Advisory Board Biographies

Advisory Board Biographies

Mr. Ray Alberigi


Education:  Penn State University  (1957)

Occupation:  Retired; former owner of the Ray Alberigi Insurance Agency; former Lackawanna County Commissioner; U.S. Marine Corps Colonel.

Penn State Involvement:  Former Penn State Nittany Lion football player; Greater Scranton ; Penn State Chapter Alumnus of the Year; Ray Alberigi Scholarship.

 Mr. Joseph Alu, CPA

Education:  Penn State University (1974); University of Scranton

Occupation:  Owner, Joseph M. Alu & Associates, Scranton

Community Involvement: Past president of the Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, where he served a two-year term on the state level as a council representative for the Northeast  Chapter;  Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy, where he served as chairman in 2002.

Penn State Involvement:  Joseph and Yvonne Alu Scholarship       

Donna Barbetti

Occupation:  Office manager, Kelly, Barbetti &Company, Certified Public Accountants, Dunmore; registered dietician and president of the NEPA Dietetic Association.

Community Involvement:      Lackawanna County Commission for Women, co-chair of the LCCW's Health Seminar; volunteer and secretary for St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen.

The Honorable Michael Barrase

Education: University of Scranton; Dickinson School of Law
Occupation: Judge in the 45th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County
Community Involvement:  Recipient of the PA Trial Judges Award for Efficient Caseload Management (Golden Crow Bar Award); the 2006 PA Psychological Association Public Service Award; 2007 John J. Baldi Award for excellence in program evaluation and review, which promotes the enhancement and development of service and support for persons with mental disabilities; received the Women's Resource Center Public Service Award.

Maureen Beilman

CFO/Treasurer of Dimeco Inc.; CFO and Treasurer of The Dime Bank
Community Involvement:  Honesdale Rotary member and officer.
Penn State Involvement:  Treasurer, The Wayne Pike Penn State Chapter.

Donald Bernstein

Occupation:  President, Maid-Rite Steak Company, Dunmore
Penn State Involvement:  Penn State Worthington Scranton Advisory Board Physical Planning Committee. 

David Brown, Esq.


Occupation:  Attorney, Kreder-Brooks Hailstone, Scranton

Penn State Involvement:  Penn State Worthington Scranton Advisory Board Academic Affairs Committee.

Dean L. Butler, P.E.


Education:  Penn State University (1972 and 1977)

Occupation:  Registered professional engineer in several states; president of A&E Group, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Community Involvement:  Past president and board member of the Greater Scranton YMCA Board of Directors; past president of the Anthracite Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers; served on several township boards and other civic organizations.

Penn State Involvement:  Past president and secretary of the Penn State Worthington Scranton Alumni Society; PSU Alumni Board of the College of Engineering; 2009 Penn State Worthington Scranton Alumni Society Alumnus of the Year; endowed the annual Rice-Butler Family Scholarship; Ridge View Society member.

Dante Cancelli, Esq.


Education:  Penn State University (1976); Temple University School of Law (J.D., 1979); George Washington University of Law (Master of Laws, 1980).

Occupation:  Independent attorney; faculty member, Penn State Worthington Scranton; admitted to practice in Pennsylvania (1979), Washington D.C. (1980), the United States Tax Court (1981), Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (1982), United States Claims Court (1986), Supreme Court of the United States (1986) and Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1988.)

Community Involvement:  Lackawanna Bar Association, serving as treasurer (1989-2005); the Pennsylvania Bar Association; the District of Columbia Bar Association; the Northeastern Pennsylvania Estate Planning Council; past president and board chairman for the  Northeastern Pennsylvania Branch of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; past chairperson for the American Cancer Society; director for the Scranton Area Foundation.

Penn State Involvement:  Chair, Penn State Worthington Scranton Advisory Board; faculty member.

Gavin Cerco


Education:  St. Peter's College, New Jersey (1981).

Occupation:  Retired (Vice president, Business Group Risk Management, Prudential Retirement.)

Community Involvement:  President's Circle, Johnson College; board member, Scranton Counseling Center and chair of its finance committee.

Penn State Involvement:  Penn State Worthington Scranton Advisory Board and its academic affairs committee; 2005 Penn State Worthington Scranton commencement speaker

Jerry A. Champi


Education:  Penn State University (1982)

Occupation:  Senior executive vice president, First National Community Bank

Community Involvement:  Member of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce; the Scranton Chapter of UNICO; and the Luzerne County Community College Foundation board.

Penn State Involvement:  Penn State Alumni Association member; Worthington Scranton Campaign Committee.

 Dominick DeNaples


Occupation:  Co-founder and operating officer of DeNaples Auto Parts, Dunmore.

Penn State Involvement:      Penn State Worthington Scranton Advisory Board Physical Planning Committee.

Dr. Darlene Dunay, D.O.


Education:  Penn State University (1979);  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Occupation:  Family physician with independent practice in Old Forge.

Community Involvement:  Serves on the national speaker's bureau for Lilly, Pfizer, Forest Labs, Glaxo-Wellcome, Merck and UCB Pharmaceuticals.  Member of the Lackawanna County Medical Society; Pennsylvania Medical Society; American Osteopathic Association; National Osteopathic Association; Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians; and the American College of Family Practitioners.

Penn State Involvement:  Penn State Alumni Association (lifetime member); The Darlene Ann Dunay Annual Scholarship at Penn State Worthington Scranton.

Douglas Fink

Occupation:  President, Penn Paper and Supply
Community Involvement:  Young President's Organization; Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

Mary Garm

Occupation: Administrator, Lackawanna County Library System
Community Involvement:  Scranton's Pages and Places Book Festival; the Scranton Women's Network Committee of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce; vice chair of the PA Governor's Advisory Council on Library Development; past president of the PA Library Association and recipient of its Distinguished Service Award.

Cathy Ann Hardaway


Occupation:  Director of Voter Education for Lackawanna County

Community Involvement: President of the Abington Heights School Board 

Michael Kushner


Education:  Penn State University (1978)

Occupation:  Executive assistant to Sen. Robert Mellow

Penn State Involvement:  Former Penn State Alumnus of the Year; Penn State Worthington Scranton For the Future Campaign Committee.      

Kristin A. Linde Connolly

Education:  Penn State University, B.A.; Lehigh University
Occupation:  Human resources/safety director, Leeward Construction Inc., Honesdale.

Peter L. Loftus, CPA


Education:  Penn State University (1971); B.S., University of Scranton

Occupation:  Partner/CPA, Parente Randolph & Associates, Wilkes-Barre

Penn State Involvement:   Penn State Worthington Scranton Campaign Committee

Frank Marcos

Occupation:  Vice chairman at Deloitte Tax, LLP (New York City); leader -- OCEO Strategic Clients.
Community Involvement:  Board member of Deloitte Tax LLP and member of the Deloitte Tax Executive Group

Jeanne L. Mariani, RN, MHA


Occupation:  Faculty member for Lackawanna College's Continuing Education Department in Scranton; Nursing Advisor at Marywood University, the University of Scranton and Luzerne County Community College. Former COO of Mercy Hospital.

Richard Marquardt, Jr.


Education:  Penn State University (1979)

Occupation:  President, Kestrel Wireless, Inc., and Rick Marquardt Consulting

Penn State Involvement:  Penn State Worthington Scranton's For the Future Campaign Committee

Mary McNichols

Education:  Penn State University, AA (1981); BS (2002)
Occupation:  Senior Vice President/Senior Trust and Investment Officer
Community Involvement:  Director, Estate Planning Council of Northeast PA; NEPA Chapter, Society for Human Resource Management; self-study adviser, PA Bankers Assoc.; advisory committee, PA Bankers Assoc. School of Trust, Investment, and Wealth Management.

Dr. P. Christopher Metzger


Education:  Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital; board-certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Occupation:  Physician at Moses Taylor Hospital, Community Medical Center and the Northeast Surgery Center; team physician for the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees, Abington Heights Sports Medicine Program and Marywood University; author of several published medical articles; guest lecturer.

Community Involvement:  Member, American College of Surgeons; board member and past president of the board of the Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society.

Michael Narcavage, III


Education:  Penn State University (1995)

Occupation: Manager, Corporate Development, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Towanda

Community Involvement:  Vice Chair, Marcellus Shale Coalition Workforce Committee, Rotary Board member, Aylesworth Park Steering Committee; Pennsylvanians for Human Life; Carbino Club Little League; Focus 81 Task Force; UNICO; PA Fraternal Order of Police.

Penn State Involvement:  Nittany Lion Club; life member of the Penn State Alumni Association; Penn State Worthington Scranton's For the Future Campaign Committee.

Corey O'Brien, Esq.


Education:  Penn State University (1996); Catholic University, Columbus School of Law

Occupation:  Lackawanna County Commissioner; counsel with Muldoon, Murphy & Aguggia, LLP, Washington, D.C.; member of the U.S. Supreme Court; US Courts of Appeals for the Third, Federal and District of Columbia Circuits; the U.S. District Courts for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and District of Columbia; the Pennsylvania Bar and District of Columbia Bar.

Robert Quinnan


Occupation:  Retired, America Online Member Services Operations and Finances; former senior manager of system development and software engineering projects for the Federal Systems Division of IBM.

Penn State Involvement:  Past president, Worthington Scranton Advisory Board; Penn State Worthington Scranton's For the Future Campaign Committee.          

David Sanders


Education:  Penn State University

Occupation:  Architect, Burkavage Design, Clarks Summit

Community Involvement:  Board member, Waverly Community Center

Penn State Involvement:  Penn State Worthington Scranton Advisory Board Physical Planning Committee

Maryla Scranton


Education:  Penn State University (1978)

Occupation:  Founder, MPS Consulting; former development director and campaign manager for the University of Scranton, Marywood University and the Langley School, McLean, VA; past regional vice president of community relations and development for Mercy Health Partners and The Mercy Foundation

Community Involvement:  Active in many for-profit and non-profit boards, including The Geisinger Health Plan and The Children's Advocacy Center.

Penn State Involvement:  Chair-elect of the Penn State Worthington Scranton Advisory Board; Penn State Worthington Scranton's Alumni Society's 2007 Alumna of the Year; Penn State Worthington Scranton's For the Future Campaign Committee.

John L. Siejk, Esq.


Education:  Penn State University (2000); MBA, Temple University Fox School of Business; JD, Temple University School of Law; U.S. Marine Corps

Occupation:  Attorney, Rosen, Jenkins and Greenwald

Community Involvement:  Lackawanna County Bar Association; Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association; Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Penn State Involvement:  Member, Penn State Worthington Scranton For the Future Campaign Committee.

Kenneth J. Smith


Occupation:  State representative, 112th State House District; owner, Smith's Restaurant, Scranton

Community Involvement:  Member, Workforce Investment Board of Lackawanna County; chairman, Youth Council of Lackawanna County; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; and UNICO.

Dr. Ted Stampien


Occupation:  Dermatologist

Community Involvement:  Member, Scranton Prep alumni board; membership secretary, New Jersey Dermatologic Society; director, Mountainside Hospital Dermatology Residency Education program, New Jersey; Temple University's student mentor program; volunteer at skin cancer clinics throughout the Scranton area.

Suzanne "Sue" Thomas

Education:  Penn State University (1974)

Occupation:  Retired, senior business systems analyst, Metropolitan Life Insurance.

Penn State Involvement:  Past president and member, Greater Scranton Penn State Chapter; former member, Penn State Alumni Council; Penn State Worthington Scranton Alumni Society Alumna of the Year; created the Suzanne M. Thomas Chancellor's Discretionary Endowment; established the Warren and Agnes Thomas Memorial Scholarship.

Dr. Michael Wolk

Occupation:  Partner/Physician, Northeast Rehabilitation Associates
Community Involvement:  Board of directors, Waverly Community House;

Mary Beth Wood


Occupation:  Executive director, Wayne County Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO)

Penn State Involvement:      Penn State Worthington Scranton For the Future Campaign Corporate Campaign Committee

Jemille Zaydon


Occupation:  Former associate professor of English at Lackawanna Junior College and chair of the Humanities Department; former adjunct English faculty member at the University of Scranton.

Community Involvement:  Chair, Lackwanna County Commission for Women; active church volunteer.

Penn State Involvement:  Worthington Scranton Ridge View Society; established the Joseph Sr. and Catherine Zaydon Scholarship.