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Leadership and Staff Members

Keystone Leadership


Justin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Misericordia University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Temple University. Justin now teaches at CityVision University in both drug addiction and counseling classes.

Justin serves on the National Homeless Summit in Washington D.C. He has previously served on the NASW-PA board as the Northeast Division Chair and on boards with the American Legion and the VFW.

Since being at Keystone Mission, Justin has raised over a million dollars each year and has expanded the mission to serve in a larger area.

Justin Behrens, MSW, LSW
CEO & Executive Director

Scott has been with Keystone Mission for about a year. Scott is currently a bi-vocational pastor working for Keystone Mission and pastoring Diamond City Alliance Church in Wilkes-Barre.

He now oversees the Wilkes-Barre Transformation Center which houses 10-15 men who will progress through a year-long program designed to bring them off the streets and into permanent, independent housing. Scott has also ministered as a youth assistant and lead pastor. His favorite Scripture verse is Judges 3:22.

Scott Wills, M.A.
Program Manager – Wilkes-Barre Location

Kathy has served as the Program Director at Keystone Mission for 11 years. In this position, she guides other staff through program set up and meets with outside agencies to establish relationships for the success of mission programming.

Prior to Keystone Mission, she owned a private daycare for 25 years. This experience is similar to what is needed in services to our guests: love, discipline, structure, boundaries, and consistency. Her favorite Scripture verse is Philippians 4:13.

Kathy Regan
Program Manager – Scranton Location

Development & Operations


Jillian works with the Development Department to research and write grants while cultivating relationships with funders. She recently graduated with her Bachelor's of Communications in Writing at Clarks Summit University.

Jillian has served at Keystone Mission since May 2022. Her favorite Scripture verse is Psalm 34:10.

Jillian Mirro
Content Specialist & Grant Writer
Jeff Brennanman
Facilities & Maintenance Manager
Julie Kelly_2

Julie joined the Keystone Mission team in November 2022. She currently oversees all HR duties and directly assists our CEO & Executive Director. Julie has 25 years combined of administrative and customer service experience.

Her favorite scripture verse is Isaiah 40:31.

Julie Kelly
Administrative Assistant to CEO & Executive Director

Judy handles all related administrative tasks for our donors.

She has served at Keystone Mission for two years on staff and six years as a volunteer, where she assisted in mailing. She holds several years of experience in secretarial work. Her favorite Scripture verse is John 3:16.

Judy Swigart
Development Assistant
Matt Ford

Matt is starting his new role at the Mission which oversees all the volunteers at the organization.

Matt graduated from Clarks Summit University in 2022 with a Bachelor's in Business Administration. He is passionate about building new relationships and working in community.

His favorite Bible passage is James 1:2-5.

Matthew Ford
Engagement Coordinator

Scranton Programs


Lasha has served as the Vocational Specialist since March 2022. She assists our guests in determining their career paths by matching the individuals’ experience, education, and training based on their interests and not by their limitations.

She spent an early portion of her career working with at-risk populations, specifically with individuals suffering from mental health and substance abuse disorders. Her favorite Scripture verse is 2 Corinthians 5:7.

Lasha Wyman
Vocational Specialist

Lindsey has been with the Mission for 3 years, serving in the position of Housing Specialist in Scranton’s Innovation Center.

She assists guests in obtaining proper applications of resources for housing while building relationships with them. Her favorite Scripture verse is Psalm 23:6.

Lindsey Chalmers
Housing Specialist

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Takasongo Kasongo
Ambassador - Weekend Meal Outreach

Wilkes-Barre Programs


Sara works in the Transformation Center as the Office Coordinator, which includes greeting and directing guests, administering drug/alcohol screenings for guests, and daily office tasks. She began her time at the Mission by working in the Code Blue- Emergency Shelter and has been working for the Mission for 2 months.

Sara’s prior experience is working at a Christian Pregnancy Center in the inner city as well as being involved in youth ministry. Her favorite Scripture passage is Philippians 4:6-7.

Sara Wills
Office Coordinator

Dylan joined Keystone Mission in September 2022 as a Resident Ambassador at our Transformation Center. His primary role is providing oversight of residents and volunteers while leading the residents in daily Bible Studies and Men’s Groups. A critical part of his role is establishing relationships with our residents.

His favorite scripture passage is 2 Kings 2:23-24.

Dylan Tackley
Resident Ambassador

Beth recently joined our team in May 2022 as a Life Coach at the Transformation Center. She assists and encourages the men to learn, grow, and change through relationships within the local community.

Beth has experience as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor and is currently enrolled in a Master of Counseling program at Clarks Summit University. One of her favorite passages of Scripture is Philippians 2:12-13.

Beth Alapic
Life Coach - Case Worker

Board of Directors

Mary Wood

Chairwoman | Director of Contract Compliance

Michael Goffer, Esq.

Vice-Chair | Attorney at Law

Robert Thomas, MBA, CPA

Treasurer | Accountant & Educator


Secretary | Bank Manager at Community Bank, N.A.

Al Thomas

Retired Businessman

Carl Graziano

Retired Chief of Police

Mary Kay Newsome

Assistant Vice President of FNB Bank

Dennis D'Augostine

Pastor, Steamtown Church

Christine Leandri

Music Teacher

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