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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, Chair EITC


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, Chair Public Relations

Phone: 412-913-5764

 Carri’s bio is on its’ way!


Pam Poletti- Trustee- Chair Friends of the Foundation

Phone:  412-721-0908

Pam’s bio is on it’s way!


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.