Meet Our Staff

New Choices Director, Tricia Nabors

“I am honored to function as Director of New Choices where I continue to be trusted and invited into students lives as a resource to assist with the transitions that they are in need of making. One of our mottos at New Choices is, “Those who enter as guests leave as Friends.”

With a passion for empowering women to achieve their goals of self-sufficiency and financial independence, Tricia Nabors is a dedicated Executive Director who works tirelessly to improve the lives of others.

Tricia joined New Choices in 2004 for a pilot program initiated by Franklin and Marshall College. In 2011 she was promoted to Executive Director after her predecessor retired.  Tricia’s experience with providing career counseling, coaching, and psychotherapy, has given her a unique perspective in the development and delivery of successful programs to help women-in-transition. In addition to the New Choices Career Development Program, she also supervises the Grow and New Beginnings programs.

Since her directorship, she has served as co-president of the Pennsylvania Women Work (PAWW), an organization that oversees and administers grants to the New Choices programs statewide. She was a committee member of the Lancaster Osteopathic Organization and served as a member of the International Coach Federation.

Tricia earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology at Millersville University and the designation of Certified Professional Coach from the College of Executive Coaching. A native of Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, Tricia has lived in the Lancaster area over 15 years. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Angelique Arroyo — New Beginnings Program

Passionate about justice, equity, and healing, Angelique brings a unique framework to support conscious leadership and collective healing. Revealing the path to healing and a shift in consciousness, recognizing that we all have spheres of influence that impact each other. And together we can change the world.

Through a social justice and healing lens, she brings an array of experiences through her work with ASSETS PA, where she developed and taught the Women’s Leadership Circle. She also instructs business through a social justice perspective. She has served as trainer and program developer for the Latino Empowerment Project and was a Community Presenter and Social Justice Trainer for YWCA Lancaster. She has also co-led with Maya Hackett from the Calibration Institute, a Guidess Economy Community with 60-plus authors, artists, pro-bloggers, and entrepreneurs.

Believing in the power of our collective stories, both the light and the shadow, her work helps to build both personal and communal capacity that can bring about sustainable change and impact. Her guidance and facilitation offer space for personal, interpersonal, and collective empowerment and transformation. Familiar with the impact of trauma, oppression, repression, and depression, her commitment to sharing authentically and transparently is evident in her work.

Angelique A. Arroyo is the owner of Angelique Guides: Infrastructure for Conscious Leaders & Collective Healing. In this function, she provides one on one coaching, conscious leadership work, and develops programs for businesses, organizations, and institutions. She’s available for speaking engagements and offers workshops on the topic of conscious leadership & collective healing, bringing 10+ years of circling with the community.

Angela M. Trout, JD — Communications and Fundraising Contractor

A fierce advocate for women’s causes, Angela has devoted a huge part of her career fighting for justice and equality and is loyal to organizations that do the same. She is excited to be part of the New Choices Career Development Program because of its mission to assist women and men in transition throughout Lancaster County to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

As the owner of Creative Plus Communications, Angela helps local non-profit agencies with fundraising, event planning, marketing, public relations, social media, blogging, website management, and so much more! All of this makes her a valuable and affordable resource for organizations that can’t afford a full-time communications or development associate.

A proud, and exhausted, mommy to an energetic 6-year-old boy, Angela is the former Marketing, Communications, and Events Manager for YWCA Lancaster. Prior to joining the YW, she was an editor and reporter with several newspapers including the Philadelphia Tribune, the country’s oldest continuously owned African American newspaper.

One of the proudest moments in advocacy for Angela was participating in the Women’s March on Washington in January 2017 with her sister, Amy. She said it was an amazing sight to see thousands of women, and men, come together to send a message of unity and equality. It is a day she will never forget, and she still wears her pink hat proudly!