Good management and strategically deployed resources help the Foundation achieve its mission of providing educational and charitable benefits to individuals everywhere. The staff below helps create and maintain a strong culture and organization dedicated to serving others.

Dan Wasser

President

Dan Wasser

President

Biography

For over 20 years, Dan has worked extensively on helping improve the lives of individuals and communities across the United States. He has established himself as a trusted and straightforward advocate of helping others and has an extensive background with nonprofit organizations. He has been a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania.

Stanley Coram, III

Board of Directors

Stanley Coram, III

Board of Directors

Biography

Stanley, A native of the United States Virgin Islands, moved to Pennsylvania to complete his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering at Gannon University. Has 15 years of community service experience working with different non-profit organizations with a focus on global outreach, education, and wellness.

Barb Rettig

Vice-President of Development

Barb Rettig

Vice-President of Development

Biography

For the past 18 years, Barb has been committed to providing support for Dayton Children’s Hospital through her involvement with other nonprofits in the Ohio area. She is dedicated to the UPH Foundation and strongly believes in their mission.  She was born and raised in Pennsylvania and now resides in Dayton, Ohio.

Dana Lafata

Vice-President of Education

Dana Lafata

Vice-President of Education

Biography

Mr. LaFata is currently teaching Communications Classes at Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy. He is in his 14th year as an educator. He currently holds PA certificates in: Communications, Language Arts 7-12 and Administration K-12 lvl II. He completed his undergraduate studies at Wayne State University in Detroit MI earning a B.S. in Education with a double major: History and English. He continued his post graduate studies at Lynn University in Boca Raton FL earning a M.Ed. in Education. He currently lives in Millcreek with his wife and daughter, and enjoys spending his free time with his family, hunting, fishing and traveling.
 

Derek Golembeski

Secretary/Treasurer

Derek Golembeski

Secretary/Treasurer

Biography

Derek has been in education for 14 years, working in various schools. For the last decade he has been the sole German Teacher for the city of Erie at Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy and concurrently a part-time lecturer of German at Penn State Behrend. He received his Bachelor's degree in German from Edinboro University in 2006 and his Master's degree in German from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2018. Beyond his love for German language and culture, his interests are music and travel. He is a lifelong Pennsylvania resident, where he lives with his wife and 4 children.

Jack Owen, Esq.

Attorney

Jack Owen, Esq.

Attorney

Biography

Jack Owen, a Founding Member of Owen & Conley, LLC is a tax lawyer with extensive expertise representing a broad range of clients, including tax-exempt charities, businesses and individuals in tax, business law, nonprofit, and estates – trusts matters.

The Executive Service Corps of Western Pennsylvania named Mr. Owen the “Outstanding Volunteer Attorney for 2004” for pro bono legal services.  He also received the “Allied Professional of the Year” award in 2005 from the Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council.

Based on an evaluation process of his peers, Jack is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.


 

Sean Potter

Web Developer

Sean Potter

Web Developer

Biography

Sean is a developer and system administrator at Savvior, where he oversees and codes projects from start to finish, from conception to deployment and maintenance.

Sean has had a lifelong passion for technology, and enjoys taking on new projects and challenges.

Outside of the office, Sean is an avid fisherman and trap shooter, but always has a computer nearby for those unplanned outages.

Matt Theodore

Vice-President Emeritus

Matt Theodore

Vice-President Emeritus

Biography