Title: Board Member, Senior Research Associate - HealthcareData Company, LLC
Title: Board Government Advisor, State Senator and Senate of Pennsylvania
Bio: State Senator Joe Scarnati
Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati is currently serving his 4th term in the Pennsylvania Senate. As President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Joe holds the third-highest constitutional office in the State. He was born and raised in Brockway Pennsylvania and represents the 25th Senatorial District, which includes Cameron, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Tioga and portions of Clearfield and Warren Counties.
Joe grew up understanding that business and industry are vital to our state’s economy and its future. After graduating from Penn State University at DuBois, Joe became a third-generation business owner in the Brockway area. He has carried on the lifelong tradition of working to better his community through involvement and civic leadership, serving on both the Brockway Borough Council and the Jefferson County Development Council. He is also a member of the St. Tobias Roman Catholic Church in Brockway. Working in the private sector for 20 years prior to coming to Harrisburg and serving as a local official have given him a unique perspective on how government can work more effectively to help job-creators, working families and communities.
Since being elected to office, Joe has been a leader in reforming the way business is conducted in Harrisburg, and he remains committed to making the institution more open and accessible to the citizens of the Commonwealth. As Senate President Pro Tempore, Joe serves as an ex-officio member of each of the 22 Senate Committees. He has been a committed leader in addressing numerous important fiscal and conservative issues within the state.
In his 12 years as a State Senator, Joe has served as a rank and file member of the Senate, as a member of Senate Leadership and currently as Senate President Pro Tempore – a position that he was elected to by the full Senate. In November of 2008, with the passing of Catherine Baker Knoll, Joe became Pennsylvania’s 31st Lieutenant Governor. He served the remainder of Lieutenant Governor Knoll’s term, which ended January 18, 2011.
Joe enjoys spending time in his hometown of Brockway and working outdoors. He is the father of three children, Lisa, Kelly, and Michael.
Title: Board Treasurer, Financial Policies and Controls - TE Connectivity
Bio: Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Pennsylvania with over 11 years of diverse industry experience in the not-for-profit, public, and private sectors.
He is currently a member of the Financial Policies and Controls Team at TE Connectivity in Middletown, PA, responsible for ensuring the organization's compliance with financial policies and controls. With a 50-plus year history of leadership, TE Connectivity is a global, $12.1 billion company that designs and manufactures over 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industry—from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive, aerospace and communication networks—enabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities.
Kevin's career also consisted of spending time with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, The Hershey Company, as well as Arnold Transportation Services, Inc. as their Controller.
Bio: Bio coming soon.
Title: Board Vice Chairperson, Executive Director - Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education
Bio: Leonard Ference, middle school principal and educator for the past 41 years transforming a junior high into a middle school which is recognized for outstanding programs and student performance. He is the recipient of leadership awards from the Council of Public Education; Phi Delta Kappa from Shippensburg University and the Capital Area Intermediate Unit. He is the recipient of the George M. Leader Excellence in Education Award and the NASSP Pennsylvania Middle School Principal of the Year. He has made presentations at state and national educational conferences. He is Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education, and the co-founder of Kaizen Associates Educational Consulting,Inc.
Title: Board Chairperson, Patient Advocacy Project Manager - PA Medical Society
Phone Number: 717-909-2647
Bio: My position with the PA Medical Society provided me with an opportunity to serve on the Board of Drug Free PA. My nursing, business education, and strong interest in public health positions me to bring a medical perspective to Drug Free PA, and provides me with an opportunity to serve the community and make an impact on choices young people make today.
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