Mrs. Nancy Marr
President & Owner, Marr Development, Inc.
Mrs. Marr 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. Mrs. Marr 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.
Mrs. Marr 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. She resides in Turbotville with her husband, John.
Dr. John M. Kurelja, Ed.D.
Chief Academic Officer, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
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.
Dr. Kurelja 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, he serves on the Boards for the Central PA Chamber of Commerce and the Community Giving Foundation, where he is the Chair of the Regional Impact Fund. Dr. Kurelja resides in Bloomsburg with his wife, Jackie, and their family.
Mr. John Thompson
Retired Vice-President Senior Trust Officer, First Columbia Bank & Trust Co.
Mr. Thompson 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.
Mr. Thompson is a past member of the Bloomsburg University Foundation; Chair of the Community Giving Foundation: Bloomsburg; and Treasurer of the Husky Research Corporation. He has two children and resides in Bloomsburg.
Mr. Jeff Cerminaro
Owner, Walker's Jewelers
Mr. Cerminaro 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.
Mr. Cerminaro is an active member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church. 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. He 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.
Mr. Cerminaro lives in Berwick with his wife, Danielle, and their children, Alexander and Kathryn.
Dr. Robert L. Albertson, O.D.
Owner, Albertson Eye Care Center
Dr. Albertson is an Optometrist and 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. Dr. Albertson 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. He resides in Berwick with his wife Lois and his family.
Hon. Richard P. Cashman
Senior Magisterial District Judge, Pennsylvania
Richard 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 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.
Hon. Cashman 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. He was married to his late wife, Linda, for 29 years. They have two grown daughters, Christine and Colleen
Rep. Lynda Schlegal Culver
PA House of Representatives, 108th Legislative District
A lifelong resident of Northumberland County, Rep. Culver has lived her life in service to her community. After graduating from Shikellamy High School and earning a political science degree from Bloomsburg University, Rep. Culver began her career as a staff leader in the office of former state Rep. Merle Phillips. Since then, she has served as representative of Pennsylvania’s 108th Legislative District for over 10 years.
Rep. Culver has worked hard throughout her years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to promote fiscal responsibility, early childhood education, job/business growth and support for Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry. Through her position on the House Appropriations Committee, she plays a key role in allocating Pennsylvania’s budget for the fiscal year and ensuring these important programs get the funding they need. Rep. Culver currently lives in Rockefeller Township with her husband, Tom, and son, Joshua. The family is active at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Sunbury.
Mrs. Julie Eriksson
Owner, Kreamer Feed, Inc.
Mrs. Eriksson is a graduate of Middleburg High School and York College of Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management, and she is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie and Leadership Susquehanna Valley program. Mrs. Eriksson is a part-owner of Kreamer Feed, Inc., where she has served as the corporate secretary/treasurer since 2003. Past career experiences include work in human resources, sales, and marketing positions.
Along with her work for Kreamer Feed, Mrs. Eriksson enjoys giving back to the community. She has served on many local boards, including the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, Agricultural, Athena, and Ambassador committees, the Penn State Cooperative Extension, Snyder County Red Cross, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church council, Leadership Susquehanna Valley, and Community Giving Foundation: Selinsgrove. She has recently joined the Board of Directors for the Snyder County Libraries and was elected to serve on the MiddWest School Board beginning in December 2019. Mrs. Eriksson lives with her husband, Daniel, and son, Kristian, in Kreamer.
Mrs. Peggy Fullmer
Vice President/CEO/CFO, Milton Savings Bank
Mrs. Fullmer 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.
Mrs. Fullmer was appointed to the Community Giving Foundation Board in 2015 and currently serves on the Audit Committee. She resides in Milton with her husband Gary and their family.
Mr. Michael Goresh
President & Supervisor, Mayo Funeral Home, Inc.
Mr. Goresh is a graduate of Mount Aloysius College and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He was awarded his diploma in Mortuary Sciences in 1986, passed the National Board Exam of Funeral Directors, and received his State Board license in 1988. Prior to his move to Berwick in 1994, when he became the president and supervisor of the Berwick branch of Mayo Funeral Home, Inc., Mr. Goresh was employed at several funeral homes in the Richland, PA and Pittsburgh, PA areas.
Aside from serving the Berwick community as a funeral director, local organizations also hold his interests. He currently participates in Kiwanis as President, maintains a seat on the advisory committee for the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund at the Community Giving Foundation, and regular membership with the Pennsylvania Funeral Director’s Association, the National Funeral Director’s Association, Central PA FDA, Train Collectors of America, Lionel Collectors Club of America, and “R” Club, the Maria Assunta Society, Berwick Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Berwick Golf Club. Mr. Goresh lives in Berwick with his wife, Rosemary. They have two daughters.
Mr. Jeffrey Hollenbach
Executive Vice President, Susquehanna Community Bank
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.
Mr. Hollenbach is the current Board Chair for the Community Giving Foundation: Sunbury. He resides in Northumberland with is wife, Jennifer, and their family.
Mr. Thomas Kapelewski
Facilities Manager, SEKISUI KYDEX, Bloomsburg
Mr. Kapelewski has held various positions at SEKISUI KYDEX in Bloomsburg and is currently the Facilities Manager. He attended Penn State University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering. He has extensive knowledge in 5S, Kaizen, and manufacturing process improvement technologies.
Mr. Kapelewski is a board member of the following local programs and organizations: Community Giving Foundation: Bloomsburg; Columbia-Montour Chamber of Commerce (member and past chairperson); Columbia-Montour Chamber Foundation (chairperson); MADE in Central PA; Central Columbia High School 339 and Technology boards; Vo Tech Perkins. He is also a board member with several Penn State organizations.
Mr. Kapelewski resides with his wife, Gina, in the Lightstreet area. They have two sons.
Mrs. Marissa Marshall Golla, Esq., CELA
Attorney, Kreisher Marshall & Associates, LLC
Mrs. Marshall Golla is a founding partner at Kreisher Marshall & Associates, LLC in Bloomsburg who specializes in all areas of elder law. She is one of only 66 certified elder law attorneys (CELA) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a distinction earned from the National Elder Law Foundation as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. A native of Indiana, she obtained her BA from Purdue University and later obtained her JD from Western Michigan University – Cooley Law School.
Mrs. Marshall Golla is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Columbia-Montour Bar Association, and is an accredited attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs. She serves on the Elder Law Council of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Elder Law Section and is a co-editor for the Elder Law Section newsletter. Mrs. Marshall Golla is a regular presenter for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute continuing education programs. Additionally, she is actively involved with Bloomsburg Kiwanis Club.
Mrs. Marshall Golla resides in Orangeville with her husband, Matthew, their daughter, Isabel, and their furry child, Charlie.
Mr. Greg Martz
President, Martz Technologies, Inc.
Mr. Martz 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.
Mr. Martz serves as the Committee Chair of the Berwick Health & Wellness Fund. He is also the Board President of the Susquehanna Valley Center of Hope and the co-host of the Men of the Land Podcast on iTunes. He resides in Berwick with his wife, Jessica, and their 2 daughters.
Mr. Harry Mathias
Owner, Mathias Educational Leadership Consulting, LLC
Mr. Mathias retired in 2019 after 35 years at Central Columbia School District as a teacher, administrator and coach, including the last 19 as superintendent. He has since formed a private consulting firm to assist school districts and other entities with leadership development skills. This work includes professional development for regional superintendents, business administrators and curriculum specialists. Additionally, Mr. Mathias works with the Pennsylvania School Boards Association doing legislative advocacy with legislators and regional school districts. He also teaches graduate classes for Delaware Valley University and assisted the Columbia County Commissioners by overseeing their COVID-19 CARES Block grant program.
As a dedicated community advocate, Mr. Mathias previously served as chair of the Foundation of the Columbia-Montour Chamber of Commerce and as President of the United Way of Columbia-Montour County. He has developed and led fundraising activities for the Central Columbia Educational Foundation, and served as the Columbia County United Way campaign chair in 2005. With his family, Mr. Mathias recently formed a charitable foundation in memory of his father—a former teacher and coach in the Warrior Run School District. He also served on the boards of the Columbia Alliance for Economic Growth, Workforce Investment Board, and Columbia-Montour Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Mathias is excited to serve on the Community Giving Foundation Board to continue a legacy of giving, modeled to him by his parents, to the people and organizations of this region. Mr. Mathias lives in Columbia County with his wife, Bridget, and son, Nathaniel.
Mrs. Angela Motto
Director of Investment and Endowment Operations, Bucknell University
Mrs. Motto is the Director of Investment and Endowment Operations at Bucknell University. Having grown up in Northumberland and graduating from Shikellamy High School, she chose to stay local to pursue her higher education, earning her Bachelors in Business Administration from Susquehanna University and MBA from Penn State. Following a career in corporate commercial banking, Mrs. Motto turned to higher education serving Susquehanna University for a few years before realizing her passion for investing. She took a leap of faith, dedicating personal time to pursue her securities license and joined forces with a local IRA to build a Financial Planning Firm.
In 2015, Mrs. Motto was awarded an opportunity to work for the Endowment at Bucknell University. Aspiring always to improve, she completed her Certification in Performance Measurements designation from the CFA Institute in 2018. Her perseverance, ingenuity, and hard work afforded her the honorable opportunity to manage the University’s Endowment, to which is extremely appreciative.
Mrs. Motto currently sits on the Advisory Board for the YMCA at the Miller Center, powered by Evangelical and Geisinger; serves as Board President for Technology Advantage, Inc.; and is a former SUN Board Member for Junior Achievement of Central Pennsylvania and Committee Chair for the Evangelical Community Hospital Gala. She serves on both the Audit and Human Resources committees at the Community Giving Foundation.
Mrs. Motto is extremely passionate about sustainability and healthy living and carries this passion throughout her service for the University and in her family life. She resides in Lewisburg with her husband, Chris, and two adorable children.
Mrs. Connie Louise Tressler
Retired Clinical and Child Psychologist
Mrs. Tressler 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).
Mrs. Tressler 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. Mrs. Tressler resides in Herndon and enjoys hosting family events.
Mrs. Wendy Tripoli
Family, Estate, and Real Estate Lawyer
Mrs. Tripoli runs a solo law practice in Danville and specializes in family, estate and real estate law. She has been practicing law for 21 years and received her Juris Doctorate degree from Widener University. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Bloomsburg University.
Mrs. Tripoli 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 Community Giving Foundation: Danville Board. Mrs. Tripoli 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.