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

Steven Green, MA 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 Brian S. Kane. Mr. Kane is a Member at the firm practicing in the areas of insurance and commercial litigation, with numerous verdicts in personal injury, property damage, and commercial matters. He is Co-Chair of the Retail and Hospitality Group.

Mr. Kane has aggressively and successfully handled a wide variety of insurance and commercial matters, including property and casualty claims, construction, insurance coverage, bad faith, premises liability, automobile liability, toxic tort, uninsured or underinsured motorists, and products liability in trial, arbitration, and mediation proceedings. Mr. Kane has also successfully obtained a reversal of a §1983 Federal District Court case before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining Burns White, Mr. Kane was a Founding Partner at Dapper, Baldasare, Benson, Behling & Kane, P.C., until the firms merged in January 2016. He was also a Partner at Pietragallo, Bosick & Gordon.

Mr. Kane is a graduate of the Duquesne University School of Law, where he was a member of the Duquesne Law Review. He received a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Kansas. He has served on Glade Run’s board of directors for multiple terms and currently holds the position of Chair.

Steven T. Green – President/CEO, Glade Run Lutheran Services
Christopher Phillips – Chief Operating Officer
Sheila Talarico – Executive Director, Glade Run Foundation
Amy Richert – Vice President, Education
Alexandra Salcido – Vice President, Clinical Programs
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 (Chair)
  • Sylvia Lynn
  • Lauri Pendred
  • Dr. Kathleen Strickland


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
  • Pr. Donald Thomas


Glade Run Foundation Board of Directors

  • Dr. Andrew Adams
  • Leanne Bentz
  • Dr. David Brooker
  • Keith Colonna (Chair)
  • Daniel Esterly
  • Amanda Johnson
  • John Mazzoni
  • Margie McMullan
  • Dr. Kathleen Strickland
  • Monika Tomko
  • Melissa Turner


[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



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


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



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



[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 (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)


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