Wayne was born and raised in Leechburg and is a 1967 graduate of Leechburg High School. Following high school, he attended welding trade school and then went to work at USS in Vandergrift. Shortly after, he enlisted in the Army and served a year and a half in Germany and then eight months in Vietnam. Upon his return to the states, he returned to USS where he worked until 1976. He then went to work at Allegheny Ludlum until his retirement in 2012. Wayne served on the Leechburg Council for four years and has been Leechburg’s mayor since 2017. He is active in service to Vietnam Veterans of America, VFW and Disabled Veterans of America.
Tiffany is a 1995 graduate of Kiski Area High School. Since that time, she has earned a BS in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University in 1998, a masters in social work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000 and other certifications and degrees from California University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is currently finishing her dissertation at IUP on the Phenomological Study of First Time Female Superintendents in a School District. Tiffany has been a school social worker, guidance counselor, assistant high school principal and high school principal. She is currently the superintendent of the Leechburg Area School District, where she has been since 2016. Tiffany’s parents and extended family are all graduates and are residents of Leechburg Area. She has a passion for this school district and community and is appreciative of the opportunity to serve.
Dr. Lou Phillips is a 1961 graduate of Leechburg High School and a current resident of Upper St Clair. An optometrist by trade, he retired in June of 2018 from Sightline Ophthalmic Associates, a five location large surgical eye care practice that he founded and owned. Throughout his career Lou has been very active in professional and community associations. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association as well as president and board member of many South Hills business and community associations. Lou is married to Pauline Allera Phillips, who is also a graduate of Leechburg High School.
Greg was raised in Allegheny County and moved to Gilpin Township in 2004 to live along the beautiful Allegheny River. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his graduate degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. Greg founded Allegheny Digital in 2009, a cybersecurity and risk management consultancy, and has been working in the technology field for close to 20 years. As a result, he has a strong interest in assisting the Leechburg area with developing its tech infrastructure and related programs. In his spare time, he enjoys boating and making futile attempts at mastering wake surfing.
Jay was born in Vandergrift and moved with his family to West Leechburg in 1966. He is a 1971 graduate of Leechburg High School. In 1983 he moved to Leechburg with his wife, Toni, where they raised their family and have remained here since. Jay began working with Allegheny Ludlum (ATI) in 1972. Rising through the ranks, Jay retired in 2017 as Maintenance Superintendent of the 8-3 & 8-7 melt shops. Since retiring, he has served on the Boro Civil Service Commission and the LACDC.
As a volunteer resource person, Stefani brings to the LACDC a strong interest in the vitality of towns and neighborhoods in Western Pennsylvania. In addition to her professional work as an architect, she teaches at Carnegie Mellon University and practices as a Research Fellow of the Remaking Cities Institute, where she works with community leadership groups, business organizations, and non-profits to create grass-roots development strategies. In the past several years, she has worked with Johnstown, Millvale, and McKees Rocks to initiate revitalization and start community development organizations. Her plans have led to investment in new housing, arts facilities, and commercial development. She was also a Planning Commissioner for the City of Pittsburgh for six years.