Discovery Working Groups

May 15, 2017

As charged by Michael Kubit, the seven Discovery Working Groups are teams of volunteers from across Penn State IT collecting data around applications, budget and finance, communications, infrastructure, people, security and risk, and service management. Each working group consists of eight to ten staff members from across Penn State IT, totaling more than 160 volunteers. The working groups are comprised of the following volunteers:



  • Phil Brannen, University Office of Global Programs
  • Dan Coughlin, University Libraries
  • Kate Domico, Outreach and Online Education
  • Justin Elliott, Enterprise IT
  • Sue Gavazzi, Enterprise IT
  • Cheryl Graham, Student Affairs
  • Mike Sherlock (co-chair), Auxiliary and Business Services
  • Shawn Smith (co-chair), Enterprise IT
  • Hazel Weaver, Office of Human Resources
  • Tom Weber, Schreyer Honors College

Budget and Finance

  • John Ake, Enterprise IT
  • Ginger Breon, Smeal College of Business
  • Rhonda Brown, Enterprise IT
  • Tara Campbell, Penn State Purchasing
  • Dave Gindhart (co-chair), Finance and Business
  • Jerry Krawczyk, Enterprise IT
  • Brian Ladrido, Enterprise IT
  • Jill Leidy, Enterprise IT
  • Tim Shuey (co-chair), Enterprise IT
  • Maria Zuccato, Director of Finance and Business, Penn State Great Valley


  • Mark Belkowski, Enterprise IT
  • Megan Folmar (co-chair), Enterprise IT
  • Jim Leous, Enterprise IT
  • Veronica Longenecker (co-chair), College of the Liberal Arts
  • Tim Marshall, World Campus
  • Jennifer McCauley, Enterprise IT
  • Christine Mencer, Penn State Hazleton
  • Jon Peters, Penn State Schuylkill
  • Jon Rotholz, Enterprise IT
  • Jonathan Siegle, Enterprise IT


  • Mark Campbell, Enterprise IT
  • Doug Dodson, The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
  • Chuck Gilbert, Institute for Cyberscience
  • Alan Jones, Eberly College of Science
  • Joe Laskowski, Office of Physical Plant
  • Chris Milito (co-chair), College of Information Sciences and Technology
  • Karen Mitchell, Enterprise IT
  • Jeff Reel, Enterprise IT
  • Mark Saussure (co-chair), Enterprise IT
  • Stephen Sherwin, Penn State Greater Allegheny


  • Chris Lucas, Enterprise IT
  • Seth McGeorge, Dickinson Law
  • Ed McGowan, Student Affairs
  • Susan Morse (co-chair), Enterprise IT
  • Rose Pruyne, Enterprise IT
  • Tom Rodgers (co-chair), College of Nursing
  • Steve Selfe, Office of Human Resources
  • Cheryl Seybold, Enterprise IT
  • Tim Shortall, Enterprise IT
  • Kari Williamson, Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses

Security and Risk

  • Ken Forstmeier (co-chair), Enterprise IT
  • Gary Grgurich, Finance and Business
  • Craig Gruneberg, College of Health and Human Development
  • Tom Long, College of Engineering
  • Greg Madden, Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure
  • Chuck Moore, Enterprise IT
  • Chris Ritzko, Finance and Business
  • Jim Rounce, Penn State New Kensington
  • Rich Sparrow, Office of Information Security
  • Don Welch (co-chair), Office of Information Security
  • Mark Zimmerman, Enterprise IT

Service Management

  • Ben Battaglia, Enterprise IT
  • Adam Caimi (co-chair), World Campus
  • Sean Curling, Auxiliary and Business Services
  • Bruce Grinder, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Craig Haynal, Enterprise IT
  • Ed Shaw, Enterprise IT
  • Allen Stubblefield (co-chair), Enterprise IT
  • Bill Welch, Enterprise IT
  • Ryan Wellar, Enterprise IT
  • Steve Welshonse, World Campus
  • Anthony Cingle, Vice President Commonwealth Campuses
  • Dan Hansel, Development and Alumni Relations