Brown Bag Lunch Series

Everyone is welcome to the YWCA’s Brown Bag Lunch Series! This series is held at noon in the YWCA Community Room at 909 Fairfield Road. Registration is recommended; call 717-334-9171, ext. 115 or email

Our 2018 series will again feature leaders throughout Adams County. The series is free to attend and open to the public. This year’s theme is “Around the YWCA Community” featuring stories of YWCA members and those living in Gettysburg & Adams County.

Details will be updated as information becomes available. 

January 16: Pamela Haze, a retired Senior Policy official, will be speaking on her journey and experiences of 39 years in the Department of the Interior. Pam was responsible for oversight and management of the Department of the Interior’s budget finance, performance and acquisition programs and policies including annual development and issuance of the budget and annual financial report. In an article about her retirement, Pam was described as a “rock star” by two Interior colleagues and credited with helping to keep the department afloat during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the federal sequester and the government shutdown of October 2013.

February 20: Adrienne Marvin, YWCA member, will be speaking about her experiences in Mozambique as a Peace Corps worker.

April 3 (rescheduled date due to snow): Wendy Allen, local artist and owner of Lincoln Into Art Studio and Gallery, will speak about her journey on becoming a businesswoman here in Gettysburg and her Lincoln passion.

April 17: Nancie Gudmestad, another local businesswoman, will speak about her work with the restoration of the Shriver House, an award winning Gettysburg museum that presents the story of the Battle of Gettysburg as seen through the eyes of the residents of Gettysburg.

May 1 (Please note the change from the third Tuesday of the month to the first for this presentation): Tom Deloe, a YWCA member and a member of Fair Districts PA Adams County, will be speaking to the group on the timely topic of gerrymandering.

September 18: Yeimi K Gagliardi will share her experience with the immersion program hosted by the Boarder Servant Corps in El Paso, TX in early June.  The presentation will feature highlights from the interviews and meetings with border patrol, immigrants living in El Paso, people living in colonias on both sides of the boarder, human rights workers and other community leaders.  This trip was possible thanks to the Gettysburg College- Center for Public Service.

Yeimi (Jamie) Gagliardi, is a Latino health educator in Adams County for WellSpan Health. She also serves as chairperson for the Latino Services Task Force and the Tobacco Prevention Task Force of Healthy Adams County where she leads and collaborates, with other community based organizations, in the development, implementation and evaluation of initiatives to reach underserved communities in Adams County.

October 16: Andrea Niedererr of Respective Solutions will speak about her work in helping our community become a Trauma Informed Community.

November 20: Linda Raymond, YWCA member, yoga instructor, and Board member, will wrap up the 2018 series by talking about her experiences as one of the first females to play with the US Army Band.