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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


Patty Boyer

Mallory Codita

Kathy Mazur

Andrea Kavanagh

Linda Tamarella

Phyllis Trim

Claudette Washington

Tonya Weaver

Board of Directors

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

Thomas V. Thimons – Vice President/Treasurer

Pat Ziringer – Secretary

Richard Farinelli
Professional Musician and Educator, Burrell School District

David Gusmar
Altany Loynd & Lindquist, LLC

Michael T. Korns

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

Brandon Quarles

Jennifer Sanders
Former Pharmaceutical Sales Johnson & Johnson

Advisory Board

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

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

Dr. Rick Fogle
Medical Director, TLC Clinic

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.