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Author Archives: LVB Staff

Christine Prantow

Christine Prantow Director of Catering and Events Hyatt Place Hyatt House Allentown / Aster Event Center  As the director of catering for the Hyatt Allentown and the Aster Event Center, Christine Prantow has found perhaps the best vehicle for her skillset. “She is someone who is truly dedicated to creating exceptional events for whomever she meets,”General Manager Scott Craver says ...

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Deborah Perini

Deborah Perini Relationship Manager Members 1st Federal Credit Union Deborah Perini’s 20-year-plus career in bank management has taken her throughout the Lehigh Valley and multiple banks. But the throughline, no matter the bank, has been an ability to connect with her wider community. “Deborah’s commitment to providing financial resources and literacy access to folks throughout the region, as well as ...

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Marybeth Olree

Marybeth Olree Partner Herbein + Company, Inc. Marybeth Olree joined Herbein + Company 10 years ago, and in that time, she’s focused on the many nonprofits in and around the Lehigh Valley. Olree is currently a partner for the Reading-based firm, and communications director Jennifer Goldsmith Cerra praises her work ethic in her nomination letter. “Marybeth is deserving of this ...

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Wendy Moyer-Drabick

Wendy Moyer-Drabick President Moyer-Drabick & Associates, Ltd. For Wendy Moyer-Drabick, owner of the Moyer-Drabick& Associates consulting firm in Barto for almost 20 years, all her success can be boiled down to one credo. “Take care of your customers, as they are the key to your success. Listen to their needs and be there to help them,” she says. Moyer-Drabick& Associates ...

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Nicole Mehta McGalla

Nicole Mehta McGalla Director, Community Relations & Development Parkland School District  In her nomination letter for Nicole Mehta McGalla, Tracy E. Smith uses the phrase “bridge builder” to describe her work for the Parkland School District in Allentown. While Smith is now an academic coordinator for Delaware Valley University, she previously spent 13 years as an assistant to the superintendent ...

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Shelly McCafferty

Shelly McCafferty Administrator Patient Financial Service Lehigh Valley Health Network Shelly McCafferty is a veteran of the healthcare industry, having spent over three decades working on the business side of healthcare. Since 2019, she’s been the administrator of patient financial services at Lehigh Valley Health Network. “Shelly is extremely passionate in her role and strives for excellence while influencing her ...

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Suzanne Mattaboni

Suzanne Mattaboni President  Suzanne Mattaboni Communications  Suzanne Mattaboni has been a witness to the technology industry since digitization first came on the scene, before Google, Amazon, the dot.com bubble, email or laptops. “I saw all that technology come about, and I’m the girl the engineers turned to when they needed to explain to the public how all this stuff worked and ...

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Audra J. Kahr

Audra J. Kahr Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer  Cedar Crest College  Audra J. Kahr finds the financial resources to make ideas and creativity come to life on campus so that Cedar Crest College can educate the next generation of leaders. “So often CFO’s are the ones perceived as saying ‘no’ on campuses and in businesses,” she said. ...

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Fiona K. Geiger

Fiona K. Geiger Vice President of Client Services  Yourway Transport  In six years, Fiona K. Geiger has boostedYourway Transport’s business by 400% while developing a diverse workforce. “At Yourway Biopharma Services, we help clients test their clinical investigational products to seek cures and treatments for diseases that are not fully curable or to improve the life expectancy or life experience ...

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Kristi Gage-Linderman

Kristi Gage-Linderman COO and owner  ​​Gage Personnel Staffing & Professional Solutions  As a workforce and staffing professional, Kristi Gage-Linderman has countless success stories of individuals placed into meaningful careers. “I truly enjoy being able to connect others with great opportunities, ensuring that we not only retain great talent in our community but also ensuring that employers are successful and able ...

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