AAF NEPA to Host AI Panel Discussion

On November 1st, 2023 from 7-9 PM, AAF NEPA is hosting an AI Panel Discussion regarding the use of AI in the Workplace. This event will be held at the Wilkes-Barre THINK Center (7 S Main St, Wilkes-Barre). The AI Panel Discussion is free and open to all professionals and students. 

Brittany Watt, Market Share Consulting
Paul Capoccia, Posture Interactive
Kevin Jones, VizVibe
Dan Kimbrough, Park Multimedia
Jenny Hetro, Jennifer Lee Hetro, LLC

Bethany Staples, Market Share Consulting 

The link to RSVP or for more information is: https://aafnepa.org/events/monthly-event-rsvp/

WVIA To Broadcast a Mind Over Matter Discussion

WVIA will broadcast Mind Over Matter: The State of Mental Health in NEPA live from the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, PA on Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m. 

Part of WVIA’s Mind Over Matter mental health initiative, The State of Mental Health in NEPA will feature Moderator Tracey Matisak and a panel of regional mental health experts to discuss the state of mental health in NEPA based on a critical needs assessment. Hear stories from people who are coping with mental health challenges and find out where to get help. Admission is free but limited.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Sanjay Chandragiri, Associate Professor of Psychiatry
  • Sarah Wodder, Psy.D., LP, LPC, President, and CEO, Scranton Counseling Center
  • Dawn Zieger, Associate Vice President, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Geisinger

Reservations can be made at: wvia.org/mindovermatter

Nicole Strauser – EMPOWER Conference Moderator

Vice President, Beneficiary Fulfillment, Prudential Enabling Solutions

Presentation Moderator: Managing Conflict Panel

The ability to resolve conflict in the workplace is an essential ability for leaders in any organization. When there is open and transparent processes for identifying, resolving, and managing conflict, it is proven to improve productivity and job satisfaction of employees. In this session, our panelists will discuss techniques on how to engage in meaningful conversations and manage conflict in the workplace.


Nicole Strauser, vice president, beneficiary fulfillment, has over 20 years of experience with Prudential. In her current role, Nicole is responsible for delivering final promises for group insurance, individual life insurance, annuities, and retirement customers. She has been focused on strengthening Prudential’s operational discipline and empowering associates via ideation and customer obsession to transform our customer experience.  

Prior to her current role, Nicole held various roles across Prudential’s retirement organization including the contact center, client services, and all back office operations from money in, money out, to complex record keeping.   

Nicole holds a  bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marywood University. She is a Series 6, 99, and 26 registered principal.  

Nicole currently sits on the board for Leadership Northeast, a local non-profit focused on creating servant leaders in the community.  Nicole also serves as the Prudential executive site lead for the Scranton office and the executive sponsor of the Scranton PRIDE BRG.