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.

Lauren Petrone

Lauren Petrone

Administration and Scholarship Coordinator

Lauren is responsible for welcoming guests, answering callers' queries, and working closely with the Deputy Director to ensure the office runs smoothly. She also manages our online scholarship process, from student applications to selection committee coordination.

Shalen Perehinec

Shalen Perehinec

Communications and Events Coordinator

Shalen is responsible for telling our story through our communications, including print marketing, social media, website, and press releases. She is also responsible for making sure our events are engaging, well organized, and fun!

Rachael Hartman

Rachael Hartman

Grants & Community Impact Coordinator

Rachael is responsible for connecting with and providing a variety of services to our local non-profit organizations, and for making sure our grants are effectively and efficiently managed. She also works with the Executive Director on implementing and overseeing community impact projects.


Current Board

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Patrick Bisbey
Retired, Investment Manager
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Joe Dionisio
Health Planning & Admin. Professor of Practice, Penn State
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Desiree Fralick
Attorney and shareholder, The Mazza Law Group, PC
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Blake Gall
Retired, Investment Manager
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Tammy Gentzel
Ex Officio member, Centre County United Way
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Cari Gustafson
Director, HRMI
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Kenneth Hall
Executive Director of Development, Penn State
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Bob Hicks
CEO/Rev., Persea Naturals/ Upper Spruce Creek Presbyterian Church
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Jack Infield
Regional President, Banking
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Oscar "OJ" Johnston
Retired, Program Manager at Raytheon
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Heddy Kervandjian
Vice President, HFL Corporation
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Kay Kustanbauter
Retired, Nittany Lion Club
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Veeral Patel
Radiation Oncologist, Mount Nittany Physician Group
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Heather Pleskonko
Senior Manager, Baker Tilly
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Carmine Prestia
Judge, Centre County Magisterial District
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Bob Ricketts
Retired, Penn State
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Randy Woolridge
Finance Professor, Penn State