Leadership Beaver County V
Amber Ash, WesBanco
In October 2012 I got a part time job at Huntington Bank and then was promoted to full time Teller two weeks later. I had my first baby in 2014 her name is Milah, and I continued to work both jobs until I was promoted to Branch Service Manager at the Beaver office in 2015. When I became a manager that is truly when my journey as a leader began. I was able to work with one of the most influential leaders that I have ever worked with, her name was Sharon Saunders. She taught me how to lead a team and lead with purpose. She taught me the skills and gave me knowledge to be a boss that people wanted to follow. In 2018 I was promoted once again to become a Community Service Manager. In that position I oversaw 10 of the branches in Beaver County and coached around service, sales, and operations expertise. I worked closely
with the service managers in those offices to make them the best that they can be. In 2019 they eliminated that position and so I became the Branch Service Manager once again. I had my second baby Zoey in 2020 and then in 2021 I was promoted to Financial Relationship Banker at the Brighton Twp Office. In this position I learned the sales aspect of banking so that I could get one step closer to becoming a Branch Manager one day. In 2021 Huntington Bank decided to close branches in February 2022 and my office in Brighton Twp was one of them. I was then promoted to leave Huntington Bank and transfer to WesBanco as the Office Manager in Center Twp. I started this position in January 2022. I have learned so much in a short period of time at WesBanco. My Manager Ryan took me under his wing and has been teaching me everything he knows. I started attending networking meetings shortly after I started at WesBanco and enjoy these meetings so much. I get to connect with people from different backgrounds
and look for ways to assist people that live in our community. I was excited to hear that I was given the opportunity to attend Leadership Beaver County. I am very much looking forward to this incredible experience.
Anitre Bell, Community College of Beaver County
Anitre L. Bell is the Community Liaison/Assistant Director of Outreach, Instructor/Facilitator of First Year Experience at the prestigious Community College of
Beaver County (CCBC) and teaches Preparatory Reading and First Year Experience. Ms. Bell spearheaded a program that ensured student-athletes academic success was
paramount to their educational experience at CCBC, which she continues to oversee as the Academic Athletic Liaison.
Ms. Bell passion is shaping the minds of students at all ages, which inspired her to launch B.O.O.K.S. (Building Outstanding Opportunities for Knowledge and Success), a non-profit organization designed to assist low-income families with tutoring (K-12/College) and other educational needs in Western Pennsylvania surrounding communities.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Instructional Studies from Point Park University, with a concentration in Childcare Administration, a Master of Arts in Instructional Leadership
from Robert Morris University, with a concentration and certification in Elementary Education, as well as a second Masters of Education in Reading from Edinboro
University. She is currently pursuing a Dyslexia Certification at Carlow University. Ms. Bell mantra and drive is, “to ensure that each student can learn and thrive in a
learning environment that is stimulating, comforting, and attainable—based on each student’s unique talents and abilities.” The true learning path begins with elementary
school and each level thereafter should prepare the student for the next tier. If the learning path is successful, then higher learning and academic success is definitely on the horizon for each student.
Samantha Baldwin, Shell Polymers
Samantha is currently the Production Unit Manager – Utilities & General Facilities, Shell Polymers Monaca. She joined Shell in 2018 as the Emergency Response Manager for SPM.
Prior to joining Shell, Samantha worked for 11 years at the Beaver Valley Power Nuclear Power Station where she held a Senior Reactor Operator License and had various roles in
the Operations organization, including the Assistant Operations Manager and Senior License Holder for the unit. Samantha joined Beaver Valley upon graduation from Saint
Francis University in Loretto, PA with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Math. Her experience is mostly operations-oriented leadership roles with additional experience in emergency response, chemistry, and HSSE.
Samantha brings an expectation for high operational performance while maintaining the importance of strong communication and collaboration to build a culture around care for
people and the community. Samantha also brings a passion around DE&I and currently serves as the Shell Polymers DE&I Council Chair.
Samantha grew up in Center Twp and is a graduate of Center Area High School. She is married to her husband John and calls Moon Township home. Outside of work, you’ll likely
find Samantha on the golf course, spending time with family, and spending time outdoors.
Rochelle Burks, City of Beaver Falls
Rochelle Burks is the Director of Community Development for the City of Beaver Falls. She grew up in Downers Grove, IL, and received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL.
In 2016, Rochelle moved to Beaver Falls to pursue her Master of Arts in Higher Education from Geneva College. During her time working as a Resident Director there, Rochelle began to fall in love with the Beaver Falls community. Upon graduating from Geneva, Rochelle decided to commit to Beaver Falls where she now lives.
In 2019, Rochelle earned her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh where she specialized in Community Organizing and Social Action (COSA). As the Director of Community Development for the City of Beaver Falls, Rochelle hopes to be a liaison between the public and the City while increasing the City’s capacity for new projects and providing support to existing ones.
Rochelle leads music at her church and has worked closely with the Beaver Falls Community Development Corporation. Rochelle is a trustee for the Beaver Falls Little Tigers football program as well as a board member for the Beaver County Community and Law Enforcement Coalition (BCCLEC). She is a part-time professor at Geneva College and sits on the leadership team for Jubilee Housing of Beaver Falls.
She loves to play her djembe, meet new people, thrift, and sit on her porch. Rochelle values rest with her three beautiful roommates, her neighbors, friends, their kids, and her Beaver Falls family.
Jill Valentine, Penn State Beaver
Jill Valentine has nearly 20 years of experience in leadership, program development and marketing in both the K-12 and higher education sectors. She is the Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Penn State Beaver where she has worked since 2016. Prior to Penn State Beaver, she spent 13 years in various roles at the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, including 3 years as Director of Admission and Marketing. She holds an associate degree from Penn State Beaver, a bachelor’s in communications from Penn State Harrisburg, and an MBA from Waynesburg University. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Beaver County Drug and Alcohol Advisory Council, and the Beaver County Partnership Quality Education Council. A life-long Beaver County resident, Jill resides in Daugherty Twp. with her husband and two sons.
Hygeia Moss-Eggleston, First National Bank
Hygeia Moss-Eggleston, Vice President, Relationship Manager of First National Bank. First National Bank is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with $42 billion in assets and banking operations throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Hygeia manages a commercial portfolio of existing client relationships primarily in Beaver County and works to develop new business opportunities. She has a over 20 years of experience in Commercial Credit consisting of Portfolio Manager, Commercial Underwriter. and Commercial Credit Review. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and master’s in business administration. Hygeia is eager to learn and get more involved with communities throughout Beaver County.
Gary Eiter, Peoples
Gary Eiter's for leadership prompted him to achieve his bachelor's degree in Business Management from California University of PA. Beginning at American Water Co., and currently five years at Peoples Gas, Gary has been in the utility industry for nearly four decades. He holds a Six Sigma certification, which he attributes his success in business and leadership skills. In 2019, Gary was an honoree of Pittsburgh's 50 Finest, where he worked to fundraise for Cystic Fibrosis, as well as, connect educate with local communities of Pittsburgh.
Brandon Bogdon, Peoples
I have been working in the Utility Industry in Leadership positions for the past 9 years, 5 years in the Water Industry and the past 4 years in the Gas Industry. I have built strong relationships with community leaders when executing infrastructure improvement projects within their communities.
I have previously served on the Board of Directors with Pa One Call Systems from 2014- 2018 as well as the Cross-Bore Task Force for Pa One Call.
I worked as a Lieutenant Firefighter/Paramedic for 14 years upon graduating high school and also was an Allegheny County Paramedic Preceptor for newly graduated Paramedics.
I am looking forward to learning about the challenges of Beaver County and forming professional relationships to help combat those challenges.
Jerry Young, Steri-Clean Pittsburgh/Cleveland
Jerry has worked in management positions for over 30 years, serving as the superintendent of a local titanium plant for over 5 years. In 1993, Jerry began working at a local car dealership, starting out in sales and then advancing to business manager, new car manager, and eventually became the General Manager. His responsibilities included overseeing sales, parts, body shop, and service departments. Jerry recently accepted the position of General Manager for Steri-Clean Pittsburgh/ Cleveland. This career path not only gives him the opportunity to help their clients, but also grow in yet another realm of the Beaver County business community. Jerry resides in Center Township with his wife of 44 years. They have 2 children and 6 grandchildren.
Kimberly Collins, The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School
Kimberly is a Middle School Assistant Principal at The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School. She began working in Beaver County 15 years ago. She is a graduate of the
University of Pittsburgh with a master’s degree in education and certifications in mathematics, science and special education.
Kimberly’s position within the school is to provide instructional leadership to teachers and staff. She is responsible for implementing school-wide initiatives while supporting and encouraging teamwork and collaboration.
As a lover of the arts, Kimberly participates in tap dancing classes both in Rochester in Beaver County and the Pittsburgh CLO Academy. She regularly attends live performances at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center and the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts. She also enjoys reading and sharing her love of reading with PA Cyber students.
Karen McCutcheon, Melaleuca
Karen McCutcheon is an independent business owner, partnered with the largest wellness shopping club in North America, Melaleuca.com. She promotes physical,
environmental, financial, and personal wellness. As a 12-year breast cancer survivor, she believes by removing the chemicals from her home, using safer products, and
enjoying physical activities, she can live a healthier life. By participating in group fitness classes and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, she encourages others to have total wellness.
Karen likes to build relationships during events with the United Way and American Cancer Society. She has helped with benefits for community groups, i.e., Yellow Ribbon Girls, Beaver County Women’s Shelter. Karen and her husband, Dave, live in Daugherty Twp. They look forward to monthly family dinners with their three sons and families.