Board of Directors


Chairman – Steve Barrouk
Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services

Secretary – James Casey
Crossing Over

Executive Director – Larry Newman


Rich Adams
Around Town Bicycles

Charles Barber
The Luzerne Foundation

William Barrett
Wilkes-Barre City Council

Steve Barrouk
Mericle Commercial Real Estate

Will Beekman
F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

Jim Bell
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Ruth Borland, Esq.
Borland & Borland

Rebecca Brominski
Luzerne County Community College

Tony Brooks
Wilkes-Barre City Council

Jerome Campbell
Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic

Steve Daniloff
WBRE-TV/Nexstar Broadasting

Gus Genetti
Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center

Beth Gilbert
Wilkes-Barre City Council

Elizabeth Graham
Riggs Asset Management

Mark Grochocki
Office of Pennsylvania State Senator John T. Yudichak

Frank Hoegen, Esq.
Hoegen & Associates

Larry Holeva
Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

Angel Jirau
Angel Jirau Consulting Company

David Jolley
Geisinger Health Systems

Bill Jones
United Way of Wyoming Valley

Dr. Dale Jones
Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Rabbi Larry Kaplan
Temple Israel

John Maday
Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association

John Malta
Berkshire Hathaway Guard Insurance Company

Ken Marquis
Marquis Art & Frame

Joe Matteo
The Frederick Stegmaier Mansion

Jack McNulty
Office of State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski

Susan McHugh
Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association

Robert Morgan
Office of Congressman Matt Cartwright

Mike Murray
The Times Leader

Teri Ooms
The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development

Patricia Parks
Downtown Residents Association

Patrice Persico
King’s College

Brian Rinker
Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Wico Van Genderen
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry

Ted Wampole
City of Wilkes-Barre

Rick Williams
Luzerne County Council

Michael Wood
Wilkes University

Reverend Bob Zanicky
First Presbyterian Church