Board of Directors


The work of this initiative is governed by a wide variety of corporate, community and education leaders, along with other committed individuals representing a cross-section of Berks County interests.  The members of the Board of Directors are:


Jerry Simcik, Chair

SFS Intec, Inc.

Corporate Sector

Ellen Albright
Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce

Sharon Danks

Brad Hall

Retired - UGI Energy Services

Alicia Hartman


Barbara Pattison


Alison Snyder

East Penn Manufacturing

Robert Spengler

Grafika Commercial Printing

C. Elizabeth Sterner


Robert Stoyko

UGI Utilities

Education Sector

Wayne Gehris

Reading School District

Lisa Glenn

Albright College

Barbara Hall

Retired - Reading School District

Nancy Jackson

Reading Area Community College

Steve Keifer

Retired - Hamburg Area School District

Stella Leonti

Reading School District
Bill McKay
Governor Mifflin School District

Jennifer O'Brien
Reading School District

Teresa Schutt

Berks County Intermediate Unit

Jay Worrall

Alvernia University

Lauren Zuidema
Penn State Berks

Nonprofit/Government Sector

Corinne Brumbach

Berks County Public Library System

Bronwen Gamble
Reading Public Library

Lorena Lazarchick

The Highlands of Wyomissing

Tammy Mitgang

Community Volunteer

Dr. Rev. Steve Ohnsman

Calvary UCC Church

Dr. Rev. Steve Ohnsman

Calvary UCC Church

Barbara Starkey
Child Care Information Services of Berks County

Michael Toledo

Centro Hispano

Dr. Karen Wang

Reading Health System