In 2015, Veteran and founder Sara Hodgkiss saw an opportunity to help her fellow Veterans. An Afghanistan vet herself, she witnessed soldiers in her unit struggling with PTSD after deployment. Nestled in the heart of Amish country, Pennsylvania was a hidden gem from her childhood that would become a sanctuary and therapeutic facility for countless veterans and community members.
A marketing guru with decades of experience, Sally is based in Lancaster County and brings a wealth of knowledge to the organizations.
Passionate about our cause, she is excited about becoming a part of the team and spearheading new projects!
Connect with her to learn more about upcoming events, press releases and marketing activities.
Luke graces us with his presence at the hollow, and though he is little his presence can be felt throughout the hollow. People shake in fear of the absolute terror that he is, from sun up to sun down. He doesn't sleep, he doesn't sit still, and at 6 years old he can probably outsmart most adults.
Director of Communications
Cathy is a long-time resident of Claymont, Delaware, and is Owner and President of Creative Communications, Inc. With more than 35 years experience in corporate, nonprofit and government communications, Cathy has worked extensively with city, county, state and federal government entities. Her volunteer service includes chairing the economic development Blueprint Community team, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Delaware Chapter, the YWCA Delaware and the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce; and under Governor Jack Markell, appointed as a member of the Delaware Supplier Diversity Council.
Dr. Ernie Saniga
Ernie Saniga is the Dana Johnson Professor of Information Technology and professor of operations management in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Delaware. Professor Saniga received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University, where he then went on to complete his MBA and Ph.D.
An Army Veteran with a passion for nonprofit work, Anu joined the farm in 2017 as an integral part of operations. From fundraising, event management/planning, to information technology and social media content management, she has been involved in the hollow in many capacities.
Troy Rowen is an Army veteran who is a professional farrier and expert on veterinary practices. The host of Cow-town Rodeo and a true gem in the equestrian community, Troy's expertise is an asset to our farm.
His care, professionalism and contributions have been an essential part of operations & maintenance at the Hollow!
Director of Programs
Maria Urbani-Carson received her BS degree in Elementary and Special Education from West Chester University and has worked with the special needs’ population since 1972 as a life skills specialist, a group home supervisor, and a special education teacher until her retirement in December 2017. As a teacher, she developed many individual education life skills programs and assisted in numerous transition job training activities. She is an active member in the music and prayer ministry at her church and has 2 daughters and 13 nieces and nephews, one of them Sara Woerth, founder of Woerth-It Hollow.