Board of Directors

As a 501(c)3 non-profit public health agency, COGI is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  Our Board provides insight to the agency and members bring a wide array of professional experience to the table.

2020 Members

Christianne F. Bayer, Ed. D., LPC, NCC, President

Employer:  Psychological Associates

Dr. Bayer is licensed as a Professional Counselor by the Pennsylvania State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (2002), and is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors.


Tom Scranton, Vice President                                              

Retired – Pyramid Healthcare, Inc., Central Pennsylvania Representative

Founding Member of COGI’s Board of Directors


Tom Palamar, Treasurer

Employer:  City Administrator, City of Pottsville

Pottsville’s Lasting Legacy; Nativity B.V.M. Green and Gold Association; Penn State University Alumni


Eric M. Prock, Esquire, Secretary

Employer:   Fanelli, Evans & Patel, P.C.

Co-Chairman, Schuylkill County Bar Association; Schuylkill Young Professionals; Pottsville Lions Club; YMCA Fundraising Committee


Dennis Snyder, M.Div., M.A., MFT

Employer:  Bethany E.C. Church, Ashland, PA

Pastor, Assistant Fire Chief, Cressona, PA; Outreach Club Facilitation, Schuylkill Haven High School, Schuylkill Haven, PA