Communities In Schools is a respected national voice for students. Over the years, our position has been clear: Every child needs and deserves the resources that make the difference between a graduate and a dropout. It is everyone’s job to ensure every student’s success—which means schools, families, businesses, and the community as a whole must work together.

Our Board of Directors is an integral part of why Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley has been so successful. This group of community leaders not only endorses the mission and vision of CIS, but also uses their experience and influence to open doors, garner support and offer guidance to create an even better organization for future generations.

Communities In Schools Lehigh Valley Board of Directors

  • Board Chair: Kristie Beitler, Esq., Mosebach, Funt, Dayton and Duckworth
  • Vice Chair: Adam Morse, PPL
  • Treasurer: Michael Zile, M&T Bank
  • Secretary: John Hart, Jack Hart LLC/Emmaus Borough Council
  • Ed Baldrige, Baldrige Asset Management, LLC
  • Michael Bruckner, Retired, Muhlenberg College
  • Kimberly M. Del Sordo, International Executive
  • Karianne Gelinas, Lehigh Valley Economic Development
  • Ellen Millard-Kern, Chief of Staff for Senator Pat Browne, Majority Appropriations Chairman 
  • Susan Larkin (Past Chair), Allied Personnel Services 
  • Tyler Papaz, Senior Consultant, Cornerstone Advisors Asset Management LLC
  • Saleem S. Saab, Victaulic Company
  • Michelle Schmidt, Moravian College
  • Mario Stuart, Jr., Stuart Benefits Consulting LLC
  • Susan Wolper, Esq., Our Recipe for Unity
  • Anne Zayaitz, Ph.D., Kutztown University

Communities In Schools Lehigh Valley Leadership

  • Timothy Mulligan – President and CEO
  • Michael McCorristin – Executive Vice President, Finance & Operations
  • Maria Esposito – Vice President of Advancement
  • Wendy Seiffert – Associate Vice President of Operations