It's the people involved that make it happen

Emily Daly- Board President

Emily became involved with Youth Infusion while working as a Community Resources Coordinator for Monroe County Head Start. She attended Hunter College in New York City where she received her BA in English Literature. She moved to the Poconos with her husband Gene to raise her family. She is an active community volunteer and enjoys working with agencies such as, Habitat for Humanity, Monroe County Interagency Council and PATH, to name a few. She now works as a Community Outreach Representative for AmeriHealth Northeast Health Plan.

Rachel Frick Cardelle- Board VICE PRESIDENT

Dr. Rachel Frick Cardelle serves as the Associate Dean of Administrative Services at Northampton Community College’s (NCC) Monroe campus.  Her professional career has been spent in community development in Latin America and the U.S. focusing primarily on health and education.  She has worked as a grant writer for numerous organizations, including NCC, and served for four years as a school board member in the Stroudsburg Area School District.  She earned her undergraduate degree at University of Colorado, her Masters in international economics, and social change and development at Johns Hopkins University, and her Ph.D. in higher education at Pennsylvania State University.

Catherine E. Trinkle- Board Treasurer

Cathy is a graduate of Pace University where she received a B.S. degree in Accounting.  Upon graduating she was employed by Oppenheim, Appel Dixon & Co., a large regional accounting firm in New York City.  She moved to Pennsylvania in 1990 and was employed at Kirk, Summa & Co., LLC in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.  In 2007 she opened her own practice and she now has an office on Main Street in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.  Cathy is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania and New York. 

Patricia Tiernan- Board Secretary

Trish Tiernan is an English, Gender Studies, and Digital Publishing Teacher at East Stroudsburg High School South. She has been on the board of Youth Infusion for many years and she has successfully implemented school based service learning projects through the English, Gender, and Digital Production curriculum using documentary film making for most service projects. Trish received her B.A. in English Secondary Education from The College of New Jersey (formerly, Trenton State College), and her M.A. in Gender Studies from Rutgers University. After college, Trish taught as an adjunct professor in Women's and Gender Studies at The College of New Jersey. Additionally, she taught English and Gender Studies at Freehold Regional High School District for seven years until moving to the Poconos with her family in 2005. Trish is a competitive distance runner and an avid outdoor enthusiast/environmental activist.

MARTINA MATHEIS - BOARD MEMBER

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ELIKA ALMEIDA - BOARD MEMBER

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