Janelle worked in health care facility management for 25 years before recently semi-retiring. Janelle is a regional representative for TransAdvocacy PA, a volunteer with Community Cares Emergency Shelter, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Capital Region, Safe Harbour, the Amani Festival, and Cumberland County Roundtable. She also serves as a liaison for the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program and Children and Youth Services(CYS) in Cumberland County, as well as serving on the advisory committee for CASA.
Janelle’s platform is built around leadership, justice, and equity, including: nursing home care and staffing, restoring the economy, school funding, school safety, gun violence, response to climate change, improving infrastructure in our communities, combating homelessness, working for equality and equal pay for women, and ensuring equality for all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities/expressions.
She lives in Newville, PA with her wife, dog, and cat, and has one daughter and two grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys taking walks, model railroads, and repairing and restoring clocks.