Communities In Schools of Eastern PA Announces Appointment of Four New Members to Board of Directors

Updated: Feb 23

Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania (CISEasternPA), a nonprofit organization providing educational support and resources to Lehigh, Northampton and Berks County students, recently strengthened its Board of Directors with the appointment of Joetta Clark Diggs, Reginald Romain, Constance K. Nelson, and Karianne Gelinas.


“Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania is honored to have Joetta, Constance, Karianne and Reginald join the organization’s Board of Directors,” said Tim Mulligan, CEO, CISEasternPA. “Their commitment to impact the lives of Lehigh Valley’s youth is inspiring, and I am confident their diverse experiences and heartfelt dedication will make a difference in the lives of our students.”


A 4-time Olympian and motivational speaker, Joetta Clark Diggs embodies the passion and vision that CISEasternPA’s Board of Directors needs. Joetta’s dynamic personality and local/national associations will help transform the organization’s resources.




Reginald Romain, Global Sales Manager for ADP, LLC, brings financial experience and an ability to optimize funds and improve the financial stability to CISEasternPA. With over 23 years of sales and leadership experience, Romain looks forward to offering the board management and financial assistance to reach the nonprofit’s goals.



Constance K. Nelson, Attorney at Gross McGinley, LLP, seeks to provide opportunities for families by expanding CISEasternPA’s relationships and partnerships. A former educator and experienced family law attorney, she looks forward to sharing her time and talents through the Community Relations committee to create a stronger, more supportive community for students.



Karianne Gelinas, Vice President of Strategic Initiative & Research at Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, prioritizes arming educators with the information they need to prepare students with 21st-century skills. She hopes to bring her management experience to CISEasternPA and assist the organization in reaching current and future goals.



About Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania

Communities in Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania is part of the Communities In Schools national network, which consists of independent 501(c)(3) organizations serving over 1.6 million students in 25 states and the District of Columbia. With caring adults serving over 32,000 students in 41 schools throughout Allentown, Bethlehem Area, Brandywine Heights Area, East Penn, Easton Area, Fleetwood Area, Kutztown Area, Reading, Whitehall-Coplay, and Wilson (Berks) School Districts, CIS’ mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS ensures every student, regardless of race, zip code, or socioeconomic background has what they need to realize their potential in school and beyond.

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