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 a bachelor's degree in Spanish from Millersville University in 1978 and went on to earn a master's degree in adult education from Penn State University. She is currently employed as a risk consultant for RCM&D, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 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 University Class of 2008), stepmother to Jonathan, and a grandmother of four.

 

Saul Fink Saul W. Fink, PH.D. ‘85

Saul joined our board in 2015 and is currently serving as vice president. He graduated from Millersville University with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and earned a doctorate 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). 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, Tracy, have two sons, Brandon and Adam.

 

Ben Del Tito Benjamin J. Del Tito, Jr., Ph.D. '77

Ben joined our board in 2013 and is currently serving as secretary. He graduated from Millersville University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and went on to earn a master’s degree in biochemistry from Western Kentucky University and a doctorate in molecular biology from Lehigh University. He has more than 25 years of experience in drug development, quality, and regulatory affairs in biopharmaceutical companies. He is currently executive vice president for regulatory affairs and project management at Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania. 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 bachelor’s degree in finance from Millersville University in 1987. He has more than 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 and Marlo. He resides in Kimberton, Pennsylvania.

Members

 

 Abram W. Diffenbach '73

Abe joined our board in 2019. He earned a bachelor’s degree 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. 

  Corin Dundore

Corin joined our board in 2016. Corin graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2009 with a degree in Business Management and Finance. Since 2009, she has been working with Northwestern Mutual and is now the Director of Recruitment & Development where she is able to facilitate the growth of the Culture as well as the Financial Advisors’ & College Financial Representatives' 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 2 sons, Isaac and Luke.

Joe Garner Joseph Garner, MBA '90

Joe joined our board in 2016, after having served on the board previously from 2004 to 2011. He served as president of the Millersville University Foundation and previously served as chair of the board’s investment committee. He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Millersville University. 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. In his spare time, Joe enjoys volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, baseball, tennis and traveling. He and his wife, Elizabeth (Millersville ’91), have three children, Peter, Charlotte and Thomas.

Mike Gumpper Michael R. Gumpper, Ph.D.

Mike rejoined our board in 2016 after prior service on the board from 1998 to 2001. Dr. Gumpper received a doctorate 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

Jacob Higley joined our board in 2019. He is currently a junior at Millersville University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in computer science. In his free time, Jake enjoys watching the Philadelphia Eagles, the 76ers and the reality show “Survivor.” He also enjoys visiting his family in Reading, Pennsylvania, on the weekends and teaches kindergarten at LCBC in Ephrata on Sundays.

  Albert Hoffman, PH.D.

Albert joined our board in 2019. He has a bachelor’s degree in education from Bloomsburg University and a Master of Science and a doctorate 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 to 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, M.D., MBA '85

Darryl joined our board in 2014. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Millersville University in 1985 and went on to obtain a medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Master of Business Administration 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. 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 and Sport Sciences Department.  Julie earned a physical education doctorate (P.E.D.) from Indiana University, a Master of Science from the University of New Mexico and a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas).  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 a bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) in economics from Franklin & Marshall College and completed 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.  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, a daughter, Tracy, and a grandson, Brian.

 Gerald S. Robinson

Gerry joined our board in 2013. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a Juris Doctor degree from Howard University in Washington D.C.  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. In his spare time, Gerry is active with a number of civic and community organizations. He and his wife, Yvette, are the proud parents of a daughter, Tiffany, and a son, Robbie.

 

  Angel Shelley-Royal '02

Angel joined our board in 2018. Angel is a proud alumna of Millersville University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Bachelor of Science in special education in 2002. She continued her studies and received a Master of Science in school psychology from Eastern University. Currently, Angel is pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership and management with a concentration in special education at Drexel University. Angel has worked as a certified school psychologist for over a decade with the School District of Philadelphia and is a member of the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania. One of Angel's greatest pleasures is traveling with family.  Angel and her husband, Leonard, have two sons who are devoted Philadelphia Eagles fans. 

 

Angel Shelley-Royal Stevi sprenkle '12

Stevi Sprenkle is a 2012 graduate of Millersville University with a Bachelor of Arts in government and political affairs. Stevi also earned a Master of Public Administration and a public budgeting and financial management certification from Penn State University in 2016. Stevi is currently an analyst for the Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, a bipartisan and bicameral committee of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Stevi resides in York with her husband, Drew, and their daughter, Hensley. 

 Bill Stadden '02

Bill joined our board in 2019. Bill graduated from Millersville University with a bachelor’s degree 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 E. Taylor, Ph.D

Cynthia joined our board in 2017. Dr. Taylor received a doctorate 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 University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree 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. She and her husband, Michael, have a son named Jack.

Warner James D. Warner ‘80

Jim joined our board in 2015.  He graduated from Millersville University with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and earned a master’s degree 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. Jim and his wife, Kathleen Sacco (Millersville ’82), live in the Lancaster area.

  Kemah E.P. Washington, ED.D. ‘03

Kemah joined our board in 2019. He earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Millersville University in 2003 and a doctorate in higher education from North Carolina State University. Kemah is the founder and partner of BRANDilly Marketing & Creative in Raleigh, North Carolina. In his spare time, Kemah volunteers with a number of faith-based and missions-based organizations and 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 wife, Brandi, and his daughters, Kennedi and Parker. 

 

  Ann Womble, MBA

Ann joined our board in 2016. Ann received a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Furman University (Greenville, South Carolina) and earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Florida. 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, Pennsylvania, residents. Previously, Ann served as chair of the Republican Committee of Lancaster County. In her spare time, Ann has served on numerous Lancaster-based public service boards and is currently a member of the Millersville University Council of Trustees. She and her husband have five children.

Antoine Wright Antoine RJ Wright '02

Antoine joined our board in 2017. He graduated from Millersville University in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in speech communications. He currently serves as an IT consultant and speaker in Maryland, Washington D.C. 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.