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 2016 Board of Directors are:


Jerry Simcik, Chair

SFS Intec, Inc.

Corporate Sector

Ellen Albright
Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce

Sharon Danks
Tweed-Weber, Inc.

Brad Hall

UGI Energy Services, Inc.

Barbara Pattison

National Penn Bank

Denise Shoup


Robert Spengler

Grafika Commercial Printing, Inc.

C. Elizabeth Sterner


Jeff Stoicheff

Penske Truck Leasing Co.

Robert Stoyko

UGI Utilities, Inc.

Education Sector

Margarita Caicedo

Reading Area Community College

Gina Crance

Albright College

Wayne Gehris

Reading School District

Dr. Melissa Jamula

Retired Superintendent

Steve Keifer

Retired - Hamburg Area School District

Stella Leonti

Reading School District

Teresa Schutt

Berks County Intermediate Unit

Lou Shucker

Attorney/Education Advocate

Jay Worrall

Alvernia University

Cheri Woyurka

Berks County Intermediate Unit
Nonprofit/Government Sector

Corinne Brumbach

Berks County Public Library System

Kim Johnson

YMCA of Reading & Berks County

Lorena Lazarchick

The Highlands of Wyomissing

Tammy Mitgang

Community Volunteer

Dr. Rev. Steve Ohnsman

Calvary UCC Church

Senator Judith Schwank

PA State Senate

Pablo Tejada

Olivet Boys & Girls Club

Michael Toledo

Centro Hispano

Dr. Karen Wang

Reading Health System