Founded in 1854 by the Rev. Dr. William Passavant in Zelienople, Pennsylvania, Glade Run has evolved over the years to meet the changing and increasingly challenging needs of children, adults and families throughout Western Pennsylvania and beyond. With a focus on education, mental health, autism, and unique therapeutic offerings, Glade Run has a long tradition of linking faith and service. Last year, Glade Run served over 4,000 individuals with impactful, innovative services in school, home, and community settings.

In 1854, responding to community need, Glade Run opened its doors as the Orphan’s Home and Farm School in rural Zelienople, Pennsylvania. With a tradition of compassion for children and families since that day, thousands of individuals have passed through our doors broken and emerged whole. Glade Run’s mission and spirit have remained constant throughout the years, guiding our program development and the compassionate manner in which they are delivered. Our legacy of caring – on our 331-acre Zelienople campus, in dozens of public schools, through seven community offices, and in homes and communities throughout Western PA – continues

Glade Run is led by President and Chief Executive Officer Steven Green, MA. Mr. Green has administered quality programs for children and families for over 20 years in both the private and public sector. Mr. Green started his career at Community Alternatives Inc. where he worked seven years and was the Director of Behavioral Health Services. In this capacity he was responsible for several youth and family programs that included mental health services, juvenile justice services, and education enhancement services. Mr. Green then worked at Butler County Human Services, MHY Family Services, and The Bradley Center. Most recently, Mr. Green was the Chief Executive Officer for Butler County Children’s Center, Inc. In this capacity he was responsible to oversee and enhance early learning and child care subsidy programming that served Butler County’s most vulnerable children and families. Mr. Green earned his Bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University and his Master’s degree in counseling from Waynesburg University. Mr. Green lives in Center Township, Butler County, with his wife and two children.

Glade Run’s Board of Directors is led by chair Dr. Kathleen Strickland, the former Dean of the College of Education at Slippery Rock University.  A Professor Emeritus, Dr. Strickland has had a lengthy classroom career, previously teaching courses in reading and language arts methods to elementary and secondary education majors at the undergraduate and graduate level.  While at Slippery Rock University, Dr. Strickland was given the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and established and directed the Center for Teaching Excellence.  She also organized and facilitated three bi-annual Autism Awareness conferences, hosting a myriad of national and regional speakers.

Dr. Strickland has published six books, including Literacy, Not Labels, a work focusing on successful teaching practices with struggling middle-school students. In addition to her publishing of books and numerous articles on literacy acquisition, student-centered instruction, assessment, and supporting students on the autism spectrum, she has presented at international and national conferences, and consulted in schools and universities from New Jersey to Hawaii.  Dr. Strickland was awarded Slippery Rock University’s President’s Award for Outstanding Publication for her work, Uncovering the Curriculum.

Dr. Strickland earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Linguistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as bachelors and masters degrees from Buffalo State College.  She has served on boards at Glade Run Lutheran Services and other non-profit agencies and organizations.

Steven T. Green – President/CEO, Glade Run Lutheran Services sgreen@gladerun.org
Christopher Phillips – Chief Operating Officer   cphillips@gladerun.org
Sheila Talarico – Executive Director, Glade Run Foundation   stalarico@gladerun.org
Amy Richert – Vice President, Education   arichert@gladerun.org
Alexandra Salcido – Vice President, Clinical Programs  asalcido@gladerun.org
Pr. Christina Hough – Director, Spiritual Care/Community Liaison   chough@gladerun.org

Glade Run is governed by dedicated and supportive boards of directors.

Glade Run Board of Directors

  • Keith Colonna
  • Diane Dawson
  • Cynthia Holden
  • Brian S. Kane
  • Sylvia Lynn
  • Lauri Pendred
  • Dr. Kathleen Strickland (Chair)

 

Glade Run Lutheran Services Board of Directors

  • Diane Dawson
  • Janet Franzen
  • Dean Ingold (Chair)
  • Sylvia Lynn
  • Lauri Pendred
  • Dr. Maria Perrotta
  • Pr. Karl Schoch
  • Pr. Daniel Smail
  • Ronald Tomko
  • Pr. Donald Thomas

 

Glade Run Foundation Board of Directors

  • Dr. Andrew Adams
  • Dr. David Brooker
  • Keith Colonna (Chair)
  • Daniel Esterly
  • Robert Finley
  • Amanda Johnson
  • Margie McMullan
  • Dr. Kathleen Strickland
  • Monika Tomko
  • Melissa Turner
  • Julie Whitbeck-Lewinski
  • C. Scott Wyatt

Zelienople

[Administrative / Glade Run Foundation / Glade Run Adventures / St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy]

P.O. Box 70, Beaver Road
Zelienople, PA 16063
Telephone: 724-452-4453
Fax: 724-452-6576

 

Beaver Falls

1008 Seventh Avenue, Suite 210
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Telephone: 724-843-0816
Fax: 724-843-0818

 

Butler

220 South Main Street, Suite B
Butler, PA 16001
Telephone: 724-283-9436
Fax: 724-282-9759

Psychiatric Rehabilitation (EPIC)
125 W. New Castle Street
Butler, PA 16001
Telephone: 724-452-4453 x1961

 

Cranberry Township

8001 Rowan Road, Suite 201
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
Telephone: 724-591-8102
Fax: 724-591-8104

Pittsburgh

5648 Friendship Avenue, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Telephone: 412-661-1827
Fax: 412-661-1867

 

Sharon

[St. Stephen’s North]
396 Buhl Boulevard
Sharon, PA 16146
Telephone: 724-308-6328
Fax: 724-308-6701

 

Utica

[St. Stephen’s Utica]
3823 Academy Street
Utica, PA 16362
Telephone: 814-638-0142
Fax: 814-638-0146

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP/PARTNERSHIP LISTING

  • American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA)
  • Autism Connection of PA (Partnership)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Butler County Community Development Corporation (CDC)
  • Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau
  • Butler Collaborative for Families – Center for Community Resources
  • Butler County Chamber of Commerce
  • Council for Education and Certification in Therapeutic Horsemanship (CECTH/PACTH)
  • Cranberry Diversity Network/Special Needs Coalition
  • Cranberry Township Community Chest
  • Equine Assisted Growth and Learning (EAGALA)
  • Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP)
  • Lutheran Services in America (LSA)
  • Lutheran Services in America – Pennsylvania (LSA-PA)
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH)
  • Pittsburgh Cares
  • Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
  • State Employee Campaign Assn (SECA)
  • United Way of Butler County
  • Zelienople/Harmony Chamber of Commerce (Merged to form Butler)

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION LISTING

  • Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMSAS)
  • Department of Education (DPE)
  • Equine Assisted Growth and Learning (EAGALA)
  • Sanctuary