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
Open • Assistant HSE Instructor
Kelly Chandler • Development & Communications Manager
Christine Detweiler• Office Coordinator
Laura Dzugan • Counselor
Brooke Harvey • Nutrition Services Coordinator (Food Pantry Coordinator)
Bridget Langenback • Administrative Assistant
Eve M. Puhalla, Ph.D. • HSE Coordinator & Instructor
Laura Nielsen • Employment Counselor

The Center (East Greenville Location)
Wendy Smeltz • Center Manager
Evet Hexamer • Assistant Center Manager
Brian Shade • Kitchen Helper
Tammy Styer • Volunteer Coordinator
Open • Kitchen Coordinator

Our Board of Directors

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

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

Greg Dickey • Community Volunteer, Retired School Administrator, Upper Perkiomen School District

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

Derek Overby • Financial Center Manager, Univest Bank, East Greenville

Alan Siwy • Tax Director, Rodale Inc.

At-Large Member – Executive Committee
Gerry Fioriglio, RN, B.S. • Manager and Owner, Family Caregivers Network, Inc.
Dave Baver • President, Gordon H. Baver, Inc. Contractors
Larry Frankenfield • Community Volunteer, Retired Operations Manager, FiberMark North America, Inc.
Christe Konopitski • Director of the Perkiomen Fund and Apple Teacher, Perkiomen School
Joanne Pulice, M.B.A. • Hospital Manager, Perkiomen Animal Hospital
Becky Putera • Community Volunteer, Retired Owner/VP, Stauffer Glove & Safety
Larry Romanowski • President, P3 Towers
Jeff Stauffer • Vice President, Stauffer Glove & Safety
Bob Vogel • Vice President/COO, Miria Systems
Deb Willey, Ph.D. • Director of Development, St. Luke’s University Health Network
Mary Rives Young • Co-Owner, Fife & Drum Tree Farm, Inc.