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.
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 Aide 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
Tom Hoffman is President of Carbon Communications Consultants, a corporate and energy communications consulting firm he founded in 2010 following a 36-year career in the energy industry. He works as a communications strategist for energy-related clients, focusing on strategic positioning, message and issues management, crisis communications, and media relations.
He was Senior Vice President - External Affairs for CONSOL Energy Inc. and was responsible for a number of corporate functions including public relations, investor relations and government affairs.
During his career he has been involved in a number of business, academic and community organizations. He served on the Board of Directors for the Southpointe CEO Association, the Board of Visitors for the University of Wisconsin Geoscience Department, and on the President’s Leadership Council at Fairmont State (WV) University. He held a gubernatorial commission to the Pennsylvania Mine Families First Advisory Council, where he served as Chairman.
He also served as President of the North Dakota Lignite Council and as a member of the Board of the Montana Coal Council, as well as serving on various committees of the Pennsylvania Coal Association, the West Virginia Coal Association, the Illinois Coal Association, the National Mining Association and the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. He also served as Chief Spokesman for the Bituminous Coal Operators Association during the 1987 and 1993 national coal labor negotiations.
He has served on a number of other Boards including: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Waynesburg University (PA); National Investor Relations Institute - Pittsburgh Chapter (Past President); Upper St. Clair Chamber of Commerce; Recycling Task Force of Upper St. Clair; Greene County (PA) School-To-Work; Greene County Industrial Development Inc.; the National Ruffed Grouse Society; and the Regional Environmental Education Commission.
He was the winner of the 2009 Business Marketer of the Year Award (Business Marketing Association - Pittsburgh Chapter); the 2008 Renaissance Communicator of the Year (Public Relations Society of America - Pittsburgh Chapter) and the 1971 Stanley Tyler Outstanding Teacher Award (University of Wisconsin Geosciences Department). In 2010, he was named to the Public Relations Society of America Hall of Fame (Pittsburgh Chapter).
Prior to his career in the energy industry, Mr. Hoffman was Assistant Professor of Earth Science at Minot State University (ND). He holds a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Dickinson College (PA), and attended the Darden School Executive Program at the University of Virginia.
He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, the Geological Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance, and the Washington County (PA) Chamber of Commerce.
Sandra K. Guthrie has many 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 served on the board of Transitional Employment Consultants in Washington for several years. 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.
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 President 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.
Michael Anderson started his career at Houston & Associates as an intern in 2003 while attending Washington & Jefferson College. Michael graduated from Washington & Jefferson College in 2004 with a B.A. in Accounting. Upon graduation, he joined Houston & Associates full time as a staff accountant learning the technical side of business and individual taxation while working on audits of not-for-profit organizations, yellow book, and employee benefit plans. Michael continued working there for 14 years, building client relationships and managing the operations of their Washington, PA office.
In 2017, he and another CPA opened Imperial Tax South Hills. Michael manages the Imperial Tax South Hills office where he focuses his practice in comprehensive tax planning for individuals and businesses, preparing individual, corporate, not-for-profit and small business returns. Michael also specializes in accounting system software implementation and consulting with small business owners who are looking to start up or grow their existing companies. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is enrolled in the Quickbooks Pro Advisor Program.
He enjoys volunteering for various local charitable organizations including counting votes for the annual Washington’s Got Talent competition and serving on the board of Washington County Health Partners from 2009-2017, where he also held the position of Treasurer. Michael also serves as a coordinator for Aspect Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides students from around the world the opportunity to participate in an educational and cultural exchange program in the United States. Michael resides in Washington, PA with his wife, Kelly, and their great dane, Oliver.
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.
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.
Debra Keefer recently retired from the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, where she served as Executive Director from 1997 to 2018. She earned an Associate Degree from Robert Morris College and is currently pursuing a Communications Degree from California University, in the CAP 60+ program. Her work experience spans 45 years in the Mon Valley. Prior to her position at the Chamber of Commerce, she held administrative support positions in manufacturing, engineering, sales and human resources. She will serve as Administrator of the Charleroi Community Park Trustees after retirement, and will also manage Chamber owned properties.
Deb is on the Board of Diversified Human Services, a division of Southwestern PA Human Services, and is part of the Team Charleroi community group. She has been a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Chamber Professionals and has also served on the Boards of the Mon Valley Progress Council, the Westmoreland County Parks Advisory Board, Leadership Washington County and the Mid Mon Valley Sports Hall of Fame.
Born and raised in Rostraver Township, she was married to the late Robert Keefer for 42 years and has a son, Benjamin, also of Rostraver Township. She loves walking, kayaking, writing and reading. She also enjoys theater and live music, and is an advocate for organ donation and awareness.
William M. “Tripp” Kline, III, is past President of the Three Rivers Auction Company where he served 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 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. He has also served as a Board Member of the United Way of Washington County.
Tripp resides in South Franklin Township with his wife, Suzanne Ewing, a founding member of the Washington Main Street Farmers Market. The couple has two dogs, Buddy and Beauregard.
Michael Mackin is the Director of External Affairs for Range Resources Corporation, where he manages a staff of professionals responsible for corporate communication, public relations, and local government affairs on the company’s behalf. Michael and his team work alongside a variety of stakeholders – including public officials, landowners, conservation groups, area businesses, and many more – to engage the communities in which Range operates.
Since joining Range Resources in 2010, Michael has focused on growing relationships with key leaders across the industry, the community, and throughout the region, and enjoys educating people about Pennsylvania's abundant supply of energy and the safe and responsible ways to develop our region's resources.
With more than a decade of experience in public affairs in the Pittsburgh area, Michael has held similar roles with the Senator John Heinz History Center & Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum and Burson-Marsteller, a global public relations and communications firm.
Throughout his professional career, Michael has volunteered with a number of non-profit organizations throughout the region, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington Health System Foundation and the Dollar Energy Fund.
A proud, lifelong Western-Pennsylvanian, Michael is a graduate of Canevin Catholic High School, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. Michael resides with his wife and two children in Robinson Township.
James H. McCune is a Special Counsel for the law firm of Bowles Rice.
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 former 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 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.
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.
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 Promotion 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 John L.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’s Women 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.
Patrick O'Brien is the President and CEO of CB Financial Services, where he previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Executive Vice President. Other previous positions included President & CEO of FedFirst Financial Corporation, Regional President of WesBanco Bank, Senior Vice President with Wheeling National Bank, and Vice President and District Manager at PNC.
Pat has been actively involved in many community and business organizations in the region, including the Boy Scouts of America, Washington Hospital Foundation, West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund, Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland County, the North Bethlehem Township Planning Commission, and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.
He and his wife Christine are also actively involved with their church, Bethlehem Church in Glyde, PA. Pat earned a B.S. in Business Management from Waynesburg University. He is also a graduate of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, Central Atlantic Advanced School of Banking at Bucknell University and the American Bankers Association, National Commercial Lending School, Southern Methodist University.
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.
Alexander Reyes is the Vice President – Land at CNX Resources Corporation. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from The George Washington University, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law. Mr. Reyes began his legal career at the Pittsburgh-based firm Buchanan Ingersoll, where his corporate finance practice focused on mergers & acquisitions, and securities law. In 2006, he joined the Legal Department at CONSOL Energy Inc. and served as senior counsel supporting the Strategic Planning and Business Development Departments. In 2011, Mr. Reyes transitioned out of CONSOL’s Legal Department and into the Gas Operations Business segment as Director – Joint Ventures, where he managed the corporate aspects of CONSOL’s Marcellus and Utica shale joint ventures. In 2012, he moved to CONSOL’s Land Department and currently serves as Vice President – Land at CNX, the exploration and production successor company of CONSOL.
Mr. Reyes is a Board Member of the CNX Resources Political Action Committee and the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association. Additionally, he is a member of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation and serves on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Energy Management Advisory Council.
Mr. Reyes lives in Peters Township with his wife, Michelle, and their two children, Cecilia and Camden.
Kurt R. Salvatori is Chief Administrative Officer of 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 before becoming Chief Administrative Officer in January 2017.
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.
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 Past 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.
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.