About Advisory Board

Name Institution / Business
Greg Cant, Ph.D. - Chair Wilkes University
Frank Joanlanne - Vice-Chairman Borton Lawson Engineering
William P. Montague - Founder Montague Family Foundation
Heather Acker Gentex Corporation
Ron Beer, MHA, FACHE Geisinger Health System
Don Brominski UGI Utilities
Tracy L. Brundage, Ph.D. Keystone College
Terry Casey Chancellor Financial Group
Cornelio Catena Commonwealth Health System
John Cefaly Cushman & Wakefield
Robert Durkin Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
Dale Jones, Ph.D. Penn State University / Wilkes-Barre
Charles Kasko - Chair, Housing Task Force Classic Properties
Thomas Leary Luzerne County Community College
Katie Leonard, Ed.D. Johnson College of Technology
Joe Lettiere CAN DO, Inc.
Robert Luciani - Chair, Jobs, Economy, and Economic Development Chair Prudential Retirement Services
Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J. University of Scranton
Carla McCabe WVIA
Jill Murray, Ph.D. Lackawanna College
Kathleen Owens, Ph.D. Misericordia University
Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D. Marywood University
Alana Roberts PPL Electric Utilities
Eugene Roth Rosenn, Jenkins, & Greenwald
John J. Ryan, C.S.C., Ph.D. King's College
Steven J. Scheinman, MD - Chair, Health and Healthcare Task Force Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
William E. Sordoni, Chair, Energy Task Force Sordoni Construction
Matthew Sordoni Sordoni Construction
Linda Thomas-Hemak, MD The Wright Center
Marleen Troy, Ph.D. - Chair, Planning, Land use, Transportation and Infrastructure Task Force (PLuTI) Wilkes University
Wico van Genderen Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry
Lucyann Vierling - Chair, Education and Workforce Development Workforce Alliance
Marwan Wafa, Ph.D. Penn State Worthington Scranton
Tara Mugford Wilson Power Engineering Corporation
John T. Yudichak - Co-Chair, Public Safety Task Force Pennsylvania State Senate, 14th Senatorial District

Advisory Board Board Statements

This leadership group is dedicating itself to educate, advocate and promote regionalism across separate communities and counties to solve problems, remain an economically competitive area, and raise the quality of life and standard of living for all who live here.

Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy

Our Partners

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Johnson College
Keystone College
King's College
Marywood University
Misericordia University
Penn State Wilkes-barre
Penn State Worthington Scranton
The Wright Center
The University of Scranton
Wilkes University
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85 S. Main St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701


St. Thomas Hall Suite 107
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18503

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