Enola, Pa. man to be executive director of Berkeley/Jefferson Day Report Center

May 18, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The new executive director of the Berkeley/Jefferson Day Report Center has been commuting from the Harrisburg, Pa., area since he started the job last week.

Jason Castillo, 36, of Enola, Pa., was hired by the center’s board to replace Joe Sacchet, who retired in March after helping county officials start the alternative sentencing program in the Eastern Panhandle.

Castillo’s resume´ was among 37 reviewed, community corrections board President Pamela Games-Neely said.

“And any one of them could have been hired,” Games-Neely said of the quality of the applicant pool.

She noted that Castillo is bilingual and has substantial experience in probation/parole programs.

Castillo, who started the job May 7, will be paid $57,000 a year, said Games-Neely, who is also Berkeley County’s prosecuting attorney.

Benefits are not included because they are not provided through the grant program that funds his salary, she said.

After being introduced to Berkeley County Council members, Castillo said in a brief interview that the commute from Harrisburg is a fairly easy drive of little more than hour on Interstate 81.

Castillo, who previously worked for Adams County, Pa., said his wife is a prosecuting attorney for the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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