Two leaders from the Poconos were sworn in Wednesday as members of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs.
Christa Caceres of Pike County is the vice chair and Nasaiah Hoskins of Monroe County is a commissioner.
Caceres is the president of Monroe County Chapter of the NAACP. She is also involved in the Greater Pike Community Foundation, Pocono Mountains United Way, Emerge Pennsylvania, the Seven Oaks Collective, Rotary Club of the Stroudsburgs and the Greater Pocono Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. She founded the Pike County Women’s Commission and the Monroe County Community Roundtable.
She is a constituent advocate for U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright.
Hoskins served on the same commission during Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration. He was previously the president of the Pennsylvania Youth and College Division of the NAACP.
He manages the Tobacco and Vape Free Program for the Pocono Mountains United Way.
Gov. Josh Shapiro established the commission by executive order on June 6.
According to the governor’s office, “The commission’s purpose is to gather information regarding African American Pennsylvanians’ experiences and needs; review, evaluate, and assess programs affecting them; provide the governor with information and recommendations regarding how best to meet their needs; and serve as a liaison from the governor’s office to the community, providing information about programs and services that may be relevant to the needs of African American Pennsylvanians.”