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Pennsylvania's Civil Rights Committee Members

Pennsylvania's (PA) Civil Rights (C.R,) Committee Members are comprised of 11 Special Emphasis Program Managers, 3 C.R. members at large in the state of PA, a there is a Deputy C.R. Officer, a Program Delivery C.R. Liaison for Title VI, there are 2 Employment C.R. Liaison for Title VII.

Pennsylvania's Civil Rights Committee Members are comprised of 11  Special Emphasis Program Managers 3 Civil Rights members at large throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania's Special Emphasis Programs

The Special emphasis activities and support are an integral part of the civil rights program at the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Within their respective programs, special emphasis program managers assist the State Conservationist, to ensure that equal opportunity is present in all aspects of NRCS programs and services. This includes assisting the State Conservationist to provide leadership to identify under representation and ensure positive actions are being taken to address any such problem areas. Special emphasis program managers assist the State Conservationist to provide advice and assistance to management officials in order to help them meet civil rights program goals and objectives. They also assist the State Conservationist to ensure effective communications among all persons and areas dealing with, or affected by, agency civil rights responsibilities.

Pennsylvania's Civil Rights Committee Members

Members
Name Position Phone Number Email
Kristopher Goetz (Appointment Date: October 2020)
Civil Rights Chairperson - Committee Member -SE Located in the Chambersburg Field Office)
Alex Smerkar (Appointment Date: October 2021)
Civil Rights Vice-Chairperson - Committee Member -W (Located in the Mercer Field Office)
Alicia Huber (Appointment Date: February 2021)
Civil Rights Recording Secretary - Committee Member - W (located in the Ebensburg Field Office)
Special Emphasis Program Managers (SEPM)
Name Position Phone Number Email
Curtis Swiantek (Appointment Date: February 2022)
Black SEPM (Located in the Greensburg Field Office)
Dayanna Estades (Appointment Date: February 2018)
Hispanic SEPM (Located in the State Office)
Ashlynn Dunn (Appointment Date: February 2022)
Federal Women SEPM - (Located in the Coudersport Field Office)
Adam Dellinger (Appointment Date: December 2022)
American Indian/Native Alaskan SEPM (Located in the Harrisburg State Office)
Damian Loeper (Appointment Date: January 2020)
Asian Pacific Islander SEPM (Located in the Leesport Field Office)
Pam Karchner (Appointment Date: December 2017)
Disability SEPM (Located in the Sunbury Field Office)
James Diederich (Appointment Date: October 2022)
Veterans SEPM (Located in the Towanda Field Office)
VACANT
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual + SEPM
Pennsylvania's Civil Rights Committee Members (At Large)
Name Position Phone Number Email
Pam Smith (Appointment Date: October 2017)
Committee Member - SE (Located in the Leesport Field Office)
Christina Jenkins (Appointment Date: October 2020)
Committee Member - NE (Located in the Mayfield Field Office)
Civil Rights Committee Officer, Liaisons, Other Members
Name Position Phone Number Email
Denise Coleman
Deputy Civil Rights Officer (DCRO) Located in the State Office
Susan Parry
Program Delivery Civil Rights Liaison for Title VI (Located in the State Office)
Shozette Smith
Employment Civil Rights Liaison for Title VII (Located in the State Office)
VACANT
Employment Civil Rights Liaison for Title VI
VACANT
Hispanic & Historically Underserved Urban Outreach Technician
Janette Lesher
Beginning Farmer Champion District Conservationist (Located in the Northumberland Field Office)

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