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Officers and Executive Committee


Janelle Rushton '15, President and Events Chair

Philadelphia, PA
Occupation: Associate Director of Annual Giving, Widner University
Favorite Memory of Penn State: Being in the S-Zone for the quadruple overtime win against Michigan
Favorite hobby/activity: Catch a PSU football game either at Beaver Stadium or the Field House with the PSU Philly Alumni Chapter
Reason for joining APG: I wanted to take my experiences as an undergraduate and use them to continue to improve the program.
Mike Linn
Michael Linn '03, Past - President
Chambersburg, PA
Occupation: Owner and LPC at Resolute Counseling
Favorite Memory of Penn State: Playing baseball at PennState-Berks and going to football games
Favorite hobby/activity: spending time with my family and fitness
Reason for joining APG: It's a great opportunity to be involved with the University and more specifically the HDFS Department. It gives me the chance to interact with faculty, alumni, and current students.
Kelly Zekan '14, President-Elect
Washington, DC
Occupation: Senior Clinical Director, BCBA for Merakey
Favorite Memory of Penn State:My favorite memory from my time at Penn State would have to be the last 4 hours of THON every year.
Favorite hobby/activity:My favorite thing to do is to go to hockey games. Go Pens!
Reason for joining the APG:I joined APG to have the opportunity to connect with alumni and students as well as to give back to the community that molded my educational and early professional experiences.
Nick Turiano '05, At-Large Member and Awards Chair
Morgantown, WV
Occupation: Assistant Professor, West Virginia University
Hannah King
Hannah King, '15 At-Large Member
Gettysburg, PA
Occupation: Fundraising professional with Gettysburg College
Favorite Memory of Penn State: THON and creamery ice cream!
Favorite hobby/activity: Anything outdoors-- especially hiking, running, and cycling!
Reason for joining APG: It is a great way to stay involved and give back to the place that gave me so much.
Tyler Phenneger '99, At-Large Member
Pittsburgh, PA
Occupation: Medical Education Project Manager, Digital Resources, Online Learning U.S., Boston Scientific
Katie Kolbe-Holden '05, Mentoring Chair
State College, PA
Occupation: School Psychologist, State College Area School District
Celeste Alfeiri
Celeste Alfieri '76, Brunch Chair
Downingtown, PA
Occupation: Head aftercare teacher/kindergarten assistant, A Child's Place
Favorite Memory of Penn State: Going to the Rathskeller after I turned 21
Favorite hobby/activity: Travel
Reason for joining APG: I wanted to get involved after meeting the previous President, John Soubik.

Undergraduate Student Organization Representative

Madisen Querns

Madisen Querns

Madisen is a junior majoring in HDFS and minoring in Gerontology. She is currently a member of Phi Eta Sigma, American College of Health Administrators, and Essence of Joy benefiting THON. She is also serving as the secretary for Essence of Joy for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Faculty Liaison

Marc McCann
Marc McCann
Internship Director, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Favorite Penn State Memory: Watching PSU in their first Big Ten Basketball game, in Rec Hall, against Indiana – with free tickets (tickets were free for Grad students back then!)
Favorite hobby/activity: Spending time with wife and kids (3 boys), especially if it involves traveling
Reason for joining APG: Initially asked to serve as Faculty Liaison, but once involved, I’ve really enjoyed getting to know and work with Alumni.