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Taking the Initiative Archive 2011

12-20 & 12-23-11



Connie Rought, Center Director: Cityspace

Janet Quinn, Board Member: CitySpace

12-13 & 12-16-11

Kids of Character


Gwen Pongracz: Founder, Kids of Character

Dr. Gregg Amore: Assoc. Dean of Students, DeSales University

12-6 & 12-9-11

Saving a Homeless Shelter


Alan Jennings: Exec. Dir. Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley

Tyler Rogers:

Exec. Dir. Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter, Easton, PA

11-29 & 12-2-11

Christmas Values


Frances Dreisbach: a Founder, Annual Nazareth to Bethlehem Christmas Peace Pilgrimage

Mimi Lang: Planning Group Member, Annual Nazareth to Bethlehem Christmas Peace Pilgrimage

Kostas Kalogeroupolis: Senior Exec. Vice Pres. Meyer Jabara Hotels & Founder, Spirit of the Lehigh Valley Christmas Eve Dinner for the less fortunate

11-23 & 11-25-11

Rachel’s Challenge: Ending Bullying at schools

Sharon Fehlinger

Principal, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts

Debra Nonnemacher

Development Director, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts

11-8 & 11-11-11

Watchdog of the Morning call

Paul Mushick: Morning Call “Watchdog” columnist

10-25 & 10-28-11

Chronic Homlessness

Lisa Pawlowski: Co-Chair, Steering Committee, Commission to End Chronic Homelessness, City of Allentown

Lauren Giguere: Deputy Director, of Community & Economic Development, City of Allentown

10-18 & 10-21-11

Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley

Suzanne Beck: Executive Director, Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley

Robert Edwards II: Homicide Survivor & High School Counselor

10-11 & 10-14-2011

Cancer Support Communities of the Greater Lehigh Valley

Marcie Grello: Executive Director, Cancer Support Communities of the Greater Lehigh Valley

Linda Leddy: Cancer Survivor and Active Participant, Cancer Support Communities of the Greater Lehigh Valley

10-4 & 10-7-2011

Latinos for Healthy Communities

Rose Quiles: Program Director, Latinos for Healthy Communities

Miguel Rodriguez, Jr.: Assistant Program Dir. & Hepatitis C Case Manager, Latinos for Healthy Communities

9-27 & 9-30-2011

Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley

Diane Zanetti: Executive Director, Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley

John Toner: Director of Development, Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley

9-20 & 9-23-2011

Indian Creek Foundation

David Crosson: Executive Director, Indian Creek Foundation

Allison Ludlow: Director of Vocational Services, Indian Creek Foundation

9-13 & 9-16-2011

Miller Keystone Blood Center

Catherine Palumbo: Dir. of Donor Recruitment & Marketing- Miller Keystone Blood Center

Kathy West: Donor Resources Rep.- Miller Keystone Blood Center

Barbara Davies: Blood Drive Coordinator- Christ Church UCC, Bethlehem

9-6 & 9-9-2011

The United Way

Susan Gilmore: President- United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley

Melinda Hoffner: United Way Employee Campaign Coordinator- Lafayette Ambassador Bank

8-30 & 9-2-2011

Visions of Eagles Foundation

Thomas Fehnel: Founder & President- Visions of Eagles Foundation

Sally Jablonski: Vice President & Treasurer- Visions of Eagles Foundation

8-23 &8-26-2011

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Jennifer Britland: Program Specialist- Center for Humanistic Change

Karen Grady: Executive Director- The Arc of Lehigh & Northampton Counties

6-14 & 6-17 20011

Community College Education in the Lehigh Valley

Dr. Art Scott: President of Northampton Community College

Dr. Donald Snyder: President of Lehigh Carbon Community College

5-7 & 6-10 20011

Care Net Lehigh Valley

Sharon Grant: Executive Director of Care Net LV

Alice Kim: Education Director of Care Net LV

5-31 & 6-3 20011

Lauren’s Hope Foundation

Ann Flood: President of Lauren’s Hope Foundation

Dr. Lorraine Dickey: Chief, Division, of Neonatology at Lehigh Valley Health Network

5-24 & 5-27 20011

Medical Mission to Guatemala

Dr. Brian Stahl: Participant in recent Medical Mission to Guatemala

Dr. Marna Greenberg: Participant in recent Medical Mission to Guatemala

5-17 & 5-20 2011

Senior Corps

Jill Rothrock: Senior Corps Northampton County Coordinator

Diane Schrameyer: Senior Corps Dir. Lehigh, Northampton, & Carbon Counties

5-10 & 5-13 2011

Drug Abuse

Stuart Bendics: Police Commissioner, Bethlehem, PA

James Reisinger: Assistant Dir. Of Education, Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center

5-3 & 5-6 2011

Local Food Banks

Ann McManus: Director of Second Harvest Food Bank of the L.V & Northeast

Rev. Martin Nuscher: Director of Northampton Area Food Bank

4-26 & 4-29 2011

Presbyterian Senior Living (Everyday Life Program)

Amy Angelo: Marketing Manager, Presbyterian Senior Living

Linda Luther: Executive Dir., Presbyterian Senior Living

4-19 & 4-22 2011

Southside Ministries of Bethlehem

Barbara Taylor: Coordinator, Southside Ministries of Bethlehem

Winston Alozie: Volunteer, Southside Ministries of Bethlehem

4-12 & 4-15 2011

Valley Youth House

Sandra Molnar: Program Director, Child Welfare Services, Valley Youth House

Lorrie Reddy: Director, Lehigh Valley Group Homes, Valley Youth House

4-5 & 4-8 2011

Red Cross of the Lehigh Valley

John Hughes: Regional Executive, the American Red Cross Lehigh Valley

Jen Castellano: Director of Sales, the American Red Cross Lehigh Valley

3-29 & 4-1 2011

Bereavement Program of St. Luke’s Hospital

Rev. Ann Huey: Spiritual & Bereavement Manager, St. Luke’s Hospital

Wendy Littner Thomson: Bereavement Coordinator and Counselor, St. Luke’s Hospital

3-22 & 3-25 2011

Methodist Services of Philadelphia

Ann Rice Burgess: VP & Exec. Dir. Methodist Family Services of Philadelphia

Kathrine Martin: VP & Exec. Dir. Methodist Services for Children & Families

3-15 & 3-18 2011

Turning Point Lehigh Valley

Ellen Mooney: Director of Client Services, Turning Point Lehigh Valley

Lorna Locascio-Clause: Director of Special Initiatives, Turning Point Lehigh Valley

3-8 & 3-11 2011

Saucon Valley Lions Club

Raymond Campbell: Member of Saucon Valley Lions Club

Scott Lohman: Member of Saucon Valley Lions Club

3-1 & 3-4 2011

Congressman Charlie Dent

Congressman Charlie Dent

2-22 & 2-25 2011

New Medical School Programs

Dr. Stephen R. Permut: Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Associate Dean of Academic Affiliations, Temple U. School of Medicine

Dr. Joel C. Rosenfeld: Chief Academic Officer and Senior Associate Dean, St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network

2-15 & 2-18 2011

Childhood Obesity

Dr. Meagan Grega: Co-Founder and Medical Director, Kellyn Foundation

Eric J. Ruth: Co-Founder and Executive Director, Kellyn Foundation

2-8 & 2-11 2011

Services for Troubled Children & Youth

Jonathan Henning: Chief Relations Officer, Bethany Children’s Home

Pastor Chris Hart: Bethany Children’s Home

2-1 & 2-4 2011

Strengthening Familes

Charlene Steeley: Director of Ministries, American Family Services

Rick Klotz: President, American Family Services

1-25 & 1-28 20011

Allentown Rescue Mission

Gary Millspaugh: Executive Director, Allentown Rescue Mission

Mike Korpics: Allentown Rescue Mission

1-18 & 1-21 20011

Proposed Sale of Gracedale Nursing Home

Ross Marcus: Director of Human Services, Northampton County

Rev. David DeRemer: Senior Pastor St. John’s United Church of Christ, Nazareth

1-11 & 1-14 20011

Allentown School District

Dr. Gerald Zahorchak: Superintendent of the Allentown School District

1-4 & 1-7 20011

Meet the Mayors

Ed Pawlowski: Mayor of the City of Allentown

John Callahan: Mayor of the City of Bethlehem