Daniel P. Elby, CEO, was graduated with a Master of Arts, Higher Education from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts, from Lock Haven University. He was born and raised in Harrisburg City and was graduated from John Harris High School.

Mr. Elby co-founded Alternative Rehabilitation Communities, Inc. (A.R.C.) in 1975 as an incorporated private, nonprofit human service agency. A.R.C. was established to provide rehabilitation services for the most difficult youth in the Pennsylvania juvenile justice system. These services are provided in a community, rather than an institutional setting. A.R.C. played a significant role in the deinstitutionalization of juvenile offenders in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The agency provided services to the most difficult to place youth who were among the last to be released from the Adult State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill.

Throughout his career, he has held many key positions within the following organizations: President of the Board of Directors, Crispus Attucks Center, York, PA; retired Board of Director’s Central York School District; Chairperson of Pennsylvania’s Disproportionate Minority Contact Committee Pennsylvania; Commission on Crime and Delinquency; Board of Governors, PA State System of Higher Education Governor’s Appointment; Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees Governor’s Appointment; Board of Directors, WellSpan Health, York, PA; Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee (JJDCP) of Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency (PCCD), Governor’s Appointment; Board Director of York Chamber of Commerce; and York County United Way Board Member.

If the outcome of our behavior, actions and attitude is good for our students,
Then it is worth doing.
If the outcome of our behavior, actions and attitude is not good for our students,
Then it is not worth doing.
We are the role models for our students.
Therefore our behavior, actions and attitude must always be presented in a positive way


Michael Elby, Director of Operations, was born and raised in Harrisburg, PA. He is a graduate of the former John Harris High School in Harrisburg, PA. Michael has been with Alternative Rehabilitation Communities, Inc. (A.R.C.) since 1975. A.R.C. is a non-profit agency human service agency serving youth in Pennsylvania. Michael is the Director of Operations with A.R.C., he focuses on the day-to-day operations to ensure all things run smoothly.

Michael is a graduate of Rutgers University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. His enjoys football and started playing at the John Harris High School and continued at Rutgers. He has received numerous awards, such as, All Star football player at John Harris, recipient of Thomas Bar Memorial Athletic Scholarship and selected as a member of the Rutgers University Athletic Review Committee.

Michael’s Civic Affiliations are Member of the N.A.A.C.P. (National Association for Advancement of Colored People); Dauphin County Juvenile Task Force; Lifetime Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., receiving The Omega Man of the Year in 1996; Consultant to Harrisburg Midget Football Organization; Former Head Football Coach of the Harrisburg High School Teams; Boy Scout Leader with Bethel Village AME Church; Served three (3) Governors on the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs; Board Member of American Diabetes Association – Fundraiser Diabetic Committee; Member of Harrisburg Bicycle Club; Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz; Member Bethel AME Village Church and Men of Allen Board – receiving Men of Allen Human Service Award; Recipient of Roy Hansard Award; Spin Instructor – Central Penn Health and Fitness , Harrisburg, PA.


Ronald E. Sharp, B.A., M.A., Ed. D., Director of Psychology,  is a licensed psychologist and a certified school psychologist. He has worked as a juvenile probation officer, juvenile court consultant, child psychologist and as executive director of both the Indiana County Guidance Center and the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission. For the past 27 years, he has worked as the Director of Psychological Services and Director of Treatment at Alternative Rehabilitation Communities, Inc.

For the past 17 years, Dr. Sharp has served as the Chairperson of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency; he is a Commission Member of the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency. He has been appointed to serve is this capacity by Governors Tom Ridge, Ed Rendell and Tom Corbett. In 1999, Dr. Sharp wrote the federal grant that led to the development of the Pennsylvania Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment Curriculum that is now used statewide to treat youth in the juvenile justice system who have trauma related issues.

Dr. Sharp is a member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the National Register of Psychologists in Health Services. He is a clinical member of the Association on the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.