The thirty-eight members of the Leadership Wilkes-Barre Board of Directors provide direction and recommendation on policy, activities and content for all LWB operations, including its six programs. Consisting entirely of Leadership alumni, these dedicated volunteers contribute their time, talent and treasure toward the ongoing progress and growth of our organization. Their experience, vision and support make the organization’s efforts possible.
Lissa Bryan-Smith, Chairperson
Chief Administrative Officer, Geisinger
James A. Brogna, First Vice-Chair
Vice President, Strategic Partnership Development, Allied Services
Terri Morgan, Second Vice-Chair
Banking Officer, M & T Bank
Melissa Wolf, CPA, Secretary/Treasurer
Senior Manager, Baker Tilly
Donald Brominski, Executive Committee
Director of Business Development, UGI Penn Natural Gas
Brian Stahl, Esq., Executive Committee
Partner, Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC
Phil W. Amend, Chair, LWB Advisory Council
Vice President, One Source HR Solutions
Andrea L. Caladie, CPA, Chairperson
Partner, Baker Tilly
Joseph Calore, Chair, LWB Alumni Council
Director of Weatherization, Commission on Economic Opportunity
Board of Directors:
President, Penns Northeast
Robert M. Belza
Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Eric Bleiler, CPA/PFS, CFP
Northeast Advisors, Inc.
Kieran Casey, Esq.
Partner, Rosenn, Jenkins and Greenwald, LLP
Ida Castro, Esq.
Vice President for Social Justice & Diversity, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
President & CEO, First National Community Bank
Robert M. Chepalonis
General Manager, Martz Trailways
Director, PA Commission for the U.S. Semiquincentennial
District Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
Kathleen A. Foley
Vice President of Student Affairs, Misericordia University
Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, Benco Dental
Regional President, Luzerne Bank
Sales Operations Manager, Geisinger Health Plan
President, Luzerne County Community College
Michael A. Lombardo
Mayor, City of Pittston
Director of Development & Marketing, Quad Three Group, Inc
Human Resources Director, Borton-Lawson
Frederick A. Pettit, Esq.
Vice President, Institutional Advancement, King’s College
Director of Operations, Prudential
Jennifer Stull, Esq.
Vice President & Wealth Management, PNC Bank
Wico Van Genderen
President and CEO, Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry
Mortgage Consultant, Community Bank, N.A.
Carl Witkowski, III
Executive Vice President, Chief Relationship Manager, Group Capital, LLC
Special Assistant to the President, External Affairs, Wilkes University
Director, Remittance Processing & Document Management, Navient