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Working in conjunction with the Executive Director, the Board of Governors is responsible for overseeing the overall functioning of all parts of Bethany Village. Social programs, quality of care and services, master campus planning, and fundraising activities (in conjunction with the Asbury Foundation) are all areas of special concern. Comprised entirely of volunteers, the Board of Governors is deeply committed to ensuring that Bethany Village maintains the highest standards for the quality of life and care for both our residents and associates. 



Charles W. Sprenkle, Chair

Background: Charles received a master's degree in divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary and is an ordained elder in the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Volunteered: Charles holds positions within the Susquehanna Conference include chair of the Conference Relations Committee, board member of Global Ministry, chair of the Loan Fund, member Board of Trustees and second vice president in charge of Conference-owned properties

Current Position: lead pastor, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Manchester, Pa.


Mark D. Hipp, Vice Chair

Background: Mark holds a juris doctor degree from the Dickinson School of Law and a master of law in taxation from Villanova School of Law. Mark's practice specializes in business and energy law, estates & trusts and taxation, and is active in northern Pennsylvania counseling land owners with oil and natural gas interests.

Volunteered: Mark is actively involved with several community and non-profit organizations in Central Pennsylvania.

Current position: attorney, Mette, Evans & Woodside


Tita Hershner Eberly

Background:  Tita graduated from Carnegie Mellon University.  After raising her family and having a full volunteer schedule she owned a small business in Mechanicsburg, Biddles, and managed the Museum Shop at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.

Volunteered:  Tita was founder and chairman of The Mechanicsburg Area Foundation, a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities;  founder and past president of the Mechanicsburg Museum Association; president of The Junior League of Harrisburg, Inc.; and member of Board of Directors of Seidle Memorial Hospital and Cumberland County Historical Society.

Current position:  retired, Bethany Village Resident and member of the Bethany Village Residents' Council, Board of Governors, Asbury Foundation Board of Directions and member of Foundation's Executive Committee.