Board of Directors

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.


Andrea L. Caladie, CPA, Chairperson
Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Lissa Bryan-Smith, First Vice-Chair
Chief Administrative Officer, Geisinger

James A. Brogna, Second Vice-Chair
Vice President, Corporate Advancement and Communications, Allied Services

Melissa Wolf, CPA, Secretary/Treasurer
Senior Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Terri Morgan, Executive Committee
Banking Officer, M & T Bank

Donald Brominski, Executive Committee
Director of Business Development, UGI Penn Natural Gas


Phil W. Amend, Chair, LWB Advisory Council
Vice President, One Source HR Solutions

Joseph Calore, Chair, LWB Alumni Council
Director of Weatherization, Commission on Economic Opportunity

Board of Directors:

John Augustine
President/CEO, Penns Northeast

Robert M. Belza
Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Eric Bleiler, CPA/PFS, CFP
Director of Operations, Shareholder
Eric J. Bleiler, CPA & Co; 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

Robert M. Chepalonis
General Manager, Martz Trailways

Cassandra Coleman-Corcoran
Special Advisor to the Governor

Kevin Engleman
District Manager, Wells Fargo Bank

Kathleen Dunsmuir
Senior Vice President/Wealth Management Director, PNC Bank, N.A.

Kathleen A. Foley
Vice President of Student Affairs, Misericordia University

Karen Friar
Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, Benco Dental

Randolph I. Granger
Faculty, Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School

Janet Hall
Executive Director, Luzerne County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Jack Jones
Regional President, Luzerne Bank

Karen Friar
Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, Benco Dental

James Lackenmier, CPA
Director, Accounting Services, Blue Cross of NEPA

Thomas Leary
President, Luzerne County Community College

Michael A. Lombardo
Mayor, City of Pittston
Quad Three Group, Inc

Monica Marshalonis
Human Resources Manager, Borton-Lawson

Donnie Minnick
Client Relations & Business Delivery & Automation, Prudential Financial

Frederick A. Pettit, Esq.
Vice President, Institutional Advancement, King’s College

Brian Stahl, Esq.
Partner, Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn

Tracy Stine
Senior Director, Navient

Wico Van Genderen
President and CEO, Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry

Carl Witkowski, III
Executive Vice President, Chief Relationship Officer, Group Capital, LLC

Michael Wood
Special Assistant to the President, External Affairs, Wilkes University

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