The GSHPA Blog Team

Meet the GSHPA Staff behind the blog! Are you a GSHPA member interested in writing for us? Let us know!

Liz Bleacher

Program Coordinator

Liz has worked with GSHPA since 2018 and is on her fourth or fifth career, she has worked as a National Park Ranger, photojournalist, leadership trainer, and library director to name a few.  Liz loves working with people and sharing her love of trying new things including her obsession with knitting.  There is a whole room full of yarn in her house that her husband and two children have learned to live with (around).  Liz lives in York where she volunteers at her local library, and is on the board of directors of Susquehanna Valley Community Mental Health Services, where they help those with complex trauma and addictions, and specialize in serving survivors of sexual exploitation and human trafficking.  When not working or volunteering she is exploring and having adventures with her family and always has her knitting.  

Rebekah Stefl

Senior Volunteer Support Coordinator

Rebekah Stefl is an experienced Sr. Volunteer Support Coordinator with Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA. Over the past four years with this organization Rebekah has strived to provide the best support to her volunteers. In addition to her primary job functions Rebekah has taken over a variety of projects with Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA including support of the Gold Award program and mentorship roles. Additionally Rebekah is an avid photographer who regularly captures the intricacies of our events and organization through the lens of her camera. Outside of work Rebekah enjoys spending time with friends and family, crafting and hiking in Scranton, PA. 

Erica Hildabridle

Membership Registration Specialist

Erica has spent over 70% of her life as a Girl Scout; she started as a Daisy and continued on her Girl Scout journey through Seniors, into a volunteer role, then a Troop Leader, and finally a staff person. Passionate about recruitment and sharing the importance of Girl Scouts, Erica is excited to be back with GSHPA to continue helping girls start their Girl Scout Journey. Erica spends her free time kayaking, camping, playing board games with family and friends, and of course, crafting. She blames Girl Scouts for her ridiculous craft supply collection.

Jess Delp

Director of Product Program & Retail

Jess Delp has worked for GSHPA for 6.5 years. She began her career in membership and now oversees the Product Program and Retail departments.  Despite her always long and manicured nails, she loves camping, gardening and eating seafood (cracking a whole lobster is her favorite)! She lives in York, PA with her husband K.C. and corgi, Libby. She volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Olivia’s House- a grief and loss center for children, and is a part of the Women’s Network of York Board of Directors. When not working or volunteering, she enjoys cooking with K.C. and going to concerts. 

Cathy Hirko

Director of Marketing and Communications

For the past 20 years, Cathy has managed and coached multiple teams of writers, photographers, digital and print editors, reaching thousands of readers in the southcentral Pennsylvania media market.  Before coming to the Girl Scouts, Cathy was the associate publisher and editorial director for the Central Penn Business Journal, Lehigh Valley Business and Central Penn Parent.  She and her husband, George have a 19-year-old son and two adorable cats, Pogo and Tuti. In her spare time, Cathy likes to sew and make purses. 

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