The Covation Center is a non-profit organization committed to providing coworking space, business coaching, referral assistance and training for small businesses and start-ups.

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Our Team


Dr. Steve Brady

Executive Director

Dr. Steve Brady is the Founder and visionary behind the Covation Center. Dr. Brady is a successful leader and manager with over 35 years of experience in supply chain management, business, logistics, and public policy. He has worked with companies such as Walmart, Kraft Foods, Samsung, Verizon, Macy’s as well as others in developing collaborative processes. The development of the PA Engage Main Street Cohort Program would not be possible without the dedication of Dr. Brady to implement DCED funding.


Marianne Beane

Director of Operations

Marianne is the Director of Operations at the Covation Center. She is a micro-business owner and consultant with decades of experience in micro-entrepreneurship and small business finances. She oversees the day-to-day activities at the Covation Center and also works directly with local micro-businesses, providing comprehensive needs analysis and referrals to resources and organizations, as well as 1:1 consulting services. Additionally, Marianne manages the Covation Center’s bichronous online MasterClass program and maintains the virtual MasterClass alumni community.


Kaylin Kane

Business Consultant

Kaylin provides business outreach by connecting with business owners and entrepreneurs across north-central PA. Her passion for supporting small businesses and giving aid to entrepreneurs is achieved through interviews by way of the PA DCED Engage Program to assess your business' needs and refer entrepreneurs and small business owners to the most relevant resources. The heart mission of the Covation Center, building community by providing free and low-cost business support, is her motivation and goal on this team.


Anne Reiner

Director of Marketing

Anne specializes in marketing and video production for the Covation Center. She oversees outreach content on social media and manages the Center's YouTube channel, producing education video content for the public and for the Center's many business courses.

Sam Rutan

Sam Rutan

Social Media/Graphic Design

Sam designs logos, graphics, and flyers for the Covation Center's many programs and services. Studying Creative Writing and Education at Lycoming College, he also assists in copywriting and marketing strategy for the Center's social media content.


Lily Wimer

Grant Administrator

Lily is the Grant Administrator for the Covation Center’s Microbusiness Resilience Grant (MRG), a unique funding opportunity provided through the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response (CDBG-CV) to assist local businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. She also provides support for the Covation Center’s MasterClass program and assists with day-to-day administrative tasks at the Covation Center.