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PHRC Advisory Councils

The PHRC Advisory Councils were created to extend the commission’s ability to reach out to local communities to promote a better understanding of what the agency services include and to create partnerships at the local level. Some advisory councils hold civil rights award programs, forums and educational sessions on discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodation and education. Additionally they may provide assistance with forming strategies in addressing problems at the local level.

Most advisory Councils meet on a regular basis.  To find out more about advisory committees or when they meet, please contact us.

Current Advisory Committees and Chairperson:


Blair County Advisory Council

Ronald Miller, Chair


Cambria County Advisory Council

Verna Carter, Chair


Centre County Advisory Council 

Joanne Tosti-Vasey, Chair


Cumberland and Perry Counties Advisory Council 

Safronia Perry, Chair


Hazelton Advisory Advisory Council 

Elaine Madden-Curry, Chair


Lebanon, Lancaster, Berks County Advisory Council 

David Cruz, Chair (Lancaster)


Lehigh Valley County Advisory Council

Carols Lopez Milan, Chair


Monroe County Advisory Council

No Chair at this time, Chair


Montgomery County Advisory Council 

Rose Makofske, Chair


Southwestern PA Advisory Council (Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland Counties) 

Leslie Walker, Chair


York County Advisory Council 

Mabusha Cooper, Chair