New Bethany Ministries Expands Executive and Financial Leadership Teams

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Allentown, PA (February 19, 2020)– 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, Associate 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.

More information about CISEasternPA can be found here.

About New Bethany Ministries

New Bethany Ministries, in their 36th year of service to the Lehigh Valley, encompasses programs that provide food support, clothing, referral services, showers, financial management, permanent housing for men and women, wellness services, and transitional and permanent housing solutions. Their mission is to offer hope and support to people who experience poverty, hunger, and homelessness. NBM believes that all people, regardless of circumstances, should be treated with dignity and care without judgment. No one who seeks help is turned away. To learn more about New Bethany Ministries, find them on Facebook and Twitter @NewBethMin, or visit them on the web at

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Tina Hasselbusch