|The leadership has apparently consolidated into the President and a select fewall the power for all of the decisions made. Given this, Penn State was ripe for the catastrophe
that has occurred. This problem goes way beyond the Sandusky scandal. Erickson said it was
a “Sandusky Scandal” at the town meeting–I think that only brought the true “Penn State
Scandal” to light. In fact, the real scandal is how a few at the top of the
Penn State Organization have usurped all the power to make all the decisions that
affect past, present,and future alumni, friends, and students. My goal as a trustee
would be to examine what the policies and procedures are and how to change them to create
more accountability for decision making regarding the future of Penn State.
I think we have enough lawyers and company presidents–I want to be a representative voice
on the board for the average person who has pride in the past, present, and future of Penn State.
Past Secretary of Board of Trustees of Centre Community Hospital, now Mt Nittany Medical Center
Numerous committee chairs responsible for patient care, quality, budgets, policies and procedures.
Lead flight attendant/Purser, Northwest Airlines,
responsible for overseeing cabin crew of up to 16 flight attendants on international flights.
Northwest Airlines, Critical Incident Stress Management Commitee, serving other flight attendants
who experienced catastrophic incidents in the performance of their duties as a flight attendant.
Northwest Airlines, Wall of Honor for outstanding customer service.
Past President, Childbirth Education Association, State College PA; Past Chairman, Education Committee
Past Chairman, Centre County Junior Miss Program Big Sisters (mentoring contestants)
Original Campus Coordinator for American Red Cross Blood Services, PSU (under my leadership
we reorganized a defunct student Red Cross organization and increased the bloodmobile
program from 400 units/year to 4700 units/year);
Due to the success of the blood donation program I developed, I was an invited speaker
to present an abstract at the American Association of Blood Banks national convention in Miami Beach
titled “Utilization of Student Volunteerism in Developing a Blood Donation Program”
Began the Pitt-Penn State Blood Donation competition in conjunction with the Pitt–Penn State football game,starting in 1984.
VISTA/Americorps Full time (domestic Peace Corps)
Volunteer 2 years with Habitat for Humanity, Sacramento and Yolo Counties, California,
Oversight for Family Mentoring, Family Selection, and Fundraising.
Also developed database of donors and volunteers for two chapters.
Past Athletic Trainer, PSU Mens and Womens Gymnastics teams.
Taught Health Education at Penn State University
Member of St Paul’s United Methodist Church Choir for over 17 years.
I lived in the Centre Hall area and State College for over 22 years, developing strong ties to
town and gown that remain today. I still own a home in Pleasant Gap
I am part of three generations of Penn State Graduates, and I want the next generation
to know and love Penn State as I do.