Health - December 3, 2010

Corbett Meets with Transition Team

On Tuesday Governor-Elect Tom Corbett held the first meeting with all the member of his transition team. That's about 400 people making up 17 committees. The members range from advisors in previous administrations, top donors of the Corbett campaign, lobbyists, Democrats and declared Tea Party members. At the meeting Corbett said once again that his top priority is to present the legislature with a balance budget aimed at cutting the commonwealth's deficit. The committees will now meet to work on Secretary nominations and agenda priorities.

The 17 committee chairs are:

Agriculture - Keith Eckel

Banking- Jim Biery, CEO of PA Bankers Assoc.

Budget, Pensions & Revenue- Ron Henry, Esq., Senior Consultant, Capitol Strategies Group, Harrisburg

Commonwealth (Office of Administrations & Dept. of General Services)- Nancy Dering Mock, President of Nancy Dering, Inc. & Charlie Gerhards

Criminal Justice- Ed Marsico, Dauphin County DA & John Wentzel, Franklin County Warden

Economic Development- Alan Walker, Bradford Coal Company

Education- Joel Greenburg, Susquehanna International Group & Mark Nordenberg, Chancellor University of Pittsburgh

Energy & Environment- David Kleppinger of McNees, Wallace & Nurick

Health & Aging- Bob Cindrich, Conemaugh Health Systems & Todd Shamach, Jefferson Health Systems

Insurance- David Simon, Jefferson Health Systems

Labor & Workforce Development -Mike Acker, Triad Strategies

Local Government- Carol Aichele, Chester County Commissioner & Keith Hite, PA State Assoc. of Township Supervisors

Public Safety- Mark Bourne, Booz Allen Hamilton & Carl Buchholz, Blank Rome LLP & Wesley Craig, Major General (Retired) US Army

State Committee -Lawrence Tabas, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel

Transportation/Infrastructure- Vahan Gureghian, CEO of Charter School Management, LLC & Brad Mallory, Michael Baker Corporation & Pete Tartline

Welfare- Charles Curie & David Simon, Jefferson Health Systems

Veteran - Robert DeSousa, PA National Guard, Director, Veterans for Corbett; and William Lynch, Major General (ret.), Pennsylvania Air National Guard; Barbara Cross, Lt. Colonel (ret.), United States Marine Corps; Gregory Davis; Phil DeHennis; Brian Leonhard; John Patten; Walter Pudlowski; State Senator Bob Robbins; and Frank Ryan, Colonel (ret.), United States Marine Corps.   



January            4, 18 (Governor/Lt. Governor Swearing-in), 19, 24, 25, 26

February          7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 28

March              1, 2


January            4, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26

February          7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 28

March              1, 2

A proposed Session schedule for both Chambers beyond the first week of March is pending notices of a date for the Governor’s Budget Address. The House anticipates issuing a schedule through June 2011 as soon as Budget Address plans are made available.