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 5,000 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
Christopher Phillips – Chief Financial Officer
Sheila Talarico – Vice President, Development and External Affairs
Amy Richert – Vice President, Education
Roxanne Edwards – Vice President, Human Resources
Ruth Girton – Vice President, Quality and Compliance
Maggie Caesar-Myers – Vice President, Clinical Programs
Lynn AumerVice President, Information Systems
Pr. Christina Hough – Director, Spiritual Care/Community Liaison

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. Daniel Smail

Glade Run Foundation Board of Directors

  • Dr. Andrew Adams
  • Keith Colonna (Chair)
  • Daniel Esterly
  • Robert Finley
  • Amanda Johnson
  • Dr. Kathleen Strickland
  • Monika Tomko
  • Melissa Turner
  • Seth Prentice


[Administrative / Glade Run Foundation / Glade Run Adventures / St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy / Community Wellness Center / Acute Partial Hospitalization]

P.O. Box 70, 30 Glade Run Drive
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



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



Psychiatric Rehabilitation (EPIC)
191 S. Park St.
Rochester, PA 15074
Telephone: (724) 888-2941



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


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


  • American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA)
  • Autism Connection of PA
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Beaver County Chamber of Commerce
  • Butler AM Rotary
  • Butler County Community Development Corporation (CDC)
  • Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau
  • Butler Collaborative for Families
  • Butler County Chamber of Commerce
  • Council for Education and Certification in Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • Cranberry Diversity Network/Special Needs Coalition
  • Cranberry Township Community Chest
  • Equine Assisted Growth and Learning (EAGALA)
  • Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP)
  • Human Services Center
  • Lutheran Services in America (LSA)
  • Lutheran Services in America – Pennsylvania (LSA-PA)
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Nonprofit Organization Resource Panel
  • Northwest Pennsylvania Synod of the ELCA
  • Parents in Toto
  • Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH)
  • Pittsburgh Cares
  • Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
  • Psychology Today
  • Southwest Pennsylvania Synod of the ELCA
  • State Employee Campaign Assn (SECA)
  • United Way of Butler County
  • United Way of Southwestern PA
  • United Way of Venango County
  • Zelienople Area Business Association (ZABA)
  • Zelienople Rotary


  • 2021 Andrus Sanctuary Institute Resiliency Award
  • 2021 Butler County Employee of the Year Award (Julie Wahlenmayer)
  • 2020 Front Line Hero Award
  • 2020 Fox Rothschild CEO of the Year Award (Steven Green)
  • 2020 GreatNonprofit
  • 2019 Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber Distinguished Business Award
  • 2019 GreatNonprofit
  • 2018 GreatNonprofit
  • 2017 GreatNonprofit
  • 2017 Healthcare Hero
  • Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMSAS)
  • Department of Education (DPE)
  • Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)
  • Equine Assisted Growth and Learning (EAGALA)
  • Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Interventions and Support  (recognized for Fidelity at all Three Tiers)
  • Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH)
  • Sanctuary Certification