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Albright College Board of Trustees Handbook

Introduction

This Board of Trustees’ Directory is designed to enhance communications and your awareness of how our Board of Trustees works. The organizational chart provides an overview of the Board of Trustees’ structure. For your ready reference, this directory contains contact and biographical information about current trustees and trustees emeriti, the Bylaws, as well as the Statements of Roles & Responsibility for each of the Board Committees, the current membership of Committees, and all meeting and key dates for the College.

New trustees will typically be assigned to two committees by the Board Chair after consulting with the Committee on Trusteeship and Governance. These assignments are normally for a period of at least two years. Trustees who have a strong interest in serving on particular committees should make those preferences known to the Board Chair.

Trustees Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct of the Board of Trustees of Albright College shall be distributed to potential Board members prior to being elected to the Board of Trustees. They shall review and agree to abide by this Code of Conduct by signing this form. Each trustee shall sign a Code of Conduct form provided annually by the Secretary of the Board of Trustees at the same time as the Conflict of Interest form is distributed.

The responsibilities of trustees of the Board of Trustees include:

  • To become familiar with, committed to, and abide by the major responsibilities and duties of the Board of Trustees as set out in the Bylaw
  • To devote time to learn how the College functions—its uniqueness, strengths, and needs.
  • To accept the spirit of academic freedom and shared governance as fundamental characteristics of College governance.
  • To prepare carefully for, regularly attend, and actively participate in Board of Trustees meetings and committee assignments.
  • To vote and speak according to one’s individual conviction, yet to be willing to support the majority decision of the Board of Trustees and work with fellow Board of Trustees’ members in a spirit of cooperation.
  • To maintain confidentiality when called for, and to avoid acting as spokesperson for the entire Board of Trustees unless specifically authorized to do so. The Board of Trustees will speak with one voice, and that is the Chairperson’s.
  • To support the College fundraising efforts through personal giving in accordance with one’s means (both annual and capital drives), and to be willing to share in the solicitation of others.
  • To understand the role of the Board of Trustees as a policy‑making body and to avoid participation in the administration of policy.
  • To understand that the President is the exclusive agent of the Board of Trustees in the conduct of all College affairs.
  • To learn and consistently use designated institutional channels when conducting Board of Trustees’ business.
  • To refrain from actions and involvements that might prove embarrassing to the College and to resign if such actions or involvements develop.
  • To make judgments always on the basis of what is best for the College as a whole and for the advancement of higher education rather than to serve special interests.
  • To maintain open lines of communications between the Board of Trustees and affiliated organizations (i.e. the Alumni Association of Albright College and the United Methodist Church), and encourage the informative exchange of relevant matters of interest and concern to each body. The Chairperson of the Board of Trustees or the Chairperson’s designee will communicate on behalf of the Board of Trustees.
  • To support the Mission and Vision of the College and those it serves. This accountability supersedes any conflicting loyalty such as that to advocacy or interest groups and membership on other boards or staffs. This accountability supersedes the personal interests of any Board of Trustees’ member.
  • To assume personal responsibility for all expenses related to attending meetings and carrying out the responsibilities of Trusteeship.

Bylaws of Albright College (dated May 21, 2024)

Board Weekend Meeting Dates:

2024

Friday, July 19, 2024 (8:30 to 10:30am–via Teams)
Friday, August 16, 2024 (8:30 to 10:30am–via Teams)
Friday, September 20, 2024 (8:30 to 10:30am–via Teams)
Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, 2024 (Fall Annual Meeting)

2025

Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8, 2025
Thursday, June 5 and Friday, June 6, 2025
Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2025 (Fall Annual Meeting)

 


Albright College Board of Trustees 2024-25

Ronald Scheese ’83 (Katherine ’85)
“Ron”

President & Chief Executive Officer
Andesa Services
Exeter Township, PA

Chair, Board of Trustees

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: May 2015
Eligible for reelection: June 2024


Professional and Community Affiliations
Member of Pennsylvania and American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA & AICPA)
Audit Committee Member, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley

Education
B.S., Albright College, 1983

Religious Affiliation
Presbyterian


Bio:  Ronald “Ron” Scheese has served as Allentown-based Andesa Services’ president and chief executive officer since January 2011. Andesa Services offers integrated policy administration, plan administration and illustration solutions for life insurance and annuity carriers and brokers. Prior to being named chief executive officer in 2011, Ron served as the company’s chief financial and administration officer. Before joining Andesa, he served as senior vice president of finance/chief financial officer for Phoebe Ministries, a nonprofit network of long-term care, housing and support services for seniors.

Ron is also a certified public accountant and earned a bachelor of science degree with a major in accounting from Albright College in 1983. He currently serves as a member of the College’s Business Advisory Council. Ron resides in Exeter Township, Pa., with his wife, Katherine, who also attended Albright. They have three children: Jeffrey, Daniel and Kassandra.

Tiffenia D. Archie, Ph.D. ’92 (T. Abdul-Mujib)
Associate Vice President and Chief Inclusion Officer
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Executive Committee
Chair, Student and Campus Life Committee
Trusteeship and Governance Committee
Investment Subcommittee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: January 2017
Eligible for reelection: June 2026


Professional and Community Affiliations
Member, Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE)
Member, National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
Member, Pennsylvania Association for Multicultural Education (PA-NAME),
Member, National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE)
Member, Pennsylvania Association for Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs (PALOMA)
Member, American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity (AAAED)

Education
B.A., Albright College, 1992
Ph.D., Temple University, 2003

Religious Affiliation
Muslim


Bio:  Tiffenia “Tiff” Archie ’92 received a bachelor of arts in Psychology and Sociology from Albright College and a doctorate in Sociology from Temple University where she was awarded a Future Faculty Fellowship.

In 1994, Tiff began working in the Ronald McNair Faculty-in-Training Program preparing undergraduates for graduate school where she remained until she joined the Albright Community in 1999 as the Director of Academic Support, Disability Support, and Minority Retention. She was promoted to Assistant Academic Dean in 2001 and in this capacity she implemented the still utilized early warning system to aid in the identification and retention of at-risk students.

In 2007, she became the Director of Faculty Recruitment and Retention in Temple University’s newly formed Office of Multicultural Affairs, later renamed the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL). After eight years in this capacity, she was promoted to Assistant Vice President in the Office of IDEAL and currently overseas diversity and inclusion initiatives for the campus community. She also teaches courses in sociology and education, including Introduction to Sociology; American Ethnicity; Race and Racism; Race, Class, and Gender; Statistics; and Diversity Issues in Higher Education. She was the 2010 Recipient of the Outstanding Leader in Education Award presented by the Association of Black Women in Higher Education.

In her free time, Tiff enjoys watching sports, volunteering in her community, and traveling.

Stephanie Dupaul, Ed.D. (Glen)
Vice President for Enrollment Management
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA

Athletics & Enrollment Management Committee
Finance Committee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: July 2019
Eligible for reelection: June 2025


Professional and Community Affiliations
National Association for College Admission Counseling, National Council for Enrollment Planning and Policy, Small College Consortium, American Talent Initiative, College Board Higher Education Advisory Group, National Society of Colonial Dames of America

Education
B.A., University of Texas at Austin 1991
M.A., Southern Methodist University 2004
Ed.D., University of Alabama 2010

Religious Affiliation
Episcopal


Bio:  Stephanie Dupaul is the Vice President for Enrollment Management at the University of Richmond, where her focus is the strategic management of undergraduate enrollment through the leadership of the Office of Undergraduate Admission, Office of Financial Aid, and Office of Scholars and Fellowships.

Stephanie has over 25 years of experience in higher education at both public and private institutions at the community college, undergraduate, and graduate level. Prior to joining the University of Richmond in 2015, she was the Associate Provost for Enrollment Management at Southern Methodist University, where she oversaw the offices of undergraduate admission, financial aid, registrar, bursar, and academic publications.

A native Floridian, she earned a doctorate in higher education administration and leadership at the University of Alabama, a master’s degree in English at SMU, and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin. Her academic research focuses on college search behavior, consumer behavior, and the marketplace of higher education. Stephanie and her husband, Glen, live in Richmond, Virginia. She enjoys travel and is a voracious reader.

photo of Suzanne AndersonSuzanne E. Anderson, M.Ed., P.C.C.
Principal
Collaborations Group, Inc. (CGI)
Washington, D.C.

Academic Affairs Committee
Trusteeship & Governance Committee


Trustee at Large

Elected to the Board: October 2020
Eligible for reelection:  June 2026


Professional and Community Affiliations
Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Education
B.A., Duquesne University
M.S., University of Pittsburgh

Religious Affiliation 
No traditional affiliation

Bio:  Ms. Suzanne Anderson is the principal of Collaborations Group, Inc. (CGI) near Washington, D.C. She has over 25 years of experience as an executive coach, facilitator and organizational analyst to boards and senior leadership at colleges including Kenyon, Trinity (Hartford), University of Richmond, Mt. Holyoke, Lewis and Clark, and Swarthmore, as well as nonprofits and government agencies (K-12 Public Schools, Charter Schools, National Education Association, AIR public radio organization, Veterans Administration), and corporations (PBGC, CVS, CROSSMARK). As a Visionary-Transformational Executive Coach who works holistically with the body-mind-spirit connections, Ms. Anderson assists male and female leaders from a multiplicity of backgrounds, lifestyles, skills, and work styles grow and own their leadership, gain balance in the midst of organizational complexities, get unstuck, resolve conflicts, and make courageous decisions.

Ms. Anderson’s past career as a psychotherapist, training as an emotionally intelligent executive coach, and certification in Gestalt organization development provide background as she works with leaders and organizations. She is often called on to assist leaders who are involved in leadership development efforts to integrate and apply their learnings, and process 360 feedback. She has provided services as the Lead Coach to multiple directors and their organizations in their efforts to implement change, keep morale high, reduce conflicts, mediate grievances, develop effective work relationships, and create strong work processes while strategically positioning them to produce extraordinary results.

Ms. Anderson is a master facilitator with deep experience. Born of Jamaican and African-American descent, she has traveled the world and been responsible for the planning and facilitation of retreat experiences for groups from around the world in different parts of the world (e.g. across U.S., Peru, Egypt, Jamaica, Mexico, Israel). She expertly facilitates the groups’ debriefing and processing of their diversity and cross-cultural experiences. As a facilitator, she is experienced in university Board and Cabinet level retreats, and in team environments.

Ms. Anderson is also co-creator of “A Quantum Change Model” which enables participants and organizations to shift and transform the status quo and create new behaviors and processes that activate their greatest visions of success. Her top five strengths on the Gallup Strengths Finder are: Self-assurance, Connectedness, Maximizer, Responsibility, and Strategic. Ms. Anderson received a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University, and masters in education from the University of Pittsburgh. Her certifications include: Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation, ESCI 360 instrument feedback, Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Myers Briggs (MBTI), Gallup StrengthFinders Coach, Gestalt Organization Development, and Teleos Leadership Institute Executive Coaching.


Dwight Davis, M.Div. ’97

Principal Partner
CityBridge Action Fund
City Bridge Foundation

Academic Affairs Committee
Advancement & Communications Committee

Trustee at Large
Prior Board Service:  2016 – 2020
Elected to the Board: June 2022
Eligible for reelection: June 2025

Bio:  Passionate about the need for, and use of, culturally and contextually relevant teaching and authentic family engagement, Dwight Davis has worked with elected officials to create solutions for high-need students and served nearly two decades as a fifth-grade teacher, award-winning administrator, and English and language arts coach in Washington, D.C. In July 2021, he became an advisor at Bradley Holdings, LLC — an entrepreneurial business development and real estate investment company in Rockford, Michigan. He currently serves as principal partner of CityBridge Action Fund.

A member of Albright College’s Athletics Hall of Fame (basketball) and the college’s Society of Black Alumni, Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, history and education from Albright, a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts degree in education from Princeton Theological Seminary, a teaching certificate from Princeton University, a certificate in reading and literacy George Washington University and a certificate in leadership from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

He previously served as an Albright Trustee from 2016-2020, participating on the student affairs committee and the commencement speakers advisory group. His eldest son graduated from Albright with a degree in music in May 2022.

Ben FrancoBenedetto Franco ’06 (Kirsten)
“Ben”

Academic Affairs Committee
Vice Chair, Investment Subcommittee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: January 2020
Eligible for reelection: June 2026


Professional and Community Affiliations
Guild of Sommeliers
Society of Wine Educators

Education
B.S., Albright College, 2006

Religious Affiliation
No traditional affiliation


Bio:  Ben Franco is a sales representative for BreakThru Beverage.  In this current role, he works with restaurants, bars and hotels to ensure a profitable beverage program.  Ben is also owner of Wine Themes—a small company focused on conducting fun and educational wine events. Franco was the former owner of Winedown Café & Wine Bar, the first and only wine focused restaurant/bar in Berks County. The business was started in 2008 with humble beginnings and in 2015 grew to include the property next door with the whiskey bar concept. Franco’s passion for wine drove him to pursue many advanced accreditations including The Court of Master Sommeliers Level II, Society of Wine Educators Certified Specialist of wine. Franco’s career path has led him though many industries via many roles held, including Field service engineer, controls technician and process engineer. Franco has worked at several of Berks County’s leading corporations in their time such as Dana Corp, Lucent Technologies & Arrow International. Franco graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute with a degree in specialized electronics technology. After completing undergrad work toward an engineering degree, Franco switched focus toward a business degree and completed his BS in Business Administration with Albright College in 2006.

Josephine A. Gruber ’10 (Scott)

Vice Chair, Academic Affairs Committee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: May 2014
Eligible for reelection: June 2026


Professional and Community Affiliations
Former Member, Board of Directors, United Way of Berks County
Board of Directors, Berks Encore

Education
B.S., Albright College, 2010

Religious Affiliation
Lutheran


Bio:  Josephine “JoAnn” A. Gruber worked at Santander Bank –formerly Sovereign Bank–for more than 20 years. Over a 10-year period JoAnn managed processes, projects and teams within the Customer Experience division at Santander.

In 2012, JoAnn and her husband, Scott, co-chaired the United Way of Berks County’s capital campaign, raising more than $9.2 million for the organization. She is a former member of the United Way of Berks County’s board of directors, and is a current board member and treasurer of Berks Encore in Reading, PA. Additionally, she served on  Berks Encore’s marketing committee; and currently, on the operations  committee.

In 2010, she graduated from Albright College’s Degree Completion Program, magna cum laude, with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.

She currently resides in Shoemakersville, Pa., with her husband, Scott. They have six children, three each from previous marriages, and eight grandchildren.


Kristine Hazzard ’83 (Larry ’83)
Founder and Principal: Katalyst
Richmond, VA

Vice Chair, Finance Committee
Advancement & Communications Committee
Student & Campus Life Committee


Trustee at Large

Elected to the Board: May 2021
Eligible for reelection:  June 2024

Professional and Community Affiliations
Board Member, Volunteers in Medicine-Berkshires
Chair, Development Cmte, Volunteers in Medicine-Berkshire
Board Member, Ocean Hills Homeowners Assoc. Corolla, NC

 

Bio:  Kristine Hazzard founded Katalyst in 2019, a consulting firm providing coaching, team building, group facilitation and strategic planning services. Kristine is an authorized partner for Everything DiSC, a Wiley product.

Kristine was the President and CEO of Berkshire United Way in Pittsfield, MA for twelve years where she successfully secured over $22 million in support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government funders to address community issues such as teen pregnancy and early literacy. Her leadership led to a 60% reduction of the teen birth rate in the county in six years.  Kristine served as the President and CEO of The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County, in Bridgeport, CT for 10 years; she successfully transitioned the organization from a YWCA affiliate to an independent organization serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.  Kristine was the Supervisor of School-Based Health Centers for the City of Bridgeport, CT for nine years, managing ten school-based health centers.

Kristine currently resides in Richmond, VA and Pittsfield, MA with her husband Larry, who also graduated from Albright College in 1983.  They have two grown children and one grandchild.

Daniel B. Huyett, Esq. (Ellen)
“Dan”

Attorney
Stevens & Lee
Reading, PA

Vice Chair, Trusteeship & Governance Committee
Academic Affairs Committee
Advancement & Communications Committee


Trustee at Large

Elected to the Board: August 2015
Eligible for reelection: June 2024


Professional and Community Affiliations
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Past President and Former Director, Berks County Bar Association
Former Director, Law Foundation of Berks County
Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association; Chair of Judicial Independence Committee
Trustee & Former Chair of the Board, Caron Treatment Centers
Former Trustee, YMCA of Reading & Berks County
Board of Directors, United Way of Berks County
Former Trustee, South Mountain YMCA
Former Director and Vice Chairman, Greater Reading Chamber of Business & Industry

Education
Mercersburg Academy, 1968
B.A. cum laude, Denison University, 1972
J.D., Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, 1975; Editor, Dickinson Law Review

Religious Affiliation
Lutheran


Bio:  Dan Huyett is an attorney with Stevens & Lee, a law firm with 13 offices located from New York City to Wilmington. He specializes in complex business and commercial litigation, and in 2007 was elected a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He co‑chairs the firm’s Litigation Department and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. He is a former federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, having served in the Special Prosecutions Division of the United States Attorneys’ Office.

In 2014, he, along with his wife Ellen, co‑chaired the United Way of Berks County’s Annual Campaign. In 2008, he, along with his wife Ellen, co‑chaired the Capital Campaign for Caron Treatment Centers, one of the county’s largest non-profit addiction treatment centers. In 2012, along with his wife Ellen, he was the recipient of the Richard J. Caron Award of Excellence for community service. In 2016, he was the recipient of the 2016 Champion for Youth award from the YMCA of Reading & Berks County.

The Reverend Robin M. Hynicka ‘75
Senior Pastor
Arch Street United Methodist Church
Philadelphia, PA

Vice Chair, Student & Campus Life
Academic Affairs Committee
Trusteeship & Governance Committee

 

Trustee at Large
Prior Board Service: 2009 – 2015
Reelected to the Board: January 2017
Eligible for reelection: June 2026


Professional and Community Affiliations
Founding Member, Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild
President, Center City Organized for Responsible Development
Co-Convener, Urban Commission of the Eastern PA Conference
Program Representative, Methodist Federation for Social Action

Education
B.A., Albright College, 1975
M.Div., Duke University Divinity School
H.D., Albright, 2008

Religious Affiliation
United Methodist


Bio:  The Reverend Robin M. Hynicka is senior pastor at the Arch Street United Methodist Church in Center City Philadelphia, where he led the church in establishing itself as a Reconciling Congregation and in instituting the Grace Café, a peaceful and resourceful safe haven for the congregation’s neighbors who are currently homeless.

His service in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church has included the Cookman United Methodist Church in North Philadelphia and the Frankford Group Ministry, and the Central and Rehoboth United Methodist Church in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.

While in college and seminary, he was the student assistant at both Holy Cross United Methodist Church (Reading) and Advocate-Saint Stephen’s United Methodist Church (Germantown, Philadelphia). Buzz Bissinger, in his book A Prayer for the City, vividly describes in the chapter titled “The Last Sermon,” the content and character of Reverend Hynicka’s ministry.

He has a daughter, Rebecca Solayman, and a son Alexander Patterson and four grandchildren, Lyla, Dawud, Keenan and Amaya.

Scott KeatonScott Keaton, CPA ’88 (Selaine)

Executive Committee
Chair, Audit & Risk Committee
Finance Committee
Student & Campus Life Committee
Investment Subcommittee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: September 2017
Eligible for reelection: June 2026


Professional and Community Affiliations
Chair, Finance Committee,Bethel Hill United Methodist Church
Board Member, Sunny Brook Community Association
Leader, Boy Scout Troop 152
Albright College Alumni Board, 1999-2008 (President 2006-2008)

Education
B.S., Accounting/Communications, Albright College, 1988

Religious Affiliation
United Methodist


Bio:  Scott Keaton is chief financial officer at Bracalente Manufacturing Group, a global supplier of metal components, with precision machining facilities in Pennsylvania and China. He worked in financial operational management roles at Precision Castparts Corp for 20 years, after he started his career at Ernst & Young.

Scott credits the interdisciplinary, international, creative and leadership experiences he had in college for inspiring him to pursue job roles requiring cross-functional responsibilities, and to work and live overseas. Scott continues to have passion for continuous improvement across organizations.

He and his wife, Selaine, live in Lansdale, Pa., with their sons, Grayson and Trevor.

Karen A. Marrongelle, Ph.D. ’95 (Brian)

Academic Affairs Committee
Trusteeship & Governance Committee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: March 2020
Eligible for reelection: June 2026


Professional and Community Affiliations
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Educational Research Association
American Mathematical Society
Association of Women in Mathematics

Education
B.S., Albright College, 1995
M.S., Lehigh University, 1997
Ph.D., University of New Hampshire, 2001

Religious Affiliation
No traditional affiliation


Bio:  Dr. Karen Marrongelle was dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Portland State University from 2014-2018. She oversaw 24 departments and programs across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Under Dr. Marrongelle’s leadership, the College connected student learning to the community and provided student access to high quality research opportunities. During her tenure, the College increased its research funding, while helping raise the profile of student and faculty-led research and innovation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Marrongelle led a collaborative, College-wide effort to imagine new pathways to increase student and faculty success at Portland State and strengthen the College’s position in the community and across the country.

Dr. Marrongelle is a professor of Mathematics and Statistics, holding an undergraduate in mathematics and philosophy from Albright College, a Master’s degree in mathematics from Lehigh University, and a PhD in mathematics education from the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Marrongelle has also served as a program officer at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA. and led numerous grants, collaborating with researchers nationally and internationally to improve undergraduate mathematics education and K-12 mathematics professional development.

John P. McAllister ’94 (Ann)
Managing Partner
McAllister & Quinn
Washington, D.C.

Vice-Chair, Advancement & Communications Committee
Property, Land & Equipment Subcommittee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: May 2012
Required stand-down year:  December 2024 to December 2025


Professional and Community Affiliations
Blessed Sacrament Parish, Chevy Chase, MD

Education
Albright College, B.S., Political Science

Religious Affiliation
Catholic


Bio:  John McAllister ’94 is managing partner of McAllister & Quinn, a firm he co-founded in 2004. In a short period of time he has built the firm into one of the most respected higher education consulting firms in the nation. John specializes in developing comprehensive external funding strategies for colleges and universities to assist them in accessing millions of dollars through federal grants, congressional directives and foundations. His extensive knowledge of the legislative, regulatory, and grants process enables him to develop and execute on winning strategies for each specific client that he represents.

Prior to founding McAllister & Quinn, John’s Capitol Hill experience included serving as legislative director to Congressman Bud Shuster (R-PA). His strong ties to Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress and various federal agencies provide him with unique access to the resources and intelligence of the key decision makers in Washington, D.C.

He and his wife, Ann, live in Washington, D.C., with their sons, John Joseph and Liam.

W. C. Jack Miller photoW. C. Jack Miller ’82
VP, Business Development/HR
JRS Architect, P.C.
Princeton, NJ

Chair, Trusteeship and Governance Committee
Executive Committee
Academic Affairs Committee
Property, Land and Equipment Subcommittee

Trustee at Large
Prior Board Service: 1998 – 2014
Elected to the Board: January 2018
Board Service Ends: *December 2024
*No further board service eligibility remains


Professional and Community Affiliations
Founder, Andrea and Blaise Neiderer Reading Memorial Fund
Member, Princeton, NJ, Chamber of Commerce
Board Member, Carnegie Business Collaborative
Board Member, Miller Wagon and Carriage Museum
Chair, Settled Pastor Search Committee, Brookside Community Church
Member, GREG, New York, NY

Education
A.B., Albright College, 1982
Consumer Bankers Association’s Graduate School of Retail Bank Mgmt, University of Virginia – 1990

Religious Affiliation
United Church of Christ


Bio:  W. C. Jack Miller leads marketing, business development and human resources for JRS Architect, P.C., an architectural and interior design firm with offices in Mineola, N.Y. and Princeton, N.J. Prior to that he was Senior Manager at Accenture where he focused on customer relationship management in the areas of workforce/sales optimization, process reengineering and strategic planning for customer service divisions at predominately financial services organizations.

Leveraging his facilitation and strategic planning skills, he has consulted independently with various profit and non-profit organizations including New York State American Institute of Architects’ Board, American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Previously he served on Albright College’s Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2014 and had the honor to serve as Vice Chair of the Board for six of those years. Jack is the recipient of the Albright Alumni Association’s 2013 Service to Alma Mater Award. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, supporting his family’s wagon, carriage and related accessories museum, and gardening.

Tami Correll Pinchiaroli ’03 (Michael)

Vice President of Finance, ABC News
The Walt Disney Company
New York, NY

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: October 2023
Eligible for reelection: June 2026

Professional and Community Affiliations
Commissioner, Fire District 1, Bridgewater, NJ
Auxiliary Member, Martinsville Fire Department
Team Captain, New Jersey Women’s Field Hockey Association

Education
B.S., Albright College, 2003

Religious Affiliation
No traditional affiliation

Bio: Ms. Pinchiaroli is an alumna of Albright and vice president of finance at the Walt Disney Company, where she leads the finance planning and analysis team supporting ABC News. Pinchiaroli has been a leader on the ABC News finance team for the past six years. Prior to that, she spent over 10 years at CBS in various finance capacities across CBS Corporation, CBS News and CBS Radio. Earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Albright College (2003) Pinchiaroli was an Albright Presidential Scholar and earned the college’s Louis D Pepe Memorial Accounting Award, while playing field hockey and basketball. She was an executive board leader for the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, an accounting tutor and an athletics office work-study student. She is featured in “Don’t Wait For Someone Else to Fix It,” sharing examples of her empathy, compassion and leadership style and volunteers with the Martinsville Fire Department Auxiliary.

Tami volunteers with the Martinsville Fire Department Auxiliary.  She is still active in field hockey leagues in NY and NJ.  Tami is a PADI certified SCUBA diver. She and her husband Michael reside in Martinsville, NJ.

Michael H. Reese ’86
“Mike”

Certified Family Recovery Specialist
Tower Health Emergency Department
Reading, PA

Advancement & Communications Committee
Audit & Risk Committee

Trustee at Large
Reelected to the Board: January 2021
Eligible for Reelection: June 2024


Professional and Community Affiliations
Albright College Alumni Board, 1992-97; 2003-09; 2018-Current
President, Million Youth Chess Club, 2003-Current
Board Member, Berks Community Action Program, 2013-Current
Board Member, Berks Community Health Center, 2011-2017
Past Board Member, Caron Foundation
Past Board Member, United Way of Berks County

Education
A.A.S., Reading Area Community College ‘78
B.S., Albright College ‘86

Religious Affiliation
Protestant


Bio:  Michael Reese graduated from Albright’s evening degree program. Since his graduation, Reese has spent countless hours giving of his time and talent in order to further the success of Albright’s students and alumni family. Most significantly, he served on the Alumni Association Board from 1992-1997, 2003-2009, and 2018-present. In addition to his board service, Reese has also served as a member of the Task Force on Alumni Programs for the Commission on the Future of Albright College, as a member of the Class of 1986’s reunion planning committees, and as the president of the Black Alumni Society. Beyond all he has given and continues to give to Albright, Reese is a certified recovery specialist (CRS), with certification from Pennsylvania’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs in the areas of relapse prevention, the spirituality of recovery, screening and assessment, trauma and addiction, and women and addiction. Additionally, Reese is an avid volunteer within the Berks County community. He is president of the Million Youth Chess Club, vice chairman of the Berks Community Action Program (BCAP), past chairman of the Berks Community Health Center (BCHC), and past board member of the United Way of Berks County and the Caron Foundation. In 2014, he received the United Way of Berks County’s Live United Champion Award, as well as the Distinguished Northeasterner Award from the Northeast Middle School. Reese retired from a 30-year career as a public servant for the City of Reading in December 2011

Scott L. Rehr

Bjorn Reigle ’04 (Kelly)

 

Managing Director
Wells Fargo
Charlotte, NC

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: October 2023
Eligible for reelection: June 2026

Education
B.S., Albright College, 2004

Religious Affiliation
No religious affiliation

Bio: Bjorn Reigle is an alumnus of Albright and a managing director and co-head of Wells Fargo’s healthcare, higher education and non-profit investment banking group with 16 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to rejoining Wells Fargo in 2022, Reigle was a managing director and partner of Public Financial Management, Inc., the largest municipal advisory firm in the country. Reigle began his career in 2004 as a consultant with PFM Financial Advisors LLC, and later rejoined PFM’s financial advisory business as a director in the Charlotte office in the higher education practice. His experience in higher education spans more than 15 years as both an investment banker and financial advisor. During his career he has advised clients on debt transactions in excess of $10 billion.  Mr. Reigle is married to Kelly Reigle and has two German Short-haired Pointers.


Yamil Sanchez Rivera, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Operations
Reading School District
Reading, PACommittee Assignments
Advancement & Communications Committee
Athletics & Enrollment CommitteeTrustee at Large
Elected to the Board:  February 2023
Eligible for reelection: June 2026Professional and Community Affiliations
Board Member, Reading Hospital
Board Member, Centro Hispano
Board Member, Berks Community Action Program
Cabinet Member, United Way of Berks County
Board Member, Connections WorkEducation
B.S., Villanova, 1995
M.A. Kutztown University, 2018
Ed.D., Lehigh University, 2010
M.B.A., Lehigh University, 2022Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic

Bio
:  An educator and life-long learner with over 25 years of experience working with schools and nonprofits, Sanchez has served as a teacher and administrator of youth and family services for nonprofits in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York.“It is an honor to be named to the Albright College Board of Trustees,” Sanchez said. “In addition to supporting the college in its work to engage with the Reading and Berks County communities, I look forward to being a bridge between Reading School District’s families and Albright College’s community.”Born in Puerto Rico, Sanchez moved to Reading in 1981. He is fluent in Spanish and English and holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Villanova University, a master’s degree in education in curriculum and instruction from Kutztown University, a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate in education in curriculum and instruction from Lehigh University.Sanchez began his career as a teacher in the Reading School District in 1995, and later taught in the Allentown School District and at the Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School.Before returning to the Reading School District in 2020, where he is now directly responsible for athletics, communications, information technology, equity, facilities, safe schools and transportation, Sanchez served as the senior vice president of community impact at the United Way of Berks County as well as Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley, the United Way of Delaware, the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc., and the Police Athletic League of Reading and Berks County. Additionally, Sanchez has served as the Head of School for the I-LEAD Charter School and the Kuumba Academy Charter School.Dedicated to serving his community, Sanchez is a member of the board of directors at the Reading Hospital, Centro Hispano and Berks Community Action Program, as well as a member of the United Way’s cabinet and BCPS Berks Connections.

Jorge J. Scheirer, M.D. ’85 (Tracy ’87)
Chief Medical Information Officer
St. Luke’s University Health Network
Exeter Township, PA

Executive Committee
Chair, Athletics & Enrollment Management Committee
Advancement & Communications Committee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: May 2015
Eligible for reelection: June 2024


Professional and Community Affiliations
American College of Physicians, Fellow
American Medical Informatics Association, Member
St. Catherine of Siena
Reading Music Foundation

Education
B.S., Albright College, 1985
M.D., Temple University School of Medicine, 1989
Internal medicine residency, Keesler AFB Medical Center, 1992
MBI, Oregon Health and Sciences University, 2012

 

Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic


Bio:  Jorge Scheirer has served as vice president and chief medical information officer for the Reading Health System since 2011. Over the last decade, he has played a pivotal role in designing and implementing clinical information systems at the Reading Hospital, including computerized physician order entry, medication reconciliation and ambulatory electronic health records. Jorge helped lead the implementation of a system-wide electronic health record, a four-year, $150 million project that culminated in converting disparate electronic and paper processes to a “one patient, one chart” platform.

Jorge earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Albright and a medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at USAF Keesler Medical Center in 1992 and served in the USAF as an internal medicine faculty member from 1992-1996. In 2012, he completed a master’s degree in biomedical informatics at the Oregon Health and Science University. Jorge is board-certified in clinical informatics and in internal medicine, and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is married to Tracy (Fogarty) ’87. Jorge and Tracy reside in Exeter Township, Pa., and have four children: Elizabeth, Victoria, William and Andrew. Jorge enjoys playing classical guitar and cooking.

John F. Schultz, Esq. ’86 (Michele ’86)
Chief Operating & Legal Officer
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Woodlands, TX

Executive Committee
Chair, Finance Committee
Athletics & Enrollment Management Committee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: January 2014
Eligible for reelection: June 2026


Professional and Community Affiliations
Board of Directors, Haiti Outreach
Board of Directors, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
Chair, National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Board of Overseers, RAND Institute for Civil Justice
Advisory Board, Corporate Pro Bono Organization
Board of Directors, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution

Education
B.S., Albright College, 1986
J.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1989

Religious Affiliation
Lutheran


Bio:  John Schultz is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary for Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

In this role, John heads the Office of Legal and Administrative Affairs, which comprises a variety of organizations including the Legal Department, Ethics and Compliance Office, Global Corporate Services, Corporate Affairs, Cyber Security, Global Security Services and Aviation.

John was appointed general counsel of Hewlett-Packard Co. in 2012 and became general counsel of Hewlett Packard Enterprise after HP separated into two separate companies in the fall of 2015. John joined HP in 2008, serving as deputy general counsel for litigation, investigations and global functions.

Before joining HP, John was a partner in the litigation practice of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, focusing on complex litigation and primarily defending consumer class-action, fiduciary liability, and technology-related commercial litigation. He was previously a partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath, where he also specialized in commercial and product liability litigation.

John currently serves on the boards of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley and Haiti Outreach and is chair of National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s Corporate Advisory Council. He also serves on the board of directors of Umpqua Bank, which is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and New H3C Corporation, a Hong Kong corporation.

John holds a bachelor’s degree from Albright College and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.


Patricia F. Shermot, CME, CUDE
“Trish”
Director, Government Affairs/Regional Urban Development
Visions Federal Credit Union
Temple, PATrustee at LargeElected to the Board: October 2023
Eligible for reelection:  June 2026Professional and Community Affiliations
Member, Berks County Workforce Development Board
Chairrman, BCTV Board
Co-Chair, World Council of Credit Union, Global Women’s Leadership Network
Member, Credit Union Executive Society
Member, Credit Union National Association of Political Grassroots NetworkEducation
B.S., Kutztown University, 1993
Certification of Credit Union Executive Society
Certified Marketing Executive
Credit Union Foundation Certified Development Educator
Postgraduate Studies, University of Phoenix & Kutztown UniversityReligious Affiliation
Roman CatholicBio:  Ms. Trish Shermot is the director of government affairs and urban development for Visions Federal Credit Union, a $5.6B financial cooperative with over 250,000 members serving NJ, NY and PA footprint. Embarking on her journey in 1993 as a marketing manager for CTCE Federal Credit Union, Shermot ascended to the position of chief operations officer. In 2013, she played a pivotal role in orchestrating the merger of CTCE with Visions Federal Credit Union, reshaping the landscape of the industry. Shermot has more 25 years of experience working in the credit union industry, during which she has led both VFCU and CTCE Federal Credit Union to receiving various awards including, national winner of the CUNA Dora Maxwell Award for Social Responsibility, Leadership Berks Award, and the Paul Revere Award for grassroots advocacy. She is a three-time winner of both the Dora Maxwell Award and the Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action, and has received several communication awards. Shermont holds bachelor’s degrees in business administration and marketing as well as communication design/graphic design from Kutztown University, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Nancy G. Shores, J.D. (Craig)

Administrative Law Judge
New York State
Roslyn Heights, NY

Vice Chair, Property, Land & Equipment Subcommittee
Finance Committee
Audit & Risk Committee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: January 2021
Eligible for Reelection:  June 2024


Professional and Community Affiliations
Admitted to the Bar NY and NJ
New York State Bar Association,
Nassau County Bar Association
Vice Chair Landmarks Preservation Commission, Town of North Hempstead NY
Hospice Volunteer

Education
B.A., University of New York, New Paltz ‘80
J.D., University of Tulsa ‘84

Religious Affiliation
No traditional affiliation


Bio:  Nancy Shores is New York State Administrative Law Judge. She is also the Strategic Advisor to Team Drinkwater, Inc., a multi-channel retail experience corporation . She is the former Vice President of Real Estate Government Affairs & Deputy General Counsel at Nestle Health & Science Company. During her career she has worked at both law firms and as in-house counsel to various corporations. She is a business professional whose experience spans both legal and non-legal roles, including environmental law, construction, and governmental relations. In her capacity at Nestle Health and Science, Nancy oversaw the companies interests across the globe and managed the strategic planning for and acquisition of new industrial, office, and corporate real estate assets. Additionally, she was responsible for special project roles overseeing significant supply chain capital projects. She is admitted to the practice of law in both New York and New Jersey. Nancy finds enjoyment in her role as an Albright trustee, her active involvement with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council for New York State Worker’s Compensation Board, participating in affinity groups to support a more diverse and inclusive workplace and community and, of course, spending time with her family.

Nancy currently resides in New York.


Susannah B. Truitt ’91
“Sue”Vice Chair, Audit & Risk Committee
Athletics & Enrollment Management Committee
Finance CommitteeTrustee at Large
Elected to the Board:  May 2022
Eligible for reelection:  June 2025Professional and Community Affiliations
TBAEducation
B.A., Albright College, 1991
MBA, Stern School of Business (NYU), 1997Religious Affiliation
No traditional affiliationBio: Throughout her nearly 30-year career, Susannah Truitt has proven to be an accomplished leader in the financial services industry. She has worked in risk management at JP Morgan and Citi, as well as in human resources, compliance transformation, and regulatory remediation — now at Wells Fargo. She is a motivational manager, problem solver and strategic thinker. As Wells Fargo’s head of regulatory remediation, Truitt leads initiatives that effectively address regulatory challenges, while working with leaders to drive change. A Jacob Albright Scholar, Truitt earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Albright College with honors, followed by a Master in Business Administration degree in management and international business from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She is also certified as an Anti Money-Laundering Specialist.

Charnita Zeigler-Johnson, Ph.D., ’92
(The Reverend Robert L. Johnson ’91)

“Nita”

Executive Committee
Chair, Academic Affairs Committee
Student & Campus Life Committee
Property, Land & Equipment Subcommittee

Trustee at Large
Elected to the Board: August 2018
Eligible for Reelection: June 2024

Professional and Community Affiliations
Member, African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium
Member, American Association for Cancer Research
Member, African Organization for Research
and Training in Cancer
Editorial Board, Scientific Committee,
African Journal of Cancer
Editorial Board, BioMed Research International
Member, American Society for Preventive
Oncology (ASPO)
Member, PA Cancer Control Data Advisory Committee,
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Co-Chair, Disparities Subcommittee, Pennsylvania Cancer
Coalition, Pennsylvania Department of Health
First Lady, Tindley Temple United Methodist Church

Education
B.A., Albright College, 1992
MPH, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1998

Religious Affiliation
Presbyterian/United Methodist


Bio:  Dr. Charnita Zeigler-Johnson is an epidemiologist and Assistant Professor of Population Science in the Department of Medical Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University. Her research focuses on defining cancer risk factors and better understanding racial and socioeconomic disparities in the U.S. and developing countries. Her specific interests include prostate cancer, obesity, testosterone metabolism genes, inflammation markers, clinical characteristics, neighborhood factors, and gene-environment interactions. Dr. Zeigler-Johnson is the Principal Investigator of the Empowering Men about Prostate Cancer Together (EMPaCT) Study in Philadelphia. She is currently working with colleagues to develop interventions that will improve patient decision making about cancer screening and treatment. She is also a member of the African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium (AC3) and a founding member of the AC3 Prostate Cancer Initiative.

Dr. Zeigler-Johnson is a member of the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Data Advisory Committee and the Pennsylvania Cancer Coalition where she serves as co-chair of the Disparities Subcommittee. She served as a member of the PA Prostate Cancer Task Force (2016-2017).

Dr. Zeigler-Johnson received a BS in Psychobiology from Albright College, MPH and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh, and post-doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania. She is married to Rev. Robert L. Johnson (Albright Class of ’91), Senior Pastor of Tindley Temple UMC. With a particular focus on children and youth, they have worked together in ministry for more than two decades. They are the parents of two wonderful children, Chareina Carrie and Robert James.

Chairmen Emeriti

Jeffrey J. Joyce ’83, Partner & CFO (retired), Booth Creek Management Corp., Marietta, GA
John T. Baily ’65, President (retired), Swiss Re Capital Partners, Farmington, CT
Salvatore M. Cutrona, Sr. ’73, Managing Partner (retired), Accenture, LTD, Mohnton, PA
John F. Horrigan, Jr., Chairman & CEO (retired), Horrigan American, Inc., Wyomissing, PA
George A. Seighman ’62, Chairman (retired), Rand Partnership, Harrisburg, PA


Trustees Emeriti

Robert A. Bittenbender ’63, Secretary of the Budget (retired), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Mechanicsburg, PA
Nancy C. Dettra ’53, Civic Leader/Philanthropist, Palm Coast, FL
The Reverend Dr. James L. Harring ’52, Chaplain (retired), VA Medical Center & Albright Church, Mountain Top, PA
Barbara J. Kline, Civic Leader/Philanthropist, Wyomissing, PA
William G. Koch Sr., CPA ’64, Founder & CEO, William G. Koch & Associates, Wyomissing, PA
Christ G. Kraras ’69, President & CEO, White Star Travel Center, Reading, PA
Andrew Maier II, President (retired), Maier’s Bakery, Reading, PA
Leslie A. Mardenborough ’68, Management Consultant, Mardenborough Associates, New Rochelle, NY
Samuel A. McCullough, President (retired), Griffin Holdings Group LLC, Wyomissing, PA
P. Sue Perrotty ’75, President & CEO, Tower Health, Reading, PA
Karen A. Rightmire ’69, President (retired), Wyomissing Foundation, Reading, PA
John K. Roessner III ’61, President, EJB Real Estate Assoc. Ltd., W. Harwich, MA
John D. Scholl ’69, President (retired), Berks Construction Co. Inc., Mohnton, PA
The Reverend Dr. Dorothy Watson Tatem, Associate, Next Step Associates, LLC
John P. Weidenhammer, President, Weidenhammer, Wyomissing, PA
Thomas W. Weik, President, Weik Investment Services, Inc., Wyomissing, PA