Christina C. Duncan, Executive Director

Christina joined the Milagro House staff in 2017. She brings more than 15 years of experience working in nonprofit management, development and marketing. She has a strong personal commitment to align herself with organizations and initiatives that empower individuals and families to live full and productive lives free from the boundaries defined by poverty, lack of education and discrimination. Christina holds a BA in Psychology/Fine Arts from Arcadia University and an MA in Corporate and Public Communication from Seton Hall University.

A graduate of leadership Lancaster’s 2015 Core Class, Christina also serves on Leadership Lancaster’s Board of Directors and GROW Committee and on the Development Committees for the Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation and for Crispus Attucks Community Center. She is the immediate past committee chair for Crispus Attucks’ annual MLK Breakfast and will continue that role in 2018. Christina resides in Millersville, and is particularly proud of the wonderful young men her two sons have grown to be.

Nancy Barton, Director of Education

Nancy graduated from Millersville University and completed graduate work in special education with a focus on learning disabilities. She taught for the Lancaster Lebanon IU13 and Manheim Township School District. Nancy came to Milagro House in 2004. She teaches GED and enrichment subjects to the residents of Milagro House. Nancy states, "Knowledge empowers and I have the privilege of watching it happen every day in the classroom." Nancy and her husband Chris live in Lancaster with their two dogs.

Loren Waltz, Case Manager

Loren began her time at Milagro House in 2014 by providing childcare as a volunteer. Her passion for the organization continued as she completed a year long internship with the organization; and after graduating from Millersville University in May 2018 with her Master’s Degree in Social Work, she now serves as a Case Manager. Loren assists women during their journey at Milagro House with goal planning, service navigation, and advocacy.

Lindy Shipman, Case Manager

Lindy grew up in Lancaster County and graduated from Millersville University with a BSW in Social Work. She currently resides in Brownstown, PA. She has five years of Social Work experience working in the Healthcare setting. As a result of her passion for learning and helping others, Lindy began her journey with Milagro House in July 2018.

Shiobhain Doherty, Program Director

After graduating from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland with a Master of Arts in Business Management, Shiobhain moved to the United States in 1994. Since then she has made Lancaster, PA her home.

Her work experience in the USA started at Turkey Hill Dairy as a Market Research & Product Development Manager. She then took up a merchandising position at Ten Thousand Villages. Her work with this fair trade leader created poverty alleviation opportunities through fair wages and committed trading relationships with artisans in developing countries. Through this work, Shiobhain was inspired by the strength and determination of mothers around the world to provide nutrition, education, health care and a better future for their children. She is ready to support a similar mission in our local village at Milagro House through innovative and relevant programming.

When she is not working, you can find her supporting the mission of the Girls on the Run program. She is also an active Welcome Team member for Church World Service. Shiobhain enjoys extensive global travel, most frequently to visit family and ramble along the rugged west coast of Ireland.

Victoria Bradley, Program Associate & Workforce Development Coordinator

Victoria graduated from Millersville University with a BSW in Social Work. She joined the Milagro House team in 2018 after a semester long internship. Milagro House’s dedication to breaking the cycle of poverty is what drew her to the organization. Victoria is the assistant to the Program Director, and also works one on one with the women in order to provide them with opportunities to advance their education and career, ultimately aiming to secure a sustainable living wage for their families. Additionally, Victoria oversees a formal follow-up program that seeks to support women who complete the program as they take the final steps towards their independence. Victoria lives in Lancaster with her husband Kyle, and their two cats, Moose and Panda.

Carol Heisey, Bookkeeper

Carol has over 20 years experience as a full-charge bookkeeper. Carol is a native of Landisville and lives with her husband, Steve. She enjoys spending time with her grown children and teaches Pilates in her spare time.

Carol has volunteered at Milagro House where she enjoyed interacting with the women and children, while answering phones, running errands and helping where needed. Milagro House holds a special place in Carol’s heart. “I love Milagro House’s mission and I think everyone should be given a second chance. I feel Milagro House is a special place where Mothers and their children can be safe while reaching their education goals and independence.” Carol is excited to join the Milagro House staff as their part time bookkeeper.