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Current Officers



Joshua Sepcopski - President

Hello all,

My name is Joshua Sepcoski, and I’m more than humbled to be serving Noreastern Pennsylvania Council as the President for the 2016-2017 term. I was the NEPA Council Vice President of Membership for my council in the 2014-2015 term and NER Area 5 Venturing President for the 2015 - 2016 term. I currently serve as a Vice President in my crew as well. I have earned the Venturing Sports, Outdoor, and Arts & Hobbies Bronze Awards. I ahve compelted National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) in 2015 and will be attending NAYLE at The SUmmit over the summer. I earned my Eagle Scout from Troop 316 in Avoca, PA in 2015. In Venturing i have been awarded the Venturing, Discovery and Pathfinder and am working towerd my Summit Award.


Tegan Staudenmeier - Vice President of Communications



RIchie Cornwall - Vice President of Program

Hello, My name is RIchard Cornwall ..... 


Vacant - Vice President of Administration




Past Presidents of the NEPA Council VOA


Emma Brieling - June 1 2015 to May 30 2016 

Hello, my name is Emma Brieling and I am both excited and proud to serve as your 2015-2016 Venturing Officer’s association president. In addition to being VOA president I am a VP in my crew, 3701, from Avoca PA. I have been in venturing for a few years and VOA just as long.

Other than scouting, I am a senior at Pittston Area High School, where I participate in many clubs. The Key club, Leo club and Journalism club occupy most of my scholastic time. I guess that’s why I am a member of the National Honors Society, and I will definitely continue my education at a higher level, once I graduate. When not in school or at a scouting event I could usually be found reading a book or enjoying a good cup of coffee. I have many goals for the VOA this year and plan to try my best to achieve as many of them as possible.


I hope to see you all soon!


Ryan Clarkson - June 1 2014 to May 30 2015 

Hello fellow Venturers! My name is Ryan Clarkson and I’ll be serving as your 2014- 2015 Venturing Officer’s Association President. I look forward to an amazing year with you all!

As well as being the Council Venturing President, I am the President of Venturing Crew 1600 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. I am also an active Scouter in the Boy Scouts of America. I am an Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 42 also in Scranton, Pennsylvania. I serve in our council’s Order of the Arrow Lodge Lowwapaneu 191 as the Service Chairman as well.

                To Read more about Ryan click here

Donnie Stephens - June 1 2012 - May 30 2014

Hello All! My name is Donald Stephens, and I am proud to serve you and the rest of the youth in the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council as your Council Venturing president!


In addition to being council Venturing President, I am also the president of crew 163 from Shavertown, Pennsylvania, which myself and the other crew members founded in October, 2011. Besides Venturing, I am also an Eagle Scout from Troop 232 in Dallas, Pennsylvania, a member of Lowwapaneu Lodge, Order of the Arrow, a Goose Pond Scout Reservation staff member for four summers and counting ..... 

To read more about Donnie please click here.



Cara Sepcoski - June  2010 - May 30 2012

My name is Cara Sepcoski and I am Northeast Region Program Advisor, NER Area 5 Communications Advisor, and NEPA VOA Communications Advisor. I am from Northeastern Pennsylvania Council and I have been in Venturing for ten years now. Prior to being in venturing, I was part of my Girl Scout Troop here in NEPA. If you count from the time I was a brownie scout, I have over 17 years in scouting experience. Within that time, I have earned both the Girl Scout Silver and Gold Awards. I have also earned the Venturing Bronze, Venturing Gold, Ranger and Council Venturing Leadership Awards. I am a Graduate from College at Misericordia University in Dallas PA, Majoring in Speech Language Pathology.

To read more about Cara please click here.


Shelby Heart - May 2010