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HRC Board of Directors

Back row L to R: Jeffrey Firmstone (Treasurer), John J. Martin (Chairman), Ed Kasper, Tom Kulesza (Secretary), and Kristin Grim.

Front row L to R: Darlene Glynn (HRC CEO) and Leroy Spoor.

Directors not pictured: Kathy Highhouse (Vice Chair), Tom Dirlam, Leroy (Butch) Finlon, Derek Bellinger, and Dan Knowles.  

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HRC Board of Directors

The Human Resources Center's Board of Directors is comprised of a group of prominent local men and women committed to serving their community. HRC is incredibly fortunate to have such a dedicated and passionate group of people to advocate for and champion our lifelong mission of serving and supporting individuals with disabilities. Each member brings unique thoughts, experiences, and resources to the table, in addition to their time and expertise. We would like to thank our board for all that they do. 

HRC Board 2021

Meet The Board

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John J. Martin Esq.
Chairman
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Kathy Highhouse
Vice Chair

Kathy is a Honesdale, PA native and has devoted her life to serving the disability community. After three decades of teaching special education, Kathy spent her retirement supporting HRC as one of the first members of the Board of Directors, as well as co-founding a disability-centered summer camp called Dyberry Day Camp. Kathy not only serves to this day on HRC’s Board, but sits as Treasurer for The ARC, as well.

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Jeffrey Firmstone
Treasurer

Jeffrey is a lifelong Honesdale, PA resident and a pillar in the local community. After 22 years serving as Business Administrator for the local Wayne Highlands School District, Mr. Firmstone devoted his newfound free time to volunteerism. In addition to serving on HRC’s Board as Treasurer, Jeffrey has also served on a multitude of community boards; most recently operating as Director of the Wayne County Fair Planning Commission.

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Tom Kulesza
Secretary
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Darlene Glynn
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Tom Dirlam

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Tom has resided in Wayne County, PA for over 32 years, during which time he served the majority as an Elementary Counselor at the local Wayne Highlands School District. For 35+ years, Tom has been a dedicated member of HRC’s Board of Directors. Tom still made time to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, for which he received the Habitat Golden Hammer Award in 2015.

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Leroy Spoor

Leroy has committed his life to bettering his community in Wayne County, PA through both professional and personal channels. Mr. Spoor devoted decades to local area schools, serving as Principal to both Damascus Area School and Stourbridge Elementary of the Wayne Highlands School District. In addition to the HRC Board, Leroy devotes time to the Honesdale Area Jaycees, Lion Club, and was a founding member of Wayne County Sports Hall of Fame. Mr. Spoor was the recipient of the 2012 Ben Franklin Community Service Award.

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Ed Kasper

Ed, a long-time Wayne County, PA resident, is a prominent and active member of his community. Mr. Kasper has paved the way in the banking industry, joining local Wayne Bank in 1986, then operating as Executive Vice President after a monumental promotion in 2011. Ed is a dedicated leader and continues to serve on the HRC Board of Directors in support of the disability community.

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Derek Bellinger

Derek resides in Honesdale with his wife of 27 years and their son, Brock, who is diagnosed as on the Autism Spectrum. Mr. Bellinger is a prominent community figurehead, having served on various influential boards: 2018 President of Pike County Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Pike County, NEPA Alliance, Wayne Pike Adult Literacy, and Pocono Workforce Alliance. Derek also volunteers as a coach for Special Olympics Area P Basketball and Golf.

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Leroy (Butch) Finlon
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Dan Knowles