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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
Director

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

Sharon Wilkin
Chair
Design Group

 

Dean Girton
Treasurer
Girton Manufacturing

 

James Geffken
Benton School District

 

Bob Croop
Berwick School District

 

Michelle Prybyla
Bloomsburg School District

 

Ken Kryder
Columbia Montour Vo-Tech

 

Vacant
Danville School District

 

Joe Rasmus
Millville School District

Jeff Groshek
Vice-Chair
Central Columbia School District

 

Chris Stamatedes
Secretary
PPL Electric Utilities

 

Jim Becker
Southern Columbia School District

 

Fred Gaffney
Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce

 

Kara Seesholtz
Central Susquehanna Community Foundation

 

Hope Lineman
Commonwealth University

 

Tina McDowell
Geisinger Health System

 

Bruce Schlichter
Kawneer

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: