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Dr. Mark DiRocco- Executive Director

Mark began his tenure as PASA's Executive Director in January 2017.  Previously, he served as Superintendent of the Lewisburg Area School District and was the 2016 Pennsylvania Superintendent of the Year.

Contact for:  association positions and advocacy, general education issues, sponsorship and association matters, member services

Virginia Montgomery - General Counsel

Virginia began her service as PASA’s General Counsel in October 2011, having previously served as Senior Counsel for the Pennsylvania Dept. of Ed.   Her responsibilities include providing legal advice and assistance to members concerning employment-related issues in accordance with PASA’s Legal Services Policy.

Contact for: contracts, legal advice & employment-related assistance

Barbara Jewett - Assistant to the Executive Director

Barbara joined the staff in November 1997.  Her responsibilities include assisting with governance and operations, managing the monthly newsletter and website, and coordinating association services. 

Contact for: Legislative and Resolutions Committees, website, newsletter and publications, PASA Awards program, E-Update
Jolene Zelinski - Administrative/Financial Officer
Jolene joined the staff in December 1999. Jolene's responsibilities include overseeing the financial affairs and membership operations of the association, office management, communicating with the Board of Governors, and coordinating the activities of the Women's Caucus.
Contact for: Registration information, Women's Caucus, Board of Governors, membership questions, sponsorship

Connie R. Kindler - Consultant for Professional Development
Connie joined PASA as a part-time staff member in March 2016.  She works with the PASA Professional Development Committee to design PASA’s program of professional development. 
Contact for: Act 48/PIL, professional development programs

Linda McKay - Deputy General Counsel
Linda began working part-time for PASA in 2013. She provides legal advice and assistance to members, under the direction of PASA's Chief Counsel Virginia Montgomery.
Deborah Banks - Administrative Support

Deb joined the staff in September 2017 as a part-time administrative assistant. In her role, she answers phones, prepares meeting materials, makes meeting/program arrangements and provides general office support.