Who We Are


The Open Link envisions a society where all individuals can flourish.


The Open Link, a multi-service agency serving the greater Upper Perkiomen Valley, provides services and programs that help, educate, and empower, as well as opportunities that promote socialization and volunteerism for people of all ages to lead healthy and productive lives.

Our Staff

Stuart Bush, Ph.D. • Executive Director

Main Office (Pennsburg Location)
Linda Connell, M. Ed. • Assistant Director/Counselor
Scott Basara • Bookkeeper
Kelly Chandler • Communications Manager
Laura Dzugan • Counselor
Sheila Grove, M.S., CRC • Employment Counselor
Brooke Harvey • Nutrition Services Coordinator (incl. Food Pantry Coordinator)
Bridget Langenback • Administrative Assistant
Eve M. Puhalla, Ph.D. • High School Equivalency Instructor
Wendy Smeltz • Office Coordinator
Lynn Brearey • Volunteer Coordinator


The Center (East Greenville Location)
Sheila Ruth • Center Manager
Brooke Harvey • Nutrition Services Coordinator (incl. Kitchen Coordinator)
Evet Hexamer • Program Manager
Brian Shade • Kitchen Helper

Our Board of Directors

Gerry Fioriglio, RN, B.S. • Manager and Owner, Family Caregivers Network, Inc.

Vice President
Dale Westwood • Executive Vice President/Chief Retail Officer, QNB Bank

Vice President
Rev. John Buckley • Pastor, Upper Perkiomen Community Church

Greg Dickey • Retired School Administrator, Upper Perkiomen School District

Frank Falk • Principal, Falk Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc.

Joanne Pulice, M.B.A. • Hospital Manager, Perkiomen Animal Hospital

Alan Siwy • Tax Director, Rodale Inc.

At-Large Member – Executive Committee
Mary Rives Young • Co-Owner, Fife & Drum Tree Farm, Inc.

Dave Baver • President, Gordon H. Baver, Inc. Contractors
Larry Frankenfield • Retired Operations Manager, FiberMark North America, Inc.
Derek Overby • Financial Center Manager, Univest Bank, East Greenville
Larry Romanowski • President, P3 Towers
Karen Schultz • Volunteer, Upper Perkiomen Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Stauffer • Vice President, Stauffer Glove & Safety
Michael Tannous • Executive Director, UPV YMCA of Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA
Bob Vogel • Vice President/COO, Miria Systems
Deb Willey, Ph.D. • Director of Development, St. Luke’s University Health Network