Risa Paskoff
Executive Director

“I am the director of Aaron’s Acres and have been with the organization since it first began in 1998. I have my master’s degree in social work. When I was younger, my dream was to create programs for children who have special needs—I am now living out that dream and it feels wonderful! Prior to Aaron’s Acres, I was affiliated with Roseville Pediatrics in Lancaster, PA as a psychotherapist treating children, adolescents and their families. I am also involved with my congregation working on social action committees. I live with my husband in Lancaster and have 2 grown sons (one lives in Washington, D.C. and the other lives in New York). When I am not working, I spend my time with family, friends, exercising and reading.”

Elaine Burnett
Program Director

“I was welcomed into the Aaron’s Acres family in the summer of 2008, amazed by the fact that the children stole my heart on the very first day. I was excited to return the next year. The excitement, pride, challenges and joy that is experienced every day at camp makes my journey with this organization one that I hope to continue for years to come. Moving from the camp side to the administrative side of the organization is a very exciting change for me. I look forward to assisting with the continued growth of the organization as well as staying closely connected to the camp and school year programs that we run. When I am not working I can be found, with my husband, in the stands of an ice rink or baseball field supporting our two sons.”

Kate Mullen
Director of Development & Community Relations

I am thrilled to be part of the Aaron’s Acres team, helping to support young people and families in our community!  I grew up in Lancaster and I’m so happy to now be raising my own family here.  I enjoy spending my free time with my husband and two daughters, who can often be found performing on stage and playing on the soccer field!  I also love running and participating in local road races!

I have a passion for serving others and have worked for nearly 20 years in the non-profit sector.  I’ve earned both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the field of Communication and I also serve as an adjunct instructor at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.

Heather Good
Financial Administrator

“I am the newest member of the Admin Staff at Aaron’s Acres, and am beyond thrilled!  After working over a decade in the for profit side of accounting and finance, I am excited to work for an organization that is giving so much to the community and have been born and raised in and love.  My free time is devoted to my two handsome boys along with a good book or some time away to catch up with friends.”

Gabriella Kime Toews
Events & Communications Coordinator

“I was introduced to Aaron’s Acres as a college student through Volley for Kids. I was amazed then and am still amazed now by the excitement that surrounds this organization, its programs and of course the kids. I have always had a passion for non-profit organizations and the majority of my professional experience comes from working with such organizations. I have almost 15 years of volunteer and work experience supporting individuals with disabilities and a master’s degree in Mass Media Arts & Journalism. When I am not working, I can be found with my husband and children in Lititz or taking photographs in scenic places around town.”

Deb Arrivé
Administrative Assistant

“I have just joined the Aaron’s Acres organization. Prior to joining i was a live-in caregiver for 4 years. Before that, I worked for two different non-profits as a Grants Manager and a Foundation Assistant. My spare time is spent with family and friends. I enjoy participating in sports, doing arts & crafts and reading.”