Board of Directors
Finance & Audit Committee
Bob Lukens, Board Chair
Joel Moffatt, Vice Chair
John Paone, Treasurer
Liz Thul, Co-Executive Director
Barb Polzer, Co-Executive Director
Consumer Action Coalition
Annette Hall, Secretary
Yeremiah Hardt, Member
Annette Hall currently serves as Secretary of the Liberty Community Connections board and is a member of the Keystone First Health Education Advisory Committee. She is the Director of Healthy Choices Now Ministry which provides fruit for 13 food cupboards throughout Philadelphia. She has earned her Juris Doctor Degree from Temple University School of Law, Diploma in Educational Ministries from Seminary Extension from the Southern Baptist Convention and is currently matriculating at Community College of Philadelphia majoring Music and Child Literature.
Yeremiah Hardt currently runs the Sci-Fi Connections group at Liberty Resources which empowers people to think beyond their disabilities to succeed. He served as an active participant in organizing the establishment of CWC and United Homecare Workers Union of PA. Yeremiah started several environmental programs, writing journals and blogs as well as producing a play. His name is on the "Wall of Tolerance" in Montgomery AL and wants to always be known to be a vessel of peace.
Bob Lukens is a former legal aid lawyer who specializes in public benefits issues. He also is a consultant in the city's Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program for the Office of Housing and Community Development. He has a law degree from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University.
Joel Moffat is currently employed as Senior Communications Manager for the Accessibility Team at Comcast. From 2004-2013, Mr. Moffatt worked in Communications and Development at Liberty Resources. He holds a BA in Telecommunications from Penn State and an MS in Digital Design from Philadelphia University.
John Paone is a Philadelphian with 41 years of experience in housing and community development, real estate development, project management, program administration and government relations. He has worked in government, banking, non-profit housing and private sector development. He was the former Executive Director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority and Vice Chairman of the Board of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and currently serves on the Boards of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and the Philadelphia Zoo. He has degrees in Political Science and Public Administration from Penn State University and American University.
Barbara Polzer currently serves as the Co-Executive Director of Liberty Community Connections (LCC) in the Allentown office. Prior to LCC, she worked 19 years for Liberty Resources, Inc. (LRI) holding various positions within the organization: Director of the Northeast Programs, Director of Quality Management where she monitored regulatory compliance with Medical Assistance Waivers and subcontractors. Prior to that she was the Administrative Entity Representative for 7 years where she recruited, trained and monitored enrolled Medical Assistance Waiver Providers for DPW’s Office of Social Programs (OSP).
Liz Thul is the Co-Executive Director of Liberty Community Connections, Inc. She holds an undergraduate and graduate degree in Social Work from Temple University’s School of Social Administration. As a licensed social worker, Liz brings extensive experience as an advocate for affordable accessible housing, the homeless and persons with disabilities. Before joining Liberty Liz served as the Director of Lutheran Settlement House’s largest division - Homeless Services. Prior to LSH Liz served as the Associate Director of the Women’s Health Education Program at Drexel University’s College of Medicine. Liz provided social work services to parents involved in the Child welfare System in the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services (CLS) for six years.