Board of Trustees

The Erie County Community College of PA Board of Trustees consists of a cross-section of individuals from across Erie County who bring different perspectives and expertise to the oversight of the community college.

The inaugural 9-member Board of Trustees was selected via a process that emphasized establishing equitable geographical and socio-economic representation from across Erie County and serve on staggered terms of two, four and six years.  Thereafter, all terms will be six years and trustees may be reappointed.

Ronald A. DiNicola, Esquire

Ronald A. DiNicola, Esquire

Chairman

Chairman DiNicola is a U.S. Marine veteran. He attended Harvard College on the G.I. Bill majoring in government. He graduated from Georgetown Law School and served as a law clerk to Chief U.S. District Justice Gerald J. Weber. DiNicola served as Chief Erie County Solicitor. He has led numerous boards and commissions locally and nationally focusing on individual rights and education. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New York, and California.

Cheryl Rush Dix

Cheryl Rush Dix

Vice Chairperson

Chair of Academic Programs Committee

An educator with an Aerospace Engineering – Teaching – Administration career trajectories in roughly equal arcs, Cheryl Rush Dix dedicated her professional life to establishing access and opportunity to education as a Fulbright Research Alumna, Pathlight Associates LLC founder, STEM Equity Alliance co-founder, Malcolm Baldrige Award Examiner and Burleigh Legacy Alliance board officer.

Christina M. Vogel

Christina M. Vogel

Secretary

Chair of Advisory Board Committee
Member of Finance Committee

Christina Vogel is the first and only solo woman franchisee for Donatos Pizza and owns the only two Donatos restaurants in the state of Pennsylvania. Vogel earned an MBA and a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Illinois Wesleyan University. She also earned a Chartered Financial Consultant professional designation.

Justin M. Gallagher

Justin M. Gallagher

Treasurer

Chairman of Finance Committee
Member of Personnel Committee

Employed by Wabtec Corporation
Former Finance Chairman and Treasurer of Board at Harbor Creek School District
Former Vice-Chairman of Board at Erie County Technical School
MBA – Gannon University
B.S. Finance – Penn State Behrend

Tom Benson

Tom Benson

Retired

30+ years in Business & Human Resources consulting with expertise in:

* Supervisory & Management Training
* Team Building
* Executive Coaching
* Behavioral Coaching

Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences from Gannon University
Graduate studies in Education at the University of Pittsburgh

Kathryn J. Sintal

Kathryn J. Sintal

Chair of the Ad-Hoc Site Committee
Chair of the Policy Committee

 36 Years in IT Industry. Retired from the IBM Corporation: System Analyst / Senior Engineer
MS Computer Science – Marist College, NY
BA Computer Science – SUNY Potsdam, NY
Graduated from Erie Technical High School.
Veteran – USAF Air Traffic Controller

Rev. Charles Mock

Rev. Charles Mock

Rev. Dr. Charles Mock is Sr. Pastor at Community Missionary Baptist Church, Erie PA. He celebrates 42 years in Pastoral Ministry.

His most recent graduation degree is his Doctor of Ministry from New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New Brunswick, New Jersey. His degree was Transformational Justice and Public Policy.

He has served 15 years as The Chairman and Director of the Home Mission Department of the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A. Inc.

David E Mitchell

David E Mitchell

Member of the Ad-Hoc Site Committee.

A lifetime Educator and public servant he has served as a High School Librarian, Erie County Councilperson, Director of Governor Corbett’s Northwest Pa. Office.

Dr. Annette Wagner

Dr. Annette Wagner

Member of the Ad-Hoc Site Committee.