Board of Directors

Forest Resources Alumni Group Board of Directors

January 2018

Elected at-large members 

David J. Gustafson  (’00 FORSC)   2018   2nd
President, Forest Resources Alumni Group
and CAAS Representative
(Chief, Forestry Division, Bureau of Habitat Management,
Pennsylvania Game Commission)
459 Bower Ridge Road
Loysville, PA  17047
(717) 787-2039  office    

Nicholas Lylo  ('89 FORSC)    2018   2nd
(District Forester, Pinchot Forest District, PA DCNR, Bureau of Forestry)
1839 Abington Road
North Abington, PA  18414
(570) 945-7133 office

Samantha J. Pedder  ('11 W F S)   2018   1st
Vice President, Forest Resources Alumni Group
(Director of Business Development, Council to Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports)
393 Whigham Road
Greensburg, PA 15601

Chad M. Stewart  ('00 W F S)   2018   1st
(Deer, Elk, and Moose Management Specialist, Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources)
3976 Shoals Drive
Okemos, MI 48864

William R. Donley ('78 FORSC)  2019   1st
(Retired president and CEO, Tangent Rail Corporation)
1235 Trevanian Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218-1018

Stephen C. Grado ('79 FORSC. '84g & '92g FOR R)  2019   1st
(George L. Switzer Professor of Forestry, Mississippi State University)
P.O. Box 9681, Dept. of Forestry
Mississippi State University
Starkville, MS 39762
(602) 325-2792 office

Derald J. Hay (‘03 FORSC; ‘07g FOR R)    2019   2nd
(Senior Attorney, Goodwin Procter LLP)
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 570-1737 office

David B. Lezzer ('00 FORSC)    2019   2nd
(Log buyer, "Rolling Ridge Woods LLC")
2710 Mara Loma Circle
Wooster, OH  44691

Robert T. Caccese  ('12 WFS)    2020   1st
Alternate CAAS Representative
(Staff Attorney, Penn State)
135B Land and Water Research Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-7500  office

Terry P. Harrison  ('77 FORSC)    2020   1st
(Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems, Penn State)
459 Business Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-3357  office
814-863-7067  fax

Gene F. Odato  ('75 FORSC)     2020   1st
(Retired District Forester, Tuscarora State Forest, PA DCNR)
154 Polecat Road
Landisburg, PA 17040

Thomas A. Young  (’76 FORSC)    2020   1st
(Retired, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.)
Boalsburg, PA

Immediate Past President, Forest Resources Alumni Group
Stephen E. Fairweather  ('74 FORSC, '92g FOR R)  
(retired Principal/Biometrician;  Mason, Bruce, and Girard, Inc.)
P.O. Box 1023
Welches, OR 97067-1023

Department Head, Ecosystem Science and Management
Michael G. Messina ('79 FOR)
121 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-7093 office

Assistant Director for Outreach, Ecosystem Science and Management ex officio

President, College of Ag Sciences Alumni Society (CAAS) ex officio
Danadee Miller-Boyle ('84 AG SC)
(County Executive Director, USDA Northampton County Farm Service Agency)
Bethlehem Service Center
3910 Adler Place, Suite 110
Bethlehem, PA 18017
610-625-8392 phone

Faculty Member, Ecosystem Science and Management
C. Paola Ferreri
(Associate Professor of Fisheries Management)
408 Forest Resources Building
University Park, 16802
(814) 863-2095 office


Cal DuBrock
(Goddard Chair in Forestry and Environmental Resource Conservation)
124 Forest Resources Building
(814) 867-4384 office

Undergraduate Student, Ecosystem Science and Management
Hunter R. Mangel
(B.S. Candidate, Wildlife and Fisheries Science)
802 Brumbaugh Hall
University Park, PA 16802

Graduate Student, Ecosystem Science and Management
Warren Reed
(Ph.D. Candidate, Ecology)
317 Forest Resources Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802

Executive Director, Forest Resources Alumni Group
Ellen A. Rom (’86g FOR R)
(Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs and Alumni Relations)
114 Forest Resources Building University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-0362 office 

Informational copy of correspondence also to be sent to Naomi Knaub, assistant director of alumni relations, 440 Ag Administration Building, University Park, PA 16802; (814) 863-7278;

*year term ends