Staff

Administrative Staff

Name / Title / Bio

Dr. Robert A. Lombardi
Executive Director

Joined PIAA:

May 1988

Responsibilities:

By-law interpretation, strategic planning, fiscal
management, office operations, PIAA Foundation,
legislative affairs, Wrestling and Track/Field
Championships.

Mark E. Byers
Chief Operating Officer

Joined PIAA:

August 1999

Responsibilities:

By-law interpretation, coaches association,
marketing/sponsorships, sportsmanship, Golf,
Cross Country, Soccer, Team Wrestling, Basketball,
Track/Field and Baseball Championships.

Melissa N. Mertz
Associate Executive
Director

Joined PIAA:

July 1998

Responsibilities:

By-law interpretation, member schools, media,
legislative affairs, tournament sanctioning,
Field Hockey, Competitive Spirit, Swimming/Diving,
Lacrosse and Softball championships.

Patrick B. Gebhart
Assistant Executive
Director

Joined PIAA:

August 2012

Responsibilities:

By-law interpretation, oversight of officials' program,
and coordination of the PIAA Officials Convention.
Tournament director for Football and Basketball championships.

Gregory G. Biller
Director of Business
Affairs

Joined PIAA:

August 1999

Responsibilities:

PIAA Budget, audit and tax preparation, oversee building/grounds and merchandising. Tournament
director for Tennis and Volleyball championships.

Support Staff

Name / Title / Bio

Deborah T. Alford
Secretary to Executive
Director

Joined PIAA:

July 1976

Responsibilities:

Board of Directors meeting agenda & minutes. Authorization letters issued to schools. Board of
Appeal communications, Executive Director's
correspondence. Football/Basketball ticket distribution.

Sherry L. Deane
Receptionist/Member Schools' Secretary

Joined PIAA:

July 1994

Responsibilities:

Direct telephone inquiries, assist member schools with
data reporting/collection, sanctioning of tournaments,
cooperative sponsorships and rules interpretation
meetings for member school coaches.

Lynn A. Salvadia
Mailroom Supervisor

Joined PIAA:

July 2011

Responsibilities:

Process UPS shipments and USPS mail. Handles
shipment of member school orders and any online
purchases. Assist with coaches association and
distribution of rules books to officials.

OFFICIALS' DEPARTMENT:

Debrah J. Rosenberger
Officials' Secretary

Joined PIAA:

August 2008

Responsibilities:

Correspond with registered officials and maintain officials
database. Verify and record background clearances. Assist with assignment process.

Cathy M. Good
Chapters' Secretary

Joined PIAA:

November 2008

Responsibilities:

Correspond with chapters and registered officials. Verify and record background clearances. Maintain officials
registration database and merchandising.

Wendy Merlina
Officials' Corresponding Secretary

Joined PIAA:

September 2013

Responsibilities:

Correspond with registered officials and maintain officials database. Verify and record background clearances.
Assist with PIAA Officials Convention.

BUSINESS DEPARTMENT:

Karen E. Hockenberry
Accounts Payable
Bookkeeper

Joined PIAA:

October 2005

Responsibilities:

Account for all monies distributed by PIAA. Process game reports, member schools dues billing, payment of invoices, process of 1099 forms and maintain District
financials.

Laura L. Lex
Accounts Receivable
Bookkeeper

Joined PIAA:

July 2010

Responsibilities:

Account for all monies received by PIAA, process game
financial reports and reconcile bank accounts.