Newsmakers for September 25

The O’Pake Institute for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship

Lizette Epps has been appointed Executive Director of Financial Services & Internal Operations for the O’Pake Institute for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship. She brings more than 25 years of business experience to O’Pake and holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix.


In her new role, Epps will focus on P&L management, ongoing oversight of the FLIC early-stage entrepreneurial micro-grant program, sourcing and administration of grants for the O’Pake Institute, mentoring and training of O’Pake -Students in the fields of corporate finance and various others focus on financial activities. In addition, she will offer nonprofit advice to clients interested in this entrepreneurship journey. She will lead a variety of infrastructure and operations related functions, ensuring effective management, process implementations and operations across O’Packe.

Based in Berks County for 12 years, Epps has a strong focus on initiatives for women, children and the Latin American community. She is Vice President of the Board of Directors of Berks Latino Workforce Development Corp., Board Member of the Lehigh Valley Hispanic Chamber, First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union and The Village of Reading. She has received the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Woman of Distinction Award, Reading Eagle’s 40 Under 40 Award, the YWCA’s Coretta Scott King Award, and the Racial Justice Award.

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Barley Snyder

The Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC) has named Barley Snyder’s attorney, John “J.” Quain his “Light of Liberty Pro Bono Attorney” for 2022.


The award is presented annually to the organization’s top pro bono attorney and recognizes his/her exceptional service and support. Based in York, PIRC provides free legal services and training to help immigrants obtain or protect their legal status. Quain regularly volunteers with PIRC, helping Pennsylvania immigrants and their families access legal counsel they otherwise would not have access to. In particular, Quain has dedicated his time to a pro bono program that helps immigrants obtain their U visas.

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Quain is from Harrisburg and is an attorney in Barley Snyder’s Litigation and Finance & Creditors’ Rights practices. In addition to his work at PIRC, Quain is board secretary of the Historic Harrisburg Association and treasurer of the Young Lawyers Section of the Dauphin County Bar Association.

First community bank

After more than 20 years of service with FCCB (First Citizens Community Bank), Kathleen Campbell, SVP, Marketing Manager, has assumed the role of Project Specialist upon entering semi-retirement. In this role, she is responsible for planning, organizing and leading the completion of products and processes that enhance the bank’s product offering and create efficiencies for its employees.


Campbell joined the FCCB team in October 2000. Previously, she worked for Keystone Financial for nearly 20 years, where she managed various deposit-taking departments for Pennsylvania National Bank and later served as a product management and development officer for the holding company.

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Campbell holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Kutztown University. She is a graduate of the American Bankers Association’s School of Bank Marketing and Management. She was an instructor at the ABA School of Bank Marketing and Management for many years, helping to develop individuals in the field of marketing.

Off the bench, Campbell was a significant supporter of the Tioga County YMCA. She is an active board member and previously chaired the board for five years, beginning with its inception.

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