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. 

Mark E. Byers
Chief Operating Officer

Joined PIAA:

August 1999

Responsibilities:

By-law interpretation, coaches association, marketing/sponsorships, and sportsmanship. Tournament Director for Golf, Team Wrestling, Wrestling, and Baseball Championships.

 

Patrick b. Gebhart
associate 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, Basketball, and Lacrosse Championships.

jennifer s. grassel
Assistant Executive Director

Joined PIAA:

August 2016

Responsibilities:

By-law interpretation, coaches education, public relations and newsletter. Tournament Director for Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis and Competitive Spirit Championships.

 

lyndsay a. barna
Assistant Executive Director

Joined PIAA:

January 2024

Responsibilities:

By-law interpretation and media coordination. Tournament Director for Cross Country, Swimming & Diving, Track & Field, and Lacrosse Championships.

 

keenan m. Huss
Assistant executive director

Joined PIAA:

January 2024

Responsibilities:

By-law interpretation. Tournament Director for Soccer, Team Wrestling, Wrestling, and Softball Championships.

Support Staff

 Name / Title / Bio

Debrah J. ROSENBERGER
office manager

Joined PIAA:

August 2008

Responsibilities:

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

Wendy Merlina
Receptionist/Member Schools' administrator

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 administrator

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.

 

LEE ANN BLASCOVICH

Administrative assistant

JOINED PIAA:

February 2018

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist with aspects of coaching education, coaches rules meeting attendance, various championships duties, NSLS planning, record keeping, ticket distribution, financial deposit and game reports.

Officials' Department

 Name / Title / Bio

 

Alex mykut
CHAPTERS' administrator

Joined PIAA:

November 2023

Responsibilities:

Correspond with chapters and registered officials. Verify and record background clearances. Maintain officials' registration database. Assists with assignments process & PIAA Officials Convention. 

JACQUELINE B. ROCCO
OFFICIALS' administrator

Joined PIAA:

February 2018

Responsibilities:

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

 

KIMBERLY HILL
Officials' Correspondence administrator

Joined PIAA:

October 2019

Responsibilities:

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

Business Department

 Name / Title / Bio

Karen E. Hockenberry
Business Operations Supervisor

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 administrator

Joined PIAA:

July 2010

Responsibilities:

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