Board Members

MOUNT PLEASANT BUSINESS DISTRICT AUTHORITY BOARD MEMBERS PICTURED:

 

TOP LEFT – DALE WALKER, GREG WILSON, DAVID STAIRS.  FRONT ROW:  TONY VECCHIO, MELISSA BANDO, MARY KAUFMAN, & ED CHRISTOFANO.    NOT PICTURED:  JASON WISNIEWSKI    [DATE: JAN 2018]

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
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.

David Stairs

David Stairs

Secretary / Director of the Mount Pleasant Business District Authority

Email: stairsd@nationwide.com

Credentials:
President of Stairs Financial Services, Agent for Nationwide Insurance, 105 S Quarry St., Mt. Pleasant.
Chartered Financial Consultant and Certified Life Underwriter earned through American College.

Biography:
Insurance and Financial Services since 1972.
Nationwide Insurance for 25 years in Mt. Pleasant.
Mt Pleasant Rotary Member since 1993; Past President & Secretary.
Mt. Pleasant District Authority Board Member since 2014.
NAIFA (National Assoc Insurance & Financial Advisors) Member & Past V. P. and Secretary since 1975Practicing 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.

 

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.

Tony Vecchio

Tony Vecchio

Director of the Mount Pleasant Business District Authority

Email tony.vecchio@pittsburghmoves.com

Credentials:  Realtor with Coldwell Banker,   Small Business owner since 1981

Biography:  

Self-employed since the age of 18, Tony has owned a number of businesses in the automotive industry over the years, including gas stations and a towing service.

He got his Real Estate licensed in 2011 and joined Coldwell Banker in 2017 when he had a less than positive experience with a real estate agent and thought “I can do this better.” The rest—as they say—is history.

“I love the field I am in. I love helping people,” said Tony. My motto is ‘Delivering a real estate experience above and beyond their expectations.’”

As a Realtor, Tony works with buyers and sellers, both residential and commercial to find the appropriate property. He works out of Coldwell Banker on Rt 30 North Huntingdon . From first-time home buyers and “boomerang” buyers to those looking to upsize or downsize, Tony is there to help. He even can give his customers referrals anywhere in the world for that vacation home of their dreams.

In the past, Tony enjoyed helping friends building houses and remolding homes as a hobby. He uses this knowledge to help his clients make a informed decision when buying or selling a home.

Tony is a lifetime resident of Westmoreland County with over 30 years’ experience in business with sales and marketing.  He came to the Westmoreland Chamber as a member and past president of Laurel Highlands Chamber of Commerce. He also held previous board positions at the New Stanton Business Association and other organizations. He currently sits on the Westmoreland Chamber’s Board of Directors and Ambassador committee.

He credits his continued success with many of the relationships he has built through the chamber.

“I’ve developed so many friendships and relationships through the chamber. They’ve become part of my family, my extended family,” said Tony. “I believe the chamber is an integral part of every business.”

Tony currently lives In Mt Pleasant and is a proud father. He is an avid motorcyclist, cycling and outdoor  enthusiast

:  Degree in Business Management

:  Member of Westmoreland West  Realtors Association

: Member of Norwin Chamber of Commerce

:  Member of National Association of Realtors

:  Member of Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce

:  Member of Board of Advisors

 

Melissa Bando

Melissa Bando

Director of the Mount Pleasant Business District Authority

Email: mbando@standardbankpa.com

Credentials:
Mortgage Loan Documentation Specialist – Standard Bank

Biography:

Melissa has been employed with Standard Bank since 2011. Currently, she is the Mortgage Loan Documentation Specialist.  She is on the Make-A-Wish Committee for Standard Bank, raising awareness and funds for Make-A-Wish.

Melissa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in 2005 from the University of Pittsburgh.

Melissa currently resides in Mount Pleasant with her husband, Jeffrey Bando, and three children, Giada, Luca, and Nico.

Mary Kaufman

Mary Kaufman

Director of the Mount Pleasant Business District Authority

 

Linda Vecchio

Linda Vecchio

Office Administrator

Email: contact@mountpleasantbda.com

Biography:
Linda is a long time resident to the Mount Pleasant area.  She is well known in the area as the former Administrative Assistant for the Mount Pleasant Area School District for 34 years.  She retired in 2011.   Linda accepted the position as Administrative Assistant for the Mount Pleasant Business District Authority in January 2015.

She has two daughters –  Tina Kristoff (married to Tom Kristoff) and Gina Kristoff (married to Bill Kristoff).  She is also the proud grandmother of four grandsons;  Troy, Jared, Ryan, and Nathan all of Mount Pleasant.

 

 

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.