to meet you.
The Beaver County Partnership for Community and Economic Growth’s Board of Directors provides governance, oversight and guidance to the organization. Together, with input from its numerous stakeholders, the board strives to facilitate county-wide initiatives that foster innovation economic development and community building.
Charles “Skip” Homan
Skip served as CEO and Director of Michael Baker International from 1994 to 1999. He retired in 2010 as President of PBS&J (Atkins North America) and was director and Board Chair of Larson Design Group until 2018. Skip is a Trustee at Robert Morris University, having served in that position since 1994. Skip resides in Brighton Township with his wife, Nancy.
Rebecca is an elected Supervisor in Potter Township, home of Shell Chemicals Appalachia and the newly established Rocky Bend Nature Preserve. She holds leadership roles with Beaver County Regional Council of Governments, Local Government Academy and First Presbyterian Church Beaver and is married to Mark. They have 3 grown sons and 7 grandchildren.
Bethany is the Director of the Department of Community Development for the City of Beaver Falls, the Executive Director of the Beaver County Regional COG and has served on the Executive Board of the Partnership since 2015. She studied Student Ministry and Community Development at Geneva College and graduated from Leadership Beaver County in 2019.
Mario has been Monaca Borough manager since August 2007. Co-founder of the Ohio River Trail Council, Mario has won several awards for promoting sustainability and has presented at conferences nationwide on the subject. He’s also the executive board for the Beaver County Downtown Partnership Committee and Council of Governments.
Norm Mitry is in his 25th year with Heritage Valley Health System, 19 of those as CEO. Norm serves on the Boards of RMU, Salvation Army of Beaver County, Beaver County Partnership, UPMC Healthplan, and Clinical Connect Health Information Exchange. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health.
Kristen is director of campus relations at Penn State Beaver. Previously she worked as managing editor for the Beaver County Times. She’s also a board member of the Beaver County Partnership for Community and Economic Growth, a lector at Sts. Peter & Paul in Beaver, and past president of the PA Women’s Press Association.
Matt was raised in Ohioville, graduated from Western Beaver in ’96 and Penn State University in ‘01. He manages the Beaver Banking Center for WesBanco Bank. Matt serves on several boards including the Beaver County Chamber and Carnegie Library of Beaver Falls. With a focus on community involvement, he devotes much of his time to building a more connected Beaver County.
Dr. Eric Rosendale
Dr. Eric Rosendale is the Executive Director of the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit. Before joining the intermediate unit in 2000, Dr. Rosendale taught at Beaver Area and Riverside school districts. He earned his doctorate in Administration and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.
Kimberly Pizzella Kiesling
Kimberly is the head of development at Habitat for Humanity of Beaver County, where she is responsible for fundraising, donor development, events, and marketing.
Before making the move to Habitat and full-time nonprofit development, Kim was President of Marquis Strategies for nine years, a successful political and nonprofit fundraising company. With over a decade in both political and nonprofit fundraising, she is known for her expertise in strategic planning, donor development, and building successful sustainable plans that are tailored to an organization’s purpose and constituency.
Daniel is the Executive Director of RiverWise, a nonprofit organization focused on creating a regional identity around the rivers of Beaver County. As a part of these efforts, RiverWise has established ecodistrict communities in Beaver Falls, Monaca, and Aliquippa, and is using this provocative framework to call citizens, organizations, and networks into action. Daniel lives in Aliquippa with his wife, Pamela, and his 4 children, Owen, Maria, Carmine, and Caspian. Daniel’s children represent a constant and compelling reminder of the call to steward our region with foresight and purpose.
Tony is the Beaver County sheriff. A lifelong resident of Beaver county, Tony graduated from Quigley Catholic High School in 1979. He entered the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in July of 1984 and spent the next 25 years as a member of the Pennsylvania State Police, working in diverse assignments. Part of his work was as an undercover trooper on the Troop B (SW Pa) Vice Unit, as a polygraph examiner, and as a member of the Special Emergency Response Team for his last 15 years. He retired in 2010 as a sergeant and the Criminal Investigation Section Supervisor for Troop B. Tony and his wife, Sylvia, reside in Hopewell Township.