OPERATION EMERALD: Protect our Doctors, Nurses, Police, EMS and Fire Fighters! Donating to Operation Emerald allows us to distribute much-needed personal protective equipment to our front line. Click the Donate button below, choose Operation Emerald as the fund and contribute what you can via online donations. Checks are accepted and can be mailed to The Emerald Foundation 2120 Oregon PikeLancaster, PA 17601.

OPERATION EMERALD

Protect our Doctors, Nurses, Police, EMS and Fire Fighters! Donating to Operation Emerald allows us to distribute much-needed personal protective equipment to our front line. Click the Donate button below, choose Operation Emerald as the fund and contribute what you can via online donations. Checks are accepted and can be mailed to The Emerald Foundation 2120 Oregon PikeLancaster, PA 17601.

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Rachel Ballentine

Esports Director

Motivated by the impact that a diverse and equitable community brings, Rachel enthusiastically leads the Emerald Esports Team as they encourage students to embrace their potential through their passion of gaming. As a mother of two school-aged daughters, she is inspired by the testimonials and scholastic results that reflect an increase in student engagement when esports is added to their curriculum.

Rachel’s community experience includes leadership roles with Lancaster Recreation Commission, Red Rose Film Festival, as well as Leadership Lancaster’s 2020 Core Class.

Terry Kraft

Chief Esports Strategist

Not only is Terry an integral part of the Esports operations at Emerald, but she also is the Founder and CEO of The Pivotal Group, a consulting firm based right here in Lancaster. This group was founded with a passion to empower individuals and organizations to embrace and ignite their potential.
Throughout her career, Terry has held leadership positions with local and national organizations in both the private and not-for-profit sectors creating impactful mission-based programming and innovative development opportunities. She currently serves on the President’s Leadership Council at Elizabethtown College and is a founding member of the Lancaster County STEM Alliance Advisory Board where she chairs the Community-based Learning Initiative.

James S. Roussel

Esports Program Coordinator

Passionate about providing opportunities for students to collaborate, learn, and grow through Esports, James works to advocate for learners in our community to help prepare them for their future goals. His goal with this initiative is to develop services that help connect low-income students and provide them with new, unique opportunities.

He has previously worked for United Way of Lancaster County to facilitate a joint partnership between the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) and Lancaster County’s largest anti-poverty organization, Community Action Partnership.

Brianna Titi

Esports Communications and Public Relations Coordinator

Brianna’s passion for the program and wonderful people skills allow her to effectively promote the Esports program in high schools, middle schools, and community organizations around the east coast. Brianna works on all internal and external communication through print, digital and other forms of media. She is also charged with identifying Esports internship opportunities at the Emerald Foundation and managing participating students.

With a Bachelor’s in Communications and a concentration in Public Relations from Elizabethtown College, Brianna actively implements her communication skills throughout the organization.

Chris Frei

Esports Event Coordinator

Chris Frei serves as the Esports Event Coordinator, coordinating and producing Esports events online and offline for students. His innovative and creative mind allow Chris to analyze trends and collect data within the Esports industry to create competitions that are enjoyable for both casual and intense competitors.

Chris is an Indiana University of Pennsylvania Alumni who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Media with a minor in Journalism & Public Relations. He’s passionate about the industry and loves seeing students come together at events.

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