Elk County Community Foundation Board of Directors

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.

Tom Jesberger

Tom Jesberger

President
Dennis Bonanno

Dennis Bonanno

Vice President
Fritz Lecker

Fritz Lecker

Treasurer
Barb Duffy

Barb Duffy

Secretary
Gennaro Aiello

Gennaro Aiello

 Judy (Caribardi) Allegretto

Judy (Caribardi) Allegretto

Kim Cashmer

Kim Cashmer

Nancy L Hoffman

Nancy L Hoffman

Christine Imbrogno

Christine Imbrogno

Robert Ordiway

Robert Ordiway

Norbert Pontzer

Norbert Pontzer

 Mike Renaud

Mike Renaud

Judith Manno Stager

Judith Manno Stager

Thomas G. Wagner

Thomas G. Wagner

Eric Wolfe

Eric Wolfe

Elk County Community Foundation Staff

Paula Fritz Eddy

Executive Director

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, Secretary of the Penn Highlands Community Nurses Inc., Judge of Elections for St. Marys Ward 4 and a Volunteer at the Benedictine Gift Shop and ECC Band Boosters.

Jeanne Dippold

Finance Director

Jeanne Dippold, a St. Marys native, graduated from Elk County Christian High School and received her B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her prior professional experience includes working for Grant Thornton, LLP in Pittsburgh, PA, Adelphia Communications, Coudersport, PA, Elk Regional Medical Center and most recently Elk County Catholic School System where she worked for 16 years. Jeanne resides in St. Marys with her husband, John. They are proud parents of 3 children, Kristin, Jonathan and Bradley.

Kris Kronenwetter

Scholarship Manager

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 Dippold

Marketing Manager

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.

Molly Cerroni

Executive Assistant

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.

Kathy McMahon

Executive Assistant

Kathy Morton-McMahon was born and raised in Emporium, graduated from Cameron County High School, and is an alumna of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Kathy’s diverse professional work and volunteer experiences has afforded her the opportunity to develop leadership skills, exceptional client service skills, and effective organizational and office administration skills. Most recently, Kathy served as an elected Elk County Auditor where she prepared and reviewed financial reports. She was pro-active in improving the annual county auditing process as to both scope and thoroughness and implemented new and improved procedures to assure accuracy and integrity with the numerous accounts audited. As an Elk County Auditor, Kathy was active with the Pennsylvania State Association of County Auditors, including serving on the audit committee in 2017, as the Deputy Secretary of the Association for the 2018-2019 term, and as a member of the Executive Board. As Deputy Secretary, Kathy was responsible for developing and obtaining approval of continuing education credits in the field of county auditing with the Pennsylvania Department of State. Kathy enjoys being an active volunteer at the Christian Food Bank in St. Marys since 2013, Guardian Angel Center in Kersey since 2015, and a presenter for the Junior Achievement Program at the Johnsonburg Elementary School for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 school year. She is an active member of Women Who Care. Kathy resides in Ridgway with her family. Her passions in life, besides her family, are helping others, particularly those in need, and working out.