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Halcyon Activity Center Welcomes New Executive Director, Kathleen Dornes

Written by Jake Keiter and featured in our November 8th Print Edition!

Halcyon Activity Center proudly announced Kathleen (Kat) Dornes as their new Executive Director. With a wealth of experience spanning 12 years in human services, Dornes is a remarkable addition to the center’s leadership team.

Kathleen’s impressive background includes work in mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), Autism, and drug and alcohol counseling. These varied and essential experiences make her an ideal fit for leading the Center, ensuring that it remains at the forefront of offering top-notch services to its community.

But Dornes is not only about work. Those who know her well speak of her passion for track and field. In her leisure, she takes on the role of a coach, imparting not only technical skills but also life lessons to her athletes. Furthermore, she has a fervor for sports in general, traveling, and pageantry – showcasing a well-rounded personality that resonates with both discipline and enthusiasm.

The community and the staff of Halcyon Activity Center are excited to see the direction in which Kathleen will steer the institution. They believe that her multifaceted experience and personal passions will bring a unique and positive influence to the center.

For more information about Halcyon Activity Center and its programs, visit their official website or reach out to their public relations team.


Jacob Keiter is a husband, a writer, a journalist, a musician, and a business owner. His journey to becoming a writer was one that was paved with challenges, but ultimately led him to find his true calling. Jacob's early years were marked by a strong desire for creative expression. He was always drawn to music, and in his youth, he played in several bands, chasing the elusive promise of fame and success. However, despite his best efforts, Jacob struggled to find the recognition he craved. It wasn't until he hit a low point in his life that Jacob discovered his love for writing. He turned to writing as a form of therapy during a particularly difficult time, and found that it not only helped him to cope with his struggles, but also allowed him to express himself in a way that he had never been able to before. Jacob's writing skills quickly caught the attention of others, and he soon found himself working as a journalist for The Sun out of Hummelstown. From there, he went on to contribute to a variety of publications, including the American Bee Journal and Referee Magazine. Jacob's writing style is reflective of traditional journalism, but he also infuses his work with a unique voice that sets him apart from others in his field. Despite his success as a writer, Jacob also owns another business, JJ Auto & Home, which specializes in cleaning. Jacob's commitment to excellence is evident in all of his endeavors, whether it be in his writing or in his business ventures. Today, Jacob is the author of two books and continues to inspire others through his writing. His journey to becoming a writer serves as a reminder that sometimes our darkest moments can lead us to our greatest achievements.

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