Meet November’s Member Spotlight – Alicia Hartman

Alicia is the Ready.Set.READ! Campaign Manager for the United Way of Berks County. She joined GRYP in 2013 because her husband, Mike, was already very involved with the organization and its sports leagues. Playing in the football league with Mike was something that she very much enjoyed, and although she admits she wasn’t very good, it was still a lot of fun! From her early days playing football to now, Alicia continues her involvement with GRYP through regular attendance of GRYP’s social events including Third Thursdays and G!G!.

In addition to being an active GRYP member, Alicia is a member of United Way’s Emerging Leaders United (ELU) young professionals group whose mission is to connect, educate and empower Emerging Leaders in Berks County through volunteerism and philanthropy. As a young professional in the Greater Reading area, Alicia believes there are many ways to get involved and to give back to the community. “Being involved is a great way to better yourself and our wonderful community. It is also a way to meet like-minded people who want to do the same thing!”

When Alicia’s not contributing her time and talent, she enjoys the many beautiful things Berks County has to offer. You can often find her hiking with her husband and dog, swimming on her Wilson Master’s Team and participating in local 5K runs. Alicia and Mike are big self-proclaimed “foodies” and enjoy eating out at local restaurants as well.

Proudest achievement:
This past April, Alicia completed her one (and only) full marathon in Nashville, TN. She says it was a great experience and journey, but she is not looking to do another one anytime soon!

Tips to other young professionals:
“Get involved, give back and volunteer! There is something for everyone in this community and as young professionals, we all have something to contribute in a positive way.”