Cindy Love named to grant -writing position

Cynthia A. Love

LOCK HAVEN  — Cynthia A. Love of Lock Haven has been named Systems Grant Administrator and Grant Writer for Penn Highlands Healthcare, according to Steve Fontaine, Penn Highlands Healthcare CEO.

In this position, she will be responsible for researching, writing and overseeing the grant process for all four Penn Highlands hospitals and affiliates.

“We are pleased to have someone with Cindy’s experience in our organization,” Fontaine said. “Penn Highlands Healthcare always changing and growing to provide the services needed in our region. Cindy’s help in securing funding will help our communities and our patients.”

When asked about her thoughts on her new position with Penn Highlands Healthcare System, Love stated that she is very honored for the trust and belief shown in her knowledge and skills. “I am extremely excited about the challenge placed before me and look forward to working within the Penn Highlands Healthcare System to assist in enhancing the quality of care provided by the administration and medical personnel within the communities of Brookville, Clearfield, DuBois and St. Marys.”

Love comes to Penn Highlands Healthcare after years of being a grant writer, non-profit consultant and notary public with her own business, CAL Funding Initiatives, LLC, based in Lock Haven. She has worked with numerous nonprofits and has helped many of them be awarded more than $100,000 each in grants. She also works with numerous nonprofits on their policies, IRS compliance, fundability and sustainability.

Previously, Love was the executive director of the Clinton County Women’s Center, and has worked for the Woodward Township Sewer Authority, the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Community Services Group Inc., Brodart, Inc., and for Bernhard Dohrmann, Esq.

Love is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Technology with an associate’s degree and a bachelor’s degree, both in applied human services, and she also has credits toward her master’s degree in management of non-profit organizations from Capella University.

Love has been very active in community projects and groups including the Lock Haven Order of Eastern Star, the Megatranscect Committee, the Lock Haven Rotary, the Highland Cemetery Association, Greater Renovo Area Heritage Park and the Keystone Central Foundation along with many other nonprofit organizations within Clinton County. For over 35 years, she has served as the Judge of Elections in her township, as well as an Auditor in another township.

Love is also a licensed consultant for the Standards for Excellence Institute and a certified standards consultant for the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations. She is a member of the Grant Professionals Association, the National Association of Professional Women, the American Fundraising Professionals and the Pennsylvania Association of Notaries. She is a past board member of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. She is a past sub-committee member of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

While she still maintains her primary residence in Lock Haven, where she has lived all her life, Love has recently taken a second residence in DuBois. She has been married to her husband Wayne Love for almost 42 years, and is the proud mother of two sons, Troy of Williamsport and Todd of Jacksonville, N.C. She is grandmother of three grandsons – Aiden, Hunter and Vaughn.