Our Mission

To provide opportunities for the betterment of the community through collaboration, networking and the promotion of volunteerism.

Who We Are

Centre County Council for Human Services (CCCHS) is a 501(c)3 membership organization that supports agencies and individuals working toward the support and betterment of individuals and families in the community. The CCCHS believes that meeting human service needs requires an interdisciplinary knowledge base, collaboration and a commitment to improving the overall quality of life for our shared community. 

Our Members

The CCCHS is comprised of human service agencies, business, school systems, government entities and interested individuals promoting communication and relationships among human service agencies and other organizations throughout and the community. 

Our Benefits

CCCHS offers education and training programs, seed money grants, monthly interagency and interdisciplinary meetings, a monthly newsletter, a human resources reference directory, a volunteer recognition dinner, and other services to its members. 

Our History

Centre County Council for Human Services, a non-profit organization, was incorporated in 1968 to organize the health and welfare agencies of Centre County. During this time, funding for human services was becoming scarce. Directors and staff members of agencies collaborated to ensure available funding was best used to meet the needs of the community. Early organizers included Rose Cologne, Ann Graybill Cook, and Norma Keller. View our 50th anniversary video here.

Human Services 

The field of Human Services is broadly defined, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. The Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery. (National Organization for Human Services)


Board of Directors

President            Melissa Bottorf, PA Link to Aging & Disability Resource Centers

1st VP                  Sarah Travis, PA CareerLink Centre County

2nd VP                Sean Rockmore, CenClear

Treasurer            Brenda Reeve, RSVP

Secretary            Renae Schunk, St. Paul's United Methodist Church


At Large              Jennifer Eisenhuth, Strawberry Fields

At Large              Heather Moran,  Peerstar, LLC

At Large              Cathryn Harpster, Housing Transitions, Inc.

At Large              Cori Kalupson, Juniper Village at Brookline

At Large              Natalie Depto-Vesey, Home Nursing Agency

At Large              Maureen Casey, Penn State Extension

At Large              Allayn Beck, State College Food Bank

At Large              Marissa Vicere, Jana Marie Foundation


The CCCHS accomplishes the work of the organization entirely through the power of volunteers.  Our standing committees are designed to meet the needs of our members by carrying out a variety of specified functions, programs, and programs.  Each committee consists of at least one board member and interested individuals. Volunteers are welcomed and encouraged to join a committee.

Board Development

Responsible for identifying, recruiting and nominating new board directors.

Membership Meetings

Responsible for planning and organizing the monthly membership meetings. 

Helping Hands

Responsible for identifying, recruiting and submitting weekly Helping Hands articles published by the Centre Daily Times.  

Marketing and Communications

Oversees development and implementation of the marketing and communications for the CCCHS including monthly newsletters, website and social media.

Rose Cologne Volunteer Dinner

Responsible for planning and execution of the annual volunteer dinner.

Seed Grant

Responsible for creating the grant application, soliciting grant proposal, identifying awardee/s, and monitoring the grant.