Board of Directors

Board of Directors

By modeling Christian values and principles, The Board of Directors at ACPA is able to provide Adoption Connection, PA with strong leadership, solid direction for decision making and faith-based wisdom for the implementation of new programs and services. As the governing body, they uphold the agency to the highest ethical standard.  ACPA Board of Directors believes ACPA is making a significant difference daily in the lives of children and teens.

Jeff Mateer-President

Konica Minolta                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Managed IT Division                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vice President/General Manager of the Western Territory

“As the founding member of ACPA, I was led by Christ through a sermon from my pastor to get off the sidelines and make a difference in something that you’re truly passionate about. That message along with my own experience as an adoptive parent are the foundational reasons this journey began for me and continues forward.”

Bill Milligan- Vice President


Dr. Jason Rodriguez- Treasurer


Ed Gouldsbarry- Secretary


John Paul West- Board Member 

Horizon Phone Company                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sales Director

“Every child deserves the opportunity to be part of a family, and I want to help make that happen”

Gretchen Samchuck- Board Member

Penn State Beaver  Campus                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Academic Advising Manager

“Once you understand what ACPA is all about, how could you not want to be a part of this wonderful organization! The team does so much to advocate and support children and teens. I am truly humbled to be a part of this organization”.

William Lang- Board Member


Donna Steff- Board Member

English Language Art Teacher                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hopewell Area School District

 “I joined the ACPA board after being introduced to the amazing work they do through co-workers and friends. It’s a pleasure and a privilege to serve the families in our community”.

Bob Bracken- Board Member



HUB International Limited                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Risk Consultant

“Adoption provides an opportunity to fulfill dreams for children and loving families.   Helping Adoption Connection achieve it’s mission is truly an honor.”