Leadership Team


Elizabeth Prada
Elizabeth Prada
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, DMD, MPH, Executive Director

Liz holds two roles as the clinic as the executive director and as a pediatric dentist. She has a BA in Biology and Public Policy from Duke University, a DMD from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine, and an MPH from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management. She completed her residency at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in Pediatric Dentistry.

Liz provides all aspects of pediatric dental care, including cleft and craniofacial care, special needs and hospital dentistry. She holds hospital privileges at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and Penn Medicine – Lancaster General Health. As executive director, she works with the board of directors to oversee financial management, development, marketing and communications at the clinic. Outside of the office, Liz enjoys photography and travel. She is married with two sons and a dog. She enjoys working with patients throughout their childhood as they mature into successful adults.

Kristy Beckman
Director of Finance

Kristy is the director of finance at LCPC. She received her BA with honors from Hofstra University with a focus in Accounting. She manages the financial side of the clinic. When she is not at the clinic, Kristy enjoys running outside, being a chauffeur for her children and their activities, and volunteering on her local swimming pool’s board. Kristy is proud to be associated with the clinic because it strives to improve the lives of children in need as well as assisting families receive all the services needed in one place.

Lisa A. Schneider, EFDA, CDA
Director of Operations

Lisa is the Director of Operations at LCPC. She has received her AAS with honors from Manor College in EFDA. She obtained a license in EFDA and her CDA, and also has taken numerous CE courses in leadership management. Lisa has been an adjunct instructor with Harcum College for EFDA and BCCTC for Dental Assisting and EFDA. She manages the ongoing daily operations at the clinic. She enjoys spending time with her family , reading, kayaking and walks with her hubby and dog. She finds spending time in Chincoteague, Virginia and Maine most enjoyable. She enjoys being part of the LCPC team who improves the lives our children one smile at a time.

Deanna Meyler
PHD, Director of Development

As Director of Development, Deanna executes and manages cultivation and stewardship strategies in support of fundraising campaigns, gift planning and major gift procurement, donor relations, and annual giving. Deanna savors being in contact with LCPC supporters and listening to their stories about our amazing patients and the heroic care our team provides to attend to their needs. Being able to make sure our patients and their families have great lives with LCPC makes her smile every day. Deanna has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Public Health from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and an Advanced Certificate in Community Leadership from the City University of New York. When away from the clinic, Deanna enjoys exploring, volunteering, and cooking.

Ross E. Long

Rusty is the director emeritus and head of research at LCPC. He has a BA in Psychology from Dartmouth College, a DMD from the University of Pittsburgh and a MS in Speech Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh. He obtained his certificate in orthodontics from the University of North Carolina and his PhD in Developmental Biology from the University of North Carolina. Rusty is the site PI for NIH grants. He has supervised research projects of orthodontic residents, oversees the Americleft Project, leads the LCPC quality improvement and quality assurance activities, presents and publishes LCPC research results and assists other staff members in scholarly endeavors. He enjoys traveling, fine dining, hanging out with family, long walks in the woods, reading, and mowing on his tractor. Rusty has four children whom are all married. One lives local and three live out of state. He also has 11 grandchildren, 10 girls and 1 boy. He loves helping children with disabilities achieve their full human potential by rising above their disability, cleft/craniofacial anomalies in particular. He is grateful for the opportunity to become part of a patient’s life and “family” from birth to adulthood and to be able to witness firsthand the rewards of their efforts. He also feels blessed to be able to work side-by-side with dedicated, talented, caring and compassionate colleagues from such a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds.

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