Board of Directors

Earth Conservancy’s Board of Directors serves in a volunteer capacity, with each member contributing time, insight, and expertise to help carry out EC’s mission.  This includes attending quarterly meetings and additional committee work.  Current officers and directors are:


John D. McCarthy, Jr., Chair
President, McCarthy Tire & Automotive Centers

Rev. John J. Ryan, C.S.C., Ph.D., Vice-Chair
President, King’s College

Thomas E. Lawson, P.E., P.L.S., Treasurer
Executive Vice-President of Development & Quality
Borton Lawson

Daryl Pawlush, Secretary
Projects Principal, PennEastern Engineering

Michael A. Dziak, President/CEO
Earth Conservancy


John E. Cavanaugh, Jr.
President, Central Clay Products, Inc.

Kelly M. Ciravolo, Esq.
Anzalone Law Offices

Joseph A. Frank, Jr.
President, Centrailia Coal Sales Company

Joseph C. Hillan
Supervisor, Newport Township Department of Public Works

Michael J. Johnson
Retired Executive Vice-President, Lewith & Freeman Real Estate, Inc.

Thomas P. Leary
President, Luzerne County Community College

Kathy L. Pape
President, Pennsylvania American Water Company

Marleen A. Troy, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences;
Director, Sustainability Management Program, Wilkes University

Generally, Earth Conservancy’s Board of Directors’ meetings are held on a quarterly basis at EC’s offices at 101 South Main Street in Ashley. Meetings are open to the public. The public session begins at 8:30 AM. For further information, please call 570.823.3445.

Earth Conservancy would like to acknowledge the support and guidance provided by the following former board members:


Margaret Bakker Stephen Barrouk Thomas A. Blaskiewicz
Christopher Breiseth, Ph.D. Mark R. Dingman Joseph A. Frank, Sr. (1926-2014)
Joseph Gilmour, Ph.D. Anne L. Glauber Joseph A. Hillan (1934-2009)
A. Peter Kanjorski (1935-2012) Diane Kopcha Katlic, Esq. Rev. James Lackenmier
Gary F. Lamont James Manley Robert K. Matley
Bernard McGurl Robert K. Mericle Lawrence Newman
Rev. Thomas O’Hara, Ph.D. Harold Rose (1935-2004) Edward Schechter (1920-2011)
Susan W. Shoval Rhea P. Simms Harold Snowdon, Jr.
Joseph Yudichak