Board of Directors

Board of Directors

On behalf of the board of directors of DARS, Inc., it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our website. We are excited about our programming and the overall growth in our opportunities to serve the youth entrusted into our care.

When I joined the board in 1992, our services were limited in both the therapeutic and academic milieus, ultimately the result of limited space to expand services. There was no Supervised Independent Living program, no accredited school, and no campus. The young men were housed in a dormitory setting with ten boys to a room and our classrooms were located in multipurpose rooms within the facility. Oh, how we have changed and enhanced our services to better meet the needs of our youth. We currently operate two DDAP licensed programs, Manos House and Supervised Independent Living Program, as well as a PA Department of Education licensed academic school, Prospect Grove High School.

All three programs are located on a beautiful 12 acre campus a short distance from Lancaster and York Counties. This campus has been a catalyst for growth in all three programs. Mostly notably witnessed in our ability to enhance our services through dedicated therapy and academic space, specialized approaches including Aggression Replacement Training, recreational outlets including both a dedicated music recording studio and art room , as well as client living accommodations.

There remains a highly individualized approach to these services, which allows for all staff to meet clients where they are in the change process. Our approach of creating a holistic treatment experience allows for a foundation for change to begin, ultimately resulting in positive outcomes.b2

As the board president, I am especially proud of our dedicated staff. Everyone employed by the corporation takes a keen, personal interest in the young men who reside with us. They offer a structured yet compassionate approach that fosters personal reflection, accountability, and self-worth necessary to address presenting and underlying issues inflicted upon our young men.

Please, don’t just take my word for it. Come for a tour. I promise you will be impressed.

– Elaine G Ugolnik, Esq | President, DARS Inc Board of Directors

Elaine G Ugolnik, Esq
President

B.A. Wayne State University; Ms Ed.  Temple University;  J.D. Temple University

Member, House of Delegates, Pennsylvania Bar Association; Member, Lancaster Bar Association; Secretary, Lancaster Bar Association Foundation

Partner, law firm of Appel & Yost LLP

D. Edward Young
Vice President

President and CEO- Teachers Protective Mutual Life Insurance Company

Graduate of North Carolina State University and Leadership Lancaster

Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries

Board of Directors of the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania

Board of Trustees and active member with First Presbyterian Church

J. William Beyer
Secretary

Retired

Former Managing Partner, Arnold and Beyer

Joseph P. McMahon
Member

Partner, McMahon & Winters Law Firm

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member

Lancaster Bar Association, Member

Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

Penn State Dickinson School of Law, J.D.

Saint Joseph’s University, B.S.

Donald Wain
Member

Armstrong World Industries- Plant Manager- Retired

Michael C. Eyster
Member

M Ed-Secondary Counseling

Certified Mathematics Teacher and Certified Secondary

Ephrata Senior High School, Ephrata, PA -32 years- retired

Douglas Funk
Member

Vice President DHFunk Sons LLC

President DDP Properties LLC

Paul Avery
Treasurer

Lancaster Bible College

Penn State Univ.

President- Excalibur Solutions

Avery Consulting Group

Eugene Homan, PhD
Member

Clinical Psychologist, retired

 

Sister George Ann Biscan, ASC-member
Member

MS in Administration

Member of the Religious Community of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ

Administrator of the Adorers Blood of Christ Center in Columbia, PA

Assistant Coordinator of The Sisters at St. Anne’s Retirement Community.