The Penn State Lehigh Valley Advisory Board is a group of alumni, business professionals, and community individuals who serve as the community liaison in support of the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus. Within such a role, these individuals provide input into campus decisions and directions, become the link with area legislators in supporting university initiatives, and serve as the community connection in promoting University programs.
The board meets four to six times per year and is actively involved in initiatives promoting student education and community leadership. The term for each board member is three years.
Howard L. Kulp
President, Howard Kulp Architects, P.C.
Sales Engineer, Power & Industrial Air Systems
Catherine E. Durso
Attorney, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C.
Tina Q. Richardson, Ph.D.
Board MembersCristina Braynen
President, Student Government Association
Managing Principal, Terraform Engineering, LLC
Linda Shay Gardner
Attorney, Gardner Law Office
Managing Partner, Historic Hotel Bethlehem
Vice President of Investments, Stifel, Greenawald/Harvey Group
Steven A. Markowitz
President, Allen Organ Company
Director—Financial Accounting, Planning and Reporting, PPL Electric Utilities
Retired Director of Continuing Education, Penn State Lehigh Valley
IT Business and Program Manager, Air Products
Winnie DiLeo Melinsky
Senior Vice President for Business Development, National Penn Insurance
Vice President for Practice Acquisitions, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network
Prasant (Sean) Pandey, M.D.
Cardiologist, The Heart Care Group
Kelly E. Payne
Senior Project Manager for Organizational Effectiveness, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Martha A. Phelps
Community Leader and Retired Business Executive
Susan D. Johnson
New Channel Development Manager, Crayola LLC
Gregory J. Radio, M.D.
Obstetrician, OBGYN Associates of Lehigh Valley
Yamil Sanchez Rivera, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Promise Neighborhoods
Senior Advisor, Sperry Van Ness Imperial Realty
Juan C. Vidal
Managing Director, Offix Systems
Ex-officio Board Members
Tiffany Cresswell-Yeager, Ph.D.
Director of Student and Enrollment Services
Director of Campus Development
Xenia Hadjioannou, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Language and Literacy Education
Director of Business Services
Kenneth Thigpen, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Affairs
Executive Assistant to the Chancellor
- September 17, 2015
- November 19, 2015
- January 21, 2016
- March 17, 2016
- May 19, 2016
- July 21, 2016
7:30–9:00 a.m. | Room 135