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Executive Team
Gwen Schuit
CEO

Gwen Schuit started her career at Friendship Community as CEO in the beginning of January 2010. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Education from Widener University, PA. She worked in direct care through college and seemed to always be given leadership roles. After working as a Nurse in various hospital departments, Gwen taught Neurology and Rehab Nursing. She earned a Nursing Home Administrator’s License from Millersville University and worked in Retirement Community Administration for over 15 years prior to joining Friendship Community (FC). She also worked as a CARF-CCAC Surveyor for eight years while working in Retirement Community Administration, which allowed her to give back to the healthcare industry. She has and continues to serve on various Boards that support non-profit work. At FC, Gwen enjoys influencing positive change and outcomes. She loves being an integral part of team development and engages in teaching, mentoring and coaching eager learners. She is a lifetime student and appreciates learning from others on a daily basis. Gwen continues to thank the Lord for her family, friends and coworkers. They truly have helped her to become who she is and who she is still becoming. Gwen loves to spend time with her grandchildren and also enjoys being outdoors walking, sharing sunrises and sunsets with her family, hiking adventures, gardening or reading a great book. Gwen enjoys music and appreciates different types of art and strives to create her own masterpieces for fun.

Patrick Scarborough
Acting Director of Finance

Pat Scarborough began his career with Friendship Community in February 2020 as the Talent Acquisition Facilitator. He then worked in the Finance Department, becoming the Associate Director and now the Acting Director of Finance. Prior to working at Friendship Community, Pat earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management from Liberty University and has spent years working in Finance, Operations, and Sales. Pat and his wife, Julia, enjoy golfing, playing church league softball, and cheering on the Orioles, Ravens, and Terps! He and his wife are small group leaders at Calvary Church and enjoy teaching future generations about the love of Christ.

Abby Morris
Director of Operations

Abby Morris earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Rehabilitative Services from East Stroudsburg University in PA. She completed an internship at Berks Women in Crisis-Shelters and then began working as a Program Specialist supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities/Autism at EARS in Ephrata, PA. Through that experience, Abby observed the excellent quality of care provided by Friendship Community Team Members to the Friendship Community Individuals that attended her place of employment at that time. In June 2012, Abby was excited to be hired as a full time Direct Support Professional in one of Friendship Community’s residential homes. Since then, Abby was promoted to various roles within Friendship Community, including Program Manager, Lifesharing Program Specialist, Program Coordinator and then Associate Director of Operations in May 2016. These valuable career experiences prepared her for the Director of Operations position, which she assumed in May

2021. In her free time, Abby enjoys being with her loving husband and raising their three beautiful girls. As a family, they love vacationing at the Outer Banks, cooking together and just having “down days” at home. Abby is passionate about Friendship Community’s Mission and Vision, specifically being a faith-based organization Impacting the World through Individuals’ and Team Members’ Capabilities. Abby finds joy in attending church with her family and encouraging Jesus’ love throughout her home and work life.

Robert Redcay
Director of Human Resources
Robert Redcay started his career at Friendship Community in 2000 as the Director of Human Resources. Prior to 2000, Bob worked in both the mental health and substance abuse fields for over 15 years as a Licensed Social Worker. He and his wife also worked as Houseparents at Philhaven’s halfway house from 1981-1984. He holds two Social Work degrees. His undergraduate work was completed at Eastern Mennonite University and graduate work at Marywood College. Bob believes in the Mission of Friendship Community, and finds it very fulfilling to be part of a Christian-based not-for-profit that is serving others by creating a quality of life for them. He enjoys all the variety that consists in his job, as well as the opportunity to collaborate and learn from other professionals. He and his wife have been married for over 35 years, and have two children. Their daughter teaches high school history in Massachusetts and their son is continuing his engineering career in Philadelphia and nearby New Jersey. In his spare time, Bob’s passions include bicycling, creating works of art - some of which he exhibits at the Friendship Heart Gallery, volunteering at church and reading for continued professional growth.
Sherri Colton
Director of Advancement

Sherri Colton began her tenure at Friendship Community in 2018 as the Executive Coordinator for the CEO and Board of Directors. She has since been involved with project management, strategic planning, gift processing and fundraising events. Sherri earned an AA in Anthropology degree and later a BA degree in History & Religious studies from Albright College. In 2016, she completed an MA degree in Leadership through Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School where she served for several years as the Director of Student Experience for the Accelerated Undergraduate Degrees program. Prior to that, she worked many years at Fulton Financial Corporation in Reading, PA as a part of the Commercial Lending and Mortgage Sales divisions. As Director of Advancement at Friendship Community, Sherri continues to increase her involvement in building relationships with giving partners and manages major gifts & planned giving portfolios in order to help fulfil our Mission as a Christian ministry that seeks to cultivate the capabilities of Individuals with Intellectual Disability & Autism. Sherri and her husband, Russ, were married and transplanted in Berks County from Virginia in 1995. They have five adult children, three sons-in-law, two granddaughters and a grandson. Her passions include enjoying local restaurants, spending time at the beach, as well as boating, floating and enjoying the calm at her family’s lake house on Lake Gaston, Virginia.

Board of Directors

Grace Bond
(Chair)
Nikki Shingle
(Secretary)
Mark Weaver
(Treasurer)
Chuck Albert
Sylvia Kauffman
Rhonda Kurtz
Daryl Musser
Lynda Wolfe
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