About

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors and Officers of Women’s Network of York are appointed to serve from May thru April each year.  These women plan and facilitate the meetings, organize special events and work on projects that benefit all WNY members.

Have a question for a specific Board Member? Email womensnetworkofyork@gmail.com and the appropriate Board representative will respond.

Theresa LaCesa, President

Theresa was born and raised in York, PA. She has been a member of Women’s Network of York for almost 10 years.  Theresa has served on the board in various positions, and is currently the Membership Director.

Theresa is a Senior Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics. Theresa has been with Mary Kay for almost 18 years.  Prior to Mary Kay, Theresa was a Pharmaceutical Sales Rep and Stay at Home Mom.  Theresa graduated from York Catholic High School and Bloomsburg University.

Theresa is married to Mike and they have two adult children, Peter and Brooke. They enjoy spending time with their family and friends. Their favorite vacation destination is Myrtle Beach.  They enjoy watching sports as a family, especially the Buffalo Bills and Boston Red Sox!

Deb Wilkins, Vice President

Deb has been a member of Women’s Network of York since 2015. This group of professional women are ready and willing to help each other with their services. She has experienced this in her business and personal life. She feels it is an honor to serve on the board.  Deb has spent the last 25 years as a Director with Pampered Chef.

After graduating from Northeastern High School, Deb was a Corporate Secretary with McCrory Stores until the arrival of her first son. Staying home with her children was very important and is why she started her own business as a Director for Pampered Chef.  Deb has 3 children, Justin 35, Travis 33, and Mandy 30.  She is also blessed with 6 grandchildren ranging in age from 1 month to 10 years old. Spending time with her family is a must.  She enjoys sharing the products, tips and recipes Pampered Chef has to offer.  Deb is very passionate about her business and helping others.

The beach is Deb’s “Happy Place” as she enjoys listening to the waves, so peaceful and relaxing.

Meghan Kahler, Treasurer

Meghan was born and raised in York and is a graduate of Penn State where she earned her bachelor’s degree. Meghan runs an all-female financial practice with Northwestern Mutual. She loves to work with women and small business owners, where she helps them learn the ins-and-outs of their finances and how to achieve their personal, professional, and financial goals.

When Meghan isn’t working she helps foster and rescue dogs with the SPCA, and spending time with her significant other, Steven, and family.

Aysa Urich, Fundraising Director

Aysa Urich was born and raised in York, PA where she attended West York Area School district. She furthered her education at Indiana University of PA, where she earned her degree in Journalism and Public Relations. She has been a member of Women’s Network of York since March of 2017.

Aysa began her Marketing career with the York Revolution. She started as an intern and quickly became the Marketing Manager after showing her commitment to the long hours, days and weeks.  She met her husband, Mike, at the York Revolution where he was the Head  Groundskeeper.  Once they decided to have a family, Aysa left baseball and found a career in the medical field.  Aysa is now the Public Relations and Events Coordinator at UPMC.

Aysa resides in Hellam with her husband, Mike, their two kids and dog!  They all enjoy spending time outside, swimming, going on walks and being together as a family.

Jessica Delp, Reservations & Facilities Director

Jessica Delp (Jess) grew up in New Jersey and made her way to York to attend York College of Pennsylvania. Jess has been in the non-profit sector since graduating from YCP in 2009. For the last six years, she has worked for Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, helping to build girls of courage, confidence and character.

Community is important to Jess, volunteering with local York organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters and Olivia’s House – a grief and loss center for children. She is excited to join the Women’s Network of York Board after having been part of this incredible group for more than a year.

Jess lives in York with her husband K.C. and their Corgi, Libby. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and going to concerts.

Lauren Linhard, Marketing Director

Lauren has loved being part of the Women’s Network of York since joining the group in 2017 after starting her own business the same year. As publisher of The Brittany Insider magazine, Lauren works with the residents living in the Brittany Estates neighborhood of York, PA to produce a private monthly publication that brings the neighborhood closer together and helps local businesses grow.

Lauren developed her journalism and marketing chops at American University, before refining her experience over the next seven years as a journalist at various newspapers across Central PA. She is a member of York County Economic Alliance, WREN, and York Young Professionals.

When Lauren isn’t working, you will find her on a hike with her fiance’ Eddie and furbaby Lucy, or on another travel adventure, or baking cookies, or binge watching the Food Network, or drinking wine with friends. It’s the small things.

Abby Fishel, Membership Director

Since joining the Women’s Network of York in 2018, Abby has loved the personal and professional relationships she has built with the business women of the group. Now, as the Membership Director, Abby is honored to serve amongst such supportive women.

Born and raised in York, Abby graduated from West York High School in 2008, continuing her education at Bloomsburg University for her undergraduate degree and the University of Scranton for her Master’s in Education. After college, Abby spent six years as a high school teacher, but left teaching in 2018 to pursue her small business venture as a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway.

Abby and her husband Brett married in 2018 and are expecting their first child in Dec of 2019, Carter. Outside of work, Abby has a passion for learning and reading- especially about cultures and history, Pittsburgh sports, and anything relating to dogs.

Jenna Robertson, Programs Director

Jenna Robertson has been a York resident since graduating from York College of PA in 2010. She lived in Southern York County from ages 2-13 and then moved to the Towson, MD area until returning for college. She served on the WNY Board previously and has now been on the board since 2019.

Jenna is the Sales Director at Heritage Hills Resort where she focus on Corporate Accounts, but has history with Social/Wedding Events from her time at Royal Manchester Golf Links and the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square. She enjoys helping clients create memorable events for their guests an look like rockstars to all the attendees.

In Jenna’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Brent, and daughter, Madelyn. Traveling is one of her favorite things to do, especially to tropical places such as Jamaica, where she has visited five times! She also enjoys listening to live music, going out to eat, and spending time with family and friends.

Mary Anne Piascinski, Secretary

Mary Anne was born in Pittsburgh, but raised in York where she attended York Suburban School District. She is a proud Penn State graduate with a degree in Accounting. After college, she worked at Harry Ness & Company in York where she became a Certified Public Accountant.

Since 1998, Mary Anne has been employed as a CPA at Brenner Accounting Services in Wrightsville, which is where she also lives. She enjoys providing both accounting and tax services to her clients.

Mary Anne’s greatest joy in life is being a mother to her daughters, Lauren and Sarah. In late May 2020, Mary Anne welcomed her first grandchild! Cooking, traveling and spending time on the nearby river trails are favorite pastimes.