Pocono Mountains United Way Welcomes New Board Members

November 16, 2022

Stroudsburg, PA – There are two new board members joining Pocono Mountains United Way (PMUW). Chef Lyman Winner of The Frogtown Chophouse, and Jamie Schmeelk of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau have made the commitment to join in PMUW’s work.

“Michael Tukeva got me involved in Pocono Mountains United Way,” said Winner. “I’m sure a lot of stories start that way.”

“[Board Chair] Chris Barrett mentioned there was a spot opening and Pocono Mountains United Way needed a treasurer,” said Schmeelk. “I was glad he recognized my work at PMVB and thought of me joining the board in this role. I have worked for non-profits a majority of my career.”

Lyman Winner’s story in the Poconos started in October of 2006 when he first moved to the area. Fast-forward six years later, and The Frogtown Chophouse was opened in 2012 by Winner and his wife. Soon after, he partnered with Eric and Christina Noone in 2013. The Frogtown Chophouse quickly became supporters of Pocono Mountains United Way.

“Bringing a community leader like Lyman Winner onto our board brings a vibrant new energy along with a fresh perspective,” said Pocono Mountains United Way President/CEO Michael Tukeva. “I look forward to having him as a part of our organization.”

Jamie Schmeelk grew up on the other side of the Delaware River in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. She has always lived in the PA/NJ area but moved closer to home once her kids were born.

“Finding my role in the Pocono Mountains was a blessing because it keeps me close to home and able to focus on my family,” said Schmeelk. “I have over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance. I also help other small non-profits and businesses with their bookkeeping. It has been a great way to support the community.”

“Having a gifted financial mind like Jamie’s on our board brings excellent insight to the board and I am looking forward to her contributions and input,” said Tukeva.

Winner and Schmeelk join the board of directors at Pocono Mountains United Way as the newest members of a 14-person board.

“I’ve been very blessed in my life and am fortunate that I have time to serve the community. I’m very excited to see what this next chapter of my life will bring as a Board Member and ambassador for Pocono Mountains United Way! I’m just here to help,” said Winner.