Visitor's Bureau

As part of the 2011-2012 IN FOCUS program, we have created a “Visitor’s Bureau” that will seek to bring to campus individuals in the Lehigh Valley whose professional and personal commitments can provide significant insights into the nature of poverty and inequality here in the College’s own regional community. These individuals are people who actively work in the areas of education, employment, family support, health care, housing and homelessness, literacy, child welfare and social services for low income households and have expressed a willingness to participate in on-campus programming. Schedules permitting, these “Visitors” are available for classroom visits, panel discussions, meetings with student organizations and other programming that connects to this year’s IN FOCUS theme of “poverty and inequality.” 

Anyone seeking to bring one of the visitors to campus can invite them directly using the contact information provided here. Given the possibilities that any particular “Visitor” might be of interest for more than one course or on-campus group and out of respect for the generosity of those who have volunteered to participate, it is requested that those interested in inviting “Visitors” notify John Reynolds for the purposes of co-ordination and optimal use of the “Visitors” time. Every effort will be made to support all invitations and provide assistance in making satisfactory arrangements to bring “Visitors” to campus.

Contact John Reynolds by e-mail or phone: 610-861-1408.


Phyllis Alexander, MS CED
Weed and Seed and Neighborhood Coordinator
Bureau of Planning and Zoning
435 West Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101-1699
(610) 437-7679

Beverly Bradley, President
Cops ‘n’ Kids Children’s Literacy Program Lehigh Valley
2510 Black River Road
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 861-7561

 Pamela J. Buehrle, Director
Children & Youth Services
Lehigh County
Government Center
17 South Seventh Street
Allentown, PA 18101-2401
(610) 782-3064

Kim Capers, Outreach Coordinator/CHIP
Capital BlueCross
1221 W Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18102-4304
(601) 820-2607

Dr. Bonnie Coyle, Director of Community Health
St Luke's Hospital
801 Ostrum St
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 954-2100

Kevin Dolan, Director
Children, Youth and Families
Northampton County
45 North 2nd Street
Easton, Pa. 18042
(610) 559-3290

Gregg Dowty, President and Executive Director
Children's Home of Easton
2000 S 25th Street
Easton, PA 18042-6031
(610) 258-2831

Jessica R. Dreistadt, Executive Director
Family Connection of Easton, Inc.
c/o 723 Coal Street
Easton, PA 18042
(610) 250-2551 ext. 24075

Diane V. Elliot, Executive Director
New Bethany Ministries
337 Wyandotte Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 691-5602

Jane Ervin, President
Community Services for Children
The Donley Children’s Campus
1520 Hanover Avenue
Allentown, PA  18109
(610) 437-6000 x 3401

Elizabeth Gilgoff, Executive Director
Child Care Information Services, Inc.
2200 W Broad Street # 2
Bethlehem, PA 18018-3200
(610) 419-4500

Maryann Haytmanek, Director
New Choices/New Options Programs
Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Rd Bethlehem, PA 18020
(610) 861-5350

Alan Jennings, Executive Director
Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley
1337 East Fifth Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 691-5620

Sara Klingner, Program Manager
The Nurse Family Partnership
Visiting Nurses Association of St. Luke’s Hospital
1510 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 200
Bethlehem, PA 18017
(484) 526-2778

Roberta M. Marcus, Immediate Past President
Pennsylvania School Boards Association
Master School Board Director
Parkland School District
(610) 737-3477

Rev. Margie Maldonado, M.B.A. , Executive Director
Casa Guadalupe Center
218 N 2nd Street, Allentown, PA.
(610) 435-9902

Judy Matthewson, Executive Director
Third Street Alliance for Women & Children
41 N. Third Street
Easton, PA  18042
(610) 258-6271

The Rev. Dr. Christine Nelson, Executive Director
Lehigh County Conference of Churches
534 Chew Street
Allentown PA 18102
(610) 433-6421

Carol Obando-Derstine, Field Representative, Senator Robert Casey
Lehigh Valley Office
840 Hamilton Street, Suite 301
Allentown, PA  18101
(610) 782-9470

Dr. Jarret R. Patton  MD, Medical Director, Outpatient Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of South Florida, College of Medicine
Lehigh Valley Health Network
17th and Chew Streets Allentown, PA 18105
(610) 969-2307

Jill Pereira, Acting Director, COMPASS Community Schools
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley
2200 Avenue A, 3rd Fl.
Bethlehem, PA  18017-2189
(610) 807-5739

Marci Ronald, Vice President, Community Impact
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley
2200 Avenue A, 3rd Fl.
Bethlehem, PA  18017-2189
(610) 807-5707

Jose Rosado, Director, Community & Student Services
Allentown School District
31 South Penn Street
Allentown, PA 18105
(484) 765-4030

Russell Valentini, District Liaison for Homeless Students
Allentown School District
31 South Penn Street
Allentown, PA 18105
(484) 765-4037

Dr. John Van Brakle, Department of Pediatrics
Lehigh Valley Hospital          
401 N 17th St, Suite 208                   
Allentown, PA 18105
(610) 969-2540 or 2536

Bill Vogler, Executive Director
Family Answers
411 W. Walnut Street
Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 435-9651.

Dawn Washington
Ways to Work
Family Loan Program
411 Walnut St.
Allentown, PA  18102
(484) 223-2068 

Susan Williams, President/ Chief Executive Officer
Lehigh Valley Child Care
1501 Lehigh St. Suite 208
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18109
(610) 820-5333 x 209