The Center Leadership


Jerry Wische

Chief Executive Officer

Jerry Wische stands at The Center’s helm with a long history of helping nonprofits succeed. He began working with nonprofits while attending the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a master’s degree in social services....


Kevin Kern

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Kern oversees all of The Center’s programs, the Dental Clinic, and Gingersnaps Etc. Kevin began his career in the field of I/DD at the Barber National Institute in Erie, PA, before joining The Center in 2007...


Sabrena Akenten

Chief Human Resources Officer

Sabrena Akenten is the Chief Human Resources Officer at The Center, where she is responsible for the organization’s HR efforts and strategy. Sabrena graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville...


David Pomerantz

Chief Financial Officer

David Pomerantz joined The Center as Chief Financial Officer in November of 2016 and is responsible for managing the organization’s finances. In addition to more than ten years of nonprofit experience, David has served as CFO for a number of...