Meet Our Staff
Bob Skelly, PhD, program director:
Bob is the program director of LCS and oversees the day-to-day operations for the Chambersburg and State College offices. He is a Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania and has 28 years of experience providing behavioral health services.
He works with a variety of people age 9 and up. Bob has extensive experience working with couples and individuals treating a broad range of clinical issues. In addition, Bob conducts psychological evaluations for individuals seeking to enter seminary and prepare for rostered ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
George Bennett, MA, MAMS, counselor III:
He is a licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and a Diaconal Minister in the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the ELCA.
George has more than 30 years of experience in behavioral health and works with a broad range of clinical issues. In addition, he is a trained leader of Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP), and provides Critical Incident Stress Debriefing.
Paul Helman, MS, NCC, LPC, RPT-S, counselor III:
Paul is a certified school counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Shortly after retiring from the Waynesboro Area School District in 2011, he joined the Lutheran Counseling Services team in Chambersburg.
The majority of Paul’s formal training in counseling was done at McDaniel College and Shippensburg University. In addition, he completed the post-graduate program at Johns Hopkins University in Play Therapy. As a result, he is a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor. He also received training in the treatment of grief and loss at Hood College.
Paul’s emphasis is on making therapy clear, concrete, and thought provoking. The process is intended to move clients through their issues rather than get stuck in them. Therefore, his approach is action, insight, and resolution oriented.
Donna Roland, MSS, LCSW, counselor:
Donna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in community mental health, school, inpatient substance abuse, private practice, and currently non-profit agency settings. She works with a variety of individuals age 3 and up.
Specific areas of interest and experience include child centered play therapy, adoption, foster care, attachment issues, and abuse issues. Donna also has extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, and challenges of life issues.
Phyllis Knepper, administrative secretary:
Phyllis is the administrative secretary for the Chambersburg and State College offices. Upon graduating business school in 1999 she was hired with LCS.
Her duties include client scheduling, insurance correspondence, managing client accounts, answering the phone, and numerous other responsibilities. Phyllis is dedicated to making clients feel comfortable and to greet them in a friendly and compassionate manner.