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Executive Staff

Joyce Chester

President and CEO

Yvonne Brownlee

Human Resources Administrator

Maryann Stravous

Workforce-Education Director

Taj Brown

Programs Manager

Board of Directors

Bret Binder

Attorney/Managing Member, Binder & Canno LLC

Donna Brown

Supervisor, Chester County Adult Probation, Parole, and Pretrial Services

Christine Cavalieri

Organizational Consultant, Nonprofit Development

Idna Corbett, Ed.D.

Vice President, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Diane DeVestern

Former (Retired) Assistant VP Student Affairs West Chester University

Kait Jewell, CPA

Executive Director, Xfinity Home Finance, Comcast Corporation

Denise Murphy

Asst. VP/Store Manager Republic Bank

Kristopher Musselman, Chair

Vice President, Maples Group Fiduciary Services

Max O’Keefe

Attorney/Partner, Lamb McErlane PC Law Firm

Teresa Powell, Ed.D., Treasurer

Assistant Professor/Chair, Department of Education Lincoln University

Cheryl Sabb, Secretary

School Bus Driver, Krapf Bus Company Program Support Specialist, ACT in Faith

Joyce Chester

President & CEO Chester County OIC


Margaret Hamilton

SOAR Workforce Reintegration Program

Taj Brown

Program Manager

Javonna Wylie

Case Manager

Fred Sharpe

Employment Specialist

Donna McFadden

Employment Specialist

Adult Tutoring

Deborah Rikess

Program Coordinator

Mimi Burstein and Bernadette Nabb

Program Assistants

Adult Basic Literacy Education

Maryann Stravous

Workforce-Education Director

Izabella Dobrzanska

Data Administrator

Karen Newman

Case Manager

English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructors

Maria Fordyce

Vicky Brady

Paige Mikstas

Susan Yayac

Arti Neiss

Kim Carney

Denise Ray

Noreen Case

General Education Diploma (GED) Instructors

Kristie Anderson

Steve Kincaid

John Wickman

West Chester

Nurse Aide Training Program

Tara Bream, RN, BSN

Co-Primary Instructor

Izabella Dobrzanska

Intake Specialist

Robert Caulk, LPN

Clinical Instructor


Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center is a non-profit community- based organization that has been meeting the needs of the economically disadvantaged individuals throughout the community. 


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