Sturla to host House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on ACEs Thursday in Lancaster

HARRISBURG, April 8 – Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today he will host a public roundtable discussion on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the lifelong impact ACEs has on the brain.

The roundtable will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11 at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, Stager Conference Room 3, Ground Floor, 555 North Duke Street, Lancaster. The media and public are invited to attend.

Sturla, Chairman of the House Democratic Policy Committee, said the hearing is the second in a series held across the state to further explore how these experiences impact children’s cognitive development, and the impact ACEs has on education, health care and correctional costs.

The current agenda is:

10:00 a.m.      Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:10 a.m.      Panelists:

  • Jeffrey Martin, Associate Director of Family and Community Medicine, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
  • Lark Eshleman, Executive Director, About Child Trauma Foundation
  • Alice Yoder, Executive Director of Community Health, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
  • Melanie Snyder, Executive Director, Lancaster County Reentry Management Organization                   
  • Erin Elliott, Chief Development Officer, Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster

11:30 a.m.      Closing Remarks

The meeting is one in a series held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, focused on putting people first, good jobs, health care access, quality schools and job training, and a fair economy. Additional information about the plan is available at

For more information about the Policy Committee, go to

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