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Staff Spotlight: Eileen Barlow
Today we shine our Staff Spotlight on Eileen Barlow. Eileen is MidPenn's Long-Term Care Ombudsman working in Schuylkill County.
3/23/2021 - Matthew Rich, Esq., began his career as an intern with MidPenn Legal Services in 2006. After finishing his undergraduate degree, Matt enrolled in law school and began working full-time as a housing paralegal with MidPenn. Following his graduation, Matt was hired as a staff attorney handling housing cases, and he became the lead housing attorney just one year later. In the last decade, Matt has become a housing law expert, especially in landlord/tenant law. His advocacy led to rule changes that benefit his clients and other marginalized Pennsylvanians. In particular, Matt is regarded for his work to get local Housing Authorities to recognize their responsibility to provide "reasonable accommodations" for tenants with mental health and physical disabilities. In addition, Matt began training MDJ's on landlord/tenant law in 2017, and he regularly trains attorneys at local county bar associations as well as PLAN's Statewide Conference. (Source: PA Legal Aid Network)
1/29/21 - A big thank you to RG Injury Law for their generous donation to MidPenn Legal Services. Their donation will increase the legal resources available to low-income residents living in Lancaster County.
Pictured: Attorney Chad Rankin, MidPenn Attorney Jim Orgass and Attorney Bill Gregory
Social Distancing Socializing
6/26/2020 - MidPenn Director of Development, Eliz Nestorov, took on the role of game show host for a fun evening of trivia with MidPenn staff from across our 18 counties.
5/29/2020 - Since March of 2020, MidPenn Staff have been meeting virtually with each other and community members.
With long-term care facilities closed to visitors, MidPenn Schuylkill County Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Eileen Barlow, has changed the scope of her work by assisting at the Pottsville Senior Resource Center delivering meals to home-bound seniors through the Meals on Wheels Program.
Meals are generally delivered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; however, due to the increase in social distancing, the delivery days have been reduced to Monday and Wednesday. On non-delivery days, Eileen assists with prepping and packing.
This particular route encompasses St. Clair Borough where 20-27 consumers are serviced. The daily totals continue to increase since the closure of the Senior Centers county-wide on March 16 and extension of social distancing.
50 Years of Advocacy
12/2019 - Paralegal Valerie Case celebrated her 50th anniversary with MidPenn. She was honored at our 50th celebration.
Happy 50th Anniversary MidPenn
10/24/2019 - MidPenn's anniversary cake.
Centre County United Way Day of Caring
October 2019 - MidPenn Manager Brent Frank volunteered at the Centre County United Way's Day of Caring.
Centre County Commissioners Present Proclamation
September 2019 - The Centre County Commissioners presented a proclamations to our Centre County staff in celebration of our 50th anniversary.
MidPenn's Lewistown Office
August 2019 - MidPenn's Lewistown office is located in the Monument Square Center. The building was originally constructed in 1929 for Montgomery Ward and is registered as a National Historic Landmark. It is recognized by its Art Deco facade.
At the Pagoda
July 2019 - Director of Development Eliz Nestorov and Director of Technology Shawn Geesaman stopped off at the famous Pagoda while on a trip to visit our Reading office.