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Carlon Preate


Board Member

Meet Carlon

Carlon Preate holds over 40 years of experience as a certified public accountant in northeastern Pennyslvania. Prior to retirement, he supervised operations of a regional branch of Parente Beard LLC (an independent consulting and accounting firm, formerly Parente Randolph) as the partner in charge of the northeast practice region. Carlon has offered consulting, accounting and auditing services for a variety of for-profit and non-profit companies as well.                     

Carlon brings this knowledge to The Wright Center for Community Health and its affiliated entity, The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, where he sits on several boards and chairs the Alliance and Community Health boards. Carlon also serves on the Diocese of Scranton’s Finance Council and is a board member for the Women’s Resource Center, The University of Scranton Advisory Board and Northeastern Child Care Services, based in Scranton. He is a past president of the Downtown Scranton Business Association.

Carlon lives in Clarks Summit with his wife, Pat. He has two children, Katie and Samantha, who reside in New Jersey and New York, respectively. In his free time, Carlon loves giving back to the community and traveling to Nantucket, Massachusetts. He also considers himself to be a wine connoisseur and enjoys crossword puzzles. 


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