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Meet the Team

Our organization is comprised of dedicated and passionate staff and volunteer board members from our area school districts, industry, and nonprofit leaders.

Foundation Staff

Jeff Emanuel

Jeff Emanuel

Jeff joined The Foundation in August of 2017.  His diverse background as a Manager, Data Analyst, and Quality Analyst for organizations like Geisinger Health System, AASHTO, and Lockheed Martin provides a unique industry perspective.  This coupled with his kids-first approach to life as a stay-at-home dad prior to his two children starting school, has made him appreciate the challenges of our area students, and how our local industries can partner with educators to ensure their future success.  Jeff is a US Chamber of Commerce Education and Workforce Policy and Program Fellow and has a B.S. in Geo-Environmental Engineering from Penn State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix and Certificates of Progressive and Executive Leadership from Cornell University.


Foundation Board of Directors

Bruce Schlichter


Dean Girton
Girton Manufacturing


James Geffken
Benton School District


Wendy Kupsky
Berwick School District


Michelle Prybyla
Bloomsburg School District


Columbia Montour Vo-Tech


Molly Nied
Danville School District


Joe Rasmus
Millville School District

Jeff Groshek
Central Columbia School District


Chris Stamatedes
PPL Electric Utilities


Jim Becker
Southern Columbia School District


Chris Berleth
Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce


Kara Seesholtz
Central Susquehanna Community Foundation


Hope Lineman
Commonwealth University


Tina McDowell
Geisinger Health System


Sean Stabler

School District Partners

School districts across Columbia and Montour counties partner with the Foundation on a variety of student programs.  Connect with these districts here: