Board of Directors
Mary Watson (President) led a successful initiative to build the Arms for Peace Memorial honoring Pennsylvanians who died in Iraq and Afghanistan and all the members of their families. The memorial is located in Pleasant Gap, Pa. A retired drug/alcohol counselor, Mary has been a long-time member of the Board of Directors of the Central PA chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. She was honored as 2020 Rose Cologne Volunteer of the Year.
Vicki Fong (Vice President-Marketing) is a longtime volunteer leader who has worked on civics, redevelopment, and affordable housing initiatives. She was honored as the 2021 Rose Cologne Volunteer of the Year. A retired strategic communications professional, she and her husband Greg Grieco live in State College.
Margie Swoboda (Vice President-Outreach) is a retired teacher from the State College Area School District where she taught for over 35 years. She continues to dedicate her life to education by volunteering to help with the Constitution Day Centre celebration.
Greg Ferro is a presidential and constitutional historian. He teaches American History classes at retirement communities and resorts in the Mid-Atlantic states and North Carolina. Greg earned his doctorate from Penn State University.
Nancy Chiswick is a founding member and former President of the Child, Adult, and Family Psychological Center. She has been an active volunteer leader in many local, state, and national organizations.
David Hutchinson is a 17-year member of the State College Area School Board. He was President of the Pa. School Board Association. His community involvement includes leadership roles with the Public Issues Forum of Centre County and the National School Climate Council, and the Commonwealth Education Blueprint.
John Kramer is professor emeritus of sociology and criminology at Penn State. His scholarship examines decision making in the criminal justice system and in particular decision making in the courts. He served as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing and later, as Staff Director of U.S. Sentencing Commission.
FRIENDS OF CONSTITUTION DAY: Tor McCartney, David Panko, Debrah Poveromo, David Price, Lisa Shaffer