Board of Advisers

Board of Advisers

Chair: James Talalai
Vice-Chair: Lisa Torchia
Treasurer: Jane Leipold
Secretary: John Mason

Executive Board Members:

College Affairs Committee Chair: Rosa Stroh
Student Life Committee Chair: H. WIlliam Weik, Jr.
Faculty/Research Committee Chair: David Wirick
Development Liaison: Richard Barger
Immediate Past Chair: Jeff Merritt

Seminar Committee Vice Chairs:

College Affairs Vice Committe Chair: Susan Steele
Faculty/Research Vice Commitee Chair: Lou Paioletti

Board of advisers group photo

 

Michael Baird
Member
General Manager
Siemens Industry
 
Richard L. Barger, '71
Member
Retired, CFO & Executive VP
Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries
 
Richard E. Bentz, ’69, ‘72g
Honorary Member
President
Edenridge Enterprises, Inc.
 
David Black (Dave)
Ex Officio
President and CEO
Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC
 
David A. Brinjac, ’79, ‘80g
Honorary Member
Principal
Brinjac Engineering, Inc.
 
James C. Byerly, ’10
Honorary Member
President and CEO
Byerly Consulting Services, LLC
 
Jennifer Chambers M.D., '90g, '95g
Member
Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Capital Blue Cross
 
Douglas Charney '82
Member
President
Charney Investment Group
 
Paul C. Coppock
Honorary Member
Retired Senior VP, General Counsel, CAO
Harsco Corporation
 
James Curry
Ex Officio
Mayor, Borough of Middletown
 
James Dougherty, '77
Member
Attorney
McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
 
Gary Eichelberger, ’92
Ex Officio
Cumberland County Commissioner
Cumberland County Board of Commissioners
 
G. Greg Gunn, '80
Member
Managing Partner
Gunn-Mowery LLC
 
Kevin M. Harter, ’90, ‘05g
Honorary Member
Director, Center for Medical Innovation
Professor of Practice, Entrepreneurship
Penn State College of Medicine
 
Jane A. Leipold, '82, '88g
Member
President
JAL Executive HR Consulting

John Mason '72
Ex Officio
Chancellor
Penn State Harrisburg
 
F.G. Chip Merkel, '89g
Honorary Member
President and Chief Operating Officer
United Concordia
 
Jeffrey P. Merritt, '85g
Chair
President
Reynolds Construction, LLC
 
Meredith Hills '14g
Member
Vice President  of Strategic Planning
Country Meadows Retirement Communities
 
Gerald K. Morrison, Esquire, ’65, ‘68g
Honorary Member
Partner
Smigel, Anderson & Sacks, LLP
 
Lisa A. Myers, CPA, CFE, MAFF, FCPA, CGMA, '87
Member
Principal
Boyer & Ritter, LLC
Certified Public Accountants
 
Heather L. Neary, ‘09g
Member
President
Auntie Anne's, Inc.
 
Louis Paioletti, '88
Member
Director of Supply Chain Services
Phoenix Contact, Inc.
 
Jeannine Peterson '78g
Member
CEO
Hamilton Health Center
 
Vincent J. Pinizzotto, ’71
Honorary Member
Retired, Regional Vice President
United Concordia Companies, Inc.
 
Mike Pries, ‘94
Ex Officio
Dauphin County Commissioner
 
William Pugh, '76
Member
Senior Vice President, Treasurer & CFO
Pinnacle Health Systems
 
Stephanie Reisinger '86
Member
Vice President of Life Sciences, Research Analytics
Evidera
 
Christine Sears, '77
Honorary Member
Executive Vice President & COO
Penn National Insurance
 
Brad Simpson '03, 06g
Ex Officio
Chief Financial Officer
 
Kathleen A. Smarilli, ’71
Honorary Member
President/CEO
Smarilli Strategic Partners
 
Susan Steadman, '83, '89g
Member
Director of Finance and Administration
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
 
Susan Steele, P.E., '01
Member
Senior Bridge Erection Engineer
High Steel Structuers, LLC
 
William M. Stout
Honorary Member
Principle Consultant
Gannett Fleming Valuation & Rate Consultants, Inc.
 
Rosa C. Stroh, '79
Member
Retired - VP, Treasurer
The Hershey Company
 
Lori Suski, Ed.D., ’89, ‘95g
Ex Officio
Superintendent of Schools
Middletown Area School District
 
James J. Talalai, '94g
Chair
President
Expert Business Integration Services, LLC
 
Patricia Thompson, Ph.D. '86, 08g
Member
Partner
Praxis
 
Lisa Torchia
Member
Vice President of Clinical & Support Services
Country Meadows Retirement Communities
 
James T. Wallace, Sr. '74
Member
President/Owner
Electro-Soft, Inc.
 
Joseph E. Wasiak (Joe)
Member
Assistant Executive Director
Public School Employees' Retirement System
 
H. William Weik, Jr., ‘97
Member
CEO
Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster
 
E. Philip Wenger, '79, '87g
Member
Chairman, President & CEO
Fulton Financial Corporation
 
Jon G Wilt
Ex Officio
President, Board of Commissioners
Lower Swatara Township
 
David P. Wirick (Dave)
Executive Board Member
Retired, General Manager
ArcelorMittal Steelton, LLC
 
Richard Ziegler, ’06
Honorary Member
Owner & President
R. E. Ziegler Remodeling & Construction Co