Pre-K for PA’s Executive Leadership Council demonstrates public support for high-quality pre-kindergarten as a critical priority for Pennsylvania’s economic growth by participating in roundtable discussions, ribbon cutting ceremonies, press conferences, and lending their voice to other advocacy endeavors. This executive-level group includes the commonwealth’s top leaders across business, civic, education, law enforcement and even national security sectors in regions across the state.

Members of the statewide Executive Leadership Council support Pre-K for PA’s primary goal: by 2022, every at-risk child will have access to a high-quality pre-kindergarten program and middle-income families will more easily afford these services for their children. If you would like to sign-up to be represented on the Council, please fill out our form.

Pre-K for PA Leadership Council Members

Council MemberCompany/Organization
Craig AdamsPECO
Carol AicheleWest Chester University
Stephen AicheleSaul Ewing, LLC
Rick AltmanRadian Group, Inc.
The Hon. William AmesburyLuzerne County Court of Common Pleas
Renee AmooreThe Amoore Group
Dr. Jay BadamsErie School District
Joe BardPA Association of Rural and Small Schools
Mike BatchelorErie Community Foundation
Lt. General Dennis Benchoff (Ret.)U.S. Army (Ret.); Mission: Readiness
Betsy BortErie Bank
Steven BradleyAfrican-American Chamber of Commerce
Brooks BroadhurstEat n Park
Jim BuckheitPA Association of School Administrators (PASA)
Jackie BuhnAthenian Razak LLC
Georgia BurnerBerner International
The Hon. Renée Cardwell HughesAmerican Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania
Kevin CarnesLakeshore Learning Materials
Ida CastroThe Commonwealth Medical College
Rob CeleskiGeneral Electric--Employees Community Service Fund
Barbara ChaffeeErie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership
Jim ChiafulloCohen & Grigsby
The Hon. Mario CiveraDelaware County Council
The Hon. Darrell ClarkePhiladelphia City Council
David L. CohenComcast Corporation
Greg ColemanErie Seawolves Baseball
Gordon CooneyMorgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Ron CowellEducation and Policy Leadership Center
Bernard DagenaisMain Line Chamber of Commerce
Mary Ellen DahlkemperMercyhurst Preparatory School
Ron DiNicolaDiNicola Law Offices
Ed DonleyAir Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Karen Dougherty BuchholzComcast Corporation
Gary DrapekUnited Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties
Bob EschAmerican Refining Group
Nick FedenMichael P. Boyle and Associates
The Hon. Rich FitzgeraldAllegheny County
Daniel FitzpatrickCitizens Bank
Frank FordSt. Luke's University Health Network
Bill FrantzNittany Kiwanis Club
Robert FyockIndiana County Sheriff
Kenny GambleUniversal Companies
Thomas GluckPA Association of Intermediate Units
Lon GreenbergUGI Corp
Melissa GrimmGrimm & Grove Communications
Bill HankowskyLiberty Property Trust
Tara HemmerWaste Management
Chuck HammelPitt Ohio Express
Franco HarrisFormer NFL player
Dr. Paul HealeyPA Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals
Tom HoganChester County District Attorney
Dr. Eric HolmesYork City School District
Mike HopkinsChildren's Service Center
Julie HughesFifth Third Bank
Bill IslerFred Rogers Company
Bill JacksonUnited Way of Erie
Roger JanesFirst National Insurance Agency, LLC
Alan JenningsCommunity Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley
Brian JensonPennsylvania Economy League of Southwestern Pennsylvania
David JohnPA State Alliance of YMCAs
James E. Johnson, Ph.D.Penn State University, Early Childhood Education
Garfield JonesNeuroCall Teleneurology
Bill JonesUnited Way of Wyoming Valley
Chief Thomas KingState College Police Department
Jeff KotulaWashington County Chamber of Commerce
Allen KukovichAttorney At Law
Anthony LacenerePropel IT, Inc.
Ray LandisPA-AARP
Dr. Keith LeaphartReplica Creative Inc.
The Hon. Thomas LeightonCity of Wilkes-Barre
Charisse LillieComcast Corporation
The Hon. Rob LougheryBucks County Board of Commissioners
Roger MacleanCounty of Lehigh (and former Allentown Police Chief)
Nathan MainsPA School Boards Association
John MarsicoThe Commonwealth Medical College
Alba MartinezThe Vanguard Group Inc.
Dwight MathisMerril Lynch
Rob McNeillDeloitte, LLP
Paula McWilliamsHeritage Community Initiatives
James Micsky, Jr.United Way of Mercer County
Anne MorrisseyAmeriHealth Caritas
Marlene MoscoPNC Financial Services Group
The Hon. Michael NutterCity of Philadelphia
Morgan O'BrianPeople's Natural Gas
Jerry OleksiakPennsylvania State Education Association
Dan OnoratoHighmark
The Hon. John PeckWestmoreland County District Attorney's Office
Jerome PesentiIBM
Phil PetersonAon Hewitt
Jennifer PetersonSaul Ewing, LLC
Dennis PuhallaWyoming Valley Montessori School
Ajay RajuDilworth Paxson, LLP
Pedro RamosSchnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Chris ReillyYork County Commissioner
Ed RendellFormer Governor of Pennsylvania
Rig RigginsYMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
Frank RizzoGeoTraffic
Jim RoddeyFormer Allegheny County Executive
Stephanie RooneyConsultant
Kristen RotzUnited Way of Pennsylvania
Scott RoyRange Resources
Brian SchreiberJewish Community Center
Mark SchweikerFormer Governor of Pennsylvania
Nick Scott, Jr.Scott Enterprises
Josh ShapiraGiant Eagle
The Hon. Josh ShapiroMontgomery County Board of Commissioners
Heseung SongMighty Engine
Mary Stengel AustenTierney Communications
Ivo StivoricJawbone
Rev. Sandra StraussPennsylvania Council of Churches
Sam TalaricoNorthwestern Region - PSEA
Dr. Stephen TangUniversity City Science Center
Kevin ThomasPennsylvania District Kiwanis International
James ThomasWilkes-Barre Family YMCA
Yvonne Thompson-FriendSeniors4Kids
Floyd TitusJ. Feltric Metals
Dr. Karen TylerErie Day School
Judith von SeldeneckDiversified Search
James WaddingtonLockheed Martin
Tay WaltenbaughWestmoreland Community Action
Patrick WardUnited Way of Greater Hazleton
Lara WashingtonAllegheny Housing Rehabilitation Corporation
Harriet WeissCRW Graphics
Larry WeissHippographics
Ray WhalenWyoming Valley West School District (ret.)
Dr. Janis Wilson SeeleyLuzerne County Community College
Dr. Todd WolynnKids Plus Pediatrics
Rob WonderlingGreater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Tom WoodwardBank of America
John ToueySalveson Stetson Group
Donald WargoTemple University
Thomas Wilson Rear Admiral (Ret.), USN
Suzanne YunghansPA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Pre-K for PA’s work is possible only through generous contributions from the 1675 Foundation, The Donley Foundation, GE Employees Community Service Fund, The Heinz Endowments, The Lenfest Foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation, Samuel S. Fels Fund, and William Penn Foundation.

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