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The Chartiers Valley Education Foundation is led by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees.  The Trustees invite you to support this mission and become  a “Friend of the Foundation“.


Current Board of Trustees


Patricia Figorski-Trustee, President

Phone:  412-339-0266

Patti Figorski, a graduate of Penn State University, is a Registered Dietitian and owner of “Serve It Safely”, providing food safety certification courses and quality assurance auditing for personnel and businesses throughout the hospitality industry. Patti is also an instructor for the undergraduate Culinary Arts degree program at CCAC, teaching both Nutrition and Food Safety.  Patti served as a School Director for the Chartiers Valley School Districct for 12 years.  She and her husband Walt reside in the District, and their 2 children, Jason and Jillian,  are graduates of the Chartiers Valley School District.

Russell Grunebach, Trustee, Vice-President

Phone:  412-916-0999

Russ Grunebach is the Assistant Vice President for Finance and Treasury Services at Duquesne University and has 30 years of financial management experience. Russ is a CPA and has earned a BS in Accounting from Penn State University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. Russ is married to Cathy and they have three children, all of whom attended Chartiers Valley schools during the past 15 years. Russ also volunteers on Auberle’s Investment and Finance Committees.

Kim Hartnett-Trustee,  Treasurer

Phone: 412-429-2383

Kim Hartnett has worked for Chartiers Valley School District since 1993, starting as the Business Office Supervisor and then becoming the Business Manager. Kim and her husband, Terry (CV Alumnus), have lived in the District since 1983.  They have three children; one currently a CV student and two having graduated from CV.

Sandra Hallett – Trustee, Chair Scholarships and Grants

Phone:  412-278-5224

Sandy Hallett retired in 2007 after 35 years of teaching in Chartiers Valley. She taught grades K-5 and 8th-grade English as well as working with special needs students in the Learning Disabilities program. She also taught kindergarten in Bogota, Colombia for a year. She has served on the board at Scott Township Library and directs children’s shows for South Park Children’s theatre in the summers.

Travis Kelley, Trustee


Travis is a 2003 graduate of Chartiers Valley. He has worked for the past seven years as a corporate lender at First Commonwealth Bank. Travis holds BA and MBA degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and serves on several nonprofit boards. He lives in the North Hills with his wife Alexandra and son Victor.

Carrie Lynn Nolan – Trustee

Phone: 412-913-5764

Joseph Verduci- Trustee

Phone:  412-576-0940

Joe and his wife, Karen, reside in Bridgeville with their 3 children who are students at CV.   He has worked for Brentwood Bank for the last 18 years running the Relationship Banking Division. He is also a Director of the Southwest Communities Chamber of Commerce.  Joe served as the President of the Bridgeville Athletic Association for 10 years.

Susan Weiss – Trustee

Phone:  412-952-9018

Susan Weiss, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, is a Regional Merchandising Associate with TNG Logistics, a supplier to national chain stores such as Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, and others.  Susan is also the 2016-2017 business manager for the Chartiers Valley Junior Varsity Hockey Team. Susan also served in various positions with the Chartiers Valley PTG Association, and continues to organize the annual teachers luncheon for the Chartiers Valley Middle and High School.

Susan resides in Scott Township, with her partner, Edward Schmidt, and her son Adam, a sophomore at Chartiers Valley High School.

Matthew Zeleznik- Trustee

Phone: 412-670-8498

Matt and his wife, Sandra, have three sons who are current students in Chartiers Valley School District. Matt is controller of a fabricating company and owner of KDRZ Consulting Services, where he assists area businesses in accounting and finance.