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Physical Address:
2551 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103

Mailing Address:

1425 Crooked Hill Road

PO Box 61620

Harrisburg, PA 17106

Business Hours:
Mon thru Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Office Phone: 717-221-1022

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Meet Our Staff

YMPA Staff at "Wellness Days 2022" Mauch Chunk Lake Park

YMPA Staff at "Wellness Days 2022" Presque Isle State Park

Kevin Puskaric CPS, CRS, CFRS Email
Program Director

Kevin Puskaric (He, Him, His) CPS, CRS, CFRS became a Certified Peer Specialist in 2017 and later certified in 2021 as a Certified Recovery Specialist and Certified Family Recovery Specialist. Kevin's training and lived experience brings skills in leadership, youth engagement, and bringing youth peer support values to the forefront in his role as the Program Director for Youth MOVE Pennsylvania. Kevin serves as a voting member on the Childrens Committee of Mental Health Planning Council and is a co-chair of the Transition Age Youth and Young Adult Advisory (TAYYA) Subcommittee as part of the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). Kevin is a fierce advocate of amplifying youth voice and championing youth peer support initiatives throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

Zoe Small  Email

Community Outreach Coordinator

Zoe Small is a passionate advocate for youth voice who cares about connecting young people to the resources they need to thrive. Zoe loves active listening, providing care, and making those around her feel seen and valued. Zoe is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College where she majored in Religious Studies; outside of academics, she was engaged in a variety of programs related to supporting first-year students in their transition to college. After graduating, Zoe worked in the non-profit sector supporting youth with disabilities and their families, where she developed and led trainings and workshops for youth focused on self-advocacy and intersectionality. Zoe continues to support youth in their self-advocacy around mental health as the Community Outreach Coordinator for Youth MOVE PA. Zoe believes in the power of building community and living with the values of kindness and compassion. In her free time, she enjoys singing by herself and with others, hiking, reading poetry, and watching sitcoms.

 Christopher Lunsford CPS Email

Call for Change & Youth Coordinator

Christopher Lunsford is a diverse and charismatic individual with a passion for advocacy and support towards other human beings, particularly youth and young adults that live with mental illness. He has lived experience with bipolar disorder, depression and ADHD since early childhood and has developed an ever-growing skillset for successfully working through recovery. Chris has worked in a wide variety of fields before mental healthcare including: electrical work, food service, transportation, technical support, content creation, and more. Through it all, he has developed an increasingly-wide understanding of diverse groups of people. Chris was trained as a Certified Peer Specialist in 2020 and previously worked as a Case Management CPS in the Lehigh Valley and Northampton Counties at Sevita; formerly known as The MENTOR Network. He has also been providing intentional peer support to gamers of all ages on the online platform Twitch since 2014. There, he shares his experience with others and gives people a place to make their stories and voices heard, receive support, and build meaningful connections with their peers. Chris believes the power of connection, support, and representation is crucial to the wellbeing of humanity and the world around us. With his lived experience, broad worldview and passion for supporting others, Chris is now the Call for Change & Youth Care Coordinator at the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association (PMHCA) and hopes to make a positive impact in the way that mental health services are provided to youth and young adults. To Chris, everyone has a story worth hearing and knows that the voices of young people will tell the stories of our future.  


2551 Walnut Street 

Harrisburg, PA 17103

Office Phone:  717.221.1022

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