Giving Back to Those Who Serve Us
"Selfless Service" is a value of the United States Army, reflecting the belief in sacrifice of individual goals for the betterment of the organization.
To serve, through Christ's love and teachings, those who are and who have selflessly served.
selflessservice, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization devoted to supporting, aiding and assisting active military, first responders, as well as veterans, spouses, and immediate family members, during times of activation/deployment and service and/or generalized hardship. This organization provides relief and reinforcement to these families via no to low cost provision of services designed to support the families of those who serve this great Nation and her communities.
It's more than a career - it's a commitment. A life devoted to service to our communities and our Country doesn't solely affect those who have committed to serve, but those who love and support such individuals as well. Alyssa ("ak") founded selflessservice, Inc. upon recognition of the need for community support and assistance to and for the families of active duty and veteran military service members, law enforcement, and first responders. As the wife of an AGR soldier, Alyssa ("ak") personally understands the weight of responsibility that rests upon the shoulders of loved ones at home for maintaining day-to-day domestic obligations, providing for family needs, and dealing with household and family emergencies while their loved ones continue to preserve and protect us. It is with great humility and gratitude that Alyssa ("ak"), through selflessservice, Inc., pledges to give back, in acknowledgement and appreciation of the continued sacrifice (by not just the service members, but their families as well) to those who have given, and continue to give, so much.
"Selfless Service" is a value of the United States Army, reflecting the belief in sacrifice of individual goals for the betterment of the organization. As John C. Maxwell stated in The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization, "Tend to the people, and they will tend to the business."
Our Service Members and First Responders are currently, or have previously, been in the business of selfless service, consistently placing the lives and priorities of others ahead of their own. selflessservice, Inc. is an organization build on the recognition of the completed, the current, and the continued sacrifice of these individuals, as well as the impact of this sacrifice upon their family members. We aim, pledge, and commit to give back, in aiding and assisting those who continue to give up everything in allegiance to, and in protection of this great Nation, her laws, and her people.
Meet the team behind the scenes
Alyssa H. Holstay, Esq.
Alyssa H. Holstay, Esq., Executive Director and Project Coordinator, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Shippensburg University, a Juris Doctorate from the Widener University Commonwealth Law School, and has been licensed to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania since 2007. Throughout her legal career, Alyssa has practiced in areas such as Criminal Law, Child Welfare Law, Family Law, and Administrative Law, and therefore, has had significant experience in supporting, aiding, and assisting individuals through development of service plans and accomplishment of related service plan objectives. As an Attorney, Alyssa is an experienced public speaker, having had experience both in and out of the courtroom including five (5) years as a Legal Training Specialist working under the Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network’s Legal Services Initiative, and conducting Legal Trainings with the University of Pittsburgh through the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center. As a military spouse (wife of MAJ Ryan C. Holstay, PAARNG) and the mother of one (1) military child, Alyssa personally recognizes and appreciates the hardship of military life. It was this recognition that inspired Alyssa to found selflessservice, Inc., an organization devoted to providing support to families like hers. As the Executive Director of the organization, Alyssa is looking forward to utilizing her skill set to provide leadership and guidance to, and community outreach for, selflessservice, Inc., and is honored to serve and support those who have sacrificed so much in service to our Country.
Robert S. Langol
Colonel, us army - retired
Dr. Danielle Holland, OMFS
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Dr. Dane Kyle, DMD
The extensive and distinct skill sets of the individuals responsible for the oversight of selflessservice, Inc. provides a diverse and dynamic foundation for the organization’s capacity to effectively implement and successfully sustain the “Creating Connections” project, among and in conjunction with other programs buttressing the organizational Mission.
Amanda L. Hermansen
Amanda L. Hermansen, President, has been an employee of Highmark Blue Shield for over fourteen (14) years. As a Senior Business Solutions Consultant working with Senior Market Health Insurance products, Amanda focuses her expertise in areas such as program development, issue/risk identification and investigation, solutions exploration and consideration, and effective and productive program implementation. Amanda uses these same strategies to lead selflessservice, Inc. on a path of growth and development. As President of the organization, Amanda looks forward to implementing programs focused on supporting and serving those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom and communities.
Jennifer J. Witmer
board vice president
Jennifer J. Witmer, Vice President, is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Jennifer is currently a Manager of Tax Services for a regional public accounting firm with seventeen (17) years of accounting experience, including, but not limited to work with not-for-profit agencies and community organizations. She comes from a family of with a significant number of service members and therefore, has a passion for helping families like hers. Jennifer looks forward to exercising both her professional proficiency and enthusiastic energy to aid in administration of the organization as the Vice President and in provision of support to members of the military community.
Ryan J. Meldrum
Ryan J. Meldrum, Treasurer, enlisted and served in the United States Marine Corps from 2009 to 2013. Obtaining three (3) Military Occupational Specialties, he served within the Infantry, Intelligence, and Combat Training communities, earning various awards (including the Afghanistan Campaign Medal). He is an experienced Systems Analyst and Logistician. In addition to serving as Treasurer for selflessservice, Inc., Ryan serves as a co-Commissioner with the local area Little League. Having served as a member of the armed forces, Ryan understands, appreciates, and has personally experienced hardships and difficulties during his times in service and/or while on deployment, and is therefore, looking forward to serving in a role of direct supervision of supportive services to aid and assist his comrades and their families.
L. Brooke Hess
L. Brooke Hess, Secretary, is a Learning Management System Coordinator with d'Vinci Interactive. Prior to her position with d’Vinci Interactive, Ms. Hess gained significant administrative experience in her sixteen (16) years as an employee with the Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) in many capacities, including, but not limited to, the Administrative Assistant for the Legal Services Initiative and Legal and Practice Training Administrative Assistant. Throughout her career, Ms. Hess has planned, prepared, and executed regional, monthly, and quarterly internal and external training events, in addition to handling day-to-day administrative duties such as meeting attendance, notation and summarization, communications, and organizational oversight of document preparation and classification. Over the years, Brooke has also participated in creating and supporting fundraisers and donation collection for children in foster care, as well as securing funding for grants for children in care. Brooke looks forward to utilizing her warm personality, her devoted volunteer efforts, her extensive administrative capabilities, along with her technology, program, and equipment knowledge, to support selflessservice, Inc. as the Board Secretary.
Correy E. Whitmer
service member and family support liaison
Corey E. Whitmer, Secretary, holds a degree in Vascular Technology and worked Case Management with the PAARNG prior to becoming a pre-school teacher and the sole proprietor of BirdieBoo Embroidery. As a military spouse (wife of MAJ Jeremy Whitmer, PAARNG) and Mother of two (2) military children, Corey is a motivated and devoted volunteer in the military community. In addition to serving as the Secretary for selflessservice, Inc., Corey is also a sitting Board Member on her local Association of the United States Army-Keystone Chapter (AUSA-Keystone) and assistant to the West Point Chapter (AUSA-West Point). As Secretary, Corey is looking forward to helping selflessservice, Inc. maintain accountability through successful record administration, organization, and regulation, and to her direct and indirect involvement in helping the families and members of our uniformed service members.