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Try Life Center

1155 Wildlife Lodge Rd
Lower Burrell, PA

Staff, Board, Advisory Board, Volunteers


Vera Marelli
Executive Director

Patty Boyer
Parent & Baby Coordinator


Mallory Codita

Andrea Kavanagh

Kathy Mazur

Linda Tamarella

Phyllis Trim

Claudette Washington

Tonya Weaver

Board of Directors

Thomas Thimons – President

Michael Korns – Vice President

Patricia Ziringer – Secretary

Cindy Sakala – Treasurer

Quadra Nickols

Leslie Ortman

David R. Ross

Jennifer Sanders

Advisory Board

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

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

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.