Our Team

Board of Directors

Christine Rush
Chairperson
State Rep. Pat Harkins
Leah M. Gouldsmith
Vice Chairperson
Progressive Insurance
Michael Butler
Treasurer
Edmund L. Thomas Adolescent Center—Retired
Steve Walters
Secretary
Erie County Department of Health
Joshua M. Berg
Northwest Savings Bank
Cynthia Dunn
Erie County Health Department
Hattie Johnson
UPMC Hamot—Retired
Terry Lang
Marybelle Martin
United Way of Erie County
Heather Christie Morris
Erie Insurance
Joe Nuber
Retired
Alice Quinones
Erie Public Schools
Homer L. Smith, Jr.
Erie Rise Leadership Academy Charter School-Retired
Ashley Taylor
United Way of Erie County
Mary Timashenka
WJET 24

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. 

Meeting Dates:

January 18
February 15

March 15

     April 19
     May 17
     June 21

 September 20
 October 18

     November 15
     December 20

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

Program Managers

Matthew Trott
Division Manager
Area Agency on Aging
Nick DiPlacido
Associate Division Manager
Workforce, Housing, Education