As a Center for Independent Living, CILCP is mandated by the federal government that at least 51% of the Board be people with significant disabilities. If you are interested in being on the CILCP Board, please complete the form

The CILCP is committed to providing services, making referrals and taking employment actions without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances.    

Board of Directors

Vincenza Portzline, President

Vincenza Portzline has served on the Board of the CILCP since 2012. As Board President, Vincenza actively works with the CEO, board, staff and community to further CILCP’s mission. She presides over Board and Executive Committee meetings and executes all contracts, deeds and other instruments authorized by the board. Vincenza is an active member of her community, as she is involved in the PA Transportation Alliance, Disability Budget Coalition, Disability Voting Coalition, and PA Long-Term Care Council. In her free time, Vincenza enjoys cooking, gardening, reading and playing Scrabble. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and three- year- old rescue dog. What is her favorite thing about working with CILCP? Knowing that CILCP is a place where people with disabilities are valued, welcomed, empowered to live a life they choose and enabled to live well.

Cathy Eichelberger Long, Vice President

Cathy was born December 23rd although parents planned for the birth to occur in late March. Due to early arrival and the need to gain weight and receive oxygen support to continue to breathe, Cathy grew up totally blind. She said that probably was the only time she was ever under-weight! Educated at Overbrook School for the Blind, Philadelphia, PA. Graduated from Overbrook in 1972. Went to business school in Pittsburgh PA and then worked as a clerical worker in the Medical transcription pool at Holy Spirit Hospital for four years and then for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for thirty-five years. Cathy lives independently in her home as a widow with two young male cats—Smokey and Bandit. She has been a strong advocate for most of her life. If you do not want to know what she thinks, do not ask her.

Mike Burns, Secretary

Since 2003, Michael has served Central Pennsylvania as a pastor, college lacrosse coach, Drug & Alcohol Counselor and Safe Crisis Management trainer while mentoring and training adults who work with youth. He currently serves Perry County as Executive Director of Join Hands Ministry, a help organization. He is originally from the eastern shore of Maryland.  His wife Lauri Burns whose maiden name was Lauri Long grew up in Millerstown, Perry County.  Michael and Lauri have two children, Addison and Thaddeus. Michael graduated from Whittier College in Whittier, California with a B.A. in Psychology and Child Development.  He too holds a Masters in Theology from Liberty Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Lynn Dorundo, Treasurer

 

Geoffrey Biringer

David Gates

David Gates has served on the Board of the CILCP since 2016. In addition to being a CILCP Board member, David is an Attorney with the PA Health Law Project. David is also a Board Member for the PA Technology Foundation, Member of the Bureau of Autism and on the Services Advisories Board. What is his favorite thing about working with CILCP? Working with a local organization run by people with disabilities.

In Memory of Ann Keiper-Smith

DECEMBER 26, 1960 – JULY 30, 2022

Ann K. Keiper-Smith served on the Board of the CILCP since 2005. As the Board Treasurer, Ann created accurate and timely financial reports. She also worked closely with the CFO and the CEO to ensure the financial stability of the CILCP. Ann was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In her free time, Ann enjoyed genealogy and dollhouse miniatures. Her favorite thing about volunteering at the CILCP was the energy around activism and support for anyone with a disability.

She will be greatly missed at the CILCP.

David Reager, Esq.

David Reager has served on the Board of the CILCP since 1992. As a member of the CILCP Board, David assists with matters relating to organizational structure and activities. In addition to being a CILCP Board member, David is an Attorney and Counselor at Law with Reager & Adler, PC, and owner of various business interests in care management and real estate development. In his free time, David enjoys reading, gardening and painting. What is his favorite thing about working with CILCP? Its mission and the commitment of its staff and volunteers.