Board of Directors
Atty. John Martin - Chair
Brian Wilken - Vice Chair
Jeffrey Firmstone - Treasurer
Mr. Firmstone has been a lifelong resident of Honesdale, PA, residing outside the tiny Borough of Bethany in Dyberry Township. Married for 31 years to the former Polly Werner with two daughters, Morganne and Justine.
Mr. Firmstone has been the Business Administrator for Wayne Highlands School District for 22 years. Prior to, he served as Chief Accountant at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Volunteerism and giving back to the community is firmly rooted within the Firmstone family. In addition to serving on the HRC Board, Mr. Firmstone was Past President of the Honesdale Area Jaycess, Past President of the Honesdale Golf Club, past member of the Honesdale Borough Planning Commission, and is currently intensly involved with the Wayne County Fair serving as a Director and is the 2nd Vice President of the Wayne County Cooperative Agricultural Society.
Thomas Kulesza - Secretary
Mr. Kulesza resides in Wayne County PA and has for the last 32 years. In 2002, he retired from the Wayne Highlands School District after 31 years as an Elementary Counselor. Prior to, he had taught Grade 5 and Special Education. He presently maintains a limited private counseling practice.
35+ years ago, Jim Austin, a parent of one of HRC's consumers, invited Mr. Kulesza to a Board meeting. He has remained a Board Member ever since. In addition to serving on HRC's Board, Tom has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for the last 17 years. In 2015, he received the Habitat Golden Hammer Award. And for the last 11 years, Tom has volunteered at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.
"My long tenure as an HRC Board Member has given me the opportunity to see the changes in this great organization - growing from a small program here in Wayne County to now serving those with special needs in over 7 counties across NEPA. We have some of the most dedicated and compassionate staff.
LeRoy (Butch) Finlon