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Donald E. Alexander

Director of Economic Planning and Development

Don Alexander has been Director of Economic Development and Planning since 2016, serving additionally as President of the Northumberland County Industrial Development Authority and Northumberland County Economic Development Corporation. In addition, Don sits on the boards of directors of Rural Business Innovations, Inc., an entrepreneurial counseling and lending organization, and Focus Central PA, the region’s economic development marketing organization.

Don comes to the Economic Development and Planning Office with over 20 years’ experience in rural economic development. He is a member of the International Economic Development Council, Pennsylvania Economic Developers Association, CoreNet Global, and the Industrial Asset Management Council, where he was inducted as a fellow in 2009.

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Phone: (570) 988-4343

Fax: (570) 988-4436

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Kathy Jeremiah

Grants Manager

After 30 years working in the healthcare field, Kathy brought her multi-faceted areas of expertise to Northumberland County government.  Kathy has held the following positions during her tenure in the County:  Director of Tourism, Interim Director of Planning, Grants Manager, and Project Coordinator for the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area.  Kathy is an alternate on the Rural Business Innovations, Inc., Board of Directors and Focus Central PA.  She is also on the Board of The Women’s Giving Circle of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation. 

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Jane Gaugler


I worked for the Department of Welfare for 25 years before retiring from state employment. After a couple of weeks driving my husband crazy, I started working for Advance Auto Parts, big difference from working in an office.  I was with Advance for 10 years and left there and came to work for Northumberland County in the Court Administrators Office.  From there I came to work for the Planning Department.  My title is Planner. I have been here for 8 years, and I love working with the surveyors.   One thing with working in the Planning Department, we all get along with each other.  That is a good thing, because you don’t mind coming to work.