External Board

Our MPA program is creating this board as a part of our reaccreditation process.  The Network of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) is the global standard for accrediting public administration graduate programs.  The purpose of our External Advisory Committee is to provide insight and guidance from the field to help us enhance our curricular and co-curricular activities.  For example, the committee will collaborate with us to market our MPA program, assist our students with obtaining internships and jobs, and serve as guest speakers and mentors. 


Name Title/Organization Afilliation Place of Employment
Marita Kelley  Regional Director PA Department of Community and Economic Development 
Michelle Kichline  County Commissioner Chester County Board of Commissioners
Stephanie Okuniewski  Public Affairs & Member Services Specialist PA Rural Electric Association/Allegheny Electric Cooperative
Rob Teplitz Special Counsel Pennsylvania Governor's Office of General Counsel


Name Title/Organization Affiliation Place of Employment
Joanne Craig  Vice President for Programs The Foundation for Delaware County 
Grace Herbert President & Co-Founder Finding Shelter Animal Rescue
Lisa Schaefer Executive Director County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
Kristen Tullo Pennsylvania State Director Humane Society
Joseph Sherwood Executive Director Chester County Library System


Name Title/Organization Affiliation Place of Employment

Gene Barr

President & CEO

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry

Alex Charlton Former State Rep & Senior Manager State Government Affairs Exelon
Andrew Dinniman Former State Rep Retired
James Lee President & Founder

Susquehanna Polling and Research 


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