Peter R. Butler, retired Procter & Gamble Engineering Manager, also held positions at P&G as Site Training & Development Director, Operations Department Manager and Maintenance Department Manager. Graduated from Clarkson University with a Civil Engineering degree and served as a Combat Engineer Officer in the 3rd Armored Division for 4 years before returning to the U.S. to start a career with P&G. He has served on the Tyler Memorial Hospital Board since 1988 (former Board Chair) and the Wyoming County Community Health Foundation Board since it was formed. Also chaired the American Red Cross Board in Susquehanna County, and served on the EMS Board for N.E. PA for several years. He has been a leader in workforce development while serving on the PA Workforce Investment Board, chairing the PA Council for the Workforce of Tomorrow, and serving as Chairman of the N.E. PA Industrial Resource Center's Board. Butler led a benchmarking trip with educators and industry leaders to Germany, Austria and Switzerland to study their apprenticeship systems and led reapplication efforts in the N. Tier. He has spoken extensively on school-to-career transition to statewide groups in a dozen states and addressed a national conference of healthcare professionals in Hungary on the topic of community engagement to aid in their transition to a free market economy. He also served on the PA Commission on Rural Education and the National Alliance of Business' School-to-Work Advisory Board.
Marleen Butler has led work based learning programs for area youth for over 20 years. Prior to joining NTIEC’s staff in 1999, Marleen was employed by the Trehab Center in Susquehanna County for eight years and served as the Job Training Program Director for Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties. She also held positions as Case Manager and Independent Living Trainer while at Trehab and attended LCCC and Misericordia University earning her degree in Science while working full time. In her capacity as Educational Coordinator, Marleen places over 40 area students in Youth Apprenticeship positions with area employers each year. Marleen also develops, coordinates and delivers Career Events for area students from 9 school districts. These sector based events typically include about 30 employers and include healthcare, manufacturing, energy and transportation and serve over 1100 students each year. She also plans and coordinates over 40 healthcare internships at two area hospitals and leads other programs for students such as Job Shadowing, Financial Literacy, Resume Writing, and Interviewing Skills.
Don Abplanalp, retired small business owner in Wellsboro, PA for over 25 years and a graduate of Mansfield University. During his business career Don also worked with area schools as an official for high school athletics and is well networked with educators and employers in Tioga and Bradford counties. Don has been with NTIEC since 2011 and in his capacity as Educational Coordinator he places over 70 students with area employers each year in Youth Apprenticeship positions. Each student has a training plan and an assigned workplace mentor. Don also partners with schools, healthcare employers and workforce development organizations to organize Career Events for area students. He also helps set up job shadowing experiences for students and arranges mentoring relationships to facilitate students career decision making.
Shealynn Shave is a graduate of Elk Lake High School and Keystone College where she earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Communications. As an Operations and Advertising Manager based in Hawaii, she worked for the Law Library Microform Consortium (LLMC). Shealynn joined the Wyoming County Community Health Foundation in June 2012 for a part time position as the Foundation's Assistant. There she oversees all events the Foundation is involved in and works on the creation and revisions to the foundation's website and other internal processes. In addition to working part time at the Wyoming County Community Health Foundation, Shealynn is currently a manager at her family's business in Lawton. Finally, since January 2015, she has worked two days per week at NTIEC and coordinates administrative processes as well as assisting with NTIEC career events and programs. Her business and foundation experiences have prepared her well to assist in NTIEC's efforts to educate area youth on careers.
Bob Barkley had extensive experience in both industry and education prior to joining NTIEC in 2018. Bob worked in engineering management for Procter & Gamble for 28 years. His career at the Mehoopany Paper Products Plant included roles in Industrial Engineering, Operations, Production Planning, Finance, Human Resources, and Project Leadership. After his retirement from P&G, Bob worked for the Tunkhannock Area School District for nine years in a variety of professional staff roles involving reading and mathematics instruction at the Tunkhannock Area Middle School. He has also served as an adjunct business instructor at Keystone College since 2013. Bob has an Engineering degree from Lafayette College and an M.B.A. from the University of Scranton. His focus at NTIEC is on our work-based learning and career exposure programs including youth apprenticeship, internships, and career exposure events. Within the Tunkhannock community, Bob has been involved as a board member and officer of Tunkhannock Little League for over thirty years, and is also a past board member of the Wyoming County United Way and the Wyoming County Red Cross.
Northern Tier Industry & Education Consortium
PO Box 200
Dimock, PA 18816
Phone: (570) 278-5038
Fax: (570) 278-2731