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Carol York

Carol York

In her role as Board President for the 12 Habits for Wonderful People non-profit organization Carol York brings her diverse leadership experience a wide array of business management disciplines: business management consulting, systems design, industrial engineering, performance management, business process engineering, statistical process control, total quality management, increasing working capital, change management, and grants management and administration, to champion the way forward for a talented and dedicated team. More About Carol

Elaine Stevens-Parke

Elaine Stevens-Parke MBA

Executive Director
"Because I, like you, care deeply about all of us, our planet, and our children's future, I founded and am building momentum for "12 Habits for Wonderful People".

It's time we all treated each other better more often. My wolf friend in this photo, Logan, knows better than we do, that to survive, you have to co-exist with nature, and get along together in your family and in your own pack. More About Elaine

Bonnie McPhillips

Bonnie McPhillips

Bonnie McPhillips is a multi-talented jewel. She has a lifetime of experience in creative arts, specializing in calligraphy. Her professional career began with two years at The Naval Ordnance Laboratory in White Oak, MD. After many years out of the workplace to focus on parenting, Bonnie’s career included six years as head of research for The Reunion Company and a professional position with Westat (one of the top ten Statistical Analysis and Survey Research companies in the United States) from which Bonnie retired in September 2015 after seventeen and a half years of distinguished service. Bonnie is happy to be a volunteer assisting 12 Habits for Wonderful People. She has missed doing the type of work she has been asked to do for the organization and is grateful to be working with everyone; especially since she believes in what they are trying to accomplish.


Robert H. King

Board Member
With a Masters in Management Science from Frostburg University, Mr. King's career and range of expertise brings management depth and oversight to the operations of our non-profit. He worked in corporate management for Kelly-Springfield Tire Company until 1983. He owned and managed, The Continental, a large motel/restaurant in Cumberland, MD for many years. After the birth of a son with downs- syndrome, Mr. King entered the field of Special Education, serving as Executive Director of the Hampshire County Special Services Center. Mr. King has guest lectured at institutions such as MIT, Brooklyn polytechnic, Johns Hopkins, Bowdoin College and conducted special training events for IBM, Maryland State Math Symposium and Columbia University

Susan England

Operations Coordinator
Susan was drawn to Wonderful People when she first encountered the Golden Rule Revolution two years and bought copies to share with friends outside of the area. She was delighted at seeing the Caring Habits message spread throughout the Berkeley Springs area in the past year. From years of professional experience in the local schools, Susan knew the area needed and would respond to the comprehensive character development program.

Susan has a degree in Elementary Education from Penn State, Suma Cum Laude. She believes that both the things she studied and her widely varied experiences during those studies and since have been central to her ability to actively support others in their creative process.

Susan believes that her experience helping to manage a team of professional hair stylists/educators for a major beauty supply company also contributes significantly to her ability to support and coordinate the activities of the other members of the Wonderful People team.

Part kite-string holder, part mother hen, Susan is pleased to be part of the Wonderful People team. She finds her role as Operations Coordinator, which is essentially holding down the fort along with supporting the other team members in the projects and programs where they’re involved and instrumental, challenging and fulfilling.

Larry Ashenfelter

Larry Ashenfelter

Larry Ashenfelter joined the Board of Directors in September 2017. Both Larry and his wife Cindy have been professionals in the medical and firefighting fields since the age of 18. He is a retired Fire Chief from the LaVale Maryland Fire Department. He served on the Rescue Squad as a Cardiac Rescue Tech (now referred to as EMT) for many years. After that, Larry ran dialysis department at Cumberland Hospital. Larry’s wife Cindy (who was also a medic), is still employed in a hospital in Frederick, Maryland.

We also want to acknowledge and say "Thank you" to our past board members!