As the regional vice president of Central Pennsylvania, Mylene Krzanowski is responsible for advancing Caron’s fundraising efforts in the region, including leadership and coordination of signature fundraising events, as well as the coordination and growth of the Central PA Regional Advisory Council.
Prior to her current position, Mylene served in a variety of executive capacities at Caron, including regional advancement, fundraising, and business development. As part of Caron’s current strategic blueprint, she was responsible for the development of Recovery Support Services and the redesign of Caron’s My First Year of Recovery program to strengthen Caron’s Recovery for Life initiatives at Caron's regional recovery centers.
Mylene began her career as a clinician, with much of her work focused on the development and implementation of prevention, intervention, and support services for teens and their families. She joined Caron in 1997 and expanded Caron’s outreach to schools from 10 local schools to over 600 schools on the East Coast. That expansion was due in large part to Mylene’s ability to secure funding through a number of corporate and personal donations.
Throughout her work in that capacity, her areas of expertise included current trends in teen substance abuse, best practices in prevention, intervention strategies, teen tobacco cessation, and empowering parents to talk with their children about sensitive and high-risk issues. She regularly contributed articles on these issues to industry journals.
Mylene currently serves as an advisory board member for Camp Mariposa and The Bridgeway School. She was on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Programs for eight years, serving in numerous positions, including president and vice president of the board. She also served on the board of directors of the National Student Assistance Association and its executive committee.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from King’s College.