Mid-Atlantic Robotics Board of Directors

FIRST Mid-Atlantic is maintained by a Board of Directors of 11-15 members who represent the scientific and technical community throughout the geographical area of our region, including educators, team advisors, mentors, volunteers, and other stakeholders. Directors hold three year terms and the terms of office are staggered such that one-third of the directors’ positions are elected each year. A director may seek two consecutive terms of office.

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William Garfield

Chairman


Bill Garfield has been an active volunteer in the FIRST community for eleven years, working mostly as a Judge or Judge Advisor.  He serves FIRST Mid-Atlantic as a member of the Executive Committee and the Finance Committee.  Professionally, Bill is a Registered Professional Engineer employed by Air Products in Allentown, PA.  He manages a design group engaged in the development of cryogenic pressure vessels.


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Brian Sherman

Vice Chair


Brian has been involved with FIRST since 2004. He is an active volunteer at numerous events throughout the year and mentors multiple local teams. Since the creation of FIRST Mid-Atlantic, Brian oversees event logistics, volunteers, competitions, and equipment within the organization. He is a Professional Engineer and works as a structural project manager at Network Building & Consulting.


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Paul Kloberg

Treasurer



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Priscilla Zawislak

Secretary



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Jim Hobin

Director-at-Large



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Steve Compton

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Randy Coren

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Kevin Dieterle

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Kevin is an Electronics Engineer with Lockheed Martin. He has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and is a proud FIRST Robotics Competition alumnus. Currently Kevin serves on the Equipment, Competition, and IT committees as well as volunteering as an FTA and the FIRST Mid-Atlantic FTA Coordinator.



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Trey Entwistle

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Thom Galie

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Christopher Lester

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Ali Marinari

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Gene O’Brien

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Sara Reffler

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FIRST Mid-Atlantic Staff

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Herb Katz

Development Director



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Joe Troy

Program Director



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