The members of the Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) Board of Directors have a deep, personal commitment to the Elk County area. They are a broad-based group of dedicated volunteers who lead us through their expertise, their knowledge of our communities, and their passionate belief in the power of philanthropy to change lives.
Our Board of Directors establishes policy, reviews the investment performance of funds, leads the effort to develop assets, and oversees the grant making process.
The ECCF Board of Directors is committed to transparent and responsible governance and stewardship of ECCF’s assets to achieve the Foundation’s mission.
Thomas G. Wagner
Judy (Caribardi) Allegretto
Steve BrazinskiElk County Community Foundation
Kim CashmerElk County Community Foundation
Denise CuneoElk County Community Foundation
Mary Reed DaCanalElk County Community Foundation
Tom JesbergerElk County Community Foundation
Laurie MacDonaldElk County Community Foundation
Mary McGrathElk County Community Foundation
Norbert PontzerElk County Community Foundation
Bill ShueyElk County Community Foundation
Eric WolfeElk County Community Foundation
Elk County Community Foundation Staff
Paula Fritz Eddy
Paula Fritz Eddy has had a career in nonprofit management for over 35 years starting her career with Penn Lakes Girls Scout Council in Erie. She went on to be the Executive Director and Income Development Director for North West Area of the Pennsylvania Division for the American Cancer Society before coming to the Elk County Community Foundation as its Director. Earning a degree in Human Ecology with a teaching certificate in Home Economics from Mercyhurst College, she did teach at Elk County Christian High School for a short while after graduation. Paula returned to the area after being gone for 20 years and now loves working for the Foundation as it is truly a place where she can help people who care about their community provide support to the agencies and programs that are near and dear to their hearts. She currently is a member of the St. Marys Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, past board member of Penn Highlands Community Nurses Inc., Judge of Elections for St. Marys Ward 4 and a Volunteer at the Benedictine Gift Shop.
Beth Pifer has provided fund accounting services to nonprofit organizations for over 10 years. She attended The Pennsylvania State University, College of Business; completed coursework at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, College of Business; as well as the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Her prior work experiences include the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, the accounting firm of Walz, Deihm, Geisenberger, Bucklen & Tennis and High Corporate Services in Lancaster, PA, and the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Kris Kronenwetter has worked as the Scholarship Manager for the Elk County Community Foundation for 4 years. Prior to joining the staff at the Foundation, Kris was the executive director of the Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties in St. Marys for 16 years and taught for over 20 years in both a public and private school setting. Most Recently in addition to her position at the Foundation, Kris was the Executive Director of the St. Marys Area United Way, stepping down from there last year.
Ann Bauer holds the position of part-time Marketing Assistant as of March 2017. Ann is retired from Community Nurses, Inc. after serving 23 years as Administrative Assistant, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator and Public Relations/Marketing Coordinator. Prior to working for Community Nurses, Ann was a Field Director for Keystone Tall Tree Girl Scout Council. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of St. Marys. Ann resides in St. Marys with her husband, Wayne. They are the parents of 3 sons, and have 4 grandchildren.
Molly Cerroni graduated from Ridgway Area High School and continued her education with a degree in Mathematics from St. VIncent College and a degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University. She has worked as an engineer for Westinghouse in Baltimore, and as a teacher in schools in Elk County. Molly’s volunteer experience includes Ridgway Meals on Wheels, St. Leo School, and Ridgmont Assisted Living. She is a member of St. Leo Magnus Church. She and her husband John have been married for 25 years and have 7 children.
Juliana Silveri graduated from Elk County Catholic High School. She is a recent graduate of Saint Francis University (SFU) in Loretto, PA, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Communications (Self-Designed), with a minor in Biology. She is also an organist at St. Marys Catholic Church.