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Try Life Center

1155 Wildlife Lodge Rd
Lower Burrell, PA

Staff, Board, Advisory Board, Volunteers


Vera Marelli
Executive Director

Marion Boggs
Program Director


Joan Anderson
Mallory Codita
Nancy Giuliotti
Linda Tamarella
Fran Travaglia
Phyllis Trim
Claudette Washington
Tonya Weaver
Raianne Welling
Valencia Yajko

Board of Directors

George Ziringer – President
Retired Service Manager

Dr. Wayne Decroo, DDS – Vice President
Retired Dentist, Morningside Dental Inc., P.C.

David Gusmar – Treasurer
Altany Loynd & Lindquist, LLC

Jennifer Sanders – Secretary
Former Pharmaceutical Sales Johnson & Johnson

Richard Farinelli
Professional Musician and Educator, Burrell School District

Dr. Rick Fogle
Allegheny Valley Hospital Geriatrician Physician

David R. Ross
Electronic Technology & Computer Programming, Byers Taxi

Thomas V. Thimons


Advisory Board

Dr. James Bendel
St. Vincent College, Director of Planned Giving

Lindsay Berdell Bock
Director of Promotions & Marketing, Trib Total Media

Victoria Gricks
Applebox Studios, Graphic Designer

Allan Lundberg
Attorney at Law, Alle-Kiski Valley

Mary Ann Miller
President, Mary Ann Miller Communications, LLC

Michael J. Myers
Michael Myers, CPA

Christopher Smith
Executive Coach

Tay Waltenbaugh
CEO, Westmoreland County Action


As a volunteer-driven organization, TryLife is very fortunate to have over 30-40 dedicated volunteers each week, who work with parents and perform other tasks to provide more than $40,000 annually in free services. Additionally, our very caring community provides $285,000 of new or gently-used, in-kind donations such as baby clothing, blankets, strollers, high chairs, diapers, baby furniture and toys. Whether you have time, talents or treasures to share, we’d be most grateful. Please contact the Center if you’d like to join or support our team.