Board of Representatives

Peggy Morgan, Warren, Chair
Peggy Morgan, Chair
Warren
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Tim Asinger, Bradford
Tim Asinger
Bradford
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Ilona Ballreich, Huntingdon
Ilona Ballreich
Huntingdon
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Carline Crevecoeur, State College
Carline Crevecoeur
State College
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Michael DelGrosso, Tipton
Michael DelGrosso
Tipton
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Barbara O. Korner, State College
Barbara O. Korner
State College
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John Lacny, DuBois
John Lacny
DuBois
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Vince Mannino, Lewistown
Vince Mannino
Lewistown
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Kevin Mead, Warren
Kevin Mead
Warren
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Gary Miller, State College
Gary Miller
State College
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Joseph Nairn
Joseph Thomas Nairn
Warren
Jennifer Neely
Jennifer Day Neely
Birmingham
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Greg Petersen, State College
Greg Petersen
State College
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John Pozza, Brookville
John Pozza
Brookville
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Rhonda Seaton, State College
Rhonda Seaton
State College
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Nancy Silvis, Port Matilda
Nancy Silvis
Port Matilda
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Melinda M. Stearns, State College
Melinda M. Stearns
State College
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Donnan Stoichovy, Warriors Mark
Donnan Stoichovy
Warriors Mark
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Anne Sullivan, Coburn
Anne Sullivan
Coburn
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Not Pictured

  • Roland Crevecoeur, Duncansville
  • Kelly Hastings, Mill Hall – click for bio
  • Matilda M. Illuzzi, DuBois – click for bio
  • Linda Koch, Lock Haven – click for bio
  • Sara Hine Songer, State College

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Tim Asinger, Bradford

Tim Asinger

Tim is President of Kessel Construction, Inc. in Bradford, PA; Design Build Focus for Oil & Gas, Industrial/manufacturing, commercial construction.

Ilona Ballreich, Huntingdon

Ilona Ballreich

Ilona lives in Huntingdon, PA. She upports WPSU-TV and FM. She serves on the Events Committee for the WPSU Board of Representatives. Ilona was previously the Director of the Huntingdon Arts Council, and currently works for Penn State as the Sustainable Communities Collaborative Program Coordinator (SCC) at the Sustainability Institute.

Carline Crevecoeur, State College

Carline Crevecoeur, MD

Dr. Carline Crevecoeur is a Haitian- American retired board certified obstetrician and gynecology . Dr. Crevecoeur attended St. John’s University as an undergraduate, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry. She received her medical degree from Downstate Medical School, where she also subsequently completed her obstetric and gynecological training. Her concentration there was in perinatology where she researched lung development in premature infants. She also worked extensively in the breast cancer ciinic and with rape victims.

During her residency training, she traveled to Haiti, where she worked in the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince and assisted in medical procedures. She subsequently returned to Haiti in 2010, after the earthquake to help with disaster relief efforts. Dr. Crevecoeur also traveled to Nicaragua in 1988 after Hurricane Joan to offer medical assistance.

After 20 years of medical service in New York and Pennsylvania, Dr. Crevecoeur temporarily gave up her career to raise and homeschool her five children. She nonetheless kept up with her medical education, and also volunteered at Centre Volunteers in Medicine as an obstetrician and gynecologist. Although she had planned to return to her beloved profession after her children were grown, her illness shattered that dream and forced her to retire.

Dr. Crevecoeur is a two time cancer survivor. She speaks fluent French and Creole. She resides in Boalsburg, PA with her husband, Dr. Michael Feffer and her five children. She enjoys reading, running and listening to music while tending her garden.

Michael DelGrosso, Tipton

Michael DelGrosso

Michael is the Director of Sales & Marketing for DelGrosso Foods. The DelGrosso’s hosted the Italian Americans event/screening on Friday, January 16, 2015.

Kelly Hastings

Kelly Hastings is a graduate of Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, and Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. Four generations of her family were educators, and she is a recent retiree of Keystone Central where she served as a teacher, principal, director and superintendent. Kelly has volunteered at WPSU radio for the past seven years. She is married to William Hastings and they have two children, Daniel and Anna.

Matilda Illuzzi

Matilda Illuzzi was born, raised, and educated in New York City.  She has lived in DuBois for 24 years with her husband. Both of our children attended Penn State.  Their daughter graduated in 2012 from the College of Communications.  Prior to DuBois they lived in rural Virginia where Matilda discovered public broadcasting.  The Illuzzis have been contributors to many various fundraising events for WPSU, and were the original donors for the DuBois Endowment.  Presently, Matilda is a personal fashion consultant for a ladies boutique.  She isinvolved with many charitable and church organizations.

John Lacny, DuBois

John Lacny

John Lacny is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Area Transportation Authority (ATA) headquartered in Johnsonburg, PA. John grew up and lives in DuBois, PA. John is a huge fan of public broadcasting in the northern tier of the WPSU coverage area. He has public administration experience (as a Clearfield County official) and non-profit experience.

Linda D. Koch

Linda Koch is a 1981 graduate of Penn State University with a D ED in Higher Education. She is retired – VP Student Affairs, Lock Haven University.

Barbara O. Korner, State College

Barbara O. Korner

Barbara Oliver Korner has been dean of the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture since June 2007, during which time she has overseen the development of a bustling Arts District on the northern end of campus. A national leader in arts in higher education, Dean Korner served as co-director of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s (ATHE) Leadership Institute from 2000 to 2016. She co-founded the institute, which has worked with more than 250 faculty and administrators, with Mark Heckler, president of Valparaiso University. In 2016, she and Heckler were co-recipients of ATHE’s Ellen Stewart Award for Career Achievement in Academic Theatre. Dean Korner serves on the board of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) and the executive committee of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), of which Penn State is a founding partner. She previously served on the board of directors of ATHE and of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans. At Penn State, she served as chair of the United Way Campaign, the Forum Speakers series, and the Academic Leadership Council. Before coming to Penn State, she was associate and interim dean in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Florida. She previously served as dean of fine and performing arts at Seattle Pacific University and special assistant to the chancellor at the University of Missouri at Columbia, in addition to positions at Ohio University. Dean Korner holds a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary fine arts from Ohio University, where she was named a Distinguished Alumna in 2004. She also holds a master’s in theatre performance and an undergraduate degree in theatre production. She maintains an active role as a performing artist and is the writer and performer of Responding to the Call: African-American Women Preachers and co-editor of Hardship and Hope: Missouri Women Writing about their Lives.

Kevin Mead, Warren

Kevin Mead

Kevin joined the WPSU Board of Representatives in February 2014. Kevin’s family has been involved in the publishing business for years. Kevin was editor for the Warren Newspaper and ran Mead Publishing. He sits on the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry (WCCBI).

Vince Mannino, Lewistown

Vince Mannino

Vince was born and raised in Lewistown, PA. He has a degree in photojournalism from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. As a member of the White House Press Corp working for United Press International, Vince traveled the world with Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. As Vice President/General Manager of UPI’s international photo operations, Vince ushered in the digital age of photojournalism as well as formed media partnerships worldwide. Before retiring a few years ago, Vince consulted for a variety of media and technology companies. Vince has four children, two daughters are Penn State graduates and a son and daughter attend high school in Mifflin County.

Gary Miller, State College

Gary Miller

Executive Director Emeritus, World Campus

Gary began his career with WPSU before moving on to Distance Education. He served as Associate Vice President of Outreach before his retirement in 2007.  Gary was the first recipient of the annual Penn State Outreach and Online Education Dubin Pioneer Award.  In 2004, he was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame. He lives in State College.

Peggy Morgan, Warren, Chair

Peggy Morgan

Chair

Peggy is Chair of the WPSU Board of Representatives (since August 2015). Peggy has been an active volunteer in promoting WPSU in Warren and McKean Counties. Peggy is a member of the American Public Television System Leadership Committee (since 2015). Peggy’s husband, Bill, is President Judge in Warren County.

Jennifer Neely

Jennifer Neely

Jennifer Neely is an educator and currently serves as Grier School’s Admissions Director. She graduated from Penn State University’s College of Education in 2006 (B.S.) after studying secondary education with a focus on English and communications and again in 2011 (M.Ed.) after completing graduate studies in curriculum and instruction with a focus on language and literacy instruction. Jennifer was also selected as an Leadership in Enrollment Management Scholar by the Enrolment Management Association and earned a graduate certificate (2016) from University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education’s Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice. Ms. Neely resides in Huntingdon County on Grier School’s campus with her family and was elected Councilwoman for Birmingham Borough in 2018.

Greg Petersen, State College

Greg Petersen

Greg Petersen had a 45-year career in broadcasting and media concluding with a 28-year stint at WPSU TV-FM, retiring as Director of Broadcasting. He created and built the “Our Town” project for WPSX/WPSU in 1996 that has been emulated at numerous public stations nationwide. A graduate of New Mexico State University in journalism and mass communications, he has served on numerous national committees for public broadcasting in the areas of communication, promotion and programming.  His work has earned numerous awards and nominations including four regional Emmy nominations for productions and public service. He has also been honored by PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for his work in public media. 

John Pozza

John Pozza

John Pozza, of Brookville, is an early childhood education advocate and veteran broadcast journalist. He works as a regional Early Learning Technical Assistance Specialist for the Pennsylvania Key to Quality Early Learning and the Berks County Intermediate Unit. Pozza assists school districts, preschools and community agencies in the northwest and central regions of the state in Community Innovation Zone early literacy projects. He also hosts the online Northwest Institute of Research Ask the Expert Talk Show on Connectradio.fm with guests specializing in child development. Pozza previously worked as a print and broadcast news reporter in the Philadelphia, DuBois and Morgantown, WV areas.  He is a board member of the Brookville Area School District, the Riverview  Intermediate Unit and the Brookville Raider Scholastic Foundation. John and his lovely wife Lisa have a son, Matt, a US Navy veteran, and three adorable cats Boots, Jasmine and Rusty.

Rhonda Seaton, State College

Rhonda Seaton

Rhonda is a native of Toronto but lived in Los Angeles for much of her life. Currently, she is Director of Marketing for AccuWeather, the fastest growing provider of forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy and a global leader in digital media and weather-related big data. She is a seasoned PR and marketing communications professional with more than 25 years of experience at a full service PR firm, in-house corporate communications in the for-profit sector, and in non-profit communications, marketing and special events. Rhonda is the wife of Lawrence Lokman who is VP for Strategic Communications at Penn State. Rhonda and Lawrence have an 20-year-old son and 18-year-old daughter.

Nancy Silvis, Port Matilda

Nancy Silvis

Nancy received her MBA from Penn State University in 2006. She is a previous recipient of the Penn State Outreach and Online Education Fischer Award of Distinction (2013). This award is given out annually at the Outreach and Online Education Appreciation Dinner hosted by Craig Weidemann.

Donnan Stoichovy, Warriors Mark

Donnan Stoichovy

Donnan is a 27 year resident of Centre County Pennsylvania after spending 19 years in Edinboro (Erie County) and 17 years as a child in Pittsburgh. She recently retired from the State College Area School District where she served as an elementary principal. Prior to that she worked in the General McLane School District as an elementary principal and in the Penncrest Area School District where she was a van driver for special education students, a 6th teacher and a middle school principal. Donnan graduated from Edinboro University with a B.S in Education and an M. Ed. in Elementary Education. She received her principal certification from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA  and is currently working on a Ph. D. at the Pennsylvania State University in Curriculum and Instruction. She is passionate about engaging students in learning about creating a positive, safe and nurturing community, learning to live in a social and political democracy, developing inquiry stance with a sense of wonder and sustaining a natural environment. She has run 35 marathons including 15 Boston Marathons; bicycled across the United States; canoed and camped extensively in Canada and Pennsylvania; and cross country skied in Pennsylvania and Canada. She lives on the edge of Centre County with her golden retriever, Kunde. She has been a supporter, listener and viewer of national public radio and television and has enjoyed WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM since moving to the area. 

Anne Sullivan, Coburn

Anne Sullivan

Anne plays the harp and was a featured soloist at previous events for WPSU-FM (such as Winterfest). Anne attended the Curtis School of Music in Philadelphia and eventually taught there for 18 years and even served as head of her department. She eventually left to devote more time to performing.

She began her concert career at age twelve when she appeared twice as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. She is known nationally as a recitalist and chamber musician, performing regularly with SPARX flute and harp duo, Duo Parisienne violin and harp duo, and the Easterly Chamber Players. Ms. Sullivan has released two solo CDs as well as four chamber music recordings and has published music and instructional books for harpists. She enjoys helping harpists worldwide through her online membership program at Harpmastery.com, which currently has over 100 students enrolled from around the world.

Melinda M. Stearns, State College

Melinda M. Stearns

Melinda Stearns recently retired as the Sr. Director of Strategic Partnerships in Outreach and Online Education at Penn State. She was responsible for developing teams, partnerships and new initiatives across a wide spectrum including global relationships, advisory boards, innovation, alumni connections and vendor relationships. Her work in these areas advanced strategic relationships to support the growth of the World Campus, student engagement in our urban centers, and outreach to various constituents in PA and beyond. Melinda has been in multiple leadership positions within Outreach over her years of service in including marketing, client development, and new initiatives. Prior to Penn State, Melinda was a regional marketing manager for Armstrong World Industriesand co-owner of a small business in Boston.

Melinda is a member of the Community Board for the Performing Arts at Penn State where she is vice-chair for membership and will be Board vice-chair in fall 2018, membership vice president for the University Women’s Club in fall 2018, and since her retirement has begun to coach and volunteer with early stage entrepreneurs at Happy Valley Launch Box, an innovative program of Dr. Barron’s Invent Penn State initiative.

Melinda and her husband Dan have lived in State College for 28 years, returning after developing their careers in multiple east coast locations. Melinda, Dan and her two grown sons are all Penn State graduates. Dan is Emeritus Faculty in Plant Sciences.