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.

Wendy Merlina
Receptionist/Member Schools' Secretary

Joined PIAA:

September 2013

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.

Rebekah Hufford
Office Assistant

Joined PIAA:

November 2015

Responsibilities:

Corresponds with registered officials and assists with the maintenance of the officials’ database. Verifies and records background clearances. Assist with PIAA Officials Convention. Provides assistance to the Business Department with game reports, financial reports and other items as needed.

Officials' Department

 Name / Title / Bio

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.

Ryan Hartman
Officials' Corresponding Secretary

Joined PIAA:

November 2015

Responsibilities:

Corresponds with registered officials and assists with the maintenance of the officials’ database. Coordinates the START program. Maintains initial registration, transfer and other actions involving officials. Verifies and records background clearances. Assists with PIAA Officials Convention.

Business Department

 Name / Title / Bio

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.