Wanda R. D. Williams
President/Chair of Administration Committee
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Sandra R. Reid
Vice President/Chair of Public Works Committee
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.
Chair of Public Safety Committee
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Chair of Parks, Recreation & Enrichment Committee
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Chair of Community & Economic Development Committee
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
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.
Chair of Budget & Finance Committee
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.