PH: Jay Worrall

Jay W. Worrall, MA, MBA

Director, Holleran Center for Community Engagement 


Service & Volunteerism
Nonprofit Leadership
Poverty in America
Professional Ethics

In the News:

Children in poverty author draws crowd for Alvernia talk Reading Eagle 10-11-12
Alvernia junior awarded prestigious fellowship Reading Eagle 5-3-12
Worrall new director of HCCE 8-24-11
Alvernia center getting new director Reading Eagle 7-11-11


As Director of the Holleran Center, Jay Worrall manages educational and service opportunities between Alvernia University and nonprofit and community organizations throughout the region. He also serves as an adjunct instructor for Poverty Studies, Nonprofit Management, Ethics and Leadership in the university’s graduate program.

Worrall’s background includes several years as the first Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Berks County (HFHBC), during which time HFHBC increased housing production five-fold, created the Habitat Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative in the City of Reading, and launched the Berks County ReStore — a 15,000 square foot retail outlet in Temple which sells donated building materials, furniture and appliances to fund Habitat projects in the county. Worrall was the founding Chair for Habitat for Humanity of Pennsylvania — a statewide association, which supports each of the Habitat affiliates in Pa. 

Worrall has extensive nonprofit experience, working in important roles with the City of Reading, Schuylkill County, Pottstown YMCA, and the Salvation Army. He was awarded the “Grow With Berks Award” in 2010, which is given to an individual who has made a significant impact on the Berks community.

Education includes a Masters Degree in theology from Temple University, an MBA specializing in nonprofit management from Alvernia University, and a Bachelor’s Degree is in religion from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Contact Information

Jay W. Worrall, MBA
Director, Holleran Center

     Bernardine Hall,
     Room 1105 E
     Phone: 610.796.8371

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