MEET THE TEAM

Board of Directors 

Since our founding in 2021, WEPA Empowerment Center has developed and grown in a positive direction.

We’re very proud of the diversity of our staff, and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success.

Find out more about some of our team members below.

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RAFAEL M. TORRES

Founder / President 

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MARIBEL GONZÁLEZ

Co-Founder / Board Member

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BILL CAMPOLL

Treasurer

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CARMEN SANTIAGO

Secretary

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ALISHER AMINOV

Board Member

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JOHN TICE

Board Member

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MARIANNE BARTLEY

Board Member

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CAITLIN LOCKARD

Board Member

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JANDI LEA GOSHERT 

Board Member

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LEE SMEDLEY

Vice President 

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JAKOB POMMERNING

Board Member

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ALI PERROTTO

Board Member

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ANGEL TORRES

Board Member

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FITZROY LEWIS 

Board Member

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MICHELLE SCESA 

Board Member

 
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CORE VALUES


Promoting Empowerment

Advancing Equity

Building Relationships


Dialoguing with Integrity

 

NEWS & VIEWS

Our media database includes the latest news footage and archives of past WEPA Empowerment Center Inc. articles. Here you will find the collection of publications and reports dating from the organization’s inception in 2021, all the way up to the present day. Check out some of our featured articles below and learn more about our efforts.

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FROM IDEA TO REALITY: THE EVOLUTION OF WEPA EMPOWERMENT CENTER INC.

WEPA organizers get funds for empowerment center to invest in local workforce training.

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1-ON-1 WITH WEPA EMPOWERMENT CENTER INC. CEO

Meeting Rafael Torres, the man with a mission to elevate low-income communities through workforce development

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LEBANON PA’S NEXT BIG STEP TOWARD HELPING THE UNDERSERVED

Increased efforts are underway in Lebanon PA to provide a pathway out of poverty for the unemployed and underemployed via "a dream come true" workforce development center. Guest Rafael Torres, Co-founder of the WEPA Empowerment Center Inc., talks with host Tate Blanchard about purchasing an historical building to continue its mission of Working to Empower People for Advancement. https://comcastnewsmakers.com:443/Videos/2022/4/9/WEPA-Empowerment-Center-Inc