2022-2024 Officers and Executive Board Bios
Dawn Crossan, CEOE (President)
Dawn started at Warwick School District in 1998, doing taxes and accounting. She joined LLAEOP, the local affiliate. Joined PAEOP a year or so later when she went to her first spring conference.
Dawn accepted a job at Pequea Valley in 2008, doing taxes, census and accounting, and is now the Accounts Payable/Purchasing Coordinator. She became the key person and encouraged Pequea Valley office professionals to join LLAEOP, as no one at PV had been a member for several years. In 2012, she was installed as the Region 9 Representative. She was installed as PAEOP Treasurer in May 2016 and served as Treasurer until the present.
Dawn joined NAEOP several years ago to pursue the PSP certification and CEOE distinction. She completed both in May, 2013. She attended the national conference in Alexandria, VA in July, where she was acknowledged nationally for receiving them, along with three others from PAEOP. She is an advocate for encouraging others to obtain their PSP certification.
Louise Mikowychok, CEOE (Immediate Past President)
Louise Mikowychok, CEOE, had been employed at Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown, PA since 2003 in various support and management positions. In January 2021, Louise made the decision to retire after 20.5 years in educational support positions in PA, including previous support of special education at Solanco SD in Lancster County.
Retirement has been enjoyable and productive, with active participation in PAEOP as President, PSBA committee involvement, NAEOP and Northeast Area membership and a quilting hobby. She and her husband, John, are presently managing a renovation at a property in West Chester, PA for their forever home.
During her career, Louise earned her PSP with CEOE distinction, was awarded the Gertrude Kopf Award of Recognition for service to education, and completed her BA in Organizational Dynamics at Immaculata University - a lifelong goal. She served PAEOP in roles including Region 15 representative, Webmaster, PEPTalk Editor, Membership Director, Fall Workshop Chair, Spring Conference Chair, President Elect and most recently President. All these positions brought Louise many exciting and enjoyable experiences and long-lasting friendships.
Louise believes every child deserves educational opportunities in safe and nurturing places. Educational Office Support Professionals are key employees who partner in that effort. Time spent improving their skills can only improve how effective their contribution to parents and teachers are - to the team supporting the student.
The next position as Immediate Past-President on the Executive Committee is an honor and privilege to achieve. It is with the support of the membership, the board members and her most recent employer, Chester County intermediate Unit, that she grew her confidence, ability and purpose over the years. This organization is a worthwhile one that, when fully utilized, afforded Louise the opportunity to come full circle in a career that was exciting, rewarding and a blessing.
President Elect - OPEN
Theresa Brickley (Treasurer)
Theresa has been with the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI) for 21 years. CPI is a Career and Technology Center that serves Centre County. Theresa is currently the Executive Secretary to the President and Secretary for the Joint Operating Committee and Local Advisory Committee. Along with these duties, Theresa also handles all aspects of payroll, time and attendance, and serves on several committees. During her employment at CPI she served in the Accounts Payable Department and was the Attendance Secretary for six years. She completed the Dale Carnegie course and was given the Highest Award of Achievement by her fellow classmates. Before coming to CPI, Theresa worked in property management. Theresa has served PAEOP as Treasurer, Secretary and Region Representative.
She has been married to husband Gene for 31 years with a grown son (Cody) and daughter (Ashlyn) who both work at Penn State University.
Stephanie Nallo, (Secretary and Region 9 Co-Representative - Lancaster/Lebanon Counties)
Stephanie Nallo is the Administrative Assistant to the Principal at Lancaster County Career & Technology Center Willow Street Campus, and previously worked as the Executive Assistant to the Director/JOC Recording Secretary as well as in various administrative assistant positions in educational offices for the past 19 years. Prior to her work in education, she worked in county government offices. In addition to the Secretary position, Stephanie also serves as the representative for the Lancaster / Lebanon portion of Region 9, beginning in 2021. She previously served as the Region 12 Representative from 2015-2021. She is a current member of NAEOP, PAEOP and her local affiliate LLAEOP.
Danielle Patterson (Membership Director)
Danielle Patterson is the Executive/Board Secretary at Armstrong Indiana (ARIN) Intermediate Unit 28 and is a current member of NAEOP and PAEOP. She plans to work toward her PSP certification and is pleased to be part of an organization dedicated to the professional growth and recognition of educational office personnel. She is excited to continue to serve as Membership Director and work with region representatives to develop programs, initiatives, and policies to help increase PAEOP membership. Danielle currently resides in Homer City, PA. She enjoys spending time with her friends/family, reading, and gardening. She has two adult children and three-year old twin grandchildren.
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS Wendy Swaney (Region 1 Representative)
Wendy Swaney has been working in the Personnel Office in Millcreek Township School District, Erie, PA for 17 years. She currently serves as the HR Coordinator and serves on the Pandemic Team for teh school district. Wendy is thankful for the chance to represent Region 1 and looks forward to inspiring other members to join PAEOP and learn the benefits from the great staff development opportunities and networking. Wendy and her husband Jim reside in Fairview PA and have been married for two year. Together they have three children, Kasey, Jeremy and Cheyenne. They have a grandson, Kaisen and a granddaughter, Mylee.
Open (Region 2 Representative) Open (Region 3 Representative) Leslie Elder (Region 4 Representative)
Leslie Elder has worked at the Bellefonte Area School District for 26 years. She is currently the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent and Recording Secretary for the Board of School Directors. While at Bellefonte, Leslie also served as Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent and Secretary to the Principal at the Bellefonte Area Middle School.
Leslie lives in Pleasant Gap with her husband Andy. They have been married for 33 years and have two grown children. Seth lives in Washington DC and Mary in Boalsburg. They also have a dog named Bella. Leslie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and traveling. She is glad to be able to serve as the Region 4 Representative.
Wendy Kosovac (Region 5 Representative)
Wendy Kosovac has worked for the West Shore School District’s administrative office since 2012. Currently, she serves as the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent. Prior to her current job, she had held various other positions within the district. Wendy has her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education with a Mathematics Certification from Shippensburg University. She is a member of NAEOP and PAEOP's Region 5 representative. Wen-dy plans on beginning her PSP certificate after the Spring Conference. She is very thankful for the opportunity to network with so many great people across the state.
Wendy is the proud mom of two children, Katelyn and Camden. Katelyn has just graduated from Penn State Harrisburg, studying Kinesiology, and is working as a personal trainer. Camden is a Sophomore at Lock Haven University studying to be a Physician Assistant. Wendy enjoys going to the beach, being with friends/family, shopping and listening to music.
Sheri Moyer, CEOE (Region 6 Representative)
Sheri Moyer, CEOE, serves as the Educational Services Specialist for the Middletown Area School District since 2013. Sheri has an Associate of Arts Degree from the Harrisburg Area Community College and has owned her own hair salon for over thirty-eight years.
Sheri is a member of NAEOP, PAEOP, Sheri serves as a School Director in the West Shore School District where she resides and was elected Chairman of the Joint Operating Committee at Cumberland Perry Vocational Technical School.
Sheri and her husband, Steve can be found on weekends at their cabin in Milroy, PA. They have enjoyed traveling in the US and Europe. They are the proud parents of Joshua who gradu-ated from Kent State University with a B.S. in Aeronautics and currently works at Morristown Municipal Airport, NJ as an Airport Operations Coordinator. Joshua is also a private licensed private pilot working toward a commercial license. They were blessed in July of 2019 to wel-come a new daughter-in-law, Jessica, to their family, who is a special education teacher.
Donna Chobot, CEOE (Region 7 & 8 Representative)
Donna Chobot is employed by the East Penn School District as an Administrative Assistant at Willow Lane Elementary School. She has been with the East Penn School District since Oc-tober 1997. Donna began with the district in the Technology Department as a Technology Assistant and transferred to Willow Lane Elementary when it opened in July 2010. She is looking forward to continue serving as the Region 7 Representative.
Donna has been married to John for 36 years and has two adult children named Megan and Tim. Both have chosen the nursing and work for the Lehigh Valley Health Newtwork. Tim is a CRNA and Megan is an RN in Acute Rehab at the same hospital. John and donna have one granddaughter named Hope and spend as much time as possible with her. Being a grandpar-ent is truly the BEST!!
Donna Chobot, CEOE (Region 8 Representative) See above for bio. Stephanie Nallo, (Region 9 Co-Representative - Lancaster/Lebanon Counties)
See above for Bio
Carol Tucker, CEOE (Region 9 Co-Representative - Franklin, Adams & York Counties)
District Office Receptionist at Conewago Valley School District. She has been an educational office employee for over 18 years and enjoys being a PAEOP Region 9 Co-Representative for York/Adams/Franklin Counties, as well as PEPtalk editor.
Richella Daub (Region 11 Representative)
Richella Daub works at Lower Merion School District which her current role is the Administrative Assistant in the Student Services/Special Education Department. She has been with the District for 7 years which she started in the Superintendents office. Prior to her employment at the District she was a Paralegal for a local law firm where she worked in Special Education Law. She is a current member of NAEOP and PAEOP. She attended her first PAEOP Conference in 2016. Richella just became the Region 11 Representative and looks forward to serving.
Richella resides in Collegeville with her husband and 5 year old son. She will be wel-coming their second child, a little girl, early April. Richella loves to travel, which one day hopes to cross off her bucket list that she has visited every State.
Open (Region 12 Representative)
Open (Region 14 Representative)
Linda Miller (Region 15 Representative)
Linda serves as Secretary to the Superintendent and Board Secretary at Unionville-Chadds Ford School District in Chester County. Before moving to the District Office, she was the Principal's Secretary at Unionville High School. She has worked in education for 15 years. Linda has been a member of PAEOP for five years, and served as Region 14 Representative before becoming the Hermine Solt Student Scholarship Chair. She has attended Spring Conference each of these five years and thoroughly enjoyed the sessions as well as networking with other EOP's from across the state. She resides near West Chester with her husband of 30 years, David. Linda and David have two sons, Justin who lives in Burtonsville, MD, and Jeffrey who lives in West Chester. Linda enjoys quilting, the beach, and spending time with friends and family.
Dianne Binkley (Nominating Co-chair)
Dianne has enjoyed her career working in education. She is recently retired after 11 years at DeSales University and 17 plus years in the Special Education and Student Services Department at Southern Lehigh School District.
Dianne attended her first Bucks-Lehigh AEOP two months after being hired at Southern Lehigh. For many years she coordinated the organization’s community service projects. As a member of BLAEOP she later served as vice-president and president. She joined PAEOP in 2002 and served as Nominating Co-Chair since 2012. Having joined NAEOP in 2010 she earned her PSP Associate Professional, Option I certification.
She resides in Center Valley with her husband of 42 years, Keith. Dianne and Keith have two sons, Brian who lives in Minnesota and Mark who lives in Wescosville. They have and five beautiful grandchildren, Nathan, Lyla, Grant, Weston, and Kaydence. Dianne enjoys reading, crafting and anything involving sewing, especially counted cross stitch. She loves walking and biking. Weekends Dianne can be found at their cabin at Lake Wallenpaupack.
Lynelle Fitzmier, CEOE (Constitution and Bylaws)
Lynelle is in her 28th year of working at Great Valley School District in Chester County where she serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent. She has been involved in PAEOP for many years having enjoyed a variety of positions: President, President–Elect/Conference Planning Chair, Membership Director, Fall Workshop Coordinator, Nominating Committee Co-Chair, and Regional Representative. Additionally, Lynelle has been a member of NAEOP for close to 20 years and earned her CEOE distinction in 2006. She is grateful for the experiences gained through attendance at the National Con-ferences throughout the country. Lynelle appreciates the opportunities for personal and professional growth that PAEOP provides and the challenge to grow through service in the organization. She feels the best part of involvement with PAEOP is the people she has had the privilege to meet, know, work with, and call friends. With free time, Lynelle enjoys family and friends, reading, playing bells in her church bell choir, and traveling.
Bonnie J. Miller, CEOE (Professional Standards Program
Bonnie J. Miller, CEOE, is the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer at Pace School where she has been employed for 33 years.
She enjoys serving on the PAEOP Board of Directors and is looking forward to assist-ing President Mikowhychok, CEOE, and the incoming 2020-2022 Executive Board of Directors. In addition to the variety of roles she has served in on the PAEOP Board of Directors, she has enjoyed serving as the Professional Standard Program Chairman and would be honored to continue to assist applicants with the NAEOP sponsored program, as the PA Chairman.
Bonnie currently serves on the NAEOP Board of Directors as the Northeast Area Di-rector and 2021 NAEOP Conference Planning Co-Chairman. She will be the incoming NAEOP Vice President effec-tive August 1, 2020.
Her involvement with PAEOP has given her professional and personal growth, well beyond her imagination. In addi-tion, she has made life long friends, and has had the opportunity to work with and learn from very talented colleagues across the state.
Carol Tucker (PEPTalk Newsletter Editor)
See above for bio
Donna Romanowski (Hermine Solt Student Scholarship)
Donna Romanowski is currently a retired Administrative Assistant after 35 years in education spending 13 years with the Avon Grove School District and 22 years at the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Working in the area of Special Education, she always had a passion and felt a sense of accomplishment supporting teachers, students and parents. Although retired, and serving many years as the Region 15 Representative on the PAEOP Board, she chose to continue to be a member, taking on the role as chair of the Hermine Solt Student Scholarship. Donna currently resides in West Grove. She is married and has two children and four grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and continues with her passion of making jewelry.
Sheri Moyer, CEOE (Gertrude E. Kopf Award of Recognition)
(Louise Henderson Nelson Member Scholarship) Patty Keller (Ways and Means Chair)
Patty Keller is an Assistant to the Principal of the Upper Perkiomen Middle School where she has been employed for the past 30 years. Patty has been a member of PAEOP for the past 27 years. She has served as region representative; treasurer; budget chair; planning committee; co-chair for nominating committee; ways & means, audit committee and co-chair of the affiliates committee.
Patty has also served on several other local committees.
Patty also works part-time as a travel consultant at BarMar in Quakertown. She enjoys travel-ing around the world and spending time with family and friends.
Patty lives with her husband, Rick. She has a daughter, Krystal, three grandsons, Koy, Koen, and Konor and a new baby granddaughter Kali, born Jan 4, 2018.
Lenore Filipovic (Webmaster - Content)
Lenore is the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent/Cabinet, and Board Recording Secretary of the Phoenixville Area School District. She is also the Office Manager for the Central office staff, and she served as the co-coordinator for the District Safe Schools Committee. Lenore started her 30+ year career as the Executive Secretary to the President of an International T-shirt manufacturer until the company closed in 2001. She then entered the field of education, working for the Assistant Superintendent of a large school district in Berks County, PA. She has been in her current position for over 13-years. Lenore lives in Pottstown, PA, with her husband, Michael, and one of their four children. She recently became a grandmother “Gammy” to now 18-month-old Gwenivere and a "coming soon" baby in September. Lenore’s family also includes many rescued animals - 4 dogs (Murphy—a ~Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Hank—a Husky/Shepherd mix, Cooper—Hound, and Miley—a Shi Tzu/Yorkie mix) and 2 cats (Otis and Elliott). Lenore spends most of her time volunteering for different organizations, as well as being a Band Mom and loves watching HGTV, Food Network and reruns of Friends and Family Feud. She enjoys spending the rest of her time with family, reading and driving her daughter, Emma, to modeling, theatrical shows and band cavalcades.