MU Foundation Board of Directors

Officers

  • Anne Jackson '78Anne Jackson '78

    Anne joined our Board in 2012 and is currently serving as President. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Spanish from Millersville in 1978 and went on to earn her Master's in Education from Penn State. She is currently employed as a Risk Control Consultant for RCM&D, Mechanicsburg, PA, and is a member of the America Society of Safety Engineers. In her spare time, she enjoys wine tasting, working out, and cheering on her favorite teams. Anne is a proud mother to Liz and Amy, Millersville Class of 2008, step-mother to Jonathan, and grandmother to three.

  • Saul FinkSaul W. Fink ‘85

    Saul joined our Board in 2015 and is currently serving as Vice President. He graduated from Millersville with his B.S. in Chemistry and earned a Ph.D. in Analytical/Physical Chemistry from the University of Houston.  Saul is currently the Executive Director of Global Manufacturing and Supply at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS).  His responsibilities include leading the successful transition for all manufacturing and supply chain aspects of the diabetes portfolio to AstraZeneca.  He has held several roles at BMS, including analytical chemist and manager, pharmaceutical development and developed business operations within protein therapeutics.  Saul and his wife Trace have two sons, Brandon and Adam.

  • Ben Del TitoBenjamin J. Del Tito, Jr., PhD '77

    Ben joined our Board in 2013 and is currently serving as Secretary. He graduated from Millersville with his BA in Biology, his M.S. in Biochemistry from Western Kentucky University, and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Lehigh University. He has over 25 years in drug development, quality, and regulatory experience in biopharmaceutical companies. He is currently Executive Vice President for Regulatory Affairs and Project Management at Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Chesterbrook, PA. Ben enjoys music (both playing and listening), cycling, and spending time at his home at the beach in North Carolina with his wife Anna. Ben is the proud father of three daughters, Ashley, Gina, and Lauren.

  • Steven FellinSteven J. Fellin, CFA '87

    Steve joined our Board in 2014 and is currently serving as Treasurer. He earned a B.S. in Finance from Millersville University in 1987. He has over 15 years of experience serving as the Chief Financial, Operating and Compliance Officer to investment advisor firms that manage assets of pension plans, charitable organizations, mutual funds and private investment funds. He is holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute, the Financial Analysts of Philadelphia Society, and the National Society of Compliance Professionals. His professional experience includes management positions at SEI Investments and The Vanguard Group. Steve and his wife Dana have two children Lucas (10) and Marlo (2). He resides in Kimberton, PA.

Members

  • Darryl LandisGibson E. Armstrong

    Gib joined our Board in 2018. He earned his BBA in Economics from Westminster College in 1965. He served as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1984 to 2009, representing the 13th District. During his career, Armstrong chaired the Appropriations Committee and Banking and Insurance Committees and was a member of the Finance Committee, Labor and Industry Committee, Rules Committee and the Urban Affairs Committee. He is involved in numerous boards and organizations, including Lancaster General Hospital, the Career and Technology Center Foundation, the Willow Street Lions Club, Lancaster Bible College, Millersville University Council of Trustees and the Marine Corps League. Prior to his election to the State Senate, Armstrong served in the State House of Representatives for eight years. Before seeking elected office, he worked as an investment advisor. A Vietnam veteran, he served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He and his wife Marti are the proud parents of Gibson C., Erik, Kris, and Erin, and seven grandchildren.

  • Dan BiemesderferDaniel Biemesderfer' 71, Ph.D.

    Dan joined our Board in 2013. He earned his B.A. in Biology from Millersville University in 1971 and his PhD in Cell Biology from Yale University in 1991.  He retired in June 2012 as Associate Professor of Internal Medicine from Yale University School of Medicine, where he led a biomedical research laboratory doing work on ion and protein handling in the kidney.  Since retiring, he is a Visiting Scientist at the University of Connecticut's Marine Science Laboratory in Groton, Connecticut.  An active community volunteer, he is currently President of the Board of Trustees of Cold Spring School in New Haven.  His hobbies include sailing (long-distance ocean racing), music (especially opera), fly fishing, photography, and education.  He is married to Gretchen with a daughter, two sons, and three granddaughters.  

  • Neysa CallahanNeysa Callahan '81

    Neysa joined our Board in 2016. She graduated from Millersville with a B.S. in Business Administration. Currently, she is employed with Hempfield School District doing Accounting for the Food Service Department. Her hobbies include biking, aerobics, reading and spending time at the beach in Ocean City, NJ. Her spouse, Mike, is also a graduate of Millersville and President of Benchmark Construction Company. They have two children, Michael and Briana.

  • Ximena Catepillan, Ph.D.Corin Dundore

    Corin joined our Board in 2016. Corin graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2009 with a degree in Business Management and Finance. Since graduation, she has been working with Northwestern Mutual and is now the Director of Recruitment & Development where she is able to help facilitate the growth of the Culture as well as the Financial Advisors’ businesses all while personally developing as a coach. During her spare time, Corin enjoys teaching Zumba, reading, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband, Kevin, and son, Isaac.

  • Joe GarnerJoseph Garner '90

    Joe joined our Board in 2016, after having served on the Board previously from 2004-2011. Joe is the Director of Research and a member of the Small Cap and Mid Cap Portfolio Management teams at Emerald Asset Management. He is also a Manager of the Emerald Growth Fund. Mr. Garner’s research efforts are focused on small and mid-sized firms in the Business Services, Capital Goods, Consumer, Financial Services, and Technology sectors. Mr. Garner served as President of the Millersville University Foundation and previously served as Chair of the Board’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining Emerald in 1994, Mr. Garner was the Program Manager of the PA Economic Development Financing Authority (PEDFA) and an Economic Development Analyst with the PA Department of Commerce’s Office of Technology Development. Mr. Garner received an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, and graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Economics from Millersville University.

  • ChrisChristopher Gibson

    Chris joined our Board in 2018. He is currently working on his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science at Millersville University. He joined the military in 2013 as a Network Systems Operator and continues to serve his country. He is involved with a few organizations including the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Fixing York PA, and is currently the President of the Computer Science Club at Millersville University. His hobbies include snowboarding, dabbling in the culinary arts, space exploration, keeping up with new technologies, and enjoying vacations at the beach.

  • Mike GumpperMichael R. Gumpper, Ph.D.

    Mike rejoined our Board in 2016 after prior service on the Board from 1998-2001. Dr. Gumpper received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Kentucky in 1998. He is currently a Professor of Economics at Millersville University and the Faculty Advisor for the Marauder Fund, a student managed investment portfolio.

  • Darryl LandisDarryl L. Landis, MD '85

    Darryl joined our Board in 2014. He earned his B.S. in Biochemistry from Millersville in 1985 and went on to attain a medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He is Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Genova Diagnostics, Inc. where he leads the Medical Affairs department responsible for clinical research, medical education, and product development. He also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Science at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His hobbies include real estate development and Middle Eastern culture. He and his wife Suhaila are the proud parents of three sons, Abdulla, Michael, and Justin.

  • LombardiJulie A. Lombardi, P.E.D.

    Professor Lombardi joined our Board in 2015.  She is currently an Associate Professor in the University’s Wellness & Sport Sciences Department.  Julie earned her P.E.D. from Indiana University, her M.S. from the University of New Mexico and her B.S. from Trinity University (San Antonio, TX).  Her hobbies include running and other outdoor exercise activities.  Julie and her husband Bob have two daughters, Mackenzie and Keely.

  • Bob PattersonRobert Patterson

    Bob is a Life Director on the Millersville University Foundation Board.  He earned her B.S. (magna cum laude) in Economics from Franklin & Marshall College and did additional graduate coursework at both Temple University and Harvard University School of Public Health.  Both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Global Management Accountant, Bob served as CIO for the Pennsylvania Treasury Department and Senior Vice President and CFO of Pennsylvania Blue Shield prior to his retirement.  A longtime Lancaster county resident, he is an active community volunteer with LancasterHistory.org, Lancaster General Health, and with Millersville University as a Millersville University Foundation Board member from 2000-2010 and Foundation Board President from 2006-2010 as well as a member of the Soar to Greatness Campaign Cabinet which raised $85 million for Millersville University.  He also serves as a supervisor for West Lampeter Township.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing bridge, building radio-controlled model planes, and gardening.  Bob and his late wife, Dorothy, have a son, Craig, daughter, Tracy, and a grandson, Brian.

  • Gerry RobinsonGerald S. Robinson

    Gerry joined our Board in 2013. He earned his B.A. in Economics and his Juris Doctorate from Howard University in Washington, DC.  He is a founding partner of Robinson & Geraldo P.C. and serves on the Board of Arbitrators and as Custody Conciliator in the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas.  In addition, he is a current member of the Millersville University Council of Trustees.  He is actively involved with a number of community and civic organizations, including Gretna Theater, the Urban League of Lancaster County, the March of Dimes, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.  Longtime residents of Lancaster County, Gerry and his wife Yvette are the proud parents of daughter Tiffany and son Robbie.

  • RossKathryn Ross

    Kathryn joined our Board in 2015. She is the Founder and CEO of Kross Strategies, LLC, a sales and marketing advisory firm. Kathryn earned her B.S. in Health & Sports Science from Wake Forest University and has over 25 years’ experience working with and for Fortune 100 companies, advertising agencies and media. Kathryn's community involvement includes serving on the Clare House Board of Directors, as a certified SCORE small business mentor, and VP of Marketing for SCORE Lancaster-Lebabnon. Her hobbies include traveling, reading, and hiking. Kathryn has strong ties to the University as her parents (Karl ’59 and Linda ’62 Gettle) and sister (Elizabeth Lindsay ’95) are Millersville University alumni.

  • Robin RussoRobin Russo

    Robin joined our Board in 2016. Robin has been a part of the Rodgers & Associates advisory team since January 2013 with nine years of experience in the investment advisory industry. She began her career with Fisher Advisers and most recently worked with Kuntz Lesher Capital, where she managed client mutual fund portfolios, advised employers on their company-sponsored retirement plans and headed the firm’s compliance department. An industrial engineer by trade, Robin focused on improving the manufacturing process at Lancaster, PA-based R.R. Donnelly and Sons, and, later, at McCormick & Company in Baltimore. She achieved the prestigious CFP® marks in 2011. She and her husband Mike reside in Lancaster and have two grown sons — both former Division I athletes.

  • Angel Shelley-RoyalAngel Shelley-Royal '02

    Angel joined our Board in 2018.

  • Cynthia TaylorCynthia E. Taylor, Ph.D

    Cynthia joined our Board in 2017. Dr. Taylor received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Mathematics Education from the University of Missouri in 2011. She is currently an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Millersville University. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, traveling, running, and gardening.

  • walstrumSuzanne Walstrum '94

    Suzanne joined our Board in 2018. She graduated from Millersville Univeristy in 1994 with a B.S. in Business Administration. Suzanne is Vice President, Insolvency Investment Services with PRA Group, Inc. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and spending time with family. Suzanne is married to Michael.

  • WarnerJames D. Warner ‘80

    Jim joined our Board in 2015.  He graduated from Millersville with his B.S. in Secondary Education and earned his M.S. in Geo-Environmental Science from Shippensburg University in 1984.  Jim has spent over 30 years in the waste management industry.  Since 1996, Jim has served as CEO of the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority.  During his tenure, he has led the organization through many strategic moves and innovations which have positioned the Authority as an industry leader.  While maintaining a standard of excellence with managing the municipal solid waste and recyclables for Lancaster County and beyond, the LCSWMA has also expanded its mission to invest in resources and projects that enhance the livability of the local area.  Jim and his wife Kathleen Sacco (Millersville ’82) live in the Lancaster area and have two Australian Shepherds, Adam and Boone.

  • John WilliamsJohn G. Williams '64

    John joined our Board in 2016. John graduated from Millersville University in 1964 with a BSE in Industrial Technology and went on to earn his MEd from Trenton State College. Mr. Williams began his career teaching industrial arts in Bucks County for ten years. Continuing his ties to industrial arts, Mr. Williams then moved on to the New Jersey Department of Education where he served as Director of Facility Planning for the Bureau of Vocational Education, and then became Director for the Central Montgomery County Area Vo-tech School in Norristown, PA. While at Central Montgomery, Mr. Williams was approached by an Italian American organization with ties to Montella, Italy. Through this relationship Mr. Williams established an exchange program that has been running for 16 years between vocational students at Central Montgomery and a high school with a vocational program in Italy. He is married to his wife Rose, and the couple currently reside in Willow Street, PA.

  • Ann WombleAnn Womble

    Ann joined our Board in 2016. Ann currently serves as the Executive Director of Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning - a non-profit organization founded in 1961 to provide financial assistance to deserving Lancaster County, PA residents. Previously, Ann served as Chair of the Republican Committee of Lancaster County. A Millersville University Trustee since November 2013, she has served on numerous Lancaster-based public service boards. Ann has a BA in History and Political Science from Furman University (Greenville, SC) and earned her MBA (with a concentration in Finance) from the University of Florida. She and her husband have five children.

  • Antoine WrightAntoine RJ Wright '02

    Antoine joined our Board in 2017. Antoine graduated from Millersville University in 2002 with a B.S. In Speech Communications. Mr. Wright currently serves as an IT consultant and speaker in Maryland, DC, and North Carolina; while also engaging within several corporate training and sketchnote seminars across North America, Europe, and Austrailia. His hobbies include cycling, spoken word/poetry, and enjoying meals from various ethnicities.