Our Board of Directors

Nichola Gutgold, Ph.D. | PRESIDENT
Professor & Author, Penn State University

Margaret McConnell Vice President 

Margaret McConnell | VICE PRESIDENT

Director of Strategic Partnerships, People First Federal Credit Union


Ilene Prokup | SECRETARY
Retired Professor, Kutztown University
Firm Administrator, Prokup Law Office

scott Boehret Treasurer the literacy center

Scott Boehret | TREASURER
Director of Finance – South Whitehall Township

Jane Hudak, M.Ed.
Dean, Muhlenberg College Wescoe School of Continuing Education


Dr. Anibal Torres Bernal
Director of Academic Affairs (DAA), Penn State University, Lehigh Valley


candi harmon Kruse the literacy center

Candi Harmon Kruse
Manager, Commercial & Legal Affairs – Victaulic Company, Easton, PA


Ramona Hollie-Major, Ed.D.
Director of Operations for Special Education, Philadelphia School District


Elizabeth S. Hritz, MBA
Regional Sales Manager, Just Born Candy


Mary Lisicky
Vice President and Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management


Lisa Luciano
Vice President, American Bank


Kristine Maciolek Small

Director – Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Management, Corporate Human Resources, PPL Services Corporation


Renae Yeager, CPA
VP Corporate Audit, PPL Services Corporation