SCRANTON — The Board of Directors of the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple (SCC) announces Deborah Moran Peterson, of Clarks, Summit was selected as executive director.
Peterson’s experience in management, grant writing, public relations and volunteer management in the non-profit sector will enable her to continue the mission of the cultural center and rejuvenate the national architectural treasure as a regional center for the arts, education and community activities.
Peterson comes to the cultural center with over 30 years of experience.
Prior to joining the staff of the Scranton Cultural Center, she served as the executive director of the Voluntary Action Center (VAC) of Scranton, where she developed executed programs consistent with the mission of the agency, focusing on community volunteer utilization, senior citizen support services and drug and alcohol prevention, among others. During her tenure at VAC, Peterson worked in conjunction with a variety of agencies, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne and Pike Counties; the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties and the Christmas Holiday Bureau.
In addition to her position at VAC, Peterson has held positions with Keystone Community Resources and the Deutsch Institute.
Peterson is active within the community and served on the board of directors of several organizations, including Broadway Theatre League, Friendship House and Lackawanna County Commission for Women and is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Scranton and the Junior League of Scranton.