Board Members

As a Community Action Agency, Schuylkill Community Action is governed by its Board of Directors. SCA’s Board consists of 21 members split into 3 sectors:

  • Public Sector – Represented by elected public officials.
  • Low-Income Sector – Elected by low-income groups as representatives from designated organizations, groups or target areas.
  • Private Sector

This multi-sector participation allows those three groups to leverage distinct perspectives, understandings and strengths to the task of helping low-income people become more self-sufficient.


Alt = Alternate
Rep = Representative

Public Sector

Barron “Boots” Hetherington, Chairman
Commissioner; Schuylkill County
Rep: Paul E. Buber

George F. Halcovage, Jr.Chairman
Commissioner; Schuylkill County
Rep: Ron Zimmerman

Gary J. Hess
Commissioner; Schuylkill County
Rep: Paul Straka

Dave Clews
Mayor; City of Pottsville
Rep: Mary Ann Dragna

Dan Lynch
Board Member; Mahanoy City School District
Rep: Karen Yedsena

Joseph G. Groody
Sheriff; Schuylkill County
Rep: Brian Tobin

David G. Argall
State Senator; 29th District
Rep: Marybeth Dougherty

Low Income Sector

Rhonda Weaver
Minersville Family Development Project 

Bill Applegate
Shenandoah Food Pantry Target Area

Maria Doyle
Alt: Pete Keitsock

Sean Haldeman
Child Development, Inc.
Alt: Amy Wahalec

Shirley German
Schuylkill Haven Food Pantry Target Area
Alt: Verna Ebling

Deanna Mease
John O’Hara Housing Development
Alt: Jody Dunnigan

Mary Metzger
Pottsville Salvation Army

Private Sector

Reginald Edwards
Pottsville Senior Center

Brian Geiger
M&T Bank

Sarah Donohue
Business & Professional Women’s Club

John F. Patton
John Patton, CPA

Norm Zwolenik
Crippled Children’s Society

John Consugar
Schuylkill County Transportation Authority

Trudy Umholtz
Tri-Valley Charities, Inc.

SCA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

We are firmly committed to the provision of assistance regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, military status, sexual orientation, or marital/family status.