About Us

Wanda R. D. Williams 
President/Chair of Administration Committee
Email: wwilliams@cityofhbg.com
Phone: 717-255-3060

Bio: Coming Soon…

Sandra R. Reid 
Vice President/Chair of Public Works Committee
Email: sreid@cityofhbg.com
Phone: 717-255-3060

Bio: Sandra is a graduate of the Harrisburg School District.  She was Battalion Commander of the Harrisburg High School N.J.R.O.T.C. program.  She Enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June 1987 as a Radioman with a Top Secret Clearance.  She was stationed in Okinawa, Japan and on board the USS Cape Cod that traveled to Operation Desert Storm the first Gulf War.

Since leaving the military in June of 1991 she has dedicated her life to raising her four children and ensuring that they respect and honor all that serve.

She continues to serve her country through her volunteer service as a Deputy District Commander of the American Legion bringing awareness the plight of veterans that return from war. Now serving as the Public Works Chairperson on Harrisburg City Council she works with her community by being and active leader in the community.

 Jeffrey A. Baltimore
Chair of Public Safety Committee
Email: jbaltimore@cityofhbg.com
Phone: 717-255-3060

Bio: Mr. Baltimore is a third generation Harrisburg resident who has held various positions throughout his career. His service to the City began as Planning Technician in the City’s Bureau of Planning and Project Officer in the Department of Building and Housing Development.  He was promoted to Enterprise Zone Coordinator and thereafter became the Acting Deputy Director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development.

Under Governor Rendell, Jeff was the State’s Minority Business Advocate and was promoted to  Executive Director of the PA Minority Business Development Authority. He worked for the York County Economic Development Corporation as Manager of Business Development.  Recently he and his sons embarked on their own entrepreneurial adventure. BMORE U is a nutrition and fitness start-up company that teaches that the body is the temple of the heart, mind and soul; that proper nutrition, regular exercise and constant movement are essential for optimum performance. BMORE U emphasizes that people of all ages should forever be, student athletes.

Jeff has worked with youth most of his adult life as a baseball Coach and Scout Leader. He is a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional with a BA from Shippensburg University.

Current / past affiliates: United Negro College Fund, Harrisburg Enterprise Development Corp., Temple University’s Youth Entrepreneurial Program, Nation Development Council, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, North Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Little League Baseball Coach, Harrisburg High’s School of Business and Industry, African American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Harrisburg, Trustee, St. Paul Baptist Church, Boy Scouts of America, Pack and Troop 40

As Public Safety Chair, Mr. Baltimore’s focus is to assist in the creation, support, development and sustainability of programs and activities that engage our youth. He believes that academic, athletic, vocational and entrepreneurial skills training are essential and a major deterrent to criminal activity. He strongly believes materialism, coupled with poverty and unemployment is a major cause of crime. “We must teach our children to value themselves, their families, their communities, their schools and their city, and not to value THINGS. Our City is safer when we govern ourselves, our families and our own neighborhoods. Police are there to assist us.  We must be there to assist the Police. Our children and our seniors require that.”

Susan Brown-Wilson
Chair of Parks, Recreation & Enrichment Committee
Email: swilson@cityofhbg.com
Phone: 717-255-3060

Bio: Coming Soon…

Brad Koplinski 
Chair of Community & Economic Development Committee
Email: Bradkop@yahoo.com
Phone: 717-623-2748

Bio: Brad Koplinski was elected to Harrisburg City Council in November 2007. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and the New England School of Law. Brad has worked at the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service. 

Brad helped to ensure the efficient and effective use of taxpayer money by reviewing state agencies and their spending as a Policy Analyst with the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General. After his work there, Brad served as Central Pennsylvania Director for then Senator Hillary Clinton’s 2008 Presidential campaign and as Comptroller for President Obama’s 2008 Pennsylvania General Election efforts. 

Knowing that our city is made up of great community organizations, Brad has worked with several of them, including the YWCA Legal Clinic and the Nativity School. He is also member of the Greater Harrisburg NAACP, Friends of Midtown and Harrisburg Young Professionals.

Brad is also the author of Hats In The Ring: Conversations with Presidential Candidates in which he interviewed 28 former presidential candidates on their experiences of running for the Oval Office. He has also been a contestant on the game show Jeopardy! and has been an Adjunct Professor at Central Pennsylvania College.

Shamaine A. Daniels, Esq.

Chair of Building & Housing Committee
Email: sdaniels@cityofhbg.com
Phone: 717-255-3060

Bio: Shamaine Daniels is an immigration attorney in Harrisburg, PA.  Prior to opening her own practice she served low-income Pennsylvanians in class-action suits to remedy minimum wage and overtime violations, represented tenants in uninhabitable housing, and challenged the Commonwealth’s special education funding formula which had an adverse effect on low-income Pennsylvanians with disabilities. Daniels is most known for her work as Plaintiff’s counsel in Lozano et. al. v. City of Hazleton. 

Her community involvement includes being the current President of Harrisburg Area NOW and Chair of the Board for the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition. She graduated with a B.A. in Political Science: International Relations and Sociology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Cincinnati and a J.D. from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Law. Daniels is the first immigrant to be elected to Harrisburg’s City Council. 

Ben Allatt
Chair of Budget & Finance Committee
Email: benallatt@gmail.com
Phone: 908-938-6864

Bio: Ben Allatt is a local executive in Harrisburg, PA with over 15 years of experience in the Human Resource field, with a large emphasis on staffing and recruiting.  Additionally he is devoted to serving the community at large.  This passion has driven him to become more involved in the local political landscape.  As Vice President of JFC Medical, a Central PA niche recruiting service within the healthcare arena, Ben has coupled his industry experience and leadership to successfully grow and develop the company and its team of professionals.  JFC Medical was named one of the top 50 fastest growing companies from the Central Penn Business Journal.  Ben earned a degree in Human Resource Management and a minor in Speech Communications from Messiah College.  He is dedicated to working with diversity and inclusion programs and has played an integral role in bringing diversity to the forefront both in the workplace and in the community.  He has participated in numerous panels on diversity and has developed diversity recruiting strategies for implementation in a variety of organizations and workplace settings.

Ben has made Harrisburg, PA his home for 15 years and remains committed to serving the community at large through numerous community engagements.  He is a graduate of Leadership Harrisburg Area, a Community Leadership Training Series and has been actively been involved with local colleges providing career guidance and resume development.  Additionally, he is earnestly involved in several non-profit groups including serving Board appointments.  Currently, Ben is the President of the Board of Directors for Open Stage of Harrisburg, a regional professional theatre based in Harrisburg.  He serves on the board for the Human Resource Professionals of Central PA (local chapter of the national organization SHRM) where he had focused on diversity and is now the current Vice President for this organization.  Ben has also served on the board of the Capital Region Stonewall Democrats and has volunteered with the LGBT Center of Central PA as a youth leader and as an advocate for issues pertaining to LGBT youth.  In 2013, Ben was recognized as one of the “Top 40 under 40” by the Central Penn Business Journal.