Photo by Carl Benjamin
2022 Cranberry CUP Board of Directors Opening Ceremony
L to R: Deanne Lynch, Roy Rudolph, Robin Shaffer, Anthony Bertolino, George Wertheimer, Sophia Mills
Missing: Roe Stragand and Nancy Hoffman
All Cranberry CUP board members are volunteers. There are no paid positions.
ANTHONY BERTOLINO, PRESIDENT (GENERAL INQUIRIES / WINE EVENT/ GOLF CLASSIC & GOOD FRIDAY GOLF OUTING)
Anthony Bertolino is the President of the Cranberry CUP and has been the CUP Golf Classic Coordinator since its inception in 2006. He is one of the CUP’s driving forces in helping the organization raise over $2 million dollars in its continued growth over the years. Anthony has worked with neighborhoods, businesses and Cranberry Township to foster a solid community relationship that has allowed the organization to prosper in the spirit of uniting people. 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 Cranberry Elks and the 80s band Phase IV which plays in the area.
ROBIN SHAFFER, VICE PRESIDENT (GENERAL INQUIRIES / BENEFICIARIES / KICKOFF PARTY / SOCIAL MEDIA)
Robin Shaffer is the Vice President of the Cranberry CUP and has served on the CUP board since 2010. As one of its longest serving board members, she has faithfully served the community by raising money through the annual Kickoff Party, as well as, all other CUP events. Robin, her husband Rick, and their 3 children have resided in Cranberry Township since 1985. Robin has been active in several volunteer positions within the community 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. She is a 35-year retired secondary English teacher from 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 (SCHOLARSHIP/BENEFICIARIES)
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.
GEORGE WERTHEIMER, DIRECTOR (SOFTBALL COORDINATOR / BENEFICIARIES)
George and his wife Maureen have lived in Cranberry Township since 2010 along with their two daughters, Paige and Maura. George has helped with the Cranberry Cups kickoff party for many years. He has also been very active in our community as a volunteer coach with CTAA and by running softball tournaments to benefit the "Miracle Fields". He is currently the Vice-President of the Passion Softball Organization where his daughter Paige is a player.
SOPHIA MILLS, DIRECTOR (SECRETARY/PUBLIC RELATIONS / KICKOFF PARTY)
Sophia has lived in Cranberry Township since 2001 with her parents and brother. Sophia is a proud graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where she earned dual Bachelors of Arts degrees in Psychology and Criminology. Additionally, during her time at Penn State, Sophia was heavily involved in the largest student-run philanthropy, the Penn State Dance MaraTHON, an organization committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. She is currently an Advocate at the Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County, a domestic violence and sexual assault shelter that aims to break the cycle of abuse through education, prevention, and empowerment. Sophia has been heavily involved in the Cranberry CUP since 2008, and this organization holds a very special place in her heart. She is the proud supporter of Hunter’s Creek South, Cranberry CUP Softball Tournament 2010 Champions! Sophia is extremely honored to have this opportunity to give back to her community and ultimately make a difference.
ROE STRAGAND, DIRECTOR (CHRISTMAS FAMILIES)
Roe is originally from Long Island, New York and moved to Cranberry Twp in 1991, where she now lives in Seven Fields. She has three children, four stepchildren, and sixteen grandchildren. She got involved with the Cranberry CUP four years ago when she volunteered to help with the Kickoff Party. Because she enjoys working the members of the CUP and the Cranberry community, she decided to get more involved. She believes this will be an amazing experience and looks forward to helping the Cranberry community.
DEANNE LYNCH, DIRECTOR (Sponsorship)
Deanne is a long time resident of Cranberry Township since 1995, where she and her husband, Jim, have raised their twin boys, 2016 SV graduates, and her youngest son, currently a junior at SV. Deanne has recently started a new career as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams. She is passionate about her community and the CUP and has participated in the softball tournament on the Hunters Creek South team for 15 years. Each year she is inspired by the wonderful family’s the CUP has helped and is looking forward to being on the board to help its continued success.