Board of Directors
Our organization is led by a passionate, professional, and servant-hearted team.
Dr. Barry Hart, President
Barry is a clinical psychologist in private practice with his wife in York, where they live with their two children. He was in England for 26 years and spent part of that time rehousing those with chronic mental health problems from psychiatric hospitals into group homes. He now specializes in the treatment of adults with anxiety, depression, psychosomatic disorders, and chronic pain.
Barry is an active member of St. John Chrysostom Antiochian Orthodox Church in York.
Diane Adams, Vice President/Treasurer
Besides working as a math and science tutor and volunteering as a GED tutor, Diane has been a regular volunteer at FFM since April 2017. As an active member of Hempfield UMC, she previously headed up the Christmas “giving tree” ministry to benefit FFM family members, and she and her family have volunteered in various capacities at the Villa in the past. She and her husband are the parents of two grown children.
Samuel Ruggiero, Board Secretary
After 41 years of service with the Postal Service, Sam is enjoying retirement with his wife, Gerry. Along with his involvement in Faith Friendship Ministries, he is an Elder at his church in Landisville. Sam first became involved with the ministry after his church choir performed for the residents of Faith Friendship Villa.
After the performance, Sam met two male residents who touched his heart, leading to more frequent involvement, and ultimately serving on our board since 2005.
Mike Gaines, At-large Board Member
Mike began serving as treasurer in May 2017, but he and his family have been involved as volunteers with FFV for most of the time since moving to Lancaster ten years ago. He and his wife, Valerie, have two grown children (who used to come set up Christmas decorations at FFM) and are excited to be new grandparents.
He has served the Lord as a youth pastor, and as a representative for a Christian publisher. He is currently now sales manager for a Christian-owned printing company in Myerstown and is active in his local church.