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.

Rachel Morehouse

Neighborhood Resource Specialist

As Neighborhood Resource Specialist, Rachel provides case management and support services for Neighboring Families and assists them in developing supportive relationships with their Neighboring Volunteers.  Rachel has a BA in Anthropology and Bible from Wheaton College, IL. Her professional background includes social work and adult education. Rachel has also volunteered extensively with refugee resettlement on the West Shore. She enjoys reading, gardening, and doing anything outdoors.