Meet our Team

Sherry Barzak

Executive Director

Sherry is originally from a small town in Ohio and grew up near Air Force bases because her father served in the military. She completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio State University and graduated with her B.S. in Human Ecology specializing in Child and Family Development. She began her career at Head Start and daycare and then later taught Pre-K classes. Following a move to Pennsylvania, she transitioned to working with the elderly as an Activity Director and Compliance Officer while assisting with marketing and fundraising initiatives. After 25 years, she has shared that she has chosen to "work towards my passion of advocating for children."

Sherry is happily married with two sons. Her husband, Scott, is a veterinarian in Crawford County and her son, Ty, is an engineer, and her other son, Wyatt, is enrolled in college pursuing Physical Therapy.

Paula DiGiacomo - President
Crawford County District Attorney

Dr. Salene Cowher - Vice President

Chad Dickson - Treasurer
Director of Finance, Bethesda Lutheran Services

Dr. Jennifer Zelen - Secretary
Doctoral of Nursing Practice