Angela M. Sepela, MBA

Angela (Angie) joined the Clinic for Special Children as the Development Director in 2022. She brings extensive experience in nonprofit fundraising and management.

As Development Director, Angie is responsible for all fundraising and development efforts at the Clinic. Her position includes planning and executing strategies for annual giving, major gifts, foundation grants, corporate giving, event sponsorships, and planned giving initiatives. She also serves on the Clinic’s leadership team, helping to develop and implement the organization’s mission-driven strategic goals and objectives.

In her free time, she likes to read, knit, travel, and spend time with family and friends. Most often you will find Angie with her rescue dog, Keeva, by her side.

Why are you passionate about CSC?

After working in higher education for the past ten years, I was ready for a change and wanted to get back to community nonprofit fundraising.  When I learned about the Clinic and its mission, I knew I wanted to be part of the team.

Angela’s Credentials

Education

  • 2022  Hellenic American University, Master of Business Administration
  • 2000  Franklin Pierce University, Bachelor of Arts in Human Services

Professional Experience

  • Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, Penn State University
  • Associate Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement, Widener University
  • Associate Director of Annual Giving, St. Paul’s School
  • Director of Development, The Friends Program
  • Office Manager, The Friends Program
  • Annual Fund Manager, Child and Family Services
  • Program Director, Women’s Fund of New Hampshire
  • Director of Development, New Hampshire Bar Foundation
  • Development Associate, New Hampshire Bar Foundation
  • Program Assistant, New Hampshire Bar Foundation

Professional Associations

  • Annual Giving Network (AGN), Member
  • Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Member
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Member

Kelly Woodson

Kelly joined the Clinic for Special Children in June 2022 as the organization’s first Event Manager. As the Event Manager, Kelly works in the Administrative team with a focus on building and stewarding an organization-wide volunteer program and serving as the primary manager of CSC-sponsored events. While she’s primarily responsible for all aspects of fundraising events, she is also involved in event coordination organization-wide for events such as disease-specific family days and employee-focused internal events.

In her spare time, Kelly loves to garden, spend time outdoors, socialize with friends and family, and assist people in planning their weddings. She is a very proud Lancaster city resident living with her partner and two adorable cats, Uno and Yahtzee.

Why are you passionate about the Clinic?

Having the opportunity to work at the clinic has allowed me to combine my passions of events with my passion for helping people. I have served as a teacher, mobile therapist and camp counselor over the last 10 years in Lancaster County and I am so honored to be a part of the Clinic helping the Plain Community. 

Kelly’s Credentials

Education

  • 2018  Millersville University, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work & Education, Minor in Music

Professional Experience

  • Associate Planner, Stylish Occasions
  • Behavioral Health Therapist, Pennsylvania Counseling Services
  • Social Work Intern, Milton Hershey School

Skye Gawn

Skye joined the Clinic for Special Children in August 2021 as our first Gift Processing and Data Entry Coordinator. As the Gift Processing and Data Entry Coordinator, Skye works with the Development Director and development team to execute the strategic goals and objectives for the Clinic’s fundraising program, focusing specifically on donor and institutional data management. She champions all aspects of the donor database and leverages technology throughout the Clinic’s fundraising processes, serves as a hub of institutional and donor data, and conducts donor prospect research.

Why are you passionate about the Clinic?

I have spent the last 5 years in the Lancaster community as a preschool teacher. Nothing is more important or special to me than improving children’s lives and paving a path for further improvement. The Clinic has a unique and necessary mission that I am thrilled to be a part of. We are a cutting-edge group of skilled and knowledgeable professionals working together to improve the communities that we love and respect. Lancaster County is home to an array of unique communities with rich histories and stories. I look forward to spreading our mission and helping the Clinic do what we do best; helping children and families and doing good for goodness sake.

Skye’s Credentials

Education

  • 2017  Millersville University, Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies

Professional Experience

  • Lead Toddler Teacher, Montessori Academy of Lancaster
  • Assistant Primary Teacher/Afterschool Program Coordinator, The New School of Lancaster

Julia Martin

Julia Martin is the mother of a child living with Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), cared for by the Clinic for Special Children. Over the past year, Julia and her husband, Daryl have been instrumental in helping to establish CSC’s Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC). In collaboration with the PFAC families, Julia helped to coordinate and organize the Clinic’s first Fall Family Fun Day for patients and their families.

In September 2018, Julia officially joined the Clinic for Special Children’s team as our first Development Assistant. In October 2020, she was promoted to Development Associate. She will work with the development team to ensure an excellent experience for CSC donors and stakeholders.

Why are you passionate about the Clinic?

In 2014, our son was born with Maple Syrup Urine Disease, his birth opened a whole new realm of healthcare to me…genetics.   The Clinic for Special Children provided remarkable care for him, and in my heart was born a desire to serve those dealing with rare diseases.  I have worked in healthcare 17 years, and am excited to continue serving my community at a place that is so dear to my heart.