Board

Join the NPLS Board of Directors
Board members play a critical role in moving any non-profit organization forward. At NPLS, we have openings for attorneys and client representatives to serve as board members. It is vital to NPLS that clients have a voice on our board to ensure quality services are provided to those in need. Client board members can expect to meet four times per year during their three-year term. Additional meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis. Board meetings are convened throughout the NPLS service area.
 
The main responsibilities of board members include promoting the NPLS mission and purpose, planning and evaluating the organization’s work, and establishing policies to guide that work. All board members are ambassadors on behalf of NPLS helping to make our community in Northeastern, PA a better place to live and work.
 
Interested individuals may email Lori Molloy, NPLS Acting Executive Director at lmolloy@northpennlegal.org.
 
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
 
Thursday, March 25, 2021 – Board of Directors
Thursday, April 22, 2021 – Combined Executive and Audit/Finance Committee
Thursday, May 27, 2021 – Board of Directors
Thursday, June 24, 2021 – Combined Executive and Audit/Finance Committee
Thursday, July 22, 2021 – Combined Executive and Audit/Finance Committee
Thursday, August 26, 2021 – Combined Executive and Audit/Finance Committee
Thursday, September 23, 2021 – Combined Executive and Audit/Finance Committee
Thursday, October 28, 2021 – Board of Directors
Monday, November 22, 2021 – Combined Executive and Audit/Finance Committee
Thursday, December 9, 2021 – Board of Directors

For meeting details, contact Betsy Grbenick at bgrbenick@northpennlegal.org.
 

Current NPLS Board of Directors:

Steven T. Boell, Esq.

Professional Affiliation: Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba - Shareholder

Appointing Organization: Lehigh County Bar Association

Belief Statement: As a student of history and the law, I believe that the cornerstone to a free and just society is access to quality legal counsel for all people regardless of economic status. As a member of this community and of the bar, it is my duty to protect that right and advocate for it to the best of my abilities.

Janet Conser, Esq.

Appointing Organization:  Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association

Robert Cronin, Esq.

Appointing Organization:  Lycoming Law Association

Melissa Dixon

Keya Dobbins

JoanMarie Herczku

Appointing Organization: Harmonious Endeavors

Constance Kostelac

John J. McGovern, Jr., JD, CPA

Appointing Organization: Lackawanna Bar Association

Elizabeth Burton Nanovic, Esq.

Professional Affiliation: The Belt Law Firm

Appointing Organization: Pike County Bar Association

Belief Statement: I was a social worker before law school and enjoy helping those who are in need. I believe it is my duty as an attorney and a member of society.

Constance Nelson, Esq. (President)

Appointing Organization: Bar Association of Lehigh County

Deanna Pealer, Esq.

Appointing Organization:  Columbia-Montour Bar Association

Vathsal G. Rajan

Clara Smith (Secretary)

Appointing Organization: West End Christian Community Center

Fred N. Smith, Esq.

Appointing Organization: Bradford County Bar Association

Michael J. Vargo, Esq.

Professional Affiliation: Partner at Spitale Vargo Madsen & Blair

Appointing Organization: Northampton County Bar Association

Belief Statement: All attorneys have a moral and ethical responsibility to serve underprivileged and indigent clients. Although I directly serve such clients in my practice, I believe that I should do more. Serving on the Board of Directors of North Penn Legal Services is one additional step I have taken to help fulfill my duty to serve those who could not otherwise afford the assistance of an attorney.