CCBC FOUNDATION APPOINTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Community College of Beaver County announces the appointment of Linda F. Homyk , Jeffrey J. Liberati, and Joseph Tate to the CCBC Foundation. The expansion of the Board allows the CCBC Foundation to increase its efforts with assisting the College.

     Ms. Homyk, RN, MSN, is a resident of Aliquippa, PA, a graduate of Hopewell High School, and a CCBC nursing graduate. Ms. Homyk continued her education at LaRoche College, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing, and Carlow University, where she earned her master’s degree in nursing. She has held various positions within Sewickley Hospital and the Heritage Valley Health System, including positions in the Critical Care Unit, Critical and Emergency Services, and Patient Care Services. She is currently the Vice President of Nursing, Patient Care Services, for Heritage Valley in Sewickley.  Ms. Homyk is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the Emergency Nurses Association, and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders. She is also currently a voluntary board member for MedCare Equipment, Co. and PA Healthcare Credit Union as well as a member of the Advisory Board for Nursing for Carlow University.

     Mr. Liberati is a resident of Franklin Park and Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Express Med Pharmaceuticals, Inc., located in Monaca, PA.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in business administration from Duquesne University and his Master of Public Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Liberati is also the current Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Progressive Home Health, Inc., located in Monaca, PA. He is a member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, American Pharmacist Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, National Home Infusion Association, and the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute.  Outside of his professional career, Mr. Liberati plays an active role in the community. He has served in the past as Co-Chair of the American Heart Association Heart Walk, is a current Executive Board Member of the Heart Walk Committee; past board member of the Ohio Valley Hospital Foundation; member of the American Cancer Society; Board Member of the Legislative Committee for the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, and a Board Member for Mother Teresa Hospice.

     Mr. Tate is a resident of Ambridge, PA, a graduate of Ambridge High School and a former CCBC student himself.  He is a retired Special Agent, Pittsburgh District, CSX Transportation Railroad Police. Holding an extensive background in the military and law enforcement, Mr. Tate served in the United States Marine Corp, where he received an Honorable Discharge after four years of service, and the United Sates Army Reserve.  He also served our country in the Military Police as 1st Sergeant of the 352nd Military Police Company and Chief of Corrections for the 377th Military Police Detachment (Confinement) for 12 years.  He was class president at the State Police Academy in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and worked as a Special Agent for the Conrail Railroad Police and as a police officer for the Borough of Ambridge. Active in the community, Mr. Tate volunteers his time with such organizations as the Ambridge branch of the NAACP, the One to One organization assisting disabled citizens, the Beaver County Public Safety Commission, the Sewickley YMCA Black Achievers, American Legion Post 450 in Sewickley, and is a member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Leetsdale. He is a former member of the College’s Board of Trustees where he held the position of Treasurer during his term.

Current members also include: Tom Bressler, Foundation President; Scott Monit, Foundation Vice President; Scott Angus, Foundation Treasurer; Fritz Retsch, Trustee and Foundation Secretary; Nancy Dickson, Executive Director of Foundation; Harold Reed, Trustee; Bob Bevington; and Dr. Joe Forrester, CCBC President.

The mission of the CCBC Foundation is to support the vision, mission, values and goals of the Community College of Beaver County through student scholarship efforts and campus development.