Public Hearing on the Conversion of Military Credentials into Professional Certifications (Act 23 of 2015)

Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee

March 25, 2019 at 10 am
East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A


10:00 a.m.  Call to Order
Opening Statement – Senator Camera Bartolotta

Panel #1          Military/National Perspective

  • Major General Anthony Carrelli, Adjutant General
    PA Department of Military & Veterans Affairs
  • Harold Cooney, Northeast Region Liaison
    Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • Allen McCormack, Coalitions Director
    Concerned Veterans for America – PA
  • Matt Shafer, Senior Policy Analyst
    The Council of State Governments/Center of Innovation

Panel #2          Administration

  • Kalonji Johnson, Acting Commissioner
    PA Department of State Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs
  • Eileen Cipriani, Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development
    PA Department of Labor & Industry
  • Major Troy Lokhaiser, Executive Director
    Municipal Police Officer Education & Training Commission
    PA State Police
  • Noe Ortega, Deputy Secretary for the Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education
    PA Department of Education
  • Dave Sweitzer, Director of the Bureau of Licensure and Enforcement
    PA Department of Insurance
  • Paul Wentzel, Executive Assistant & Senior Legislative Director
    PA Department of Banking & Securities

Panel #3           Higher Education

  • Daniel Duffy, Executive Director for Veterans and Military Services
    Community College of Allegheny County
  • Cory Shay, Director
    Military and Veterans Resource Center
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Testimony Submitted for the Record