I am a seasoned Social Worker/Therapist with over 10 years of experience. I have authored several articles and one research study during my career. I enjoy integrating my work with my personal life by volunteering in the community and becoming a member of several associations dedicated to the improvement of our community’s social wellbeing. I have been a rotary member for the past 2 years as well as serving on the public relations committee under Stroud Borough Mayor, Tarah Probst.
On a personal level, I enjoy swimming, playing table or court tennis, and am not a stranger to comedy and open mics.
I live in Lake Ariel with my husband Stephen Scott and our 3 dogs; Maggie, Dakota and Sammy. I started Trust mortgage, a branch of my family’s business over 1 year ago in PA.
I am passionate about my community and supporting many community projects and organizations. I am proud to say that I am the Treasurer of the Honesdale Rotary. I am also a committee member on Chamber of North Poconos. I support women and children and am part of the woman in business council through the Pocono Chamber of Commerce as well as a Founding Leader of the Pennsylvania Pod for the B.I.G., Believe, Inspire, Grow, a women's networking organization.
More recently, I became Treasurer for Youth Infusion supporting young people in our community. When I am not involved in community projects or volunteering, I spend time with my husband and dogs on different adventures. Did I mention I also have a business named after my two funny pups, Maggie and Dakota called Dana's Funny Doggies? Keeps me busy but I love everything I am doing to support my community and that which I am passionate about.
For the past two years, I have been the ESL Specialist at East Stroudsburg High School-South. I have served on the board of Youth Infusion for the past five years. Born in Germany and raised in New Windsor NY, I have lived in Monroe County since 1986. I completed my undergraduate degree and first Master’s degree at ESU; I completed my second Master’s degree at NYU in 2010.
I have been an educator with East Stroudsburg Area School District for the past 25 years. During my tenure at East Stroudsburg, I have also been an English teacher which I combined with both Service Learning and Online Learning. Together with Youth Infusion, I have facilitated nine Service Learning projects from 2011 to 2019 with topics ranging from Homelessness and Domestic Violence to Career Readiness and Mental Health Awareness.
My main focus is to empower students to be critical consumers of information while they develop their advocacy skills--for both themselves and others. When I am not at school, I can be found helping my partner run his business, running on my treadmill, raising my garden, or relaxing with family and friends.
I am an Adjunct Instructor at Northampton Community College and Warren County Community College. I am also an Adjunct Lecturer for Baruch College within the CUNY education system. I have seven children in my blended family ranging in age from 11-22. I enjoy spending time with my husband, children, and our four dogs.
I have supported my daughter, Isabella, in starting Kindness Covers in 2018 to provide support and comfort to those in need. Working with Youth Infusion allows my family and I time to engage in multiple community-based events and opportunities to support the public.
I am a resident of East Stroudsburg, PA and a proud teacher of Cavaliers at East Stroudsburg High School South. I received my BA in Theater from Penn State University, my M.Ed from East Stroudsburg University. I've been a teacher in the district since 2008 and have taught English Language Arts to all high school levels and abilities.
Currently, I am teaching 12th grade honors British Literature and 12th grade Advanced Placement Literature and Composition and will be teaching Drama in the Spring semester. I am also directing the fall production (non-musical). I am also the speech and debate team coach, an assistant director of the Spring musical, co-advisor for the class of 2023, and a volunteer advisor for the Philosophy Club. I am also involved in Youth Infusion’s Youth-led Podcasting program.
I work with several of the local community theaters both on and off stage, I teach acting classes under Rebel Stages, and I am a mother/stepmother of 3 young adults.
I am passionate about education and hope that in my time I will see the absolute and cohesive inclusion of multicultural perspectives, experiences, and intelligences.
Due to the very essence of my profession, I never forget that I have the power to make or to break a person, and that it costs less to build a child than to repair an adult.
Hi, I am Deb Erdman and I am the Injury Prevention Coordinator for Adult Trauma at Geisinger Medical center near Danville.
I have been a critical care nurse for over 36 years and worked in the Trauma Program for over 20, the last six years fulltime in Injury Prevention.
Currently I am also the co-chair of the Injury Prevention Committee for PTSF (Pennsylvania Trauma systems foundation) and American Trauma Society.
I am a board member of the American Trauma Society Pennsylvania Division, as well as serving in Injury Prevention Special Interest Groups for American Trauma Society, Safe States Alliance, and Society of Trauma Nursing.
I am also an instructor for the ATCN (Advanced Trauma Care for Nursing), Course Director and instructor for TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Course) and coordinator for ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support). I have been adjunct faculty at Penn Collage in Williamsport for the last 8 years, as a clinical instructor in critical care.
Ashan Perera, a Social Innovation Professional, Advocate, and Strategist has been the driving force behind many initiatives on social impact. This journey has been one of immense success, based on his incessant drive to realize his ongoing vision for change and dedicated service to humanity. Having nurtured this passion to serve has been a clear vision deeply entrenched and has never wavered from his goals.
Ashan’s first attempt at community service was initiated as a little 8 year old boy, which was set up and functioning in his backyard. Since then, he has gradually evolved and grown into the current position where he stands today and has been duly recognized through the many accolades that he has received over the years. Working under the banner of his organization ‘The Road to Rights International’ the movement has expanded globally and currently stands at 28 chapters around the world that focuses on capacity building of the youth in promoting Human Rights Education, Peace and Sustainable Development. The organization has a network of 12,000 volunteers across Sri Lanka.
Ashan is Youth Infusion's Chief Strategist and a member of the Youth Leadership Advisory Board Task Force.