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Kelly Feiler


Kelly is a mother of three large young men, and they are why she wanted to start the REC. Kelly graduated from Selinsgrove Area High School, Franklin & Marshall College, and Tulane University School of Social Work with a Master's degree and Certificate in Gerontology. After years of working with the senior population, Kelly and her husband, Steve, had those three boys, and Kelly realized the importance of supporting the social and emotional health of our youth and the lack of opportunities for that in our area. With a team of community members, we began the Regional Engagement Center in 2016 to meet that need.

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Matt Santa


Born in Brooklyn, New York, Matt’s family moved to Selinsgrove where he has spent most of his life. After graduating from Selinsgrove Area High School, Matt pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Susquehanna University. After finishing his undergraduate career at Susquehanna University, Matt was accepted as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) for Bucknell University where he worked with community partners in Mount Carmel and Shamokin to address food insecurity. Through his Growing Change program, he facilitated the creation of the Mount Carmel community garden into a sustainable resource for its residents. He enjoys listening to music, traveling, and eating new and delicious foods.

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Maxine Thwaits

Assistant Director

Maxine grew up in Wisconsin, lived a few years in England, NY, and now lives near Middleburg PA. She credits her family for her wild imagination, a head full of wonder, and life full of creativity. She ended her high school completing a 2 year apprenticeship program in Graphic Arts. After a mixture of retail and childcare, the move to England led her to working at the small local co op. She got to be known as the little American Girl. This put her son into Montesorri and she learned the community. Coming back to the states she found love at Santa’s Workshop In Willmington NY. She then followed her heart and ended up rooting in Selinsgrove PA with her husband, 3 children, and 2 dogs. She formally worked at the Selinsgrove Inn for 12 years. Learning about the community and with her passion for art and love for everything, she walked through the doors of the REC and found her happy place. 


Board Members

Lynn Buck, Vice Chair
Lori Hayes Kershner, Scribe
Tyler Shields, Treasurer
Marvin Rudnitsky
Dawn Marie Benfer
John Bohle
Melissa Laniewski
Matt Hamilton
Jessie Wilcox
Becky Redina
Linsley Gentile
Cindy Myers
Javier Videla
Stacie Gaul
Simona Lovik

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