John currently serves as the Chairman of the Board and has been connected with The Peacemaker Center since its inception. He prepared the 501(c)3 non-profit status application and assisted with tax filings, budgeting and other fiscal matters throughout the early years. In 2005, he joined the Board as Treasurer. John is an attorney and a CPA. He has served as the CFO of a non-profit organization for many years and also works with various non-profits as a financial consultant. He and his wife, author Mindy Starns Clark, live in Eagleville with their two daughters and attend Fairview Village Church.
Barbara Yamarick is serving as the Secretary of the Board. A lifelong resident of Chester County, Barbara and her husband David are members of Windsor Baptist Church where they serve in the Mercy Ministry. After earning a B.S. in Behavioral Science from York College of PA, Barbara's professional career in real estate spanned over 30 years in various executive positions. She retired in 2003 from Brandywine Realty Trust as the Senior Vice President of Tenant Services.
Dr Thomas Whitman
Tom is a psychologist who joined our board in 2019. Tom has founded more than nine companies over the past 20 years, which include Life Counseling Services, Rehab After Work, The Light Program, Magnolia Creek Treatment Center, and Legacy Collectibles. He earned his masters' degree in Counseling from West Chester University and his Ph.D. in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College. Tom is the author or co-author of thirteen books which include Victim of Love, Stress Test, Adult ADHD, Divorce Recovery, Single Parenting, Marriage Mender and Your Kids and Divorce.
Executive Director and Member
Judy has worked with the Board of Directors to lead The Peacemaker Center since its inception in 2000. Judy works from a family systems framework that includes understanding and changing patterns in one's life. She has worked with children and adults with learning disabilities and in the foster care and behavioral health systems. In addition to trauma, Judy works with couples and family relationships, people who have mood disorders and anxiety disorders and families with disruptive or addictive behaviors. Judy supervises the clinical staff and Interns which helps to maintain the high standard of clinical excellence.
Director of Operations and Member
Scott joined The Peacemaker Center staff in 2006. Currently Scott is the Director of Operations while continuing to see clients in the Kennett Square and Downingtown offices. Scott has a wide variety of experience serving as a helping professional over the past 25 years. He has held positions both in church ministries and community agencies including Bereavement Counselor, Pastoral Counselor, Assistant, Associate, and Senior Pastor and as a Clinical Supervisor in Hospice. Scott adheres to an eclectic theoretical approach with an emphasis on person centered and cognitive restructuring. Scott enjoys the front row seat to seeing lives change for the better.
Cindy lives in Exton and joined the Board in June 2020 after retiring from a thirty-year career as a Chief Operations & Compliance Officer at a local financial institution. Her own family journey propelled her into the recovery world of mental health & substance use. She is passionate about educating others about self-care & recovery. She also serves on the Board of Kacie's Cause, a local non-profit, Chester County's Drug & Alcohol Advisory Council and the Pennsylvania Drug & Alcohol Parent Panel Advisory Council. She facilitates a parent support group and attends Calvary Fellowship Church in Downingtown.