staff & board

Our Staff

Centre Foundation’s experienced and passionate staff members are always available to help our donors make a positive impact on our community.

Molly Kunkel

Molly Kunkel

Executive Director

Molly is responsible for leadership and management of the organization, as well as working with the board of directors to develop and implement strategic plans which will assure long-term growth and success.

Carrie Ryan

Carrie Ryan

Deputy Director

Carrie is responsible for overseeing the operational, financial, and administrative functions to assure continuing accountability and reliability for all Foundation business, as well as assisting the Executive Director with implementing strategic plans.

Irene Miller

Irene Miller

Development & Events Coordinator

Irene is responsible for coordinating events, general communications and marketing, and assisting the Executive Director with donor development.

Ashley Pipe

Ashley Pipe

Grant & Scholarship Coordinator

Ashley is responsible for coordinating all granting and scholarship programs. She also coordinates outreach, training, and communication to local non-profits and assists the Executive Director with organizational funds.

Lauren Manfredi

Lauren Manfredi

Office Assistant

Lauren welcomes all guests to Centre Foundation's office, answers callers' queries, and helps to coordinate meetings in the community board room. She works closely with the Deputy Director to ensure the office runs smoothly.


Current Board

Patrick bisbey
Patrick Bisbey
Retired, Investment Manager
Conroy
John Conroy
Partner, Frost & Conn, Inc.
Desiree fralick
Desiree Fralick
Attorney and shareholder, The Mazza Law Group, PC
Gall
Blake Gall
Retired, Investment Manager
Gentzel
Tammy Gentzel
Ex Officio member, Centre County United Way
Infield
Jack Infield
Regional President, Banking
Board oj johnston
Oscar "OJ" Johnston
Retired, Program Manager at Raytheon
Kervandjian
Heddy Kervandjian
Vice President, HFL Corporation
Kay kustanbauter
Kay Kustanbauter
Retired, Nittany Lion Club
Heather pleskonko bw small
Heather Pleskonko
Senior Manager, Baker Tilly
Prestia
Carmine Prestia
Judge, Centre County Magisterial District
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Bob Ricketts
Senior Lecturer, The Pennsylvania State University, College of Health and Human Development
Sloan
Todd Sloan
Director of Development, Smeal College of Business
Ziff
Ted Ziff
Emergency Department Chair, Mount Nittany Medical Center