, Michelle brings with her 5 years of expertise serving families within the Bridge of Hope program model. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Virginia Tech University as well as a Master’s in Christian Counseling. Prior professional positions include working at NBC in Roanoke, Virginia, an international career in writing, managing and producing magazines, videos and weekly news programs, five years working with young women in crisis pregnancies and a Community Relations Manager position for a local outreach in Virginia.