We have a long-term investment in our community – each board member – each staff member – each team member – is empowered and god-driven to collaborate for the betterment of our community. It’s all about relationships and being willing to do the work no matter what it takes.
Marcus S. Atkinson is the Executive Director of ServErie. A native of Erie and a graduate of Strong Vincent, Marcus spent over a decade in Atlanta, GA, where he earned a degree in Business from Clayton State University and immersed himself in political and community organizing. Since his return to Erie in 2005 leading up to his tenure at ServErie, Marcus has been heavily involved in youth empowerment and advocating for the greater Erie community.
Community cOORDINATION LEAD
A native Erieite, Ashley fell in love with community renewal work when she studied in Costa Rica. She witnessed the willingness of all sectors in working together to better their country. She went on to serve in the Peace Corps in the Philippines. Inspired by the vibrancy and heart of fellow Philippino counterparts, Ashley quickly developed a deep passion for neighborhood development from the ground up – one relationship at a time. Ashley provides support to the executive and volunteer teams and connects volunteers with an organization they’re passionate about. She is happy spending her days unveiling what an amazing city Erie really is, one program at a time.
Grant team lead
Neighborhood renewal Lead
Lauren is an Americorp VISTA and is serving as our Neighborhood Renewal Team Lead. She will be working with ServErie’s Footprint to identify needs and assist in the Neighborhood Block Grant, helping renew and revitalize the area.
workforce development Lead
The Board meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month from
5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Aaron has been involved with ServErie since its inception. He currently serves as Grace Church Staff Lead, resides in the city of Erie with his wife Kelly and 4 children and has a passion for all things Erie.
Lisa is currently the Director of Contact Center Operations at Erie Insurance. She has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources and Contact Center Leadership. Lisa has been involved with ServErie in several different capacities since its inception in 2008.
Cody Cook, FCAS, CPCU, serves as senior vice president, Personal Products Division.
Cody joined The ERIE in 2003 as an Actuarial Analyst. He was promoted to Associate Actuary to Actuary. In 2009 he became a supervisor in
Actuarial Modeling. It was in 2010 when Cody was promoted to Vice President, Auto Product Manager. In 2017 he moved into his current role in Personal Products.
Loretta Nelson has been volunteering with ServErie since arriving in Erie in 2013. Loretta Is very active in the community, volunteering in various non-profit organizations. She is passionate about Erie and the work that Serverie is doing in the community.
Clint Messenger has been a resident and servant of our great city since his arrival here in 1999. He is dedicated to making his neighborhood and our city a better place through his passion for loving and caring for others. Clint is a teacher for Erie’s Public Schools, and his position on the ServErie board provides him with the unique opportunity to serve the young people and families in our community beyond his classroom walls.
Kathy Love is a Certified Nurses Aide and provides personal care to individuals in Erie County, and she is also a member of the Eastside Eagles Neighborhood Watch. From her job to her volunteer work, she has a heart for helping others in her personal and her professional life. She is honored to be on the board of ServErie and to have another method of community service. She joined the board because it gives her more opportunity to help the community. She loves the feeling of expectation that comes at the beginning of each event, looks forward to the fellowship with new people, and the thought of simply brightening someone’s day.
Neil is a lifelong Erie and Erie area resident. A retired Tech Ed teacher and school administrator, Neil continues to work part-time for the PA Dept. of Ed. As a ServeErie volunteer and team-lead, Neil found a passion for the organization. As a Board Member, Neil hopes to support Marcus, the staff and the army of volunteers, which share a love for God and for the city of Erie.