Board of Directors

The Conservation of Mount Nittany is the Work of Generations Across Time

Board of Directors

  • Eric Loop, President
  • Heidi Battista, Vice President
  • Blake Gall, Treasurer
  • Kevin Horne, Secretary
  • Jim Antoniono
  • Chad Bell
  • Jodi Berkebile
  • Vince Corso
  • Melissa Kauffman
  • Leon Kolankiewicz
  • Steve Lyncha
  • Bradley Nestico
  • Jay Paterno
  • Bob Ricketts
  • Paul A. Roth
  • Tom Shakely
  • Tom Sharbaugh
  • Brian Stouffer
  • Gina Thompson
  • Troy Weston

Directors Emeritus

Directors Emeritus are those who have contributed nine or more years of volunteer service to the Mount Nittany Conservancy.

  • Bob Andronici
  • Ben Bronstein
  • E. Alan Cameron
  • Mimi Barash Coppersmith
  • J. Alan Stewart
  • Jeff Deitrich
  • Pat Farrell +
  • Elizabeth Fegert
  • Robert Frick
  • Gary Gentzler
  • John Hook
  • Bill Jaffe
  • Dan Jones
  • Benson Lichtig
  • John Mentzell
  • Ralph O. Mumma
  • Ben Novak
  • Joseph V. Paterno +
  • Ken Reeves +
  • Rich Pirrotta
  • Anne Riley
  • John T. Ryan Jr. +
  • Patrick Scholl +
  • Dan Sieminski
  • Karl Shellenberger
  • Tom Smyth +
  • Kim Steiner
  • William K. Ulerich +
  • Vince Verbeke
  • Douglas A. Wion
  • Bill Welch +
  • Ron Woodhead
  • Robert K. Zimmerman +

+ Deceased

Committee Chairs

  • Marketing: Heidi Battista
  • Mountain/Recreation: Troy Weston
  • Nominating: John Hook

Mountain Ambassadors

Mountain Ambassadors are advocates for Mount Nittany, community volunteers who introduce it to new generations. Interested in becoming a Mountain Ambassador? Email info@nittany.org.

  • Chris Buchignani
  • David Dulabon

Past Presidents

  • Eric Loop  (2017-present)
  • John Hook (2011-2016)
  • Vince Verbeke (2008-10)
  • Ron Woodhead (2006-09)
  • Pat Farrell (2002-06) +
  • Ben Bronstein (1999-01)
  • Bill Jaffe (1996-99)
  • Ken Reeves (1995-96) +
  • Rich Pirrotta (1991-94)
  • Ben Novak (1981-90)