The Wilkes University Board of Trustees elected three new members who joined the board at the October 2019 meeting:
Lisa Isbitski Golden of Moosic is a 1990 graduate of the university. Golden is chief operating officer of Geisinger Health Plan and has served in that capacity since September 2016.
Golden earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wilkes and a master’s degree in health administration from King’s College. She holds a certification from the American Case Management Association. She is also a certified healthcare insurance executive and an alumnus of the AHIP Executive Leadership program.
William Hanbury of Skaneateles, New York is 1972 graduate of the university and has more than 30 years of nonprofit executive management experience. During the course of his career, he served in CEO roles with the Bermuda Tourism Authority, United Way National Capital Area, Destination DC, Visit Milwaukee and the Hilton Head, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. He is a former chairman of Destinations International and is a sought-after thought leader on executive management, organizational transition and nonprofit operations.
Hanbury earned his bachelor’s degree from Wilkes and a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Tara Mugford Wilson of Dallas is the president of Power Engineering Corp., a family-owned-and-operated mechanical construction and HVAC service company based in Wilkes-Barre. Prior to returning to Power Engineering Corp. in 2016, Wilson owned and served for 24 years as president of Power Mechanical Corp., a union sheet metal and mechanical pipefitting business.
She is chair of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Development Corporation Board, and is a current member of the United Way and past co-chair of its annual campaign. Wilson also is a member of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry/Growth Partnership Board as well as the board of the Appleseed Foundation, Geisinger Wilkes-Barre Advisory Board, Circle 200, Luzerne Foundation, and the boards of The Institute for Economic Development and Public Policy and Wyoming Seminary.
Wilson is the 2019 recipient of the Athena Award presented by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce.