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Since 2002, a growing number of caring volunteers and committed community leaders have enabled us to provide needed services for hundreds of area seniors.


Our Program is governed by a highly skilled and experienced Board of Directors and led by the founding Executive Director. In addition to a full-time Executive Director, the program employs a full-time Program Director and one part-time administrative staff. Additional part-time trainees are provided by the Senior Employment Program (SEP) through the Westmoreland County Community College. Laurel Area Faith in Action has been a designated training site for the SEP Title V since early 2002.

Executive Director:
Jane F. Kerr


Program Director:
Sandi Sherba

Office Staff:
Sibby McLaughlin

Staff Assistant Trainee (SEP):
Jackie Blaker, Dee Kane

Board of Directors

Rex Ashbrook - Active Retired, Manufacturing business consultant

Kathy Bartolomucci - Retired, WC Area Agency on Aging  

Glema Burke - Retired, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Conrad Bures - Retired Physician, Latrobe Area Hospital

Susannah Calvo, Secretary - Retired, Derry Area School District

Simon Chamberlain, President - Office Manager, Extramet

Lillian Crusan - Consultant, MetLife

Johnette DeRose, Vice President - Administrator, Valley School of Ligonier

Donald J. Gobbel Jr. - Retired Postmaster, U.S. Postal Service

Emily Johnston - SeniorLife Greensburg

Rev. Clark Kerr - Pastor, Latrobe Presbyterian Church

Dorothy Lynch - Retired Teacher, Excela Lifeline Volunteer

Peter Mahoney - Chief Information Officer, Saint Vincent College

Marie McCandless - Retired, News Editor, Latrobe Bulletin 

Joyce Novotny-Prettiman - Attorney, Quatrini Rafferty Law offices

Thomas Sylvester, Treasurer - Assistant Vice President, Commercial Bank & Trust of PA

Advisory Board

Courtney Baum - Director, Career Services, Saint Vincent College

John Graziano - President, Hartman Graziano Funeral Home

Frank Lucente - Professor, Westmoreland County Community College

Rev. William A Schaefer - Pastor, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Harry Speedy, M.D. - Physician, Retired, Diagnostic Associates

Louis Steiner - Retired, Latrobe Foundry

Margot Woodwell - Retired, Station Manager, WQED

Community Partners

Adelphoi Village
Bradenville United Methodist Church
Beth Israel Congregation
Bethany United Methodist Church
Bethlen Communities
Brookdale Latrobe
Christ United Church of Christ
The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Excela Health
Heritage United Methodist Church
Holy Family Church
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation
Latrobe Bulletin
Latrobe Church of God
Latrobe Presbyterian Church
Latrobe United Methodist Church
Latrobe United Presbyterian Church
Laurel Area Partnership on Aging
The Mental Health Association in Westmoreland County


Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Rotary Club of Latrobe
Saint Vincent Basilica Parish
Saint Vincent College
Saint Vincent Seminary
St. Benedict Church
St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church
St. James Lutheran Church/Ligonier
St. John the Evangelist Church
St. John’s United Church of Christ/Darlington
St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church
St. Michael’s of the Valley Episcopal Church
St. Paul’s United Church of Church
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
Senior Employment Program at WCCC
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
United Way of Westmoreland County
Westmoreland Community Action
Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging
Westmoreland County Community College