OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
TAD & KIT JAKES, founders
Tom Deau is a lecturer in Communication at Penn State Behrend. He and his wife Renee have been married for 28 years. They have two wonderful adult children. His family has been involved in mission trips in, and out, of the country. Tom is looking for opportunities to help others in the local community.
ANTHONY COLONNA, DPM
Board Member & Medical Director
Dr. Colanna is a UPMC-affiliated podiatrist who serves on the Harvest912 Board. Our foot-care clinics are now a reality due in large part Dr. Colanna's involvement. He provides expert guidance on medical matters, provides assessment and foot-care at our clinics and also encourages his colleague to volunteer.
DR. RICK TOMASSI
REV. JOE GERHART
Board Member & Spiritual Advisor
Gary Gaither is an Erie native. He attended Prep/Graduated Academy and graduated from Penn State Behrend. Gary drove trucks locally and OTR for many years and brings a variety of business experience to the Harvest912 board including
printing, direct mail, specialty delivery (Phone Books) sales. He became involved with Harvest912 through attending Flightpath Fellowship.
Dr. Rick Tomassi bio to come
Joe and his wife Amy moved to the Erie area in August of 2017 to be the Lead Pastor at FlightPath Fellowship. Both Joe and Amy are passionate about reaching the lost, and helping people walk in the deeper life of Jesus. Together they have two amazing little girls, Elizabeth and Bailey.
Tad & Kit were moved by the Holy Spirit to start Harvest912. Tad is the CEO of Erie Aviation, a former law enforcement officer and Vietnam-era Veteran. Kit recently retired from her job as a psychologist to direct Harvest912 full-time. Tad & Kit married 9/17/22 so Harvest912 is now a family venture!!