Meet The Team

Elaine Shenk

Elaine Shenk

Branch Director, MS

As the director of Bethany Christian Services’ Harrisburg office, Elaine oversees all the programs and staff. She and her husband are adoptive parents of four children and have served seven years of their married life working in missions in East Africa. She is passionate about strengthening relationships and building community – in an international school setting, in adoptive families, in church ministries, and even staff meetings.

Alecia Levy

Alecia Levy

Therapist

Alecia Levy first joined Bethany Christian Services in 2013 in our Wexford office. After relocating, she rejoined Bethany in 2018 as a therapist. Previously, Alecia worked with children and families in child welfare, with birth parents pursuing an adoption plan, and with children and families in post-adoption services.

Alexa N. Mayernick

Alexa N. Mayernick

Foster Care Case Manager

Alexa Mayernick joined Bethany Christian Services in 2018 as the foster care case manager. She earned her bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from Pennsylvania State University, Capitol College. In her role, Alexa supports children and families throughout the foster care process.

Allyson L. Cable

Allyson L. Cable

Post Adoption Specialist

Ally Cable, a Post Adoption Specialist/ Caseworker, joined Bethany Christian Services in February of 2019. She works alongside post-permanency families who need further supportive services, affirmation, and educational resources. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Science with a minor in Children and Youth Services at Messiah College. She is passionate about serving children and families in diverse circumstances. Through trauma-informed education and vocational experiences, Ally is better able to understand the lasting impact that trauma and attachment have on the developing mind over the course of the lifespan.

Angel Elicker

Angel Elicker

SWAN Coordinator

Angel has worked for 18 years in child welfare and has been at Bethany since 2012. She previously worked at Dauphin County Children and Youth and KidsPeace. Angel serves as the Outreach Coordinator for Safe Families PLUS. She has always had a heart for teenagers. During her time at Children and Youth, Angel saw firsthand the struggles and losses foster youth experienced. She is passionate about providing aging out youth the needed support to successfully transition into adulthood.

Cheyenne N. Tumolo

Cheyenne N. Tumolo

Foster Care Case Manager

While attending undergraduate school at Rosemont College for Psychology, Cheyenne worked as a registered behavioral technician performing applied behavioral analysis services to children. After graduation, and her acceptance at Pennsylvania State, Cheyenne felt it was time to expand her career experience and follow her childhood dream of working within the foster care system. Since August 2018, Cheyenne has been provided the opportunity to show love and support to children and families as they navigate challenging family circumstances.

Deanna E. Figueroa

Deanna E. Figueroa

Post-Permanency Case Manager and Therapist

Deanna Figueroa serves as Bethany’s therapist and post-permanency case manager. She earned her master’s degree in social work at the University of Denver. Deanna also serves as case manager and mentor coach at Cracked Pot Coffee Shop, helping the foster youth pursue their goals and find a strong support system. She attends Christian Life Assembly Church and serves in the youth and young adults ministries.

Jin Erdman

Jin Erdman

Foster Care Case Manager

Jin Erdman joined Bethany Christian Services in 2017, bringing with her five years of experience in child welfare. As a foster care caseworker, she supports children and families throughout the foster care process. From a young age, Jin felt a calling to work in this field. She feels blessed to serve the Lord alongside a great team.

Kathryn Kirkpatrick

Kathryn Kirkpatrick

Family Development Specialist

With a strong spiritual calling to advocate for children and their need for families, Kate has dedicated more than 15 years to foster care, adoption, and post-adoption services, including national and international work on their behalf. Kate states about her work, “My motivation is from the Lord; my reward is in knowing that children are being protected, guided, and loved in His name.

Kendra Martin

Kendra Martin

Office Coordinator

Kendra Martin joined Bethany Christian Services in 2014. She enjoys witnessing the hands and feet of Jesus at work through the staff at Bethany. Kendra believes time at Bethany has taught her more about myself and who God created her to be.

Laura Helman

Laura Helman

Post Permanency Caseworker

Laura Helman joined Bethany Christian Services in 2017. As a Post Permanency Caseworker, she works with children and families during the post-adoption stage. Since graduating from Messiah College, Laura has worked with children in foster care, children with disabilities, and pre-adoptive families.

Nicole Condon

Nicole Condon

Outreach Coordinator

As a Safe Families for Children outreach coordinator, Nikki supports a national movement of compassion that gives hope to families in need of temporary care for their children, as they work through critical life circumstances. As a former teacher to at-risk youth, Nikki is familiar with the struggles many of today’s youth are facing. She feels honored to work for an innovative program that protects and enhances the lives of vulnerable children and families, while bringing honor and glory to God.

Tai Martin

Tai Martin

Foster Care Adoption Supervisor

Tai Martin attended SUNY Empire State College where she earned her bachelor’s degree in community and human Services. She is currently attending Grand Canyon University for her Master’s degree in professional counseling. She has worked as a child protective caseworker, as well as developing and directing a reunification program program for children in foster care.