The President's Council

An executive-level group of by-invitation-only business and civic leaders who are committed to advancing the mission of DeSales University

President’s Council members ...

  • Foster interaction between the University and businesses and the community at large.
  • Act as advocates on behalf of DeSales, take the message of the University out into the community, and actively engage friends and associates in the understanding and support of the University’s mission.
  • Deepen the awareness among the business community of DeSales’ educational expertise and quality of graduates.
  • Share their expertise with members of the DeSales Board of Trustees, executive staff and faculty on an as-needed basis with energy and generosity.
  • Serve on University committees.
  • Act as mentors, lecturers, consultants and sources of internships to the DeSales University student body.
  • Attend regular President’s Council meetings and major DeSales University events.
  • Help DeSales University fulfill its educational goals and invest in the future of DeSales University with loyal and active support and financial involvement.

Current members of the President's Council

  • Mr. Dennis M. Abruzzi
    Penske Logistics
  • Mr. Michael M. Albarell Jr.
    Albarell Electric, Inc.
  • Scott B. Allinson, Esq.
    Norris, McLaughlin, & Marcus, P.A.
  • Anthony G. Auteri, MD
    Eastern PA Gastroenterology and Liver Specialists, P.C.
  • Aman M. Barber III, Esq.
    Fiore & Barber, LLC
  • Ms. Lina M. Barbieri '94, P'20
    DeSales University
  • Mrs. Carol Beidleman P'00
    Thomas J. McKee, DMD
  • Mr. Ashim K. Bhowmick
    Self-Employed
  • Mr. John J. Blair
    Blair Custom Homes, Inc.
  • Mrs. Jean M. Blaisse P'17
  • Mr. Robert W. Blaisse P'17
  • Mrs. Deborah L. Booros '92
    DeSales University
  • Mr. James F. Bova
    Campbell Rappold & Yurasits LLP
  • Mr. Michael J. Brennan '01M
    UBS Financial Services, Inc.
  • Mr. Robert J. Breslin
    Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects
  • Mr. Greg L. Butz
    Alvin H. Butz, Inc.
  • Mr. Thomas L. Campbell
    DeSales University
  • Mr. Jason K. Casarella '97
    Advanced Clinical
  • Ms. Danielle M. Cassidy '09
    Bank of America
  • Mr. Francis X. Cassidy Jr. '80
    FX Cassidy & Associates, PC
  • Howard S. Cohen, CPA, CFE
    Asterion, Inc.
  • Mr. Daniel C. Confalone
    Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network
  • Dr. James J. Cusimano
  • Rev. Thomas F. Dailey, OSFS '81
    DeSales University
  • Mr. Chris A. DeFrain
    Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group Inc.
  • The Hon. Charles W. Dent
    U.S. House of Representatives
  • Mrs. Cynthia W. DeRose '90
    Vanguard Group, Inc.
  • The Hon. John E. Domalakes '69
    Schuylkill County Court of Common Pleas
  • Paul G. Domalakes, Esq. '73
    Rubright, Domalakes, Troy & McDonald
  • Mr. Michael F. Duffy '75, '10M
    DeSales University
  • Mr. Glenn Faust
    UBS Aesthetics
  • Mrs. Anne W. Fiore
    Retired
  • Mr. Kevin F. Flemming '97
    Integrity Personnel
  • Mr. James J. Fronheiser
    Bradley Pulverizer Company
  • Mr. Michael T. Gardner
    Muhlenberg College
  • Mr. Thomas J. Garrity
    Compass Point, LTD
  • Mr. Robert F. Goehler, PE P'01
    Retired
  • Mr. Jon A. Hammer
    South Whitehall Township
  • Mr. John C. Hayes
    Solar Technology Inc
  • Mr. E. Barry Hetzel
    Concannon, Miller & Co., P.C.
  • Mr. C. Andrew Hobbie
    The CKHobbie Group
  • Mr. Kevin J. Hopkins '03
    Wells Fargo
  • Mrs. Renee A. James
    The Bach Choir of Bethlehem
  • Deacon George C. Kelly '69, P'93, P'97, P'99, P'04, P'07
    Self-Employed
  • Mr. Patrick R. Kilcur '06
    Motion Picture Association of America
  • Mrs. Mary T. Kinneman
    IMA Consulting
  • Mr. James M. Knepp
  • Mr. James F. Kostecky, PE
    Quandel Construction Group, Inc.
  • Ms. Katherine M. LaBuda '00, '09M
    Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
  • Mr. Joseph W. Leary IV '92
    Mass Mutual Fin Group
  • Mr. Paul A. Leese '98, 01M
    Keenan-Nagle Advertising
  • Judge Joseph F. Leeson Jr. '77, P'08, P'12
    United States District Court, Eastern District of PA
  • Martin C. Levin, CPA '09M
    Regan, Levin, Bloss, Brown & Savchak, P.C.
  • Mr. Bruce Levis P'12, P'16
    McQueen, Ball & Associates, Inc.
  • Mr. Charles G. Lewis '82, P'04
    Catholic Leadership Institute
  • Mr. James P. Mackin '80
    Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries
  • Mr. W. Anthony Major '95M, P'87
    Retired
  • Mr. Paul Mazzucco
    Cobalt Computers
  • Ms. Margaret E. McConnell
    Alvin H. Butz, Inc.
  • John E. McKeever, Esq.
    McKeever & Mitchell
  • Mrs. Winnie D. Melinsky
  • John F. Mitchell, MD
    Self-Employed
  • Alfred J. Monte Jr., Esq. '82
    Fox, Rothschild, LLP
  • Mr. John P. Moore '96
    John F. Moore Insurance Agency
  • Michael R. Nesfeder, Esq.
    Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba P.C.
  • Mr. Eugene J. Nosovitch Jr.
    West Park Insurance
  • Mr. Mark J. Pesavento
    B. Braun Medical Inc.
  • James F. Reilly, MD P'20
    Lehigh Valley Physician Group
  • Mr. Thomas J. Roberts
    Pinnacle Advisor Group
  • Mr. Forrest A. Rohrbach
    F. A. Rohrbach Inc.
  • Ms. Josephine P. Ronca
    Retired
  • Ms. Janet E. Roth '00M
    The Harry C. Trexler Trust
  • Mr. John A. Russo
    Computer Aid, Inc.
  • Mr. Martin D. Russo '82, P'06
    Retired
  • Mrs. Judith N. Sabino '83
    Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Mr. James A. Santanasto
    Lehigh University
  • Mr. Craig J. Schafer
    Independence Planning Group
  • Mr. William J. Scharle
    Retired
  • Mr. Terry Simpson
    Orlando Diefenderfer Electrical Contractors, Inc.
  • Mr. Peter A. Sipple
    Retired
  • Mr. Michael T. Smale, C.I.C. P'10
    Russ Smale, Inc.
  • Mr. Joseph D. Smith
  • Mr. Paul J. Smith Jr.
    Computer Aid, Inc.
  • Mr. Matthew A. Sommerfield
    MTS Ventures, LLC
  • Mr. Mark A. Sverchek '97M, P'17
    Mark A. Sverchek Insurance Agency
  • Dr. Sharon A. Sweeney '78
    Pocono Medical Center
  • Mr. Carmen T. Tessitore
    Kings Management & Development Company
  • Honorable Patrick J. Toomey
    U.S. Senate
  • Mr. Edward G. Topper
    Topper Marts, Inc.
  • T. Benjamin Traud, Esq.
    Traud Law Offices
  • Thomas F. Traud Jr., Esq.
    Traud Law Offices
  • Atty. Joseph P. Troy '70
    Rubright, Domalakes, Troy & McDonald
  • Mr. Mario O. Vicari Jr. '83
    Kreischer Miller
  • Mr. Theodore S. Wills
    North American Educational Initiatives Foundation
  • Ms. Alpa B. Yagnik
    Wells Fargo Bank
  • Mr. Frank M. Yandrisevits III '80
    Fessenden Hall, Inc.

General Council

  • Dennis M. Abruzzi
    Penske Logistics
  • Michael M. Albarell Jr.
    Albarell Electric, Inc.
  • Scott B. Allinson, Esq.
    Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, PA
  • Anthony G. Auteri, M.D.
    Eastern PA Gastroenterology and Liver Specialists, P.C.
  • Aman M. Barber III, Esq.
    Fiore & Barber, LLC
  • Lina M. Barbieri '94 
    DeSales University
  • Carol Beidleman P'00
    Thomas J. McKee, DMD
  • Ashim K. Bhowmick
  • John J. Blair
    Blair Custom Homes, Inc.
  • Robert Blaisse, P'17
  • Jean Blaisse, P'17
  • Deborah L. Booros '92
    DeSales University
  • James F. Bova
    Campbell Rappold & Yurasits LLP
  • W. Richard Branagan
  • Michael  J. Brennan '01
    UBS Financial Services Inc.
  • Robert J. Breslin
    Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects
  • Greg L. Butz
    Alvin H. Butz, Inc.
  • Thomas L. Campbell
    DeSales University
  • Jason Casarella'97
    Advanced Clinical
  • Danielle M. Cassidy '09
    Bank of America
  • Francis X. Cassidy '80
    Cassidy Brown Specht & Co. LLC
  • Howard S. Cohen
    Asterion, Inc.
  • Daniel C. Confalone
    Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Dr. James J. Cusimano
    The Diocese of Allentown
  • Rev. Thomas F. Dailey, OSFS '81
    DeSales University
  • Chris A. DeFrain
    Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group, Inc.
  • The Honorable Charles W. Dent
    U.S. House of Representatives
  • Cynthia DeRose '90
    Vanguard
  • The Honorable John E. Domalakes '69
    Schuylkill County Court of Common Pleas
  • Paul G. Domalakes, Esq. '73
    Rubright, Domalakes, Troy & McDonald
  • Michael F. Duffy '75
    DeSales University
  • Glenn Faust
    UBS Aesthetics
  • Kevin F. Flemming '97
    Integrity Personnel
  • Anne Fiore-Flemming
    PPL EnergyPlus, INC.
  • James J. Fronheiser
    Bradley Pulverizer Company
  • Michael T. Gardner

    Muhlenberg College

  • Thomas J. Garrity
    Compass Point, LTD

  • Robert F. Goehler P'01
    Retired - Ingersoll - Rand Company
  • Jon Hammer
    Bethlehem Township
  • John S. Hayes, Esq.
    Stevens & Lee
  • John C. Hayes
    Agile Displays
  • E. Barry Hetzel
    Concannon, Miller & Co., P.C.
  • C. Andrew Hobbie
    C.K. Hobbie, Inc.
  • Kevin Hopkins
    Wells Fargo
  • Renee A. James
    The Bach Choir of Bethlehem
  • Deacon George C. Kelly Jr. '69, P'93, P'97, P'99, P'04, P'07
    DeSales University
  • Patrick Kilcur '06
    Motion Picture Association of America
  • Mary T. Kinneman
    IMA Consulting
  • James Knepp
  • James F. Kostecky
    Allied Building Corporation

 

 
  • Katherine M. LaBuda '00, '10
    Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
  • Joseph W. Leary, IV '92
    Metlife
  • Paul A. Leese '98, '01
    Keenan Nagle Advertising
  • Joseph F. Leeson Jr., Esq. '77, P'08, P'12
    Leeson, Leeson & Leeson
  • Martin C. Levin, CPA '09
    Regan, Levin, Bloss, Brown, & Savchak, P.C.
  • Bruce Levis
    McQueen, Ball & Associates, Inc. 
  • Charles G. Lewis '82, P'04
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • James P. Mackin '80
    Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries
  • W. Anthony Major '95, P'87
    Retired- Silberline Manufacturing
  • Paul Mazzucco
    Cobalt Computers
  • Margaret E. McConnell
    Alvin H. Butz, Inc.
  • John E. McKeever, Esq.
    McKeever & Mitchell DLA Piper LLP
  • Winnie D. Melnisky
    CarusoBenefits Group
  • John F. Mitchell, M.D.
  • Alfred J. Monte Jr., Esq. '82
    Fox, Rothschild, LLP
  • John P. Moore '96
    John F. Moore Agency, Inc.
  • Michael R. Nesfeder, Esq.
    Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba P.C.
  • Eugene J. Nosovitch Jr.
    West Park Insurance
  • The Hon. Madaline Palladino
    Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
  • Mark J. Pesavento
    B. Braun Medical Inc.
  • James F. Reilly, M.D.
    Lehigh Valley Physician Group
  • Thomas J. Roberts
    Harbor Lights Financial Group of Lehigh Valley
  • Forrest A. Rohrbach
  • Josephine P. Ronca
  • Janet E. Roth '00
    Harry C. Trexler Trust
  • Martin D. Russo '82
    Morey, Nee, Buck & Oswald 
  • John A. Russo
    Computer Aid, Inc.
  • Judith N. Sabino '83
    Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Jim Santanasto
     
    Lehigh University
  • Craig J. Schafer
    Independence Planning Group
  • William J. Scharle
  • Terry Simpson
    Orlando Diefenderfer Electrical Contractors, Inc.
  • Peter A. Sipple
  • Michael T. Smale
    Russ Smale, Inc.
  • Joseph D. Smith
  • Paul J. Smith Jr.
    Computer Aid, Inc.
  • Matthew A. Sommerfield
    MTS Ventures
  • Sharon A. Sweeney '78
    Pocono Medical Center
  • Carmen T. Tessitore
    Kings Management & Development Company
  • The Honorable Patrick J. Toomey
    Club for Growth
  • Edward G. Topper
    Topper Marts, Inc.
  • T. Benjamin Traud, Esq.
    Traud Law Offices
  • Thomas F. Traud Jr., Esq.
    Traud Law Offices
  • Atty. Joseph P. Troy '70
    Rubright, Domalakes, Troy & McDonald
  • Mario O. Vicari Jr. '83
    Kreischer Miller Company
  • Theodore S. Wills
    North American Educational Initiatives Foundation
  • Robert C. Wood
    Sodexho
  • Alpa B. Yagnik
    Wells Fargo Bank
  • Frank M. Yandrisevits III '80 
    Fessenden Hall, Inc.




  • Mr. Alfonso C. Abruzzi
    Retired

  • Mr. Thomas J. Bisko
    Quakertown National Bank

  • Mrs. Estelle Marcon Boyer
    The Frank L. Marcon Foundation

  • Mr. Gene M. Buckno
    Buckno Lisicky & Company, PC

  • Mr. Robert G. Ciccone
    Pointe West Associates

  • Mr. Albert C. DiDonato Sr.
    Retired

  • Mr. Carl S. Frensky
    Serra Clubs of the Allentown Diocese

  • Mr. Henry T. Lyons Jr.
    Retired

  • Mr. Timothy J. McDonald P'98

  • Mr. Vincent Naso Jr.
    Retired

  • Mr. Walter R. O'Connell P'81, P'87
    Retired

  • Mr. Phillip S. Schwartz
    P & M Schwartz Corporation

  • Mr. Sheldon P. Siegel
    Self-Employed

  • Mr. Ellwyn D. Spiker
    Retired

  • Mr. Ercole J. Spinosa P'82, P'89, P'02
    Penn State Paper & Box CO.

  • Mrs. Anne R. Ulans P'82
    A.R. Ulans Realty

  • Mr. John A. Yohe
    Retired

  • Mr. Ronald J. Young
    Retired