Board of Directors
Anthony Rada is a Senior Staffing Manager for a global staffing firm and is President of the Board of Directors for Daystar. As a recovering addict and former client of Daystar, Anthony devotes a majority of his time to organizations like Daystar and M28 Ministry that actively seek to make better the lives of addicts and alcoholics.
Anthony received his bachelor’s degree in management from Robert Morris University. He is an avid fisherman (in both fresh and salt water), enjoys golf and traveling, and loves spending time with his family. He recently bought a house with his beautiful fiancé Amy and her adorable daughter Peyton.
Pastor Jim Schambach is founder and Director Emeritus of M28 Ministry, which works to inspire a movement of churches, non-profits, and local agencies to help those struggling to find their way in life.
Since its inception, M28 has improved the lives of more than 1,000 individuals and families. Given his commitment to improving the lives of central Pennsylvanians, Pastor Jim joined the Daystar Center for Recovery’s board of directors in 2014, was board chairman for three years, and is currently an Executive
Committee member at large.
Pastor Jim has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Bethel Theological Seminary, was previously an Executive Pastor at a megachurch in central Pennsylvania, and has published extensively on ministering
to young adults. He was nominated as one of the “101 Most Vital People in South Central Pennsylvania” by Apprise Magazine and nominated for a Jefferson Award for Outstanding Community Service by
Channel 8, both for his work with young adults in the region. He and his wife, Brenda, live just outside Harrisburg and enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Dawn Brunner is a Senior Workers Compensation Claims Examiner for Davies Claims Solutions and the current Secretary for the Daystar Center for Recovery’s Board of Directors. In addition, she has served in several capacities in a 12-step fellowship of which she is a member. As someone in long term recovery, Dawn knows the positive impact that Daystar has in the community. She was honored and excited when asked to be a part of the Daystar Board of Directors in the spring of 2021.
Dawn graduated with an associate’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Mt. Aloysius College and a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership / Professional Communications from Duquesne University. She is the mother of two (three if you count her dog Benji) and the grandmother of five. Last year she bought a house in Middletown where the home improvement projects never seem to end!
Josh Hocker is currently a Senior Vice President and the Director of Middle Market Lending at Orrstown Bank. He is also the current Treasurer of Daystar Center for Recovery’s Board of Directors. Prior to
joining Orrstown in 2019, Josh spent his entire banking career at First National Bank of Pennsylvania, which was formerly Commerce/Metro Bank.
Josh received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from West Virginia University, and his MBA from Penn State University in Harrisburg. He is an avid golfer, and enjoys reading, playing guitar,
and spending time with his wife, Jen, and two children, Jack and Avery. Josh is native of Harrisburg and graduated from Central Dauphin High School.
Arthur Demps is a Senior Photogrammetrist for the PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT), where he has been for the past eight years. He has worked in the field (which uses 3-D mapping to help develop cost estimates for future site work) for more than 20 years; prior experience includes work as an Engineering Technician for New York State. He holds certificates in computer aided drafting and in GIS.
Formerly from Buffalo, NY, Arthur moved to central Pennsylvania eight years ago. He and his wife Percinda are members of the Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church in Harrisburg, where he sings with the choir. In addition to his new role on the Daystar Board of Directors, he also volunteers for Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and sponsors many men in recovery, being 30 years clean himself. Governor Rendell recognized his hard work in the world of recovery by awarding Arthur with a Self-Sufficiency Award in 2010. Along with his sobriety, family is of the utmost importance to him. Arthur has seven children (six sons and one daughter), 20 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren; some of whom live in PA, some in NY, and some in IL. His favorite saying is, “It’s not the end of the journey that matters, but the journey that matters in the end.”