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Board Members

All Cranberry CUP board members are volunteers. There are no paid positions.

ANTHONY BERTOLINO, PRESIDENT (GENERAL INQUIRIES / BENEFICIARIES / GOLF CLASSIC)

Anthony Bertolino is the Vice President of the Cranberry CUP and has been the CUP Golf Classic Coordinator since its inception in 2006. He has lived in Cranberry since 1988 and has served on the Board of Directors for the YMCA, Seneca Valley Jr. Football Association and St. Ferdinand Softball League. Anthony is also a member of the Phase IV band, which plays in venues throughout and at the CUP's Kickoff Party. 

ROBIN SHAFFER, VICE PRESIDENT (GENERAL INQUIRIES / BENEFICIARIES / KICKOFF PARTY)

Robin Shaffer and her husband Rick have resided in Cranberry Township for 31 years. They have three children. Robin has been active in several volunteer positions including secretary and president of SVJFAC, SVJFAC cheerleading coach, CTAA softball coach, Dutilh United Methodist youth group leader, and SV Boys Volleyball Booster Club secretary and concession stand manager. Robin joined the Cranberry CUP's Board of Directors in 2010. She is a 31-year secondary English teacher for the Montour School District. Robin's passion for helping people is what drew her to the Cranberry CUP. She is touched by the warmth and support of the Cranberry community rallying together to help those in need. 

ROY RUDOLPH, TREASURER (5K RUN & WALK)

Roy Rudolph and his wife Elaine moved to Cranberry Township in 2002. They have two children. During the day Roy is a civil/environmental consulting engineer for an international engineering firm. Roy became involved in the CUP when his daughter was interested in hosting a local 5K event. The Cranberry CUP 5K Walk & Run event is now a part of the annual program of events held each August with Roy serving as it coordinator. His role with the CUP expanded thereafter when he became the organization’s treasurer.

STEPHANIE RHOADS, SECRETARY

Stephanie Rhoads has lived in the area since 2013 with her husband, Phil, and their two daughters, Sadie and Claire. She became involved in the Cranberry CUP in 2014 when she put a softball team into the tournament’s Open Division sponsored by her orthodontic practice, Rhoads Orthodontic Specialist. She continued to support the CUP through participation in the softball tournament each year, as well as donating free orthodontic treatment to the children of all beneficiary families.  She joined the Board in 2017 because she is passionate about this unique, generous organization, as well as giving back to her incredible community. 

ASHLEY HEINRICHS, DIRECTOR (MARKETING)

Ashley Heinrichs has lived in the area for most of her life. She learned of the Cranberry CUP organization by playing in the Open Division of the Softball Tournament from 2011-2013. She combined her interest in the events, marketing profession, and desire to volunteer her time to the community by joining the CUP Board of Directors in 2015. Ashley is supported by her husband, Chris, who still plays in the Softball Tournament each year, and their two young children Claire and Henry.

DEBBIE CHWATEK, DIRECTOR (CONCESSIONS / CHRISTMAS FAMILIES)

Debbie and her husband Tony and two children Zach and Madison moved to Cranberry in 1991. She has been involved with the CUP since the first year. There is nothing better than a charity that brings your community together, is run by volunteers, and the money directly help members of your community. 

ALYSSA POLICELLA, DIRECTOR

Alyssa has been a resident of Cranberry Township on and off for the past 16 years.  She is a wife and mother of three girls all in the Seneca Valley School District.  Alyssa has been involved with the Cranberry CUP for several years but finally became a board member in 2017 and feels that the immense cooperation and compassion that the board offers is unique and honorable. Alyssa decided to work with the CUP so that she could give back to the community where she lives and works and hopes that her expertise in real estate, along with renovations and local laws and restrictions can benefit the board.  But most importantly she states that she wants to help because “Volunteering reminds me of just how lucky I am.”

JASON KRATSAS, DIRECTOR

Jason Kratsas and his wife Sherry moved to Cranberry Township in 2003. They have two daughters, Sydney and Corinne.  Jason has worked on staff for Cranberry Township since 2003.  He has been a participant of the Cranberry Cup since 2004, playing in both the open and neighborhood divisions and is excited to join the Cranberry Cup Board in 2017 to give back to the event that has meant so much in his life.

HARVEY J. FLOWERS JR, DIRECTOR

Harvey J. Flowers Jr has been a resident of Harmony Boro since 2012. He is a graduate of Gannon University of Erie PA, with his Bachelor of Science and MBA. Harvey is very involved in his community and local charities, and he is an active board member of the Lake Arthur Regatta and participates in many events. Once introduced to Community Uniting People (CUP), Harvey was inspired by what the organization does for families in need. The outpouring of local support was inspiring and Harvey wanted to lend his skills as a networker and a leader in the community to help fundraising for a great cause. He believes his skills will be an asset to help the CUP to grow and reach more families. “It is truly a beautiful thing to see people come together in a community and help one another.”

 

 

OTHER CONTRIBUTORS

A big thank you to the many community members that volunteer throughout the year. We could not accomplish our work without you. 

 

Former Board of Directors Members

  • Ashley Heinrichs
  • Tom Hineman
  • Cathy Cortazzo
  • Jason Koliscak
  • Chris Corcoran
  • Sam Mastovich
  • Matt Irvin
  • Sherry Leon
  • Mike Leon
  • Kevin Regan
  • Sheila Mills 
  • Nancy Hans
  • Bryan Gratton
  • Michele Moore
  • Pierre Khoury
  • Bernie Hermann
  • Patti Bertaiux
  • Jill Deitch
  • Darlene Hoyley
  • Pat Gavagan
  • Dawn Abbate
  • Mark Dinapoli
  • Tom Bell

Special Thanks to all our sponsors