Ken Achenbach is a retired educator and coach of 35 years. He taught European & U.S. History at MASH and served as Head Football Coach at Meadville and Saegertown, and as Asst. coach at both Thiel College and Allegheny College. Ken worked with MASH students, faculty, and administration to implement the MASH Advantage to create a positive leadership culture throughout the school. He currently presents programs at various colleges on the topics of leadership, teamwork, and positive cultures. Ken is a founding member of CCCF.
Tina Achenbach is currently retired from 33 years in public education. Tina taught French at Sharon High School, Crawford Central Challenge Center, and Meadville Jr. High before spending the remainder of her career at Maplewood Junior Senior High School. With two sons growing up in Meadville, she was active in East End PTO and Meadville Football Boosters. She is a founding member of CCCF and does freelance translation.
Jeannie Albaugh was born and raised in Conneaut Lake. Staying in Crawford County, Jeannie and her husband Larry raised 4 sons (1 deceased). She retired from CCSD in 2005 after a career as a teaching aide and remains very active in all kinds of sports, including softball, racquet ball, tennis and golf.
Matt Feleppa is a Meadville native who, after a 7-year stint in Harrisburg, returned home to raise his family with his wife, Brooke. Matt has worked in banking and lending for over 10 years, spending the majority of that time as a commercial lender. He has worked at Mercer County State Bank for the last 3 years. Matt serves on the board of directors for both the Meadville Area Chamber of Commerce and the CCCF, of which he is a founding member. He also volunteers as a coach for many youth sports including baseball, football, wrestling, and soccer. Matt and Brooke have two boys: AJ (7) and Ryan (2).
Stacie Hiott is a native of Savannah, Georgia, moving to Cochranton in 2008. As a Navy spouse, Stacie served as an Ombudsman for the USS James E Williams (DDG 95) & USS Bulkeley (DDG 84). While living in Virginia through military moves, Stacie served in a number of roles in the local school districts–from School Board member to President of the elementary school PTA. A graduate of Strayer University, Stacie is a Preschool Teacher with the Meadville Family YMCA as she also finishes her Masters in Early Childhood Education at Liberty University. Stacie’s favorite activity is spending time with her family, including her husband, three daughters and first grandson. Stacie is a founding member of CCCF, because she wanted to “help teachers and staff get the necessary materials to enrich the lives of their students.”
Jim Miale and his family have been residents of Meadville since Jim began working at ERIEBANK as a commercial lender in 2012. Prior to that, Jim taught High School Business Education at Mount Union Area High School in Huntingdon County, PA for 7 years, where he also served as an assistant basketball and assistant baseball coach. Currently, Jim is a volunteer coach with the Meadville Little Gridders, the Seton Catholic varsity boys’ basketball team, and the Meadville Area Youth Baseball/Softball league. Jim and his wife Cari have 5 children; Kelly Mangan, Laney Mangan, Frank Mangan, Holly Mangan and Julia Miale.
Mary Lynne Peters is a graduate of Meadville Area Senior High School (Class of ‘74) and a retired music educator from the Crawford Central School District. Currently, she is the PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) All- State Festival Coordinator and an active musician in the area. She is a founding member of the CCCF and served as the foundations’s first president.
Norm Price is a Slippery Rock University graduate who began teaching in the MASH Social Studies department in 1979. That same year, he began coaching MASH Boys’ Basketball, a role he held until 1994 and then again from 2001-10. He continues to serve as a volunteer Assistant coach for the Allegheny College Men’s Basketball team and is a founding member of CCCF.
Michael Richards is an Area Specialist working with the Rural Business Programs for USDA-Rural Development. Michael was born in El Paso, Texas and moved to Pennsylvania in 2007. He resides in Meadville with his wife and two sons. Michael joined the CCCF board in 2017.
Sandy Blatnick is a native of the area, having grown up in Frenchtown, and graduated from the now defunct Randolph East Mead High School. After teaching for 29.9 years as a language arts instructor at Maplewood Junior Senior High School, she retired in June of 2012. She now resides in Meadville, would not want to live anyplace else, and strongly believes in the CCCF purpose.
Deb Simmons is a native of Hazleton, Pa. She moved to Meadville 5 years ago when her husband was appointed head men’s basketball coach at Allegheny College. Deb currently works at Allegheny in the Office of Conference and Event Services. She coached Meadville middle school girls basketball for 2 years and volunteers at youth soccer and softball. She enjoys watching her daughter Izzy play travel ice hockey in Erie and Hanah play field hockey at Allegheny. She also attends every home Basketball game for Allegheny.
Charlie Anderson is the retired Meadville Area Chamber of Commerce President. Previous background includes The Meadville Tribune, Sales and Marketing, AA Precisioneering Tool And Die, Golden K, Meadville Memorial Day Committee, Meadville Area Economic Development Corp. Incorporators, Crawford Central Community Foundation, church usher since 1959, Field announcer for Allegheny College football since l976 and several recognition’s for community involvement.