Pictured:  Suzanne Patackis, 2018 HYP Board President


HARRISBURG, Pa. (December 12, 2017) – Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP), a non-profit young professional group, announced today the appointment of Suzanne Patackis as the president of the 2018 executive board for the organization. Patackis is formerly a biologics and joint preservation specialist at Zimmer Biomet Riccione in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She has been a member of HYP for 6 years.


“I am very excited about Suzanne’s new role with our organization,” said Joe Tertel, immediate past-president of HYP, “she has been instrumental in many of our legacy initiatives, including our annual 5 Miler for 5 Charities. As we come upon our 20th anniversary for HYP, she is a great leader to help us make this one of our best years yet.”


Along with Patackis’ appointment, the organization announced the following individuals in their new roles:

  • Jeff Copus, art teacher at Harrisburg Academy and co-founder of Spocket Mural Works—vice president.
  • Adeolu Bakare, associate at McNees, Wallace, & Nurick—vice president.
  • Brittany Brock, vice president of commercial lending at M&T Bank—secretary.


Jeremy Scheibelhut, CPA & Manager at Boyer & Ritter LLC, will continue in his role as treasurer for a second year.


HYP also announced three additions to their board members:

  • Kelsey Ireland—associate at KPMG
  • Kara Luzik Canale—vice president of Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC
  • Adam Porter—entrepreneur, manager of Midtown Cinema, and co-founder of Startup & Provisions


The 2018 Leadership and Board of Directors will begin their terms on January 1, 2018.






Harrisburg Young Professionals – Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP) is a group of young, active, civic-minded professionals who have a clear vision of Harrisburg’s future as a great place to live, work and play. We are part of a movement that is breathing new life into urban areas and lessening the negative impact of suburban sprawl. We also work to prevent the migration of educated young people to larger cities (often referred to as “brain drain”) and to encourage those who have left to return to the Central Pennsylvania region.

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