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Board Members


2018-2019 PADE Board of Directors


Michael Spinks ImagePresident, Michael Spinks, Monroe Campus Learning Center Manager, Northampton Community College,


Immediate Past President, vacant

Alfred Siha ImagePresident Elect, Alfred Siha,  Assistant Professor of English,  Harrisburg Area Community College, York Campus,

Secretary Sandy Harrill, Director of Developmental Education, Community College of Philadelphia,

MaryAnn Klicka ImageTreasurer Mary Ann Klicka, Professor, STEM Department, Bucks County Community College,



Connie Ogle PADE BoardSoutheastern and Philadelphia Region Chair, Connie Ogle, Assistant Professor of Foundational Studies. Harrisburg Area Community

Northwestern Region Chair VACANT

Southwestern Region Chair, VACANT

Christine Kiehart ImageNortheastern Region Chair, Christine Kiehart, Director of Disability Services & Assistant Professor Academic Development, Lackawanna College,


Four-Year Private Representative

Linda Currie ImageLinda Currie, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Science, Program Manager, General Education, Peirce College,


Irene Hudson PADE BoardIrene Hudson, Director, York College Community Opportunity Scholarship Program, York College of Pennsylvania,

Two-Year Public Representatives

Geri Gutwein, Professor, English and Reading, Harrisburg Area Community College,

PADE Board Member Andrea LazarusAndrea Lazarus, Adjunct English Instructor & Admissions Counselor at the Gettysburg Campus, Harrisburg Area Community College,

Lara Rosenberger, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Reading Area Community College,

Celisa Counterman, Northampton Community College



Four-Year Public Representatives

Schaffrath, Stephan PADE BoardStephan Schaffrath, Department of Developmental Studies, Indiana University of Pennsylvania,

Chad Bennett ImageChad Bennett, Assistant Professor, Chair, Department of Academic Services and Director, Academic Success Program/Act 101, Shippensburg University,

Juanita Wooten ImageJuanita Wooten, Student Success Coordinator, Academic Development Program, West Chester University,

At-Large Institution Representatives

Julie Keenan ImageJulie Keenan, Associate Professor of English, Harrisburg Area Community College,

Karen Riley ImageKaren Riley, Advising Coordinator, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Act 101 Assistant Director, Wilkes University,


Christine Carlson ImageChristine Carlson, Adjunct Professor of English, Eastern University and Adjunct Instructor of English, Cabrini University,


Archivist Cassandra L. Nieves, Assistant Professor, Information Services Librarian, Northampton Community College, Monroe Campus,

Newsletter Editor Andrea Lazarus

Web Site Manager Linda Currie

Upcoming Events

PADE 2019 Conference

PADE 2019 Conference Celebrating Forty Years! March 31-April 2, 2019 PADE is pleased to announce Dr. Michelle Asha Cooper, President of the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), is this year’s Keynote Speaker. Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, … Continue reading

Call for Proposals: 2019 PADE Conference

Deadline for Proposals due January 14, 2019 Click here to submit your proposal (Google form)