Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania Promotes Staff Members

Four employees advance within the organization.


Communities in Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania, an agency that removes the nonacademic barriers that keep students from achieving academically and in life, recently elevated four members of their team. Joyce Cerniglia was promoted to vice president of finance & administration, Tammy Patterson to director of human resources, Mike Raymond to communications manager, and Anant Agnihotri to program manager.



Cerniglia transitioned from senior director of finance & administration to vice president in October. In her new role, she will oversee and lead the internal finance, payroll, and administrative functions of CIS of Eastern PA while partnering with executive leadership to promote overall financial health.


In October, Patterson moved from human resources coordinator to manager and is now responsible for aligning CIS of Eastern PA’s personnel and organizational plans to create a positive work environment. She will be instrumental in promoting organizational values and supporting effective employee relations, job design and recruitment, employment cycle changes, and human resources administration.


Raymond stepped into the newly created role of communications manager after serving as a student support specialist at Easton Area High School. He now serves as an integral part of the advancement and communications department that promotes the work of CISEasternPA’s site staff throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley and Berks County.


In September, Agnihotri moved from community school coordinator at Central Elementary School to program coordinator. As program manager, he is a pivotal contributor to ensuring program frameworks for student success are implemented schoolwide.


“Mike, Joyce, Tammy, and Anant have been vital to CISEasternPA’s efforts to empower students to stay in school and achieve goals. Their promotions are well deserved and will greatly benefit Communities In Schools of Eastern PA,” said Tim Mulligan, president & CEO of CIS of Eastern PA.

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