Board of Directors

Wendy Allen, President

For thirty years, Wendy pursued a career in educational publishing, lastly as Creative Director for a major children’s publisher. In 2007 she left to pursue painting full-time.

Art became Allen’s passion in 1983, when she painted her first portrait of Abraham Lincoln. In 2009, the year of the Lincoln Bicentennial, CNN aired an interview about Allen’s artwork. It has also been featured at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., alongside Lincoln portraits by Salvador Dali, Robert Rauschenberg, and Norman Rockwell. She has also exhibited at the Pensacola Museum of Art in Pensacola, Florida. In 2020, she was a guest speaker at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center. In 2019, she was awarded “Key to Gettysburg” by the Mayor. That same year, she was awarded YWCA ‘Callie’ Award, Gettysburg Business Woman of the Year Award honors the achievements of local women in various fields of service throughout Adams County. In January 2020, she was a guest lecturer broadcast on CSpan-3-American History.  She is also serves on the Board of Advisors for The Lincoln Forum.

Kenneth Kime, Vice President

Ken is a native of Gettysburg and has been a member of the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania for twenty-five (25) years. He has served on the board of directors for the past six (6) years and was the Archivist/Historian for two (2) years. He is currently serving his second term as Vice President. Ken is a thirty (30) year veteran of the National Park Service retiring in 2011 as a Program Management Specialist. He lives in the Gettysburg area with his wife, Sharon. They have three (3) grown children and three (3) grandchildren. He formerly served as the Adams County Chairman of the American Red Cross from 1981-1983. Ken serving on the Lincoln Fellowship board is very rewarding.

Susan Star Paddock

Susan Star Paddock, Secretary of Lincoln Fellowship of PA, earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Missouri and an MSW at Temple University in Philadelphia. Before retirement, her professional work included child welfare, individual and family therapy, and organization development. She is an amateur visual artist, poet and author. She received local, state and national awards for preserving the historic character of our area as Chair of No Casino Gettysburg. Susan lives with her husband Jim on a farm in Gettysburg.

John Tuskan

John Tuskan is the Historian/Archivist with the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania. After 30 years of federal uniformed service, he retired as a Captain, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (USPHS). His uniformed career included service in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and USPHS. After retirement from active duty, he taught in colleges in both Maryland and Maine. He currently serves as a National Park Service, Seasonal Park Ranger at the Eisenhower National Historic Site. John and his wife Sandy live in Gettysburg.

The Reverend Stephen Herr

Stephen Herr has served on the board since 2010 and president from 2014-2022.  He is the pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Gettysburg, PA.

Wayne Hill

Wayne Hill was born and raised in Gettysburg. He graduated from Susquehanna University in 1970 with a BA degree in economics. During his time at SU he developed a lifelong avocation for music.  He has sung the Battle Hymn of the Republic for the Lincoln Fellowship over 30 times at the dedication day ceremony. He has also sung for the Memorial Day festivities for over 30 years. He has sung concerts in and around central Pennsylvania together with 10 concert tours in Florida.

Wayne was president of Gettysburg Construction Company for 42 years building hotel properties, restaurants, hundreds of houses and multiple remodeling projects.

He is married to his wife, Susan and they have three grown daughters and four grandchildren. Susan and Wayne are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary this June. 

Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey

Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey is the Assistant Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, where she works with students on a variety of research, writing, and interpretive projects, leads battlefield tours for VIPs, and coordinates the CWI's annual summer conference. She is a nine-year veteran of the National Park Service, with whom she worked as an interpretive Park Ranger at Richmond National Battlefield Park and Historic Jamestowne, in Virginia. A graduate of William & Mary, she holds an M.A. in History, with a concentration in Public History, and a PhD. In 19th-century American history from West Virginia University.

Therese Orr

Therese Orr has been a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg since 2016. She particularly enjoys giving tours to guests whose ancestors were at this battle, taking them to the spot on the field where they would have fought. In addition to tours for typical Gettysburg guests, Therese provides leadership tours for some of the programs operating in Gettysburg. Due to her service in the Navy, she especially enjoys the ROTC and other military programs. Therese also provides several of the free evening tours of the Soldiers National Cemetery provided by the LBGs each summer.

Board members not pictured: Susan Iuliano ; Scott Burkett; Ron Perisho,Treasurer.

Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania is a 501(c)3 Organization
P. O. Box 3372, Gettysburg, PA  17325


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