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

Joesph Schmidt


Vera Marelli
Executive Director

Patty Boyer
Parent & Baby Coordinator

Andrea Kavanagh
Office and Fiscal Manager

Peggy Means
Nurse Manager


Kelly Biertempfel

Jamie Fair

Rachel Crooks

Jeanie Dennis

Ann Restaine

Linda Tamarella

Phyllis Trim

Claudette Washington

Tonya Weaver

Advisory Board

Dr. Robert Beasley
Medical Director

James Bendel, Honorary Ph.D
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 a cadence of 30-40 dedicated volunteers each week. Our volunteers 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 to have you join our family. Please contact us if you’d like to be a part of our mission to help families succeed.