Sherrie Dunlap is the Director of Development for CASA of Westmoreland, a nonprofit organization that provides advocacy, a voice in court, to abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County. Sherrie graduated from magna cum laude from Saint Vincent College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, concentrating in Public Relations and Advertising and a minor in Sociology. After college she completed a year of volunteer service as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member with Washington Campus Compact. During this year, she served full-time at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, WA where she was their first AmeriCorps member started a service-learning program at the college. Following her year of service with AmeriCorps, she returned to Westmoreland County and was employed by Greater Latrobe School District where she was the Director of Public Relations and worked in the Center for Student Creativity and Development Office with the GLSD Art Conservation Trust and Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation, Inc.
Sherrie is active with her college alma mater, as she has served as chair for the student-alumni relations and networking and is on the executive committee of Saint Vincent College’s Alumni Council. Additionally, she organizes Council’s charitable drives and serves as a career guest speaker for the Communication Department. She a member of Saint Vincent Basilica Parish where volunteers for the festival, blood drives and is a member of the choir. Sherrie is a volunteer for Art on Tap at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art and is the guest speaker coordinator for Rotary of Westmoreland.
Sherrie loves to travel and has been to Brazil for three different service trips, studied documentary photography in France, poetry and screenwriting in Czech Republic and has travelled in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Italy, Turkey, and was a guest speaker at The Angley School in Cranbrook, England. When not working or travelling, Sherrie can be found anywhere between Latrobe and Pittsburgh at art galleries, ceili or salsa dancing, discovering new local music, great places to eat and independent coffee shops.
Jeff is a founding members of Westmoreland Rotary Club and served as Treasurer for the clubs first eight consecutive years. Believing that Rotary can be a family affair, his children, Dakota and Cole, can often be found volunteering alongside him. Amongst the many projects the club has been involved in, his favorites include working with Miracle of Giving and Toys for Tots.
Jeff spent twenty years working in the public accounting industry for medium and large CPA firms throughout the Pittsburgh area. With tax and financial accounting backgrounds, he has worked with a diverse clientele including not for profit, real estate, oil and gas, manufacturing, and construction companies. He is currently working at Xcoal Energy & Resources, a privately held company, which is America’s largest exporter of metallurgical coal.
Besides Rotary, he is actively involved in Boy Scouts of America, where he is an assistant scout master and merit badge counselor. Jeff and his children are earning their Black Belts in Tae Kwon Do. In his free time he enjoys mountain biking and swimming.
I am a residential real estate agent for Keller Williams Realty in the Greensburg/Irwin area. I am originally from Greensburg and after spending 10 years working at Mortons The Steakhouse in downtown Pittsburgh, I decided to move back to the area to start my real estate career. Since my first year in real estate, I have been among the top producers within my brokerage. Real estate is my passion and I love to get involved with the community.
Keisha joined the Westmoreland Rotary Club a year ago to become more involved in the community. Keisha is a native of Newport News, Virginia. She graduated from Seton Hill University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She decided to continue her education and received a M.B.A. degree in 2006. She works at Seton Hill as the Director of Intercultural Services.
Keisha believes in helping others. She lives by “ treat others, the way you want to be treated.” Keisha looks forward to giving back to the community. She likes to support her teenage son’s activities. Recently, she has started running 5K races. If you are interested in giving back, please become a member of the Rotary!
Melissa and her husband Bob live in Greensburg with their two small girls, Emily and Cora. Having lived here nearly her whole life, she loves her home town and was looking for ways to give back to her community when she found Rotary of Westmoreland. Melissa has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UPG and an M.Ed. in research methodology from the University of Pittsburgh, but she never decided what she wanted to be when she grew up.
Among other things, she’s been a quality manager, a teacher, and a marketer. But because her mother drilled good grammar into her, Melissa was consistently the go-to girl among her corporate co-workers for writing and editing advice. So she decided to take her writing and marketing skills – and her wish to work at home where she could be more connected to the community where she’s raising her family – and apply them to a full-time gig as a freelancer. She is now a copywriter and managing partner with Go-To Girls Marketing, and she works part-time as the marketeer for Aw Else Boutique, LLC, a women’s accessories shop in Greensburg.
Melissa enjoys running (literally) around Greensburg, spending time with friends and family, and a really good handbag.
Marcus is President/CEO of the video production company, Skene 19 Films, which specializes in creating short films, sketch comedy, music videos, documentaries, TV/WEB commercials, and promotional/corporate videos. Since the formation of the company in 2005, Marcus has evolved into a well-ranged writer, director, cinematographer, editor, and post-production supervisor. With a steady audience of over 22,000 YouTube subscribers, his work continues to be recognized on state and national levels with awards from various film/video competitions. Some of his recent clients include Seven Springs Resort, Shop n’ Save, Peony Entertainment, Aestique Plastic Surgery, Bardine’s Smokehouse, and many more. Visit skene19films.com for more information.
Michael is a partner at Loyalhanna Wealth Advisors of Janney in Ligonier, PA. www.LoyalhannaWA-Janney.com. As a Financial Advisor and Certified Private Wealth Advisor, Michael provides a highly specialized service to select clients. With the CPWA certification, he assists successful families with their life cycle planning needs, guiding them through the accumulation, preservation and distribution phases designed to minimize taxes, monetize and protect assets, maximize growth and transfer legacy wealth to the next generation.
Michael was the owner of Taste America Gifts, a multi-million dollar company which employed 65 people. He then entered the financial industry with UBS and Stifel before joining Janney. A graduate of Cornell University, Michael holds a Bachelor of Science. He also holds his Series 7, 66 and 31 securities licenses as well as Life and Health insurance. He is a founding member, past president and current Board member of the Rotary of Westmoreland. Michael is a leading member of the VISIONARIES at the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, is active with the Cornell Alumni Pittsburgh Chapter, and serves on the Community Liver Alliance planning committee. He and his wife, Jana, have a daughter, Quinn, and dog, Brie. Michael enjoys skiing and scuba diving. He is also a wine enthusiast and enjoys experiencing great food with family and friends.
Nick has been a member since the spring of 2003, is a past president, vice president, and current board member for the Westmoreland rotary. Inspired by his mom Faye Rosatti and recruited by Mike Reese to join rotary to help improve the local community. Nick has been a rotary member for thirteen years and has been a sustaining club member for 9 years.
He is an experienced Healthcare Specialist with Kimberly Clark Professional and has been in sales for over a decade. He enjoys working with local distributors and end users in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Nick completed his undergraduate at West Virginia University, where he earned a B.S. in Sport and Business Management with a minor in Communications. Nick is an assistant coach for Greensburg Salem High School’s Varsity Hockey team. He lives in Southwest Greensburg and enjoys his two year old chocolate lab Desi, hanging with his young niece and nephew, and playing ice hockey.
Kris serves as the Director of Corporate and Community Relations for Seton Hill University. His key responsibilities are fundraising for the University’s 21 Division II Athletic Programs through effective relationship management and a solid work ethic. Kris also works very closely with the wonderful business partners of Greensburg to continue enhancing the “town and gown” relationships, which the University is passionate about.
Born and raised in the Salem Township area of Greensburg, Kris is a 1996 graduate of Greensburg Salem. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bloomsburg University in 2001 where he was also a four-year starter for the Huskies Wrestling Program. After spending 9 years as the Head Assistant Wrestling Coach and Substitute Teacher at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, he decided to pursue his dreams and continue his education at Seton Hill University. Kris received his Master of Arts in Special Education and the Autism Education Certificate in December of 2012. He is pursuing his Masters in Business Administration (Sports Management Track) at Seton Hill University. Kris’ ultimate goal is to pursue his doctorate and become an Executive Director of Athletics at the NCAA level.
Outside of work, Kris remains busy with his beloved 7-year old son, Luke, who is very busy year-round with sporting and school activities. He loves to spend time with his family, friends and is always making new friends. A few of Kris’s favorite hobbies are fishing, sporting activities and exercising. He spends a great deal of time volunteering within the community and is very proud to be a member of the Westmoreland Rotary Club that serves their community passionately.
Elle’s passion for community service and giving back began during a mission trip to Guatemala when she was 13 years old. Having been bit by the travel and service bug, Elle spent several years working with NGO’s in Guatemala and Ghana, primarily leading their fundraising and communication efforts. Her international experience led Elle to Grove City College where she completed her B.A. and worked as a research fellow with the Center for Vision and Values with a focus on entrepreneurial solutions to poverty in the developing world.
Professionally, Elle is Co-Founder and Creative Director of Smartsite Strategies, a Ligonier-based marketing and design agency. She also works full time as a product designer for a glass factory in Mount Pleasant. In 2013, Elle received the “Golden Web Award” from Rotary District 7330 for her design of RotaryofWestmoreland.org.
In addition to her professional pursuits, Elle enjoys riding her horse, Frankie, and is an avid skier and kayaker. She also serves on the board for Nickers N’ Neighs Therapeutic Riding Center, a non-profit organization which works toward improving the lives of children and adults with special challenges through a therapeutic partnership with horses.
David Stanley has been the library director at Seton Hill University’s Reeves Memorial Library since 1997. Along with his duties as director he has also served occasionally as an adjunct faculty member teaching freshman Seminar in Thinking and Writing, Connections, Senior Seminar, and in the former Technologies Enhanced Learning graduate program. Prior to his position at Seton Hill University he was employed at Waynesburg University as systems librarian. Born and raised in Pittsburgh he now resides in the Hempfield Township section of Westmoreland County. He received his bachelor’s degree with a major in English Literature and a minor in Biology as well as his master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh and his Ph.D. in liberal arts with a specialization in Educational Leadership from The Union Institute & University.
Aaron has been a member of Westmoreland Rotary since 2009. He joined after moving to Latrobe with his wife Kim, who is also a member. His interest in Rotary began long before joining and was influenced by his neighbor, who was/is a member of the Pleasant Hills Rotary Club.
As one of the founding members of Rotaract at South Park High School, Aaron adopted the “Service above self” belief and carried it throughout his college and professional careers. As a member of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity at Saint Francis University, he and his fellow brothers supported many local and national humanitarian causes including Habitat for Humanity. He had the opportunity to travel to Italy and Switzerland, while in college and saw firsthand each region’s challenges and hardships. He returned home with an invigorated enthusiasm to support humanitarian causes. Aaron graduated with a Master’s in Physical Therapy from Saint Francis University, and continued on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chatham University while living and working in Boardman, Ohio. While living there, he and his wife supported Canfield Rotary and Boardman Rotary events and fundraisers including their annual pancake breakfast and fall festivals.
Aaron served as Westmoreland Rotary club president from 2011 – 2012 and is currently serving as treasurer. Under his leadership, Rotary of Westmoreland grew in its membership and introduced new programs including a daycare coat drive.
Aaron is the Physical Therapist and Office Manager of THE pt GROUP’s Greensburg Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Rehab office on Rugh Street and helps teach clinical skills at Duquesne University’s John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences Physical Therapy program in the fall.
Aaron encourages his 2 daughters to volunteer their time and talents to those held by Rotary of Westmoreland including Toys for Tots and the Miracle of Giving.
Kim joined Rotary in 2009 after moving to Westmoreland county from Boardman, Ohio. Her former employers both were involved with Rotary and inspired her to join. Originally from the Altoona-area, Kim grew up involved with church and community charity events. She graduated from St Francis University (PA) with a Bachelor’s in Public Relations as well as English-Communications. While there, she participated in the University’s annual “Day of Reflection”, Students for Life, SFU Singers, campus newspaper and yearbook as well as volunteered at 2 orphanages in a study abroad program in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She also worked as a campaign coordinator for a state senate race and county commissioner race to inspire other young adults to use involvement to create change.
Kim is married to fellow Rotarian Aaron Tuscan and together they have 2 daughters. Kim encourages them to participate in various Rotary events, so at a young age they learn to help others. Kim and daughter Sabrina were instrumental in organizing a coat drive to provide nearly 20 winter coats to children in Sabrina’s daycare. It grew into an effort that collected more than 125 coats or jackets that were donated to St. Vincent de Paul after the daycare’s needs were met.
Kim is proud to work as the media assistant for Levin Furniture, a family owned and operated furniture and accessory retail company since 1920. Levin Furniture has a long history of supporting the communities in which they work and live.
Robin manages the Transportation Underwriting department at a family-owned wholesale insurance brokerage that was started by his grandfather in 1970.
Robin joined Rotary in 2016 because he wanted to be more involved in giving back to his community and Rotary provides an excellent opportunity to do so while having a lot of fun.
In his free time Robin enjoys bicycling, snowboarding, running, traveling (especially on his motorcycle) and spending time with his family.
Suzanne is a Financial Advisor with PNC Investments. Suzanne is the current President of the Rotary of Westmoreland. She is a board member of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Westmoreland County as well as State PA CASA that work with children affected by sexual, physical, mental abuse, neglect, etc. . Suzanne serves on the board of Nickers N’ Neighs, a Therapeutic horseback riding for special needs, disabilities, etc. She is also the founder & member of “Wake Up Westmoreland County” – which is a drug awareness movement dedicated to the spread of information relative to the drug epidemic. Suzanne had served on the Board of Small Seeds out of East Liberty in Pittsburgh and worked with the organization to open a facility in Westmoreland County opening later in 2017. Suzanne is a member of the Westmoreland Federation of Republican Woman, and was an Honoree of the 6th Annual Pittsburgh summit award’s “Get Involved” rising female star.
Doug Weimer is a public educator and local elected official in Westmoreland County. He joined The Westmoreland Rotary as opportunity to give back to the local community and meet business leaders. Doug is a lifelong resident of Hempfield Township where he resides with his wife Karen and 3 daughters. He is a 1988 graduate of the Hempfield Area Senior High School and maintained his local roots by attending Seton Hill College in Greensburg, where he received a BA degree in Art Education in 1992 and further pursued graduate studies at California University of Pennsylvania. He utilizes his educational background as an educator in the Norwin School District in North Huntingdon. As a public official, Doug was first elected in his community to the Hempfield Township Board of Supervisors in 2001 and re-elected in 2007 to a second 6 year term. He currently serves as the chairman on the board of supervisors overseeing all municipal government services in his community of nearly 44,000 residents. In 2008, Doug expanded his service to the public by working for the PA Senate Republican Caucus in State Senator Regola’s District Office. Doug serves in numerous other community organizations but views Rotary as among the best opportunities to serve others.
Carl has been a Rotarian since 2012, originally with the Rotary Club of Johnstown, before moving to the rotary of Westmoreland in early 2013. Like many people, Carl originally joined rotary as a way to network, but has quickly learned the true meaning of being a Rotarian and enjoys the opportunity to have a positive influence in the community in which he works and lives.
Originally from Oxford, England, Carl moved to the United States in 2010, and has been a resident of Latrobe, PA since 2011. Carl is a graduate of The University of Brighton located on England’s South Coast, and holds a bachelor of the arts degree in hospitality management. Since graduating University Carl has worked in a number of information technology sales roles, and takes huge pride in his dedicated and professional approach to account management.
Carl is a keen sportsman, and currently plays cricket in the Pittsburgh Cricket Association league during the summer months. Carl also enjoys good food and beer, especially when coupled with spending time with his wife Kimberly.
Kimberly Wooloff is a Food Service Director for The Nutrition Group. She has been with the company since February 2016 and is currently with the Jeannette School District. She has been a member of The Rotary of Westmoreland since August 2014, however she has participated in some of their events and attended meetings before becoming an official member. Kimberly was introduced to Rotary by her husband who had been a member for a few years already. She decided to join because she liked the people involved and saw what great things they did and always had a great time doing them. Kimberly also is a self-proclaimed foodie and certified chef, loves movies, and adores her very large cat (20lbs) and dopey dog.
Elena M. Widziszewski
Hello, my name is Elena Daversa Widziszewski. I am a lifetime resident of Westmoreland County, currently residing in New Stanton. I am the sole owner of Preferred Settlement Solutions, LLC. We are entering into our 9TH year in business. We are a residential and commercial real estate title and escrow agency, that specializes in purchase, and refinance transactions, as well as a vast variety of other areas in real estate transfers, such as for sale by owner transactions, installment land contracts, and portfolio investment projects. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling with my husband Jordan, whom I’ve been married to for 10 years, and our 2 year old daughter Ava. We enjoy spending as much time as possible at our camp at Raystown Lake. I am excited about the future both professionally and personally, and look to make the best out of each day.