Keystone Hope Development, LLC
In 1990, Tay Waltenbaugh’s diverse career path landed him at Westmoreland Community Action, formerly known as Westmoreland Human Opportunities. In his first two years, he managed to rebuild the organization’s reputation with funders, the community, and civic and government leaders.
While performing his duties as Chief Executive Officer, Tay has been responsible for growing the budget from $1.2 million to $14 million and increasing the programs and staff. He has improved foundation support from zero to eight percent of total budget and formed Westmoreland Human Services, Inc., a separate non-profit to assist other low income non-profit agencies. WHS, Inc. now owns seven large office buildings, a construction company and a parking lot and has $5 million in assets.
Tay’s innovative leadership has made him the recipient of several awards including an award from Mary Riegler-Chislaughi Friend of the Poor Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, the Community Service award from the Greensburg/Jeannette NAACP, the Seton Hill University Entrepreneurial Excellence Award and the Top 100 People in Central Pennsylvania and Beyond award from Pennsylvania Business Central.
Tay currently volunteers with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Emergency Food & Shelter Program, Workforce Investment Board Transportation, Westmoreland Coalition on Housing, Hempfield Youth Commission, Community Action Association of Pennsylvania, Affordable Accessible Housing Committee, SWPA Community Development Corporation, the Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs, the S&T Bank Advisory Board and the PNC Bank Advisory Board.
Tay attended American University and graduated from Juniata College where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology.