Elyse Irvis

Elyse Irvis

Membership Chair

Elyse Irvis, Business Development Associate for the Capital Region, joined Community First Fund in 2017. Prior to joining Community First, Elyse worked at Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, City Year Philadelphia, and as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer with the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development.


Chamber​ ​Doers

  • President

    Leland J. Nelson

    Leland J. Nelson, MBA is Co-Founder of Dirty Dog Hauling, an award winning, professional junk removal service helping customers save time and gain space. www.dirtydoghauling.com 

  • VP of Administration

    S. Robbie Guthrie

    Robbie Guthrie, a proud Pitt grad and avid Steeler fan, is a professional marketing consultant having worked with over 300 smal

  • Director of Program and Events

    Candice Coleman-Henry

    Candice Coleman-Henry is the Director of Program and Events for the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central PA.

  • Director of Communications

    Madonna Awotwi

    MaDonna Awotwi  is a first-generation American born Ghanian, considered a hoarder of useless information, connector of wor

  • Chairman

    Shariah Brown

    Shariah Brown is the founder and President of Personal Touch Professional Cleaning Service, LLC.  She also serves as Chair

  • Treasurer

    Shauna Weems

    Shauna Weems has over 20 years of experience as a CPA, and has held various corporate accounting and finance positions wit

  • Membership Chair

    Elyse Irvis

    Elyse Irvis, Business Development Associate for the Capital Region, joined Community First Fund in 2017.

  • Board Member

    Norleen Duncan

    Motivated Independent Sales Director with solid experience managing all levels of large scale projects, including budgeting and

  • Board Member

    David H. Dix

    David Dix is Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Luminous Strategies.

  • Board Member

    Jennifer Smallwood

    Jennifer Smallwood is the REO FHA Manager for the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, employed with the Agency for almost 28 y

  • Volunteer of 10+ Years

    Priscilla Johnson

    Priscilla Johnson has worked in the Insurance & HR fields for 20 years. She is currently contracting with mid to large size companies in their HR departments with a focus in benefits administration.