Board Members

Edward L. Christofano, R.Ph.

Edward L. Christofano, R.Ph.

President / Director of the Mount Pleasant Business District Authority

Email: edc@haydenspharmacy.com

Credentials:
President and CEO of Christofano Associates LLC
d/b/a Hayden’s Pharmacy,
d/b/a Youngwood Corner Market,
d/b/a Main Street Deli & Café

Biography:
He received his degree in Pharmacy from The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy in Columbus, Ohio. His career started as a pharmacy manager and quickly grew into other management roles with corporate pharmacies. Changing from the corporate atmosphere, he became an independent owner and operator of Hayden’s Pharmacy. Currently with four locations serving the Youngwood, Greensburg, Mount Pleasant, and Donegal, he feels that Hayden’s Pharmacy offers more to patients than other pharmacy chains. In addition to his dedication to pharmacy profession, Ed has also found another way to serve the community through a different business venue. Christofano has ventured into two different arenas that needed to be fulfilled in the community by servicing residents with a local grocery store –Youngwood Corner Market and a local 1950’s diner – Main Street Deli and Café. He has also taken the same ideals and high standards of customer service and applied them to these locations bringing services into these small hometown communities.

Awards and Recognitions

  • The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy – Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award 2016
  • Pennsylvania Pharmacist Association – Pharmacist of the Year Award 2015
  • Youngwood Area Business Association – Paragon Award 2014
  • International Lions – Melvin Jones Humanitarian Fellowship Award 2013
  • American Heart Association – Heart of Gold Award 2012
  • American Pharmacist Association – 2009 Immunization Pharmacist Award
James Rega II

James Rega II

Vice President – Mount Pleasant Business District Authority / Owner/Chief Investigator – Rega Investigative Group, LLC.

Email: james.rega@regapi.org

Credentials:
Vice President – Mount Pleasant Business District Authority / Owner/Chief Investigator – Rega Investigative Group, LLC.

Biography:
James P. Rega, II is a licensed private investigator (PI) and owner of Rega Investigative Group, LLC, located at 10 S. Church Street in the Borough. As a PI, James specializes in investigating cases involving fraud, embezzlement, computer forensic examination, employee misconduct, background and asset investigation, litigation and criminal defense support. His clients include individuals, law firms, businesses, corporations, school districts, universities, non-profits and insurance companies. Rega Investigative Group, LLC. has additional branch offices in Washington, PA and Pittsburgh.

Prior to becoming a private investigator and entrepreneur, James served as a Police Lieutenant for the Southwest Regional Police Department in Belle Vernon, PA, and as a County Detective for the Washington County Office of the District Attorney.  Throughout his years of service, James has accumulated hundreds of hours in advanced training and participated in numerous complex investigations. James successfully led coalitions of local, county, state and federal law enforcement in targeted undercover investigations and he quickly distinguished himself as a sophisticated computer and financial crimes investigator.  His efforts on behalf of the chief prosecutor's office led to the arrest and conviction of racketeers and successfully distinguished himself in many felony level prosecutions.  He was a sworn investigator to the county grand jury and is recognized as an expert in the area of law enforcement investigations, criminal investigative techniques and security/risk assessment.

James is also a certified instructor for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Municipal Police Officers’ Training and Education Commission (MPOTEC), and employed as a lead instructor for the Community College of Beaver County Police Academy. In this capacity, James has instructed hundreds of police officers across western Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania Act 120 academy program in both classroom and practical academic modules. James also maintains several instructor certifications through the Pennsylvania Act 180 Municipal In-Service Training Program (MIST).

Academics:

  • Municipal Police Officers’ Training and Education Commission
  • Act 120 Training Academy- Westmoreland County Community College
  • Community College of Beaver County
  • Associate in Applied Science- Police Technology

Experience

  • Southwest Regional Police Department
  • Washington Office of the District Attorney
  • Community College of Beaver County Police Academy
  • Rega Investigative Group, LLC.
  • Professional Memberships
  • Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce
  • Pennsylvania Association of Licensed Investigators
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Publications and media appearances

  • USA Today – Associated Press- criminal investigations
  • Tribune Review – Numerous articles for crime investigations, Website featuredarticle
  • Valley Independent – Numerous articles for crime investigations
  • Observer Reporter – Numerous articles for crime investigations, Website featuredarticle
  • Herald Standard – Numerous articles for crime investigations
  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Numerous articles for crime investigations
  • WPXI-TV – Crime Investigations
  • WTAE-TV – Crime Investigations
  • KDKA-TV – Crime Investigations
  • WJPA 1450 – Crime Investigations
  • WCNS 1480 – Radio show interview regarding private investigations
David Stairs

David Stairs

Secretary / Director of the Mount Pleasant Business District Authority

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Dale Walker

Dale Walker

Treasurer / Director of the Mount Pleasant Business District Authority

Practicing in Mount Pleasant, PA as a certified public accountant since 1976. Specialties include small business accounting, consultation, and tax return preparation for business and individuals.

Business District member and Treasurer since 1983.
Mount Pleasant Parking Authority Treasurer since 1977.
Mount Pleasant Rotary Member since 1989.
Past Excela Health Trustee and Chairman.
Married to Pavla with two Children, Dale, Jr. (Mount Pleasant) and Rachael (Syracuse).
Reunion Presbyterian Charter Member.

Gregory D. Wilson, DC, ICCSP

Gregory D. Wilson, DC, ICCSP

Mount Pleasant Business District Authority

Email: drgregorywilson@hotmail.com

Credentials:
Clinic director of Wilson Chiropractic Health Center and Westmoreland Chiropractic Sports Associates

Biography:I received my Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2001 from Palmer College of Chiropractic.  I have owned and operated Wilson Chiropractic Health Center for the past 14 years.  I recently received my credentials to be an International Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, and started Westmoreland Chiropractic Sports Associates, and will focus on providing care for the pediatric athlete.  I am married to my wife Debbie, and had two children, Brandon and Morgan.

Jason Wisniewski

Jason Wisniewski

Director of the Mount Pleasant Business District Authority

Tony Vecchio

Tony Vecchio

Director of the Mount Pleasant Business District Authority

Melissa Bando

Melissa Bando

Director of the Mount Pleasant Business District Authority

Linda Vecchio

Linda Vecchio

Office Administrator

Emeritus Board Members

Nino Barsotti

Nino Barsotti

Emeritus Director - Mount Pleasant Business District Authority

Nino Barsotti was born in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and worked as a consulting engineer until he purchased Nino’s Restaurant in 1971. He has been a long time member and past president of the BDA.