Outreach staff and Board members attended a Strategic Planning Retreat at Johnson College.

LORI CHAFFERS, Executive Director

Dear Friends:

What a glorious 35th Anniversary Year! Remembering and learning from our past helps us recommit to our mission and reminds us of how far we’ve come – from serving 50 in our first year to serving over 4,500 individuals annually! Even as we looked back this year, our board and staff embarked on a strategic planning journey that will guide us as we enter the next 35 years. More to come on that in 2024 – stay tuned. I hope you are as filled with hope about our future as I am! Thank you, once again, for believing in and joining Outreach’s mission. Together we are moving today’s families forward!

With Gratitude, Lori

Board of Directors

Victoria Castagna, President

Barbara Byrne, Vice President

Cynthia Yevich, Secretary

Nick Parise, Treasurer

Deanna Beyrant

Rosemary Bohenek

Bryan Boles

Anne Quinn Butler

Colleen Dunsmuir

Kate Holod

Mary Icker

Stephanie Mihal

John S. Morrison, Jr.

Jerry Musheno, R.Ph. Esq., Past President

Mary Belin Rhodes

Jahan Tabatabaie

Joe Van Wie

Mark Young

Honorary Board Members

J. Randall Palko

Donald Ryan

Joe Sileo, Esq.

“A dedicated staff that operates fluid and consistently lauded programs in the community made me want to be a part.”

-Jahan Tabatabaie, Broker/Owner, Family Investments Realty

“I joined the Outreach Board because I would like to make an impact in the communities where I live and work.”

-Colleen Dunsmuir, Assistant Vice President/M&T Bank

Board member Deanna Beyrant and Chuck Beyrant, her husband, volunteered during the Outreach annual Children’s Career Fair in 2023.

Vicky Castagna President

Senior United States Probation Officer, retired; Adjunct Professor, University of Scranton, retired

Emergency Medical Technician, CPR Instructor, Moscow Fire & Hose Company Stop the Bleed Instructor, Stop the Bleed Project Mental Health Counselor, Critical Incident Stress Management Foundation Guide, Steamtown National Historic Park

Barbara Byrne, M.Ed., RT, Vice President

Vice President of Faculty and College Planning, Johnson College

Johnson College; Scranton Lackawanna Resource Development Corporation (ACE)


Cynthia Yevich Secretary

Retired, Former Executive at Blue Cross Foundation

United Way of Pennsylvania board of directors; Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Active Schools Advisory Committee; board member of The Advocacy Alliance; trustee of Lackawanna Industrial Fund Enterprises

Nicolas Parise Treasurer

Director of Wealth Management, Fidelity Bank

Blind Association of Lackawanna County Board Member, Lions Club of Scranton member