MU Foundation Board of Directors

Officers

Anne Jackson '78 Anne 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 Adult Education from Penn State. She is currently employed as a Risk Consultant for RCM&D, Mechanicsburg, PA, and is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals and a Certified Safety Executive via the World Safety Organization. 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 four.

 

Saul Fink Saul 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 Tito Benjamin 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 Fellin Steven 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 Landis Abram W. Diffenbach '73

Abe joined our Board in 2019. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Millersville University. Abe is a retired Financial Advisor from Janney Montgomery Scott LLC. He enjoys traveling, skiing, reading and spending time with his grandchildren. Abe and his wife, Karen, have four children and five grandchildren. 

Angel Shelley-Royal Hannah Dengler

Hannah joined our Board in 2019. She currently serves as the president of the Marauder Fund. 

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 Garner Joseph 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.

 

Mike Gumpper Michael 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 Landis Jacob higley

Jack joined our Board in 2019. 

Darryl Landis Albert Hoffman, PH.D.

Albert joined our Board in 2019. He has a B.S. in Education from Bloomsburg University, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Genetics from North Carolina State University. Dr. Hoffman was a professor of Genetics and Dean Emeritus of Science and Mathematics at Millersville University from 1983-1999. He enjoys sports, traveling, fly fishing, golfing, hiking, reading and investing. He is the proud father of two sons, Eric and Gregory. 

Landis Darryl 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 Managing Partner of Mustard Seed Venture Partners, LLC, a boutique advisory and investment team committed to transforming health care delivery through clinical innovation, personalization of care, and precision health. As an experienced board-certified family physician, senior healthcare executive, and entrepreneur, Darryl has over two decades of accomplishments focused on health and productivity, health intelligence, and innovative care delivery models. He has served on numerous boards and held an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Science at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His hobbies include gardening and Middle Eastern culture. He and his wife Suhaila are the proud parents of three sons, John, Michael, and Justin.

Lombardi Julie 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 Patterson Robert Patterson

Bob is a Life Director on the Millersville University Foundation Board.  He earned his 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 Robinson Gerald 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.

Ross Kathryn 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-Lebanon. 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.

 

Angel Shelley-Royal Angel Shelley-Royal '02

Angel joined our Board in 2018.

 

Angel Shelley-Royal Stevi sprenkle `12

Stevi joined our Board in 2019.

Darryl Landis Bill Stadden

Bill joined our Board in 2019. Bill graduated from Millersville University with a B.A. in Economics and minors in Finance and Accounting. He works in finance related roles in banking, construction and health care. Bill enjoys volunteering with the Lancaster Safety Coalition, fishing and running. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Laurie, and they have two children, Caroline and Luke. 

Cynthia Taylor Cynthia 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.

walstrum Suzanne 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.

Warner James 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 35 years in the waste management industry. He is currently President of Practical Waste Solutions, LLC a waste management consulting firm. Previously, Jim served as CEO of the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority for 22 years.  During his tenure he led the organization through many strategic initiatives and innovative projects which established 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,  LCSWMA 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.

Darryl Landis Kemah E.P. Washington, ED.D. ‘03

Kemah joined our Board in 2019. He earned his degree in Public Relations from Millersville University in 2003 and his degree in Higher Education from North Carolina State University. Kemah is the Founder and partner of BRANDilly Marketing & Creative in Raleigh, North Carolina. He and his wife, Brandi, have two daughters, Kennedi and Parker. In 2011, Kemah, along with his wife Brandi and their daughter Kennedi, served at the Baptist School Complex & Orphange in Ghana, West Africa. Since returning to the U.S., Kemah continues to volunteer with a number of faith-and missions- based organizations. In his spare time he enjoys spending time outdoors. He loves golfing, spending the day at the lake, deep sea fishing, gardening, working with his hands and of course, spending time with his girls. 

 

Ann Womble Ann 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 Wright Antoine 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 Australia. His hobbies include cycling, spoken word/poetry, and enjoying meals from various ethnicities.