Three professionals appointed to Prospectus Berco Board

Prospectus Berco is has announced the appointment of three distinguished professionals to its board of directors. Their expertise and vision will undoubtedly enrich the organization’s leadership and strategic direction, Beverly Kline-Cummings, Heather Hillmannn, and Cory Porrino, CPA. With their extensive experience in each respective profession, we are certain their collective expertise will play a pivotal role in guiding the organization to new heights of success.

Beverly Kline-Cummings began her career working at Prospectus Berco’s parent organization after having earned a BS degree in Special Education from Millersville University. She distinguished herself by holding a variety of leadership positions in day services, supportive services, and residential services. She left Prospectus Berco in 1995 to join her family business, Kline Process Systems, and raise her newborn daughter Mackenzie. She currently holds the position of Human Resource Coordinator for Kline Process Systems, an engineering technology company recognized nationally for their innovative process control solutions.

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Beverly’s community board and volunteer work includes serving on the Wyomissing Hills Citizen Social Committee (6 years), Treasurer for the Wyomissing Swimming Association (20 years), and with the Berks County Community Foundation upon the closure of her church, St John’s, to distribute monies from the church (4 years). She resides in Wyomissing Hills with her husband, Peter, also a valued former Prospectus Berco professional, and their adored dog, Winston.

Heather Hillmann has been the Human Resources Manager at Unique Snacks since March of 2020. She hails from Allentown and graduated from Emmaus High School in 1995. She graduated magna cum laude in 1999 from West Chester University, majoring in Kinesiology. During college Heather was on both the track and rugby teams, as well as being an RA and president of two honors fraternities. She taught adaptive aquatics to individuals with mental and physical disabilities. For ten years Heather taught Health and Physical Education at Collegium Charter School in West Chester. During that time, she earned her master’s in educational leadership with a specialization in Special Education. While teaching, Heather also played women’s tackle football for two years for the Philadelphia Liberty Belles and Delaware Griffens.

Heather joined Arkema as an HR assistant in October of 2017 and was promoted to Senior HR Associate a year later. Working for a Global company gave her the experience to learn all facets of Human Resources but didn’t allow her to have the personal interaction that provided her with professional happiness. Joining Unique Snacks has given her the ability to use all the skills she learned during her career, as well as support a rapidly growing local brand. She also feels pride when able to partner with organizations like Prospectus Berco to give those less able a job opportunity.

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Cory Porrino, CPA has been affiliated with Prospectus Berco for many years, having served as a fiscal consultant since 2016 when we were in transition between CFOs. Cory is a managing member of Porrino CPA, LLC, with more than 15 years of accounting experience. His background as a CPA working with small businesses while providing advisory and consulting services gives him valuable experience to serve and contribute to the Prospectus Berco Board of Directors. Cory resides in Orwigsburg with his wife and five children. He is a dedicated servant of the community, assisting many nonprofit boards in various leadership roles.

As Prospectus Berco embarks on this exciting new chapter, the organization looks forward to the invaluable contributions of the new board members and the positive impact they will undoubtedly have on future endeavors.

Prospectus Associates, dba Prospectus Berco, is a 501(c)3 corporation that enriches the lives of people with disabilities and their families by providing innovative community participation, community living, employment opportunities, and family support services.

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