PIC Fills Three Positions

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The Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. (PIC) has recently filled three positions. Tara Manderino joins PIC as the Planner/Grants Writer, Suzann Bloom is the new Youth Program Supervisor, and Erika Doyle is the new Employment Training Supervisor at the PA CareerLink® Westmoreland County.

With a solid grants writing background, Manderino brings over 20 years of non-profit experience to the corporation. Along with grants writing, she is experienced in communications and social media. Prior to joining PIC, Manderino was previously employed by Mon Yough Community Services in McKeesport, the Monessen District Library Center, and SPHS, Monessen. She holds a B.A. in English from the Pennsylvania State University.

As the new Youth Program Supervisor, Suzann Bloom, oversees the 21st Century Community Learning Centers’ afterschool and summer programming, and supervises other PIC youth programs, including the Summer Youth Work Experience program.

She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science/Ecology from Juniata College, and an M.S. from Slippery Rock University in Parks & Resource Management/Environmental Education. Prior to coming to PIC, Bloom’s previous work experience includes River Quest, Green Building Alliance, and the Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education.

Erika Doyle is the new Employment Training Supervisor at PA CareerLink® Westmoreland County where she oversees the Title I programs. A collaborative project between multiple agencies, PA CareerLink® provides services to Pennsylvania employers and potential employees. This position is a promotion for Doyle who previously served as an Employment Specialist at the PA CareerLink® Fayette County. She has been employed by PIC for 13 years. Her positions prior to joining PIC include Case Manager, Litigation Assistant, and Paralegal. Erika holds a B.A. in English from the Duquesne University.