Portrait Mary S. Kratzer

Mary S. Kratzer joined Keystone in 1984 as a board member and served as the board chairman from 1987 to 1990. She also served as founding chairman of the Early Intervention Programs’ Board of Managers when Keystone assumed these services from Holy Spirit Hospital. She also served on the board of Gateway Employment Group, which is now a part of Keystone Community Mental Health Services.

In 1992, Mary received the Edna Silberman Humanitarian Service Award – the only recipient to ever receive such an honor personally from Edna Silberman. Mary continues to serve on the Keystone Service Systems Board of Directors, as well as the Quality, Policy and Finance Committees.

Mary and her husband, David, are family advocates and have a son, Christopher, who has autism. Her son has been a driving force in her involvement in community human service endeavors.

She is a past president of the Greater Harrisburg Chapter of the Autism Society of America, as well as a past president of the American Association of University Women, Harrisburg Branch. A graduate of Shippensburg University, Mary received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education and Spanish. She is a former teacher at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Harrisburg, PA and a college supervisor for Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA.