Timothy Apple, Chair
Tim is the Director of Sales at Bimbo Bakeries USA located in Sunbury. After receiving his foundation from the Lewisburg School District, he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Shippensburg University. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Baker’s Association, the Green Dragon Foundation, and serves on the Board of Evangelical Hospital and Northumberland National Bank. His previous community work included serving on the Union County United Way Board. Tim was appointed to the Foundation Board in 2013 and lends his expertise to the Governance Committee. Tim resides in Lewisburg with his wife Carol and his family.
Nancy Marr, Vice-Chair
Nancy is the President and Owner of Marr Development, Inc., a commercial, residential, and government real estate office. She attended Penn State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Nancy also received a full academic scholarship to Harvard and received a Master of Science degree in Health Policy & Management. She is also a certified public accountant. She is the Treasurer for the Columbia County Industrial Development Authority; Advisory Board member for First Keystone Community Bank- Danville-Bloomsburg; and a member of the Berwick Borough Landlord Ordinance Appeals Board. Nancy resides in Turbotville with her husband John.
JoAnn M. Ferentz, Treasurer
JoAnn is a Certified Public Accountant at Snyder and Clemente located in Sugarloaf. After receiving her foundation from the Southern Columbia School District, she graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting - Cum Laude. She is a member of the AICPA and the PICPA. She serves as a board member for the nonprofit organization—For the Cause. She was appointed to the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation in 2015 and currently serves as the secretary for the Board. In addition, she is also a member of the Berwick Health and Wellness Advisory Committee. JoAnn resides in Berwick with husband Roland and her family.
Jeff Cerminaro, Secretary
Jeff is the owner of Walker’s Jewelers located in Berwick. He attended Bloomsburg University where he received a B.S. in Accounting after getting his foundation from the Berwick Area School District. He furthered his education by attending Jewelers of America and received Certified Jewelry Store Manager. He then attended Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California, receiving certification in diamond and colored stone grading. Jeff is an active member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church and current president of Holy Family School Board. He is a current member of the Maria Assunta Society, Knights of Columbus and Berwick Elks. He is Berwick Colonial Bank Treasurer, past president and current treasurer of the Berwick Chapter of UNICO National and past president and current member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Columbia County. Jeff is currently an advisory board member of the Berwick Salvation Army and M&T Bank. He is on the board of directors of the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Berwick Downtown Enhancement Committee. Jeff lives in Berwick with his wife, Danielle, and their children, Alexander and Kathryn.
Robert L. Albertson, O.D.
Dr. Albertson is an Optometrist and is the owner of the Albertson Eye Care Center. After receiving his foundation from the Berwick Area School District, he attended Juniata College and obtained his bachelor’s degree. He then attended the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL and graduated cum laude with his doctorate in optometry. Bob serves on the American Optometric Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the Central Susquehanna Sight Services. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Illinois College of Optometry. He is a member of the Leadership Circle and the National Glaucoma Society. Participation in community organizations include the Berwick Lions Club where he served as past President and District Officer. He also served as the Sight Conservation Chairman. Dr. Albertson has been awarded the Optometrist of the Year from the Optometric Association. Bob was recently appointed to serve as a Director for the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation. He will serve on the Development Committee for the Foundation. Dr. Albertson resides in Berwick with his wife Lois and his family.
Sam and his wife Alisha are both originally from Boise, Idaho. After spending a few years in Japan on a religious/service mission, Sam earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and healthcare administration at BYU-Idaho. During this time, Sam started his career in healthcare working as an emergency department registration clerk, and then upon graduation as a strategic planner at St Luke’s Health System. Sam continued his education at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he received a master’s degree in healthcare administration. While at graduate school, he also worked for the Allina Health System. Sam has been with Geisinger for the last 6 years, holding multiple positions in both the clinic and hospital environments. Currently, he is serving as the administrator for Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital. Sam and Alisha reside in Elysburg with their 4 children, Grace, Lilly, Pearl and Oscar.
Richard P. Cashman
Dick Cashman grew up in Berwick and after graduating from Berwick High School, attended Mansfield University. He began his career in the Auditor General's Office until he became a district judge in 1987 for Columbia County District Court 26-3-02 and served four terms. Upon his retirement on December 1, 2009, the Honorable Richard Cashman was appointed Senior Magisterial District Judge for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with his term ending December 2019. He has extensive experience in communicating policy to practice including work in police pension funds, municipal audits, pension fund management, and as a trustee for Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. Dick has been recognized professionally throughout his career in various ways and has extensive community involvement including leadership in the following initiatives: United Way, Communities that Care, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance, Columbia County Crime Victims Fund, D.A.R.E., and Boy Scouts of America to name a few. Rich was married to his late wife, Linda, for 29 years. They have two grown daughters, Christine and Colleen
Paul R. Eyerly, IV
Paul is the President of Press Enterprise, Inc., located in Bloomsburg. He attended Washington and Lee University where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy after getting his foundation from the Central Columbia School District. He then furthered his education pursuing a law degree and graduated from the Golden Gate School of Law. He recently served on the Board of the United Way of Columbia County and the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce (CMCC) Board. He is currently serving on the CMCC & CMVB Partnership Board/ Printers Forum Inc. and also the Scott Township Supervisor where he will serve as Chairman. Paul was recently appointed to serve as a Director on the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation Board where he will use his expertise on the Finance Committee. Paul resides in Bloomsburg with his wife Donna and their family.
Peggy is the Vice President/CEO/CFO at the Milton Savings Bank where she has spent her banking career. She received her educational foundation from the Milton Area School District. She is a board member for the PA Association of Community Bankers and is involved with the Milton Rotary Organization. In the most recent past, she served on the Chamber of Commerce Board. She was appointed to the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation Board in 2015 and currently serves on the Audit Committee. Peggy resides in Milton with her husband Gary and their family.
Mr. Hollenbach is the Executive Vice President of the Susuqehanna Community Bank in West Milton. He attended Lycoming College where he received his bachelor's degree. He is a past Board Member and Treasurer for Leadership Susquehanna Valley; current Corporate Board and Treasurer for the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA; CEDS Committee member; Local Loan Review Committee Member; and Local Development Corporation Board Member with SEDA Cog; and Upward flag football coach with the Emmanuel Bible Church. He resides in Northumberland with is wife Jennifer and their family.
John M. Kurelja, Ed.D.
Dr. Kurelja currently serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit. He attended Rutgers University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Planning and Design and his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. He then pursued his doctoral degree at Penn State University receiving terminal degree in Educational Leadership. John also served as the vice president for the Susquehanna Valley Community Education Project, which is working to bring community college access to the Susquehanna Valley. Finally, John serves on the Boards for the Central PA Chamber of Commerce and the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation Board where he is the Chair of the Regional Impact Fund. John resides in Bloomsburg with his wife Jackie and their family.
Greg is the President of Martz Technologies, Inc., located in Berwick. He attended Luzerne County Community College where he received a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology after getting his foundation from the Berwick School District. He then furthered his education pursuing a Bible degree from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He serves as the Board President of the Susquehanna Valley Center of Hope and is the co-host of the Men of the Land Podcast on iTunes. Greg resides in Berwick with his wife, Jessica, and their daughters, Lilly and Milly.
Heather is the Secretary/Treasurer at Penn Fire Protection, Inc., a family owned business, located in Selinsgrove. Rowe obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance/Business Administration from Susquehanna University after receiving her educational foundation at the Line Mountain School District. She currently serves as the President of the Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation and Vice President of the Snyder County Library Board. She was newly appointed to the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation and will serve on the Development Committee. Heather resides in Selinsgrove with her husband Donald and family.
Rhonda Jeanne Seebold
Rhonda is an Assistant Professor at the Pennsylvania College of Technology located in Williamsport. She attended Bloomsburg State College earning her Bachelor of Science Degree and then earned her Master of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina. She is currently a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association; the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association; Treasurer of the North Central Dental Hygienists’ Association; Academy of Dental Hygiene Studies; and Faculty Advisor- Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association. She is currently on the Board of Deacons at Grove Presbyterian Church; Board member; Advisory Committee of Young Life Danville Chapter. Rhonda was appointed to the Board of Director for the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation in 2012. She lends her expertise on the Development Committee. She resides in Danville with husband Robert and family.
John is currently retired as the Vice-President Senior Trust Officer with First Columbia Bank and Trust Co. He was the CEO of the Bloomsburg YMCA and Assistant to the Board of Directors of Bloomsburg. He attended Bloomsburg State College and earned a BS in Business Administration. He is a past member of the Bloomsburg University Foundation; Chair of the Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation; and Treasurer of the Husky Research Corporation. John has two children and resides in Bloomsburg.
Connie Louise Tressler
Connie is a retired Clinical and Child Psychologist; she practiced many years in the Northern Tier. After receiving her educational foundation from Mahanoy Joint School District, she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Bucknell University and her Master of Science Degree from The University of PA, Philadelphia. She is involved with the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the Board of Northumberland County Behavioral Health/Individual Differences (MH/MR). Connie is the President of the Bucknell University Alumni Board; President of the Board of the Northumberland County Historical Society; Board member of the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau; Diakon (Tressler Lutheran Social Services); Buffalo Valley Village Foster Care and Adoption, Allentown; and board member of Children Services Center. She has received the Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries Servants Heart Award. Connie resides in Herndon and enjoys hosting family events.
Wendy runs a solo law practice in Danville and specializes in family, estate and real estate law. Wendy has been practicing law for 21 years and received her Juris Doctorate degree from Widener University. Wendy obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Bloomsburg University. she previously served on the board at FNB Bank, N.A. and currently serves on Fulton Bank's Northeastern PA Advisory Board. She is also a current member of the Danville Area Community Foundation Board. Wendy is a musician and currently plays the piano for her church choir. She resides in Danville with her husband John. They have two children and three grandchildren.
Vern Anderson*, Kendra Aucker, Christina Bason, Robert W. Buehner, Jr., Freddi Bittenbender, Roger J. Davis, John E. DeFinnis, D.D.S., Rev. Frank Demmy*, C. James Ferrigno, M.D.*, Rev. Fred Fields*, Carol Fish, Michael F. Flock, Debra Force, Joseph F. Gegwich, M.D., Senator John R. Gordner, Michael P. Goresh, Roger S. Haddon, Jr., Sally Ann Halblieb, Thomas R. Harlow, Kenneth A. Hart, James L. Hinckley, Jr., Andreae K. Hoosty, Gary Kanouse, M.D., Ferne Soberick Krothe, M. Holly Morrison, John S. Mulka, Elmer D. Robinson, William M. Sadock, David R. Saracino, Joseph J. Scopelliti, Donald W. Shiner, Albert J. Steward, Eugene Sutter*, Kevin Tanribilir, Patricia Torsella, Pamela L. White, Lucille Whitmire*, H.W. Wieder, Jr., Janice E. Wilson, Robert Wise*, Herbert D. Woodeshick, Kevin D. Woodeshick, Jesse C. Woodring*