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Who We Are

Who We Are

A team dedicated to helping children dream big, achieve personal success and impact their world in positive ways.

Executive & Administrative Staff

Steve Basel
Maintenance Director

Bob Bechtold
Director of Program Services

Jennifer Cairns
Executive Director

Christopher Cavendish
Business Operations & Human Resources Manager

Charley Chmura
Director of Operations

Sayward Elliott
Director of Development

Cathy Fodor
Office Manager & Aquatics Fitness Instructor

Thomas Geer
Director of Finance & Business Operations

Program Staff

Yasir Al Salih
Program Director, Boys' Healthy Choices

Bonnie Banze
Adult Fitness & Learning Gardens Instructor

Cadedra Burks
Program Director, Girls' Education

Timothy Gerrits
Robotics Director

Kyle Glaser
Program Director, STEAM Programs & Storytelling

Hannah Komita
Program Director, Girls' Healthy Choices

Dan Turkovich
Sr. Program Director

Marcus Williams
Program Director, Boys Education

Board of Directors

Board Chairman
John Sebastian
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Board Vice Chairwoman
Demeshia Seals
DLRS Consulting

Board Treasurer
Mark Rutherford
PNC Bank

Board Secretary
Wendy Koch
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Susan Ardisson
bit-x-bit, LLC

Jayme Butcher
Blank Rome LLP

Carol Caroselli
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Robert Grove
Comcast Cable, Keystone Region

Anthony Marfisi
First National Bank

Paul Martin
McCrossin Foundations

John Mazur
Eden Hall Foundation

James Murrin
Nestlé Professional Beverages

George Pashel
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Ted Pettko
Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.

Rachel Rutkoski, C.P.M, CPSM
Accenture

Nathan Shaffer
BDO

Andrea Clark Smith
UPMC

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Ambassador Board Members

Diana Bucco

Sharon Cowden

Kevin Dowd

Jeanine Fallon

Pamela Meadowcroft

Marge Petruska

Larry Richert

Geoffrey Stillson

Lauren Sufrin

Al Toohey