Leadership Beaver County III
LaVonda Kaye Large - Kaye Natural Beauty
LaVonda Kaye Large is a founder of Kaye Natural Beauty, a boutique skincare line offering natural products formulated, developed and handmade by Kaye.
We are all familiar with large, commercial companies who like to advertise that their products are not created with anything other than natural ingredients. The ingredients are listed on the label and we all assume they are trustworthy, and we buy them.
Unfortunately, commercial products have been found to use some unpleasant and/or unlisted ingredients in their skincare products, soaps, shampoos, and other bath and body products. One specific ingredient is petroleum. Therefore, buying from a small company with handmade products is a much better alternative.
Here at Kaye Natural Beauty, LLC we are dedicated to bringing you natural products that are handmade in small batches so that we can ensure quality and freshness. The ingredients we use are responsibly sourced and not mixed with any other substance or material.
Our ingredients are responsibly sourced, and pure. We want you to know what you are putting on your skin, so we have added a description section with each product that explains its benefits.
Our specialty is creating moisturizers, serums, scrubs, gentle cleansers for face and body. We formulate wonderful, skin nourishing recipes that cannot be duplicated by any commercial brand.
Allison Davis, Nova Chemicals, Inc.
A lifelong resident of Beaver County, Allison Davison is a site accountant for NOVA Chemicals, Inc. in Monaca. Allison has been fortunate in her career to be able to have worked in Beaver County for the past 16 years. She is currently working the last 2 years with NOVA Chemicals and the prior 14 years with FirstEnergy, Bruce Mansfield Plant in Shippingport. Allison received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Penn State Behrend in Erie. Through her employers, Allison has had the opportunity to volunteer on committees to support United Way and Harvest for Hunger, as well as donate a vehicle on behalf of NOVA to the Wheels for Wishes organization. She has also donated her hair several times to Wigs for Kids and Locks of Love. Allison is a member of Four Mile Presbyterian Church and volunteers in their children’s ministry program. She and her husband, Rick, were both raised in Brighton Township and currently reside there with their two sons, Logan and Nolan, who are involved in Boy Scouts of America. Allison loves spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, and enjoying great meals.
William Wadsworth, Waddington Rehab Center, LLC
William Wadsworth has been working in social service for 25+ years. His experiences include everything from working with homeless youth to being an administrator of facilities. During his time, he has acquired a masters degree in social work and a masters degree in business. He has a few certifications in the helping profession and I is a licensed social worker. Currently he wears many hats for Waddington Rehab Center LLC while overseeing both of their facilities. Their first licensed location is in the Brookline section of Pittsburgh and is a 27 bed co-ed drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. The second recently licensed by the Pa Drug and Alcohol Programs is located in New Brighton Pa and is a 181 bed drug and alcohol in patient treatment provider with a 28 bed detoxification unit.
Rich Strother, Job Training for Beaver County
Rich Strother is Deputy Director of Job Training for Beaver County, Inc. (JTBC) located at the Beaver Valley Mall. A graduate of Center Area High School, Community College of Beaver County, and Penn State University, he joined JTBC in 2002 where he has accumulated more than 18 years of workforce development experience. In his current role, Rich coordinates Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant-funded employment assistance programs and training opportunities for unemployed, underemployed, and dislocated Beaver County job seekers. In cooperation with the Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board, the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Office, and PA CareerLink, Rich also works with local businesses to maintain a skilled workforce by helping coordinate registered apprenticeship training programs, incumbent worker training, and industry partnership activities. As a life-long member of the First Baptist Church of Woodlawn in Aliquippa, Rich has served in various capacities over the years including deacon, treasurer, and member of the executive board and pastoral search committee. In his free time, Rich volunteers weekly at the Faith Restorations food pantry and enjoys kayaking and playing golf with family and friends. Rich currently resides in Center Township with his wife Jodie and daughter Kaitlyn.
William Watson, Shell Polymers
My name is Bill Watson and I recently moved to Beaver Borough from Houston, TX in June of this year. I am 52 years old and work at Shell Polymers Monaca as the site Production Manager.
I am happily married to my wife Jonna of 28 years and have two sons, both who live in Texas. One is attending Texas A&M University and the other is working in the energy industry. I enjoy spending time with my family, exercising and spending time outdoors.
I joined Shell in 1991 after finishing a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology). I grew up in the Midwest of the United States (Kansas City, Missouri) and started my career with Shell in Houston. Since that time, I have worked at several Manufacturing locations in Texas, Louisiana, England and Illinois. I have also worked in central regional and global roles. My experience includes roles in technical positions, operations and startup management, HSSE and production and technology leadership positions.
Mandy Albanese, Union Building & Loan, A Division of Brentwood Bank
Mandy Albanese is the Business Development Officer for Union Building & Loan, A Division of Brentwood Bank located in Bridgewater. Mandy is responsible for developing new deposit, loan, and merchant business for the Beaver County market. She also oversees the Bridgewater Office team. Mandy started her career in community banking as the inaugural Management Trainee for ESB Bank (now WesBanco). The knowledge Mandy gained through that experience was instrumental in obtaining a position with a public accounting firm specializing in the financial institutions industry. After fifteen fulfilling years with the firm, Mandy’s career in community banking has come full circle with Union Building & Loan. Currently, Mandy is the Treasurer for Grove Cemetery, a board member of the Housing Opportunities of Beaver County, and actively involved in Concord United Methodist Church. Mandy and her husband, Rich, own Albanese Physical Therapy in New Brighton. They also reside in New Brighton along with their two sons, Joe, and Alex.
Elizabeth Forrester, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - The Preferred Realty
Liz Forrester moved from the South Hills of Pittsburgh to Beaver County three years ago with her husband, and has enjoyed becoming a part of the community. She has been passionate about volunteering at the Beaver County Humane Society in her time as a Beaver County Resident. Additionally, Liz is active within her church, FPC Beaver, where she participates in small group studies. Liz has always had a passion for people, and loves working as a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - The Preferred Realty. Her career in real estate allows her to assist clients through one of the biggest transactions of their lives, while learning and growing each day. She particularly enjoys working with first time home buyers, new construction, and property resale. When Liz isn't working with real estate clients, you can find her with her nose in a book, hiking through Brady's Run, gardening, or spending time with her husband and two dogs.
Haley LaBlanc, Waddington Rehab Center, LLC
My name is Haley LeBlanc and I’m currently employed as Program and Marketing Coordinator for Waddington Rehab Center, LLC. I am also a full-time student in social work and plan to obtain my MSW. I am very passionate in my career field and continue to enjoy learning every day.