The day-to-day administration of N4Cs is handled by our Executive Director and our Assistant Director. The Director and Assistant Director are also assisted by our hardworking part time staff and volunteers.

Jay Spess- Executive Director

  • Budgeting
  • Grants
  • Facility management
  • Fundraising and event planning
  • Programming
  • Volunteer Coordinating
  • Oversight of all positions

Jay was raised in New Jersey. He grew up playing hockey and played for a period of time at the pro-level. He comes to us from the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins working as the Director of Team Services/Hockey Operations. Jay has worked in multiple roles with the Penguins organization including managing the teams practice arena and overseeing all the youth and adult programing in the arena.

Danielle Pearson – Assistant Director

  • Member Relations
  • Program Development/Management
  • Facility Management
  • Fundraising and event planning
  • Volunteer Coordinating
  • Supervision and management of staff

Danielle grew up in Berwick. She’s previously worked in multiple YMCA and other nonprofit organizations throughout Pennsylvania and Florida where she lived for a couple of years. She has many years of nonprofit experience and continues to work with other nonprofits throughout our area in various roles.


The Board of Directors is N4Cs governing body and is responsible for long-term planning and strategic goals.
The Board meets the 4th Thursday of the Month at the Center at 6pm.
*Open mic time will allow community members the opportunity to speak to the board. This time will occur from 6-7pm; please sign up in advance.*


 Board of Directors – 2020

President – Judi Thivierge Vice President -Steve Tyree Secretary – Ammon Young
Treasurer – Tina Wood Emily Bower Dave Lapinsky
Judie Scavone Sue Root