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Joanne B Ladley

Joanne Ladley

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Joanne Ladley


After over 40 years of collaborating with her mother and two brothers to lead the development of Kitchen Kettle Village, Joanne has just made way for the third generation of family members.  Kitchen Kettle started as a small retail store with a manufacturing kitchen and grew to become a community of over 35 shops, restaurants and lodging rooms that hosts almost a million people each year.  Presently, as the owner of The Inn at Kitchen Kettle Village, Joanne manages to keep her fingers solidly in the business, while having the opportunity to work with North Group clients and still having time to enjoy her children and grandchildren.

After serving over 20 years on the Board of Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health, she is currently Vice-Chair of the Foundation Board. Her experience chairing the Strategic Planning, Mission and Community Benefit and serving on the Executive Committee served her well in understanding and working through the layers of this complex organization after spending majority of her career in her family’s business. She also chaired and served on the Board of Discover Lancaster as well as leading the Marketing and Executive Committees of that Board. In 2019, Joanne was named Entrepreneur of the Year by her alma mater, Washington & Jefferson College.


  • My family – Allyson and Ryan; Scott and Heidi and their four children
  • My flexible schedule


  • Seeing the big picture (which means sometimes forgetting some of the details)
  • Stretching people beyond their own perception of their capabilities
  • Understanding the importance of relationships and owning your part in making them work
  • Seeing all the options and presenting them for others to be able to decide a course of action
  • Curiosity about new things and a willingness to try them

Little known fact:

  • I’ve sung leading roles in a number of operas (in a distant past)

Favorite expressions:

  • “If you don’t dare, you’re doomed to dullness.”
  • “Traveler, there is no path. Paths are made by walking.”


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Sep 14, 2021
All People Have the Potential to Change and Grow
By Joanne Ladley
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Jul 28, 2020
Balanced Living…or Balancing Act?
By Joanne Ladley
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