Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Penn State Harrisburg Alumni Society is led by Board of Directors which includes 15 elected alumni members and 12 ex-officio members. Ex-officio members include two student representatives, the past president of the board, the chancellor, the director of development, the alumni coordinator, a representative from the Harrisburg Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association, and five honorary alumni directors.

The Board of Directors meets three times a year. The meetings are open to all members of the Alumni Society. Information on the Society and upcoming events appear in Currents magazine. The Alumni Society sends no additional publication to members. For more information, contact the Alumni Relations Office at or (717) 948-6715.

Board of Directors

Board Officers 


Helen Klinger ’82
Elizabethtown, PA
Retired Sr. Systems Analyst
The Hershey Company

Vice President

Brad Simpson ’03 ’06g
Harrisburg, PA
Chief Financial Officer
PA NewsMedia Assc./MANSI Media


Patricia Hindermyer ’80
Steelton, PA
Retired Senior V.P. for Business Development
Community Trust Company

Past President

Timothy Ritter ’89
Mechanicsburg, PA
Vice President
Universal Protective Packaging

Society Staff Support

Laurie Dobrosky ’84
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Megan Bennett ’13, ’15g
Events Coordinator
Kate Herr
Alumni Relations Intern

Board Elected Officials 

Ruth Apa ’78
Lewisberry, PA
Training Consultant 
Amanda Basile ’10
Morristown, NJ
ITLDP Associate Analyst
McNeil Consumer Products Company
Jolene Fay ’11, ’13g
Orwigsburg, PA
Corporate Archivist
Reading & Northern Railroad
Gibran Jones ’08
Harrisburg, PA
Consultant, Krimson Square
Cook Jones Media
David Katz ’91, ’97g
Hummelstown, PA
Engineering Manager
Phoenix Contact
Parul Luthra ’03
Enola, PA
IT Systems Analyst
HM Health Solutions
Samuel Monismith ’79, ’84g
Harrisburg, PA
Retired, Associate Professor, Health Education
Penn State Harrisburg
P. Jake. Ray ’95
Hershey, PA
Director of Professional Programming
Smeal College of Business
Corey Read ’11
Hummelstown, PA
Support Services Coordinator
PA Dept. Human Services
Emergency Operations
Christyan Seay ’88
Harrisburg, PA
PA Higher Ed Asst Agency
Lisa Tryson ‘94
Hanover, PA
Director of Corp. Communications & PR
Danfoss North America