Our Staff

Kevin Lutz

Executive Director

Kevin joined Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area as Executive Director in March of 2022. He will be involved in directing all aspects of Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area while focusing most of his energy and attention on organizational advancement opportunities, networking with other Social Service organizations in South Central PA, increasing the number of church relationships interested in partnering as Neighboring Volunteers and working together to end family homelessness, and discovering more opportunities to grow the Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area program ultimately ending homeless for more families in Cumberland, Dauphin and York Counties.

Kevin has worked in the Print and Mail industry for the past 25 years, owning and managing a printing company in Harrisburg for 22 of those years. Prior to working in the business world, Kevin had a career working for Non Profit organizations, working for 2 Vocational Rehabilitation organizations, Dauphin County Case Management and also as a Program Director for Keystone Residence. He is active in the community, having served as a Director on a number of Boards including Bethesda Mission and PA CASA, is active in the Church and volunteers in several ministries. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Shippensburg University.

Kevin grew up in the Harrisburg area and graduated from Central Dauphin High School. He has been married to his wife, Donna, for 34 years. They have 2 adult sons as well as two 2 grandchildren whom they are raising. When not attending softball or soccer games, he enjoys spending time reading, exercising and riding his Indian motorcycle.

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Brenda Lee Strawbridge

Lead Program Case Manager

Brenda has extensive experience in the field of human and social services, where she aided victims, primarily women and children, who suffered from domestic violence and sexual assault. She has also worked with the homeless population through shelter and outreach services.

Brenda has first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to navigate life without a support system. She is a single parent and woman of color who grew up in poverty and as an adult continued to face social and economic hardships. Her understanding of many of the issues encountered by our moms makes her passionate about our mission to engage Christian Faith communities in ending family homelessness through neighboring relationships that demonstrate Christ’s love.

Brenda earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Managerial Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University.

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Tanis Monroy

Director of Development

Tanis Monroy became the Director of Development March 2024. With over 20 years of marketing and nonprofit experience spanning both Carlisle and Harrisburg, Tanis is deeply entrenched in the fabric of these communities. A first-generation American, Tanis was raised in a small family business in Carlisle, alongside their Hispanic family. This journey instilled an acute understanding of the intricacies and challenges inherent in small business ownership, as well as the vital community resources necessary for success.

Tanis brings a strong commitment to community service and advocacy. As the President of Amani and founder of Serve the City, Tanis spearheaded impactful initiatives aimed at addressing pressing social issues and fostering community cohesion. They established robust networks of volunteers, organized ‘Back to School’ events to provide essential supplies to those in need, and led community clean-up efforts.

Tanis’s dedication to bridging gaps and raising awareness about homelessness and poverty showcases his leadership in promoting positive change and inclusivity within the community. Tanis has a wife and two sons (one is a furry middle aged cat) and enjoys gardening and various outdoor activities in his spare time.

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Dianna Thomas

Director of Administrative Services

Dianna started with Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area in July 2022. She has many years of administrative and development experience with non-profit organizations. Dianna is responsible for all administrative program support services.

She has been married to her husband, Daryl, for 30 years. They have 2 adult children. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

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