Our Team

Board of Directors

Christine Rush
Chairperson
State Rep. Pat Harkins
Leah M. Gouldsmith
Vice Chairperson
First National Bank
Michael Butler
Treasurer
Edmund L. Thomas Adolescent Center—Retired
Steve Walters
Secretary
Self-Employed
Joshua M. Berg
Northwest Savings Bank
Hattie Johnson
UPMC Hamot—Retired
Christine F. Konzel, Esq.
Attorney, Self Employed
Terry Lang
Jacqueline Santiago
Erie Family Center
Homer L. Smith, Jr.
Erie Rise Leadership Academy Charter School
Julie Slomski
Logistics Plus Inc.
Depend Tamba
Quality of Life Learning Center
Mary Timashenka
WJET 24
Benjamin Wilson
ResCare Workforce Services
Deborah Wisinski
Alzheimer's Association—Retired

GECAC's fifteen-member Board of Directors has a tripartite structure, which is a requirement for all Community Action Agencies nationwide. One-third of the members of the board are elected public officials currently holding office or appointed by officials holding office, one-third are from the private sector, which includes representatives of business, industry, labor, and other major groups and interests in the community, and one-third are elected to represent the low-income population in Erie County.  

Board meetings occur on the third Tuesday of every month beginning at 5:00 PM. Meetings are open to the public and are held at GECAC's headquarters located at 18 West 9th Street, Erie, PA 16501. Additional board meetings may be held at the President's discretion. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, board meetings will occur via Zoom.

Meeting Dates:

January 21
February 18

March 17

     April 21
     May 18
     June 16

 September 15
 October 20

     November 14
     December 15

Executive Leadership

Danny J. Jones
Chief Executive Officer
Georgia Del Freo
Vice President of Operations
Alicia Kudlak
Vice President of Human Resources
Antoinette Nicholson
Vice President of Finance

Marketing and Fund Development/ Media Contact

Kimberly McCaslin, CFRE
Associate Vice President of Operations

Division Managers

Matthew Trott
Area Agency on Aging
Pam Masi
Workforce, Housing, Re-Entry