Ricky Kokas, Scott Twp., joins the United Way as the Manager of Education after transitioning from teaching accounting courses in higher education. First a University of Scranton graduate who finished a Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Accounting before completing his MBA at the same institution. Kokas shortly earned his CPA license which opened the door to working with the United Way.
Kokas has spent the last seven years working with the United Way’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program during tax season. Starting as a student intern, and then staying on to serve as "Tax Guru" in the following years. After volunteering for different education programs and being an Income Funds Distribution committee member with the United Way, Kokas jumped at the opportunity to join the United Way team full-time. He looks forward to collaborating with community members to strengthen the education system for students and families in Northeast PA!