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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Native is new head of PSBA

  • Nathan G. Mains has been named the new executive director of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association by the PSBA Board of Directors following a nationwide search.
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    Nathan G. Mains has been named the new executive director of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association by the PSBA Board of Directors following a nationwide search.
    Mains will begin his tenure as the sixth executive director of the association on Sept. 8.
    "We are very pleased to have Nathan joining our team. He brings a fresh perspective and energy to our organization. The PSBA Board is anxious to move forward under his leadership," stated PSBA President Dr. Marcela Diaz Myers.
    "It is an honor to be selected to join PSBA -- an organization with a rich history of advocating on behalf of public education across the commonwealth," added Mains. "I am looking forward to joining the PSBA team and their strong efforts on behalf of school boards across Pennsylvania."
    Since 2009, Mains has served as the president and state director for Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania State Office. The organization works within the public school system, determining student needs and establishing relationships with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers, and parent and volunteer organizations to provide needed resources and focuses on lowering student drop-out rates. Since taking this position, Mains tripled revenue during his first full year of service, instituted a new operations manual and performance management system, opened a new capital office, and expanded the communications and advocacy program.
    Mains also has served as vice president of Regional Operations for Easter Seals and senior vice president of the American Lung Association of Pennsylvania. He worked as a senior associate of the Winter Group, a government and public affairs consulting firm.
    He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Lebanon Valley College, participated in the Harvard Business School's Executive Education Program and attended Shippensburg University's graduate school for communications. Mains lives in Mechanicsburg, PA with his wife Stacey and their daughter.
    PSBA is a nonprofit statewide association of public school boards, pledged to the highest ideals of local lay leadership for the public schools of the commonwealth. Founded in 1895, PSBA was the first school boards association established in the United States.
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