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Try Life Center

1155 Wildlife Lodge Rd
Lower Burrell, PA

Staff, Board, Advisory Board, Volunteers

Board of Directors

Thomas Thimons – President

Michael Korns – Vice President

Patricia Ziringer – Secretary

Cindy Sakala – Treasurer

Rebecca Moyes

Quandra Nickols

Leslie Ortman

David R. Ross


Vera Marelli
Executive Director

Patty Boyer
Parent & Baby Coordinator

Andrea Kavanagh
Office and Fiscal Manager

Peggy Means
Nurse Manager


Kelly Biertempfel

Ann Restaine

Linda Tamarella

Phyllis Trim

Claudette Washington

Tonya Weaver

Advisory Board

Dr. Robert Beasley
Medical Director

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

Lindsay Berdell Bock
Trib Total Media: Executive Director, Marketing

Allan Lundberg
Attorney at Law

Mary Ann Miller
Mary Ann Miller Communications, LLC: President

Michael J. Myers
Michael Myers, CPA

Christopher Smith
Executive Coach


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, diapers, 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.