Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania State Director
Nathan Mains joined Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania (CISPA) in March 2009 as President and State Director. Established in 1994, CISPA currently encompasses five local affiliates in 97 school sites serving more than 15,185 students throughout Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining CISPA, Nathan served as Vice President of Regional Operations for Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania. In this role, he was responsible for oversight of all programs, fundraising and community outreach. Nathan has also worked as a contract lobbyist in Harrisburg for numerous clients, including March of Dimes, American Lung Association, Einstein Hospital, Pennsylvania Society for Respiratory Care, Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association, Save the Children, and the Pennsylvania Healthcare Management Corporation. In this role, he worked on behalf of his clients to educate legislators and the governor on a wide range of healthcare issues.
In addition, Nathan has worked for the American Lung Association as Senior Vice President for Community Outreach and Public Affairs, and as Director of Communications for the Pennsylvania Bankers Association.
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