Meet the board

Executive Committee

Jamie Hannigan, President
Jamie Hannigan is a native of Northeast PA with a background in a variety of digital and physical arts. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Mass Communication and English. By day, she is Director of Digital Media at JVW Inc. in Scranton, where she focuses on graphic design, web development, and animation. Outside of the office, Jamie pursues her interests in photography, jewelry making (sometimes with the aid of a 3d printer), and paper art, with an emphasis on book sculptures.
Say hello: jamie@jvwinc.net // twitter // facebook // website

Kathryn Bondi, First Vice President
Kathryn recently moved on from her position as Creative Director at Net Driven to become a Digital Designer at Posture Interactive, a full-service advertising agency that focuses on website development. A Bethlehem, PA native, she graduated summa cum laude from Marywood University with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2010 and has taught in the design department as an adjunct. Kathryn was also a speaker at TEDxScranton 2014 and has continued with the TEDx team as the speech coach in 2016 for TEDxYouth. She has served on the board of directors for AAF NEPA since 2011, and recently was elected into the Vice President position and is excited to serve in this capacity. She also holds a special place in her heart for being involved in community-driven events such as NEPA Blogcon, Arts on the Square, First Friday Scranton, and performances at the Diva Theater.
Say hello: kbondi@netdriven.com // facebook // linkedin // website

ChristaChrista Vinciguerra, Past President
Christa is the president and founder of Vinciguerra Creative, a creative design company based out of Moosic, PA. She is a graduate of Marywood University where she earned a BFA in Graphic Design. She has won several Addy awards during her coursework as well as for her design studio, Vinciguerra Creative. She also holds an Associate Degree in Advertising from LCCC and has completed several web design/development certification courses at Scranton University.
Say hello: cvcreative@aol.com // @christa_vinci // linked // Facebook

Peter-StevePeter Steve, Vice President Marketing
Peter Steve is Owner and Managing Partner of Ideaworks Marketing, a strategic marketing and brand development agency which he founded in 1998. Prior to the start of Ideaworks, Peter culminated a 16-year career in the management services industry serving as Vice President of Marketing for Sodexo, one of the largest management organizations in the world. In that role, Peter was responsible for the company’s overall marketing strategy and growth initiatives including account-level marketing, corporate identity, sales support, national brand management, and signature concept development. Peter holds an undergraduate degree in Marketing/Communications from Wilkes University and has completed post-graduate course work in a number of specialized areas including brand strategy and market development at The Wharton School and George Washington University. In addition to being a certified Focus Group Moderator, Peter has authored a number of feature articles for industry trade publications and is an accomplished speaker on branding and marketing strategy. He holds memberships in numerous professional organizations including the American Marketing Association and the American Advertising Federation. Peter is the father of two sons, Peter III and Tyler, and resides in Dallas with his wife Judy.
Say hello: peters@ideaworks.marketing

lindsayLindsay Barrasse, Vice President Secretary
Lindsay is the co-owner and operator of Voyager Video, a video production and equipment rental company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She is a versatile filmmaker, particularly talented as producer, director, and cinematographer. In the editing room, she excels as a colorist and has a background in color theory. Lindsay has received awards in video production, created dozens commercials, and has worked on as well as produced both short and feature films. She is a member of The Friends of The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and supporter of New York Women In Film and Television (NYWIFT). Additionally Lindsay teaches cinematography with The Pennsylvania Film School.
Say hello:  lindsay@voyagervideo.com // facebook // twitter // linked in // website

Ashley Pinto, Vice President Membership
Ashley Pinto is the Business Developer for Otreva, a software development company in Scranton, PA. Prior to joining Otreva, Ashley began her career at FOX56 in Plains, PA in which she carried out a few positions including an internship during her 6 years at the station. After her internship, Ashley became the Corporate Administrative Assistant and shortly after the first year moved to the position as Local Sales Assistant. During the last two years at FOX56, Ashley carried the position as an Account Executive in which she worked closely with local businesses to develop effective marketing strategies through television and digital advertising.
Say hello: apinto@otreva.com

Donna Hansbury, Vice President Finance
Donna Hansbury is President of Ideaworks Marketing, a strategic marketing and brand development agency which was founded in 1998. Prior to joining Ideaworks, Donna culminated an 18-year career in the printing industry serving as President of Unigraphic Color Corporation, a commercial printing company. Donna holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University. She also holds memberships in numerous professional organizations including the American Marketing Association and the American Advertising Federation.

Bill Corcoran, Jr., Director
Bill graduated from Penn State in 2011 with a degree in Public Relations/Advertising and is currently working as Account Executive for my family business, Corcoran Printing.
He is a 4th generation family member in our company.
Say hello: billjr@corcoranprinting.com // twitter // facebook

 

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Jess Meoni, Vice President Education
Jess Meoni is a local graphic designer, writer, and educator. She graduated with her MFA in graphic design from Marywood University. She is the editor of Ruthless Zine, a monthly fanzine about rock ‘n’ roll and radicalism, and an organizer of the Scranton Zine Fest, Grrrls Night, and the Radical Book Fair. For more information, check out www.jessmeoni.com.
Say hello: jessmeoni@gmail.com

Board Chairs

Chris CosgroveChris Cosgrove, Web Director
Chris is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design. Over the past two years he has worked as a designer at Otreva, designing and developing user experience and user interfaces for websites and mobile apps. Besides pushing pixels and writing front-end code Chris enjoys music, art, mountain biking, motorcycles, fishing, and pretty much everything design.
Say hello: ccosgrove@otreva.com // linked in

 

krystyKrysty Adcroft, Social Media Director
Krysty is the President and Lead Strategist of Tribal Media, a social media agency based out of Scranton, PA. She completed her undergraduate degree at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) with a major in business management and a concentration in marketing. She launched Tribal Media in 2010 and has successfully consulted dozens of companies on social marketing and online advertising strategy. Under Krysty’s leadership, Tribal Media has grown from its startup phase to consulting, and providing measurable results for, national and global brands.

Say hello: krysty@tribalsocialmedia.com

stephStephanie Santore, PR Director
Stephanie Santore is currently the SEO Team Lead at Net Driven, an internet marketing company based out of Scranton, PA. In July 2014, she founded The NOMAD Project, a self-run project that helps to spread awareness of the issues surrounding homelessness and hunger at a local level. Donations collected through the project are distributed to local nonprofit organizations in the area that assist the less fortunate. She graduated magna cum laude from Marywood University earning a Master of Arts in Communications with a concentration in Marketing, Public Relations and Nonprofit Management. She is a nature enthusiast, a lover of the written word and all things medieval, and is owned by two cats. She is trying really hard to curb her habit of reading several books all at once.
Say hello: smjs0408@gmail.com

Directors

Joey Zarcone, Director
Joey is a graphic designer at Posture Interactive. a Scranton based agency rooted in technology.  Prior to joining the team at Posture, Joey spent a number of years focusing on his own design business, Joey Graphics.  Outside of designing, Joey has a passion for teaching and is a rostered artist with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and adjunct faculty at Marywood University.  He holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Marywood University and a certificate in web design from the University of Scranton.
Say hello: joey@getposture.com // twitter // facebook

Denise Bass, Director
Denise graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast/Cable.  Denise is no stranger to Advertising, having spent 19 years in the cable industry and currently employed by Comcast Spotlight (Advertising Sales) for 12 years. Prior to sales, Denise worked as a Production Manager for both Adelphia Communications and Cox Media. Passionate about the goals and needs of her clients Denise helps them market their business using multi-screen solutions designed to target customers with precision. She possess the qualities of being a leader on her sales team and is a recipient of Comcast Spotlight’s prestigious Presidents Club Award. In her spare time, Denise enjoys music, yoga, and photography, and is passionate about art and its possibilities.
Say Hello: denise_bass@comcast.com // 570-212- 2345

lizLiz Finley, Director
Liz Finley is an Account Executive at Sweda Advertising and graduate of Penn State University’s College of Communications. With a keen creative eye and passion for the unique, Liz is always striving for creative growth and expanding her art community.
Say hello: liz@sweda-advertising.com

 

 

erinErin Calpin, Director
Erin Calpin is Marketing Coordinator for Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts (aka, The Land of Love!). She is a graduate from Susquehanna University with a BAF in Graphic Design and a minor in Cultural Anthropology. In college and immediately after, Erin worked for Gallagher & Gallagher Inc. as a designer, photographer and event coordinator. Then on to positions in design and marketing at Split Rock Resort and Cove Haven, where she found she loved EVERYTHING about the marketing world. Creating and telling an incredible story through marketing is what drives her every day. Working in design and marketing isn't a job for Erin, it's a way of life that she loves!
Say hello: ecalpin@covepoconoresorts.com

johnJohn Mikulak, Director
After a decade of working in Manhattan advertising, John Mikulak ended up in the Pennsylvania mountains, where he began splitting logs and splitting time between advertising work and producing/directing indie documentary projects. John began his career after film school at NYU as a screenwriter and development director for Palisades Pictures in NYC. From there, he joined Palisades’ parent advertising agency, The Gramercy Group. As a copywriter and video production coordinator, he won awards for his work national accounts such as Eli Lilly, Popular Mechanics, Michelin and Barnes & Noble.com. Over the past several years, John served as copy director and multimedia producer for Condron & Cosgrove, as well as a number of other Northeastern Pennsylvania advertising agencies. His print, radio and TV work has garnered numerous regional and national awards including ADDYs, Caples and more. John’s feature documentary, The Man Who Would Be Polka King, about criminal polka entertainer Jan Lewan – has been viewed by millions on TruTV, played national and international film festivals and secured a DVD and online release. A feature film based on the documentary begins production in summer 2016, starring Jack Black as the infamous polka king. In 2014, John’s cult film opus, The Deviants, gained an international DVD and online release via Troma Films. Currently, John is a multimedia producer/director at Via Studios Global, a division of WVIA public media. He’s also in production on a number of independent film/documentary projects. John received his Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University’s Institute of Film and Television and graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Theatre.
Say hello: johnmikulak@viastudiosglobal.com
Also cc: jmfoggy@gmail.com

anitaAnita Riley, Director
Anita is a native of Northeastern Pennsylvania. She currently holds the position of Regional Account Director at National CineMedia, America’s Movie Network, the connector between brands and the moviegoer. She is a graduate of Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI where she earned a BA in Political Science. Anita has 11 years of experience in advertising sales and still very much enjoys the media business. When she is not hustling on the street, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two beautiful daughters at their home in Harveys Lake.
Say hello: anita.riley@ncm.com