The Center Leadership


Charles C. Canton

Chief Executive Officer

Charles C. Canton is Chief Executive Officer of The Center. He joined The Center in 2018, bringing with him 15 years’ experience as a distinguished non-profit leader and more than four decades of success in management.


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...