To promote hope, healing and wholeness through integrative behavioral healthcare resources that nurture mental health, resilience and innovation.
Legacy Foundation Board Members
- Janet Stauffer, Chair
- Phil Hess, Vice-Chair
- Jim Herr, Treasurer
- Danwe N’Dikwe
- L. Keith Weaver, LMC Moderator
Board Member Biographies
Janet R. Stauffer, Ph.D., Chair
Professor, Evangelical Seminary
Therapist/Owner, Fredericksburg Family Therapy Center
Janet is Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy and Director of the Restorative Theology track in the Doctor of Theology program at Evangelical Seminary. A licensed marriage and family therapist, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional she maintains her therapy practice at Fredericksburg Family Therapy & Counseling Center. Prior work included a position at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh.
Janet served 15 years on the board of Philhaven Behavioral Healthcare Facility, a number of those years as vice president and chair of governance committee. She has led retreats, presented at national and international conferences, and published journal articles.
Research interests include genuine meeting through dialogical engagement, loyalty dynamics between and across the generations of the family, and the power of relationship in healing trauma with application to communities of faith. Across the years, Janet has served in numerous church leadership roles in communities of faith.
Philip D. Hess, Vice Chair
Vice President, WellSpan Health
President, WellSpan Philhaven
Phil Hess was appointed to his current role in January 2016. As in his previous role as CEO of Philhaven, he is responsible for strategy and operations of all WellSpan Philhaven behavioral health services. Philhaven is the 14th largest behavioral healthcare provider in the U.S.
He came to Philhaven in 1988 as the Assistant to the Medical Director and has served in various positions, including Director of Operations and Chief Operating Officer, assuming the role of CEO in 2009. He has been a leader in fostering collaboration between providers to better serve the mental health needs of more people in the community.
Phil holds a master’s degree in health administration from Duke University. He has many community affiliations, including serving on the boards of LMC Legacy Foundation, Advanced Metric Systems, United Way of Lebanon County, Ephrata Area Social Services and the Ephrata Area Education Foundation.
James Herr, MD, Treasurer
Physician, Lancaster General Health Urgent Care
After his residency in Family medicine Jim spent 18 years in primary care (taking 1.5 years away to serve in a mission hospital in Nepal). His interests led him to further his career with 12 years in the emergency department at Lancaster General Health before moving to the Urgent Care offices.
Jim currently serves on the Wellspan Philhaven Board as Vice Chair, having served on the Philhaven board for several terms since 1985. He also serves as an Elder at Mountville Mennonite Church where he has attended since 1987.
His work in the emergency department and service on the board at Wellspan Philhaven has continued to expand his awareness and concern for the challenges persons with mental health illnesses experience.
Sr. Grants and Contracts Officer, World Vision, Inc.
Danwe N’Dikwe has 19 years of experience working for not-for-profit organizations. He currently works for World Vision, Inc. as Sr. Grants and Contracts Officer which involves training staff and providing support in compliance in grant implementation. Prior to World Vision, he worked for other international non-governmental organizations including Ten Thousand Villages.
He serves on the deacons’ team and is also a member of the board of his church, Elizabethtown Mennonite Church. His passions are to see respect and dignity for human life, attend the needs of the poor, and eradicate poverty in the world. Danwe has a master’s degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
L. Keith Weaver
Keith Weaver serves as Moderator of LMC, a fellowship of approximately 220 Anabaptist congregations. He has been in this role since April 2000. Prior to that, he served as pastor of Blainsport Mennonite Church from 1979 to 1988 and bishop in the Ephrata District from 1988 to 2004.
Keith was a member of the board of Philhaven Behavioral Healthcare Facility for 15 years beginning in the late 1980’s. He has also served on boards of various church-related organizations. Keith holds a Master of Arts in Church Leadership from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Harrisonburg, VA.
Keith’s primary passion is to see congregations fully engaged in the mission of God to redeem, renew, and restore all things in Christ.