Community Partners of the Poconos (CPOP)

Promoting Collaboration, Inclusion & Nonprofit Accountability

Members Monroe County Council On Inclusion

Members (list in formation)* [1]

Bob Hillman, Co-Chairperson Council on Intercultural Harmony & Inclusion, Member board of directors Community Partners of the Poconos, Founder Monroe County Unity Coalition, Chair Monroe County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission

Billie Andrews, Co-Chairperson Council on Intercultural Harmony & Inclusion, General Manager, Chateau Resort & Conference Center

Alberto Cardelle, Ph.D Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, Professor East Stroudsburg University

Nitza Desire, Branch Manager, Manpower, Tannersville, PA

Jane Huffman, Ph.D., Professor, East Stroudsburg University, president board of directors Community Partners of the Poconos

Daria Kelly Uhlig, Pocono Commuter

Kathleen Kuck, Interim CEO/President, Pocono Medical Center

Letitia M. Lladoc, Ph.D., Board Member, 

Stroudsburg School Board 

Theresa Merli, Monroe County Commissioner                                                            

William Parrish, Captain Stroud Area Regional Police

Maria Picon, Law Student, East Stroudsburg University (ESU)

Maria Roman, President, Spanish Club, East Stroudsburg University

Mario Scavello, PA State Representative

John Sipthroth, PA State Representative

Joanne Townsend, Unity Coalition

Julie Weber, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, East Stroudsburg University


Convener & Facilitator: Dagmaris Cabezas, MS, President, Community Partners of the Poconos.

[1] Organization’s name listed for identification purposes only.  

Board of Directors 2009 (2010 Board in Formation)


  • Dr. Jane Huffman, ESU, Chairperson
  • Bob Hillman, PA Human Relations Commission, Monroe County Chapter President
  • Yokasta Morales, MBA, Executive Director Children’s Arts & Science Workshops, Inc., Secretary/Treasurer
  • MaryAnne Heeter, Independent Consultant, Farr Healy Consulting, President AFP Pocono Mountains Chapter


Dagmaris Cabezas, MS. is the President and founder of Community Partners of the Poconos.  Ms. Cabezas is an expert in the field of community relations and fundraising who has worked in top-ranking positions in these areas for Columbia University and the City University of New York. 

She has extensive volunteer experience working with community groups, and serves on the board of directors of several community organizations. 

She has a degree in psychology from Rutgers University and a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University.  She is a recipient of the Ellen Lurie Award for Outstanding Community Service from the Community Service Society of New York City.

Help Us Identify Quality Youth Programs In Monroe County

The United Way of Monroe County, Pocono Alliance, and Community Partners of the Poconos are collaborating to identify quality youth programs in Monroe County.  Our objective is to create a publishable inventory which can be accessed by parents and youth in search of a safe and nurturing after-school, weekend, or summer experience.

If you or someone you know operates such a program ,please visit the Youth Inventory Link on this website and fill out the short inventory form.

We appreciate your support!


Pennsylvanians are giving generously to relief efforts in Haiti. The devastation there is beyond comprehension.

But those of us in Monroe County who generously support this cause should be aware that past natural disasters have prompted groups and individuals with criminal intent to solicit contributions on behalf of the afflicted.

Please link to the FBI Fraud Alert for information.

Credible organizations in Monroe County participating in relief efforts include the American Red Cross, Catholic Relief Services, and the Salvation Army, among others. 

Community Partners of the Poconos can also help you find out if an organization is legitimate.  Contact us at: