Transformational Power of Women
Family and closely held businesses need structures for making decisions, resolving differences and defining a vision for the future.
Dr. Patricia Fox
Dr. Patricia Fox is a Psychologist who provides business coaching, consulting, and training in the field of financial psychology. She works with family businesses, individuals, and the professionals who serve them by addressing cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and relational aspects of money and wealth.
She has served on the Board of Governors for the Scranton Area Community Foundation since 2022.
Dr. Fox has been a member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association since 2007. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and a member of the Society of Consulting Psychology, where she is active in the Financial Psychology special interest group
Graham is chief operating officer and co-owner of Riggs Asset Management Company Inc. and co-founder of Circle 200, a by-invitation-only forum for senior executive women in Northeast Pennsylvania. She is the immediate past chair of the board of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry — the first woman to chair that board. She has also served as chair of the boards of the Diamond City Partnership, Circle 200 and the Nuangola Lake Association, and was a former founding board member and treasurer of Fork Over Love. She is the current chair of the board for CASA of Luzerne County and the Bear Creek Association. She is a past recipient of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce ATHENA Award, Northeastern Pennsylvania Business Journal “Top 25 Women in Business” and “Top 20 Executives Under 40” lists.
Hilary is 4th generation of Kane Logistics, a 3rd Party Logistics Company based out of Scranton that started in 1930. In April of 2022 Kane was acquired by ID Logistics, a European 3PL. Kane/ID Logistics focuses on warehousing, transportation, and distribution for different customers. Hilary is a Regional Human Resource Manager and has worked for the company for 16 years. Hilary enjoys the challenges of working in HR and never having the same day twice. Hilary lives in Clarks Summit with her husband, 3 kids and 2 dogs.
Jamie Johns is a Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager in the Commercial Banking Division of M&T Bank, working in the Wilkes-Barre, PA office. She has been with the bank for 10 years, holding a number of roles within Residential Mortgage Lending and Commercial Banking. She is a 2012 graduate of King’s College and an MBA candidate at The University of Scranton. Her role also allows her the opportunity to participate on the board of directors for numerous local non-profits, including the Family Business Alliance, the Osterhout Library, the SPCA of Luzerne County, and the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association. Outside of work and volunteerism, Jamie can be found staying active with local running groups and yoga classes or traveling with her husband.
Holly R Carron
Holly Roever Carron is a second-generation operator of Dunkin locations in Lackawanna County. She is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Marketing and International Business. Prior to working in the family business, she was a Circuit Provisioner, Trainer and Manager with MCI/WorldCom. She is a member of many local boards and is currently the President of the St Joseph’s Center Board.
What is the best part of working with family?
I have the distinct pleasure of working with two siblings every day, PJ
Dempsey, CEO, and Kristin Dempsey O'Donnell, Vice Present. They
are the mamma and papa bear of this business, which is what they
have always been for our immediate family too. (Kristin is the oldest
sibling and PJ is the only boy). They bring care, compassion, trust,
and loyalty every day to the business which creates a real sense of
family. On a personal level, our relationship has grown stronger
through a deeper level of trust and mutual respect for what we each
bring to the table. It is great to feel that your individual skills make an
impact each day.
Cindi Heyen is President and CFO of JED Pool Tools and its Northeastern Plastics Custom Injection
Molding division. Cindi started part time when her family purchased JED in 1989, wanting to spend
more time with her daughter. Her role and involvement grew as the business grew and her children
were older. In 2005, she purchased JED Pool Tools with her partner and became President. Cindi’s
attention to detail and organizational skills were an asset when she and her partner began running it;
these skills helped the company grow and allowed for a smoother merger with Northeastern Plastics in
2012. Cindi led the challenging software changeover to the current ERP system in 2018, currently directs
the Inventory department, and handles many key item purchases.