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Board of Directors

CAAP's Board of Directors and staff have a strong commitment to supporting Pennsylvania's Community Action Agencies with the tools and resources needed to alleviate poverty in their communities.

"Community Action Agencies have a unique understanding of our communities; we can make connections between private and public resources and people who are working toward self-reliance. These connections build community and lead to mutually beneficial results.

For more than five decades that’s the work that Community Action Agencies have done – mobilizing community resources to build opportunities."

-Darlene J. Bigler, Chief Executive Officer of Blueprints

2021-2022 Board of Directors


  • President
    Rick Beaton, Executive Director
    Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission

  • 1st Vice President
    Megan Shreve, Chief Executive Officer
    South Central Community Action Programs

  • 2nd Vice President
    Gale Zalar, Chief Executive Officer
    Central Susquehanna Opportunities

  • Secretary
    Darlene Bigler, Chief Executive Officer

  • Treasurer
    Sue Auman, Executive Director
    Union-Snyder Community Action Agency

Regional Representatives

  • Region I, Southeast
    Erin Lukoss, CEO/Executive Director
    Bucks County Opportunity Council

  • Region II, Northeast
    Dennis Phelps, Executive Director

  • Region III, South Central
    Vanessa Philbert, Chief Executive Officer
    Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County

  • Region IV, North Central
    Wendy Melius, Executive Director
    Center For Community Action

  • Region V, Southwest
    John Litz, Planner
    Allegheny County Department of Human Resources

  • Region VI, Northwest
    Robert Raible, Executive Director
    Warren-Forest Counties Economic Opportunity Council

Standing Committee Chairs

  • Personnel Chair
    Jennifer Wintermyer, Executive Director
    Tri County Community Action

  • Social Policies and Issues Committee
    David Mrozowski, Chief Executive Officer
    Community Action Partnership for Somerset County


  • Larry Berringer, Executive Director
    Berks Community Action Program

  • Mitch Little, Executive Director (Philadelphia)
    The Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity

CAAP Board of Directors

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