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Staff

Administrative Staff

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Sherry L. Deane
Receptionist/Member Schools' Secretary

Joined PIAA:

July 1994

Responsibilities:

Direct telephone inquiries, assist member schools with
data reporting/collection, sanctioning of tournaments,
cooperative sponsorships and rules interpretation
meetings for member school coaches.

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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.

OFFICIALS' DEPARTMENT: (See Below)
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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.

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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.

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Wendy Merlina
Officials' Corresponding Secretary

Joined PIAA:

September 2013

Responsibilities:

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

BUSINESS DEPARTMENT: (See Below)
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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.

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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.