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Board of Directors

The Members of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association are listed below.

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Tyler Doppelheuer

PRESIDENT


Tyler comes to Philadelphia from his home in the Pittsburgh area. He attended Penn State, University Park, and graduated with a B.S. in Community, Environment, and Development with Distinction in 2012. During his time at Penn State, he served in several prominent roles on campus and within the University community.

After graduating, Tyler worked for Ryland (now CalAtlantic) Homes in several capacities ranging from sales and marketing to construction project management on varying levels. Currently, Tyler is a Project Management Analyst with BlackTree Healthcare Consulting working with the national clinical team.

Tyler resides in Philadelphia and is involved in various community groups, Penn State groups, and sports leagues. He is happy to be the President and to share all of the great things about the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association.


Contact Tyler at president@pennstatephilly.org

Brian DiMattesa

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VICE PRESIDENT


Brian graduated from Penn State in 2002 with a B.S. in Accounting and a minor in Economics. He is currently a principal for St Clair CPA Solutions of Merchantville, NJ, and Conshohocken, PA. He and his wife Becky ('03, Secretary) live in South Jersey with their two children, Danielle and Luke.

Brian has previously served as the Philadelphia Chapter Activities Director (2011-2014) and President (2014-2017).


Contact Brian at vicepresident@pennstatephilly.org

Somrit Basak

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TREASURER


Somrit was born and raised in Hollidaysburg, PA (an hour south of State College). Both of Somrit’s parents are professors at Penn State, which planted the seed for Penn State early on.

Somrit started working for Deloitte as an International Tax Consultant after graduating from Penn State in 2014 with a B.S. in Accounting and a minor in Psychology. During college, Somrit was involved as part of the executive board of the GLOBE and PSU Food for Thought as well as part of the assembly of the UPUA.

In his free time, Somrit enjoys traveling and trying new restaurants in Philadelphia.


Contact Somrit at treasurer@pennstatephilly.org

Becky DiMattesa

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SECRETARY


Becky attended the University Park campus and graduated in 2003, as a member of the Schreyer Honors College, with a BS in Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Engineering Mechanics. During her time at Penn State, she was active in the Newman Catholic Student Association, intramural sports, Project Haiti, and the Women in Engineering Program.  She enjoys PSU football and still attends games regularly.

Becky grew up in Media, PA.  She works for The Boeing Company at its Ridley Park, PA, location, where she analyzes vibration and loads of helicopter systems.  In 2008, she earned an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University.  She currently lives in South Jersey her husband, Brian ('02, Chapter President), and their two children, Danielle and Luke.

Becky has previously served as the Philadelphia Chapter Activities Director (2011-2017).


Contact Becky at secretary@pennstatephilly.org

Liana Trigg

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MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR


Liana graduated from Penn State in 2015 with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and minors in Chemistry and Spanish. During her time at Penn State, she was in the Schreyer Honors College, presided over the Association of Residence Hall Students, researched in a neuroscience lab, and studied abroad in Seville, Spain.
Liana works as a Salesforce Technical Account Manager at CSS Technical Services and serves on the Penn State Alumni Council. She also enjoys making soap, traveling, and exploring Philadelphia.

Contact Liana at membership@pennstatephilly.org

Janelle Rushton

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SCHOLARSHIP AND STUDENT OUTREACH DIRECTOR


Janelle hails from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area, otherwise known as the home of “The Office”. During her time at Penn State she played varsity tennis for the Hazleton campus, was a member of the THON Special Events Committee and worked as a student Phonathon caller. She graduated from University Park in 2015 with a B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS).

After graduating, Janelle interned with Penn State’s Division of Development and Alumni Relations. She is currently employed by Widener University as the Associate Director of Annual Giving. Janelle also serves as a board member of the Penn State HDFS Affiliate Program Group and is a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association.

On Saturdays in the fall Janelle can be found in either Beaver Stadium or Field House.

For The Glory.


Contact Janelle at scholarship@pennstatephilly.org

Nick Grasso

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ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR


Nick was raised in Lancaster, PA, and attended the University Park campus until graduating in 2013 from the integrated Master's of Accounting Program. While at school, he was heavily involved with his business fraternity and the Smeal College of Business and could also be found downtown serving at State College hot spots, Panera Bread and Cafe 210 West.
After college, Nick became a CPA and works for KPMG LLP, in the Philadelphia office's audit department. At his employer, he is a member of the senior forum group and audit event planning committee, active with his office's intramural sports teams, and assists in recruiting efforts (especially more Penn State Alum).
Nick believes in bringing people together to network, have a good time, and achieve higher goals.

Contact Nick at activities@pennstatephilly.org

Christina Moresi

COMMUNITY SERVICE DIRECTOR


Christina was born and raised in Philadelphia within a Penn State family, since her dad, Godfather, and uncle are all alumni. She graduated from University Park in 2003 with a B.A. in Communications and minors in Animal Sciences and American Studies. During her time at Penn State she played club soccer for Abington, lived and worked at the Dairy Barns, volunteered with the Hockey Management Association, and was the Science and Nature Editor at Voices of Central Pennsylvania.

Christina continued her education at Chestnut Hill College, where she earned a Masters of Education and Early Childhood and Special Education certifications.

Currently, Christina is a Youth Education Program Manager and an Environmental Educator in Northwest Philadelphia. She actively serves her neighborhood and extended community through teaching and volunteering. She is also a part of the Hope Express Morale Team, a 135-mile run that was created to bridge the gap between the families on the 7th floor at the Hershey Medical Center and the Dancers at THON.

Christina believes that it takes a village to raise a child and to better a community. Through community service with the Philadelphia Chapter, Penn Staters can work together to serve, love and improve Philadelphia for the children and the future.

For the glory. For the kids. For the community. We are...Penn State.


Contact Christina at service@pennstatephilly.org

Santo Fortebuono

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TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR


Santo brings 20+ years of technology experience to the Board. He is currently the Head of ERM Technology Solutions with Lincoln Financial where he’s responsible for setting and implementing the department’s long term technology strategy.   Prior to joining Lincoln Financial, he was the Head of Quant Model Implementation at The Vanguard Group where he was responsible for managing a team of Software Engineers that implemented investment and global forensic strategies.

Santo holds both a BS in Economics and a MS in Finance from Penn State University.  He also holds a MS in Computer Science from Villanova University. Santo enjoys running, golfing, travelling and, most of all, attending home games in Beaver Stadium with his wife and two children every fall.


Contact Santo at technology@pennstatephilly.org

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