Board of Trustees

Our trustees serve three-year terms, renewable to nine years. This process assures continuity of input and the presence of strong civic leaders guiding our foundation.

Trustees

Edward C. Morascyzk, Chairman

Edward C. Morascyzk is a Senior Partner in the law firm of Morascyzk, Stopperich & Associates in Washington. His practice has been focused on Business Law, Real Estate Law, Oil & Gas Law, and Social Security Disability.  In addition to the practice of law, he is involved in numerous businesses throughout Washington County. 

Ed earned a double major from Washington & Jefferson College in economics and political science.  He graduated Cum Laude and received the Ringland Award in Economics.  He has been inducted into the W&J Athletic Hall of Fame for wrestling. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law.

Ed is a member of both the Pennsylvania and Washington Bar Associations, the latter of which he is a member of the Executive Committee and President. He is also a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives and has been inducted in the WCCF’s James H. McCune Acorn Society.

Ed, individually and on behalf of various businesses, supports numerous charitable organizations including Special Olympics, American Cancer Society, Canonsburg Hospital, Washington Hospital, The Donnell House, Washington Area Humane Society, and Washington & Jefferson College. For more than a decade, he was pro bono counsel for the Washington County Chapter of the Association for Retarded Citizens.

Ed resides in Washington with his wife, Elaine.  They have three children and four grandchildren.

Lynne R. Stout, Vice Chair

Lynne R. Stout worked for 15 years as a Social Services Coordinator for Presbyterian SeniorCare in Washington. She now works part‐time for the family-owned business, Atlas Services Corporation, a site development and excavation contractor located in Eighty Four, PA.

Previously, Lynne was a Legislative Aid to a former President Pro Tempore of the Senate of Pennsylvania and worked for former State Senator J. William Lincoln of Fayette County. 

Lynne earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Gerontology from California University of Pennsylvania and currently serves on the California University Alumni Board. She has also been a volunteer on several committees for various charities over the years.

Lynne and her husband, Steve, live in Washington

Sandra K. Guthrie, Treasurer

Sandra K. Guthrie has 14 years of experience in public accounting, including both nonprofit and for‐profit businesses and is a partner at Guthrie, Belczyk, & Associates.

She earned a Bachelors in Accounting from California University of Pennsylvania and is both a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.

Sandra has served on the board of Transitional Employment Consultants in Washington for several years and is currently Board President. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Sandra and her husband, Randy, reside in McMurray.

Kurt R. Salvatori, Secretary

Kurt R. Salvatori is Vice President-Shared Resources for CONSOL Energy, the largest producer of coal and natural gas in the Eastern United States.

Originally hired as a Regional Accountant at CONSOL, he was named Supervisor of Qualified Benefit Plans in 2000. In 2005 he was named Director of Human Resources for CNX Gas, a subsidiary of CONSOL, and in 2009, he became the Director of Human Resources for CONSOL. In 2011, Kurt became Vice President-Human Resources and in 2016 was promoted to Vice President-Shared Services. 

Kurt majored in finance/accounting at Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in finance.  

Kurt serves on the Monongahela Valley Hospital Board of Directors and Board of Trustees. 

He and his wife, Tamara, live in Washington.

Joan A. Chapman

Joan A. Chapman is Vice President – Systems, for Chapman Corporation, and is responsible for the company’s computer and information systems.

A graduate of Washington & Jefferson College, she had been very active with the Washington County Fair and served on its Board of Directors for many years.

Previously, Joan also served on the Board of the Washington County Tourism and Promotion Agency.

Tammy L. Hardy

Tammy L. Hardy is Vice President of Hardy Enterprises, LLC, in McMurray which specializes in managing and owning real estate as well as making investments in small businesses in Pennsylvania as well as other states.

Prior to working at Hardy Enterprises, Tammy worked for Alcoa for 20 years in a variety of positions including treasury manager, procurement director, and manager of corporate analysis.

Tammy earned a Bachelors in Computer Systems and Business Administration from Grove City College and a Masters in Industrial Administration with concentrations in Marketing, Finance and Strategy from Carnegie Mellon University.

She is the Past President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Alcoa Women’s Network, served as a judge for the Girl Scouts Badge to Business Program and was named a Fast Tracker by Pittsburgh Business Times. In addition, she has participated as a board member for Carnegie Mellon’s Management Game, and is a graduate of Women’s Unlimited Leadership program. She currently serves on a fundraising committee for the Washington Hospital and was recently inducted into Grove City College’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Tammy lives in McMurray with her husband, Alex and three children Sean, Kate, and Rachel.

Thomas F. Hoffman

Thomas F. Hoffman is the President of Carbon Communications Consultants. He retired as Senior Vice President of CONSOL Energy in 2009 following almost 36 years of service with the company.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Dickinson College and a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Wisconsin, where he was awarded the Stanley Tyler Award for outstanding teaching. He also attended the Darden School of Business Executive Program at the University of Virginia.

Tom is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, a member of the President’s Leadership Council at Fairmont State University and is on the Board of the Regional Environmental Education Center in Southwestern PA. He maintains membership in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Public Relations Society of America, and the National Investor Relations Institute.

He is a past Chairman of the North Dakota Lignite Council and the Government Relations Committee of the National Coal Association. For nine years, he served as a Trustee of Waynesburg University, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Upper St. Clair Chamber of Commerce.

Tom was born in Steelton, PA.  He and his wife, Karen, currently reside in Upper St. Clair.

Geraldine M. Jones

Geraldine M. Jones is the President of California University of Pennsylvania.  

She graduated from California State College in 1972 and earned her master’s degree at California in 1980.  Her career in education began in the Albert Gallatin School District, where she worked as a second grade teacher. Upon returning to California in 1974, she served as Program Director for Upward Bound for 20 years and as Chair of the Department of Academic Development Services for 11 years. She was Associate Dean of the College of Education and Human Services for two years before serving as Dean from 2000-2008.  In July 2008, she was named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, positions she held until being appointed as acting University President.  

A member of the Cal U Alumni Association Board of Directors, Geraldine has received numerous honors, including the Cal U Alumni Association's John R. Gregg Award for Loyalty and Service, the Black Alumni Association's Outstanding Service Award, and the Community Service Award given by the Minority Students Association at Penn State Fayette.  In 2010 Jones was one of 50 “Women of Excellence” honored by the New Pittsburgh Courier, one of the oldest and most prestigious black newspapers in the United States.  

Dedicated to her faith, Geraldine is a lifelong member of Mt. Zion AME Church of Brownsville, where she has been the church pianist since age 14. 

Geraldine and her husband Jeffrey have two adult daughters and a granddaughter.

William M. Kline, III

William M. “Tripp” Kline, III, is President of the Three Rivers Auction Company, serving as a full‐time auctioneer and appraiser specializing in estate auctions and the appraisal of antiques and decorative arts.

Tripp was raised in a family‐owned antique business in the Washington, D.C.area. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Catholic University, a Pennsylvania license in auctioneering, a Pennsylvania real estate salesperson’s certificate, as well as professional memberships in both the National Auctioneers Association and the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association. Previously, he served as a member of the International Society of Appraisers and Treasurer of the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Society of Appraisers.

With extensive experience that qualifies him as an expert in the field of antiques, Tripp has served as a consultant in federal bankruptcy court and has appeared on the ABC news program, Primetime Live, to offer his insights on fakes, frauds, and reproductions in the antiques industry. He has also served as an appraiser on the popular public television program, Antiques Roadshow, and is regularly featured on KDKA‐TV’s “What’s It Worth?” television segments.

Tripp often speaks to clubs and professional organizations on antiques, auctions, and appraisal practices. He has lectured at Washington & Jefferson College, the Institute for the Study of Antiques and Collectibles, Robert Morris University, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the Washington County Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. As a volunteer auctioneer, Tripp has helped to raise over $1,000,000 for local non‐profit organizations. Additionally, he serves as a member and Past President of the Washington Rotary Club, a Board Member of the United Way of Washington County, a Board Member and Past President of the Bradford House Historical Association, a Board Member of the American Heart Association, as well as a member of both the Washington Bicentennial Executive Committee and the Washington Whiskey Rebellion Festival Committee.

Tripp resides in South Franklin Township with his wife, Suzanne Ewing, a Partner at the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and founding member of the Washington Main Street Farmers Market. The couple has two dogs, Buddy and Beauregard.

Barron P. McCune, Jr.

Barron “Pat” McCune, Jr. is President, CEO and Vice Chairman of Community Bank and its parent CB Financial Services, Inc.

Pat is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Duke University, with a Bachelors in Economics. He is also a graduate of the University of Denver School of Law, where he was appointed to the Order of St. Ives.

Pat practiced law in Denver for 7 years and achieved partnership status with Kutak, Rock & Huie. He returned to Washington County in 1987 and practiced law with McCune & Vreeland for 12 years. He served as general counsel to Community Bank until he assumed the role as the bank’s President in 1999 and as President & CEO in 2005.

He has served as Chairman of the Washington Hospital, Vice Chairman of the Washington County Council on Economic Development, and Campaign Chairman for the United Way of Washington County.

Pat is currently Chairman of the Southpointe CEO Association and the Washington County Energy Partners. He is also a member of our James H. McCune Acorn Society.

Pat and his wife, Dr. Ann McCune, reside in Scenery Hill.

James H. McCune

James H. McCune is a Special Counsel for the law firm of Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love.

Jim is a graduate of Kent State University and the West Virginia University College of Law, where he served on the editorial staff of the West Virginia Law Review.

He is a former Washington County Solicitor, a former Board member of the United Way of Washington County and a past President of the local Red Cross.

As a member of the Washington County Bar Association Jim has provided hundreds of hours of community service through his coaching of mock trial teams, has chaired the Continuing Legal Education Committee for over 15 years, and has volunteered many times to present law related programs for the public at the annual six week People’s Law School program. Since its creation in 1989, Jim has also served as a trustee and is currently Chairman of the Washington County Bar Foundation, a charitable organization that supports legal services for the poor, law related education and scholarships, and public information and education initiatives. Jim is also a member of the Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations.

He received the John L.S. Northrop Vocational Service Award of the Rotary Club of Washington and the Distinguished Service Award of the Washington County Bar Association.

Jim was one of the incorporators of the WCCF, serving as its Founding Chairman of the Board. “The idea to create the Washington County Community Foundation came from a group of dedicated men and women who wanted to see philanthropy thrive in Washington County,” Jim recalls. “I was honored to have been asked to serve as the Foundation’s first Chairman of the Board. It is an honor that I will cherish forever.”

In his honor the Board created the perpetual James H. McCune Acorn Society which recognizes professional advisors (accountants, attorneys, bankers, insurance representatives, investment and other professionals) who have helped clients achieve their charitable objectives through the WCCF.Cumulatively Society members have been instrumental in bringing charitable gifts to the Foundation of well over $5 million.

Jim and his wife, Rachel, reside in Washington and are members of the Foundation’s Family of Founders.

Andrew M. McIlvaine

Andrew M. McIlvaine is President & CEO of Coen Oil Company, which was initiated by his grandfather, Charles Coen, in 1923. Over the years, Coen Oil has grown to be one of the area’s leading convenient, commercial fuel, and transportation companies, operating 26 convenience stores throughout Western Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia, and Eastern Ohio.

Andy graduated from Washington School District and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in history from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame School of Law.

He has served as an Elder and Deacon at the Church of the Covenant and also served on the Board of World Series Tournaments, Inc. Currently, he serves on the BP National Leadership Board.

Andy resides in South Strabane with his wife and three children.

Thomas P. Northrop, Past Chairman

Thomas P. Northrop, the President & Publisher of the Observer Publishing Company and a former Chairman of the WCCF, returned to the Board in 2014 after a two-year hiatus.

He graduated from Marietta College with a Bachelor of Arts in history and earned his Bachelor of Science in newspaper production management from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Having a strong commitment to service, Tom has been involved with numerous organizations including: the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation, the Washington Hospital Foundation (now the Washington Health System Foundation), Washington County Tourism and Promo-tion Agency (now part of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce), the ABCDE Fund, Citizens Library, Washington County Health Partners, United Way of Washington County, and the Washington County Red Cross. Additionally, he is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Washington and received its Vocational Service Award, since renamed the JohnL.S. Northrop Community Service Award in honor of Tom’s father.

Tom was first elected to the WCCF Board in 2001 and was the only man to serve on the WCCF’sWomen of Philanthropy committee, which was created in 2007 to raise money and awareness for the Mother’s Fund. In recognition of this, the Foundation designed a customized tie with the fund’s colors (yellow and green) and named it, “Tom’s Tie.”

When Tom was elected Chairman of the Board in 2008, he and his father, John, who had served as Board Chairman in the WCCF’s earliest years, became the Foundation’s first and only father/son duo to serve as Chairman, creating the impetus of the Foundation’s 2008-2010 marketing theme,Philanthropy – The Next Generation. During Tom’s tenure as Chairman, the Foundation significantly broadened its mission statement to serve donors at all giving levels.

Tom and his wife, Peggy, reside in Washington and are members of the Family of Founders. They have two adult daughters.

E. Alex Paris, III

E. Alex Paris, III is the third generation at the helm of the family business, Alex Paris Contracting, in Smith Township.

A lifelong resident of Washington County, Alex graduated from Avella High School and earned a Bachelor of Science from West Liberty University.

Alex is the Vice Chairman of the National Utility Contractors Association and the Former President of the PA Utility Contractors Association where he continues to serve on the Board. In both 2001 and 2009, he was named Contractor of the Year by the PA Utility Contractors Association.

Alex serves on the Board of Athletics Inc. of Avella and the West Liberty University Foundation.

He and his wife, Valerie, reside in Avella.

Brian J. Smith

Brian J. Smith is President/Chief Executive Officer and Director of Washington Financial Bank. He is also President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank’s six affiliated and subsidiary companies.

Brian has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry – almost half of which are with Washington Financial.

Brian joined Washington Financial in 1997 as a Business Banking Vice President and later served as Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He was named President/CEO in 2006.

Earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a Minor in Mathematics from Saint Vincent College, Brian is also a graduate of the American Banker’s Association Graduate School of Banking. He is involved in a wide range of industry and community activities and has served on the Boards of several Washington economic development entities including the Redevelopment Authority of Washington County and the Washington Industrial Development Corporation. Presently he serves on the Boards of the Washington Hospital and its Foundation, and Action Resources. Brian is also the President of the Board of Try‐Again Homes and is a Trustee for the Washington Financial Charitable Foundation. He is also a member of our James H. McCune Acorn Society.

Brian and his wife, Sherri, reside in McMurray.

Deborah E. Takach, Immediate Past Chairman

Deborah E. Takach is a Credit Analyst for Washington Financial Bank. Previously, she served as the Vice President of Business Banking/Southwest Region for First Commonwealth Bank.

She holds a Bachelors in Business Administration/Accounting from Robert Morris University, a Masters in Business Administration from California University, and is also a graduate of the Central Atlantic School of Commercial Lending.

Deb is the past President of the South West Communities Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Business Loan Review Committee for the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh. She is a past Treasurer and Secretary of the Western PA Chapter of Financial Women International and a past member of the Regional Advisory Council of Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, Mid Atlantic District. Deb also serves on the Board of Community Action Southwest.

Deb is very active with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, serves on its Women of Wisdom/Athena Awards Committee and received its Outstanding Woman in Business Award. She was also a finalist for the Minority Enterprise Corporation Pillar Award. Additionally, Deb is a member of the WCCF’s James H. McCune Acorn Society.

Born in Homestead, she and her husband, Leonard, live in North Strabane and are members of the Foundation’s Family of Founders.

Dorothy F. Tecklenburg

Dorothy F. Tecklenburg is a corporate communications consultant. 

Dorothy spent 5 years in China serving as an ALCOA Foundation representative, oversaw renovation of a Chinese orphanage, and for six years wrote a column, “Dispatch from China” for the Observer-Reporter (2003‐2008). 

Dorothy was a television producer/director/writer, in commercial television, and her credits include Field Producer for Evening Magazine, Producer/Director for QUBE, and writer for American Movie Classics. 

Dorothy has served as a Corporate Communications Consultant/ Video Producer for clients including PPG Industries, ALCOA, Universal Studios Florida, and American Express, and has also served as a creative consultant and writer for KidSoft, children’s computer magazine, and Compuserve WOW!, a children’s online service. She was a co‐creator and creative consultant for the PBS television show “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?”. 

Dorothy has authored several works, such as Bob Dorian’s Classic Movies, and co‐authored The Complete Time Traveler, and received Emmy nominations for a Boston Celtics Pre‐season Special, Evening Magazine, and “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?,” and received a CINE Award for “Up in Smoke,” an educational video encouraging Washington County high school students not to smoke. 

She was an Adjunct Professor for Waynesburg College from 1987‐2003, a corporate communications consultant, and has served as a Trustee for the International School of Beijing, and as a Board Member for the Children’s School of Washington.

Richard L. White, Past Chairman

Richard L. White is the retired President of Washington Federal (now Washington Financial) and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

A Founding Trustee of the WCCF, Richard served as Board Treasurer for the WCCF’s first six years of operations during which time the WCCF secured its first million dollars in charitable assets. In addition to his personal giving and other fundraising efforts, he was very instrumental in securing donated office space and financial support for the WCCF at Washington Federal for nearly 10 years. In appreciation, the WCCF presented its Decade of Service Award to Richard and Washington Financial in 2005 when celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Richard is Chairman of the Washington County Council on Economic Development and serves on the Board of the Washington Symphony Orchestra. A Past President of the Washington County Habitat for Humanity, a Past resident of the Ft. Cherry School Board, a Past President and current member of the Hickory Lions Club, a Past President of the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce and a Past President of the Washington Greene County Easter Seal Society. He previously served as a Trustee on the Washington Hospital Board and their Foundation, as a Director of the United Way of Washington County, as a Member of the Washington Business District Authority, as a Trustee on the Pentegra multi‐employer retirement fund Board located in White Plains, NY and as a Director of the PA Association of Community Bankers located in Harrisburg, PA. He currently serves on the Meadowcroft Advisory Board, is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the NAACP. Richard is also an Ordained Elder of the Hickory United Presbyterian Church and a member of our James H. McCune Acorn Society.

Richard and his wife, Margaret, reside in Hickory and are members of the Foundation’s Family of Founders.