NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania Names Shane K. Powers President and CEO

NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania (NeighborWorks) today named Shane K. Powers president and CEO. Powers, who currently serves as the organization’s chief operating officer, succeeds Jesse J. Ergott, who is departing in April 2024 (

“We thank Jesse for his service and contributions to NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania over the past two decades,” said Teddy Michel, NeighborWorks board chair. “We wish him well in his future endeavors and are fortunate to have someone of Shane’s caliber ready to step into this role as we launch into an exciting new chapter of opportunity for our organization.

“Shane will lead a talented team at NeighborWorks, one that is focused on extending our strong track record of collaboration, innovation and impact,” Michel said. “She will undoubtedly continue the organization’s trajectory of meaningful community leadership.”

Powers, who joined NeighborWorks on Jan. 3, 2022, brings extensive experience in relationship management, securing funding awards, scaled project delivery, staffing optimization and programmatic expansion. Her knowledge of operations, combined with a foundational belief in metrics and data analysis, enables her to develop coherent visions, strategies, and objectives. Prior to serving as chief operating officer at NeighborWorks, she worked as chief operating officer for the Tunkhannock Area School District, general manager for DHL Supply Chain and department leader at Procter and Gamble.

“I am very excited to begin this next chapter and work alongside the NeighborWorks Board of Directors, community partners and our NeighborWorks team. I’m eager to listen and engage with these key stakeholders as we deliver on our mission to create stable, vibrant communities by amplifying the voices of residents and providing critical housing assistance, financial guidance, community development services and proactive partnerships,” said Powers.