Brightside Academy is a company made up of strong, talented individuals including the company’s leadership team. Each leadership team member is an expert in a specific field that helps the company to grow and prosper. Knowing that child care involves more than just babysitting services, the company’s leadership, along with their respective teams, work to provide all families access to an excellent educational experience for their children.
Mark Kehoe, Chief Executive Officer
Mark Kehoe became Brightside Academy’s Chief Executive Officer in September 2009. His past experience was with Quest Diagnostics, Inc. for 20 years. During Kehoe’s tenure with Quest Diagnostics, he held the positions of managing director, mid-Atlantic business unit, a $280 million business serving 28,000 patients a day in four states with over 1,500 employees; national director of product deployment where he was responsible for the genomic and esoteric testing business; regional vice president, sales and marketing for New England; and vice president, sales and marketing for the Philadelphia business unit. Kehoe holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bloomsburg University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Make-a-Wish – Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter and the Executive Board for the Early Childhood Education Consortium.
Amy Labosco, Vice President, Human Resources
Amy Labosco joined Brightside Academy in January 2005. Initially hired as assistant controller, she has been successively promoted to roles of increasing responsibility and currently holds the position of vice president, human resources. In this role she is centered on creating a great work place for employees. Prior to joining Brightside Academy, Amy spent her career in several leadership roles in finance. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Duquesne University.
Letta Simon, Chief Operating Officer
Letta Simon joined Brightside Academy in September 2012 coming from EverFi, Inc., a K-12 education technology company specializing in the delivery of critical life skills curricula. Additionally, she was the Vice President, Institutional Services at Educate, Inc., a Sylvan Learning company, where she was responsible for the supplemental education services as required by No Child Left Behind regulations. Prior to that she was a consultant for the State of Maryland providing training and implementation support to Head Start sites. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. Simon is responsible for academy operations.
Ray Wojtowicz, Chief Financial Officer
Ray Wojtowicz joined Brightside Academy in May 2007. He holds a master’s in business administration in accounting and finance from the Katz Graduate School at the University of Pittsburgh. He has held multiple positions in the Finance Department throughout the years within Brightside Academy. As Chief Financial Officer, he oversees all accounting functions, grant administration and CACFP compliance.