Founding Coalition

The Founding Coalition for the TLC Charter School of Lancaster County is comprised of members of Greater Lancaster communities. They are individuals who share a collective passion for public education and who are dedicated to improving it for all of the children. They are fully supportive of the traditional district schools; they also feel that educational innovation, choice, and customization are beneficial to students and their families. The founding board members are:

Catherine Cox

Catherine is owner of A Labour of Love Designs and works with local business owners and homeowners to provide custom art. Her photographs can be seen in businesses, galleries, private residences and hotels.

Catherine lives in East Petersburg with her husband and four children. As a mother of someone with special educational needs, she works with the local school district and various agencies who provide support and services to this population. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys photography, running, camping, and being outdoors.

John Cox

John is former President of Turkey Hill Dairy, a branded consumer products company known for its ice cream and iced tea lines of products. John has served on numerous boards includes Lancaster County Economic Development Company (past chair), Lancaster Farmland Trust (past Chair), and most recently as Chair of the Lancaster Clean Water Partners. He has been a board member of International Ice Cream Association since 1995 and served the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on the Governor’s Food Safety Council.

John is a graduate of Millersville University, with a B.S. in Business Administration, and Penn State University, with a Master of Management. John and his wife Catherine reside in East Petersburg, PA, with their four children. His interests include backpacking, bird watching, running and photography.

Henrietta Heisler

Henrietta Heisler is the President and Founder of Henrietta Heisler Interiors, Inc., Accelerator, LLC, and Wacker on Walnut, LLC. Formerly, Henrietta served a member of the GreenLeader for Sustainable Furnishing Council and served on the Lancaster YWCA Board. She was awarded the YWCA’s Women of Achievement “Woman of the Year” award in 2018 and was a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016.

Henrietta graduated from Scripps College with a BFA in Fine Arts, and from Pennsylvania College of Art and Design with an Associate of Art in Interior and Environmental Design. Giving back to her community is an important part of Henrietta’s life. She currently serves on the boards of Lancaster Public Library and The Hamilton Club.

Rosie Mann, RN, CCTP, CTS

Rosie is CEO of Forged in Fire, a community-based organization specializing in educating youth, parents, and professionals about how childhood adversity affects the development of the brain and the functioning of the body’s stress response cycle. She is a certified trainer in the Neurosequential Model of Education and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. As a member of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare’s Health Care Work Group, Trauma-informed Care subcommittee she developed a trauma-informed parenting program, Healing Homes.

She has also been a member on the Pennsylvania State Leadership and Management Team advocating for awareness and intervention for children that have experienced toxic stress. She has also testified before the Pennsylvania State Senate Education Committee on the need for more individualized and cost effective approaches for students with complex needs. Her efforts to support children has also included membership on the Pennsylvania Citizen Review Panel for Child Protection where she presented on the prevalence and impact of childhood trauma.


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