2022 Board of Directors

The Rev'd Rebecca Barnes

The Rev’d Rebecca A. Barnes, President & CEO

Rector, St. Luke’s, Scranton

David Wegner

Mr. David Wegner, Board Chair

Chemical Engineer, Detect Tank Services; Past Senior Warden, St. Luke’s Scranton

Carol McMullen

Ms. Carol McMullen, Treasurer

VP Peoples Security Bank; Standing Committee, Diocese of Bethlehem

Helen Wolf

Dr. Helen M. Wolf, Secretary

Director of Mission Integration; Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY

Elizabeth Bonczar

Dr. Elizabeth Bonczar

Business Administrator, Mineral Economist, Community Activist; Beta Bread Bakery and Deli

Matthew Clemente

Mr. Matthew Clemente, Esq.

Matthew Clemente Law; Part-time public defender Luzerne County

Mr. Ronald T. Colbert, M.S., LPC, NCC

Director of Forensic Services, Scranton Counseling Center

Michael Jenkins

Dr. Michael Jenkins

Chair and Associate Professor, Criminal Justice & Criminology, University of Scranton

Ms. Valerie Lower

Past Volunteer/Advocate Coordinator of CASA of Luzerne CountyBoard member, Equines for Freedom

Jane Merolla

Ms. Jane Merolla

Vice President, Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania; Founding Board Member

Sonny Murray

Mr. Albert R. Murray, Jr.

Attorney at Law

Ms. Eileen Occhipinti

Prison Advocate, Lackawanna County Prison Advocacy Member, Pennsylvania CURE

Sr. Terry O'Rourke

Sr. Terry O’Rourke, IHM, L.S.W.

Friends of the Poor; Past Director, St. Joseph’s Center

Phil Yevics

Dr. Philip Yevics

Lackawanna County Reentry Taskforce & Prison Volunteer; Official Visitor, PA Prison Society

Sharon Crandall, Dr. Helen Wolf, and Mother Barnes visiting HomeBoy Industries, Los Angeles, CA.

Former Board Members


Ms. Sharon Crandall

Prism Restorative Justice Ministries, LA, CA

Mr. Roger Mattes, Esq.

Mattes & Mattes Law

The Rev’d Susan Treanor

Priest-in-Charge, Trinity Church, Mt. Pocono

Mr. James Fitzpatrick

American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA)

Mr. Brian Woods

Proprietor, Beach Lake Bakery