The CIL is pleased to present a panel of distinguished women who have followed their passions and built diverse career paths showcasing their unique voices and backgrounds to campaign and serve in state, county, and local political arenas.
Thursday, April 5, 2022
This is an in-person and online presentation.
State Representative Carol Hill-Evans
State Representative Carol Hill-Evans was elected to the state legislature on November 8, 2016, to represent the 95th Legislative District in York County. She is a native of York City and was educated in the York City School District prior to earning a bachelor of science degree in Business from Penn State. Representative Hill-Evans’ prior work was in human resources. Her previous political experience included nine years of serving on York City Council as both vice-president and president. It was this experience with policy, legislation, and collaboration that helps Hill-Evans’s form important relationships, and gives her the ability to work with all parties to help solve the issues facing the 95th district.
Holly Kelley is a fourth generation resident of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. She is active in her community, serving in many capacities including; business owner, local government official, political leader, and supporter of veterans' groups. She will begin her fourth term on the Dillsburg Borough Council and is one of only two female presidents of Borough Council to date. She is serving her second term on the Republican State Committee and serves as the vice chair of the York County Republican Party, president of the Northern York County Republican Club, and an executive board member of the York GOP Club.
Carrie Nace graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in Political Science and International Relations. Prior to her career in politics, she worked for the British Embassy in the Hong Kong Economic and Trade office where she helped with Hong Kong’s transition to China. Her service in Pennsylvania state government began in 1997 and included serving as House Speaker Sam Smith’s constituent affairs/outreach director for ten years. Her diverse background prepared her for her current position as a lobbyist with Novak Strategic Advisors.
Delma Rivera-Lytle currently serves as the diversity education specialist for Central York School District. She is currently vice president of the York County Federation of Democratic Women and was the Democratic candidate for the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives - 93rd District in 2018 - the only Latina candidate running for either party. Her community service includes Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, Board of Directors - York County History Center, Board of Directors - Latinos Unidos of York, Board of Directors - United Way of York County, Board of Directors - YMCA of York, Board of Directors - Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Organization, and Board of Directors – CASA.
Julie Wheeler is the current president commissioner of York County. She is a seasoned Fortune 100 business leader with more than thirty years of leadership experience. Prior to her role as president commissioner, she was a general manager of a Medical Device Business at General Electric (GE) and co-leader for GE’s Healthcare’s Women in Commercial Organization. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, business development, and operational leadership. She has worked in both domestic and global positions and has lived in Hong Kong and Japan.
She is an active member of many community boards and is serving her second term as a local committee person. Her previous political experience includes serving on the Republican State Committee and as an executive board member for the York County GOP. In addition, she leads grassroots efforts to engage women in politics.