District Leadership Bios

District Leadership Bios

   
 
2017-18 District Governor Una S. Martone
Una Martone is the 2017/18 District Governor for Rotary District 7390 serving south central Pennsylvania.  Una joined the Rotary Club of Harrisburg in 2006.  For nearly ten years, Una led the club’s Youth Community Development Team ~ a leadership program for urban high schools students.  As a result, hundreds of students learned to understand and apply the Rotary Four Way Test.  Una was recipient of the club’s Robert D. Hanson Award for Excellence in 2009 and received a scholarship to attend the Rotary International Convention in Birmingham England.  Subsequently, she served on the club’s Board of Directors from 2009 to 2015.  Una was 2012/13 President of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg and was 2013/14 President of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg Foundation.  Una launched the club’s Four Way Test Essay Contest which is still in place today and launched the club’s Water Committee which has generated thousands of dollars of support for clean water initiatives in Haiti.  Una launched the club’s Fundraising Committee and served as chair of the committee for two years.  During her tenure in this role, the club raised thousands of dollars for international efforts through fun initiatives such as “Kiss a Pig,” “Ladies Paint Night,” and “The Harrisburg Baking Championship.”  Yes, Una has kissed a pig for Rotary ~ who else can say that?!
 
As part of Rotary District 7390, Una has served on the District Governor’s Installation Committee for two incoming DGs; has served on and chaired the District Conference Committee; has planned the district’s United Nation’s Day; has served on and chaired the District Grants Committee; has planned the District Foundation Dinner, District Training Assembly, Membership and PR Trainings, PETS Training and more. 
 
In her professional life, Una Martone is President & CEO of Leadership Harrisburg Area where she is celebrating 10 years. In partnership with many exceptional leaders and scores of volunteers, participation across all LHA programs has increased during her tenure.  Una led the development of two new courses on servant leadership and has already provided this original curriculum to hundreds of people.  In addition to program development and delivery, Una is responsible for executing LHA’s strategic vision; building and cultivating partnerships; increasing resources; and overseeing all organizational operations. 
 
Una earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Central Florida and earned the CFRE distinction or Certified Fund Raising Executive for a history of successful fund raising.  Una has completed the Rotary Leadership Institute and earned a certificate in Organizational Development from the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.  Una recently became a certified independent trainer in The Color Code personality assessment. 
 
A native Floridian, Una is a first generation American whose parents were both born in Ireland.  Una is the youngest of seven children; aunt to 27 nieces and nephews; great aunt to 7 little ones; and Godmother to four. (The holidays are always an adventure!)  Una currently lives with her spouse of 25 years, Mike; two children, Michael (21) and McCaffrey (18); and the family rescue dog, Teddy, in Mechanicsburg.  
   
   
2018-19 District Governor Elect John E. May III
John joined the Rotary Club of Hershey in 1993 and served on the Club’s Board from 2006 to 2011.  During that time he rotated through each of the club offices and served as President in 2009-2010.  He has been active with the District Group Vocational Service Exchange Committee since 2009 and has been a host family for several of the exchanges during his years in Rotary. From 2011 to 2014, John served as the Assistant Governor for Group C and is currently serving as Assistant Governor for Group C again.  He chaired the 2013, 2014 and 2015 District Conferences.  In 2015, John became a faculty member for the Rotary Leadership Institute. John joined the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in 1976 and has held several senior administrative positions over the years.  Currently he is the Medical Center’s Chief Compliance Officer.  John’s first career out of college was in education where he taught science in the Seminole County Florida school system.  John is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and the University of Central Florida. John has two sons.  Justin is married and he and his wife, Yublia, have one daughter and live in Hershey.  Justin is employed by the Hershey Company.  His other son, Jaren, is currently living in Shanghai, China and he works for TE Connectivity. Outside of Rotary, John has been involved with the United Way of the Capital Region since 1999 and chairs one of the allocation panels and is on the Basic Needs Focus Care Council.  He also served nine years on the Board of the Cornwall Manor Retirement Community in Lebanon County.
   
   
2019-20 District Governor Nominee Patrick J. Rooney
The Reverend Patrick J. Rooney STS retired in February of 2012 having served most recently as the Senior Pastor of historic Christ Lutheran Church (1733) in York, PA. Prior to going to York he had served for 11 years at St. Paul in Dillsburg and before becoming a Lutheran he was a member of a Roman Catholic religious order for 10 years. He has worked extensively in the human services field including serving as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Welfare and as President and CEO of a large non-profit entity with over 550 staff and a multi-million dollar budget serving the mentally ill and the developmentally disabled. For almost five years, he also served as the interim Executive Directors for two local ecumenical agencies.
 
In his retirement, Pastor Rooney is an active member of the Rotary Club of York (the 24th largest club in the world) where he served as President in 2016-17. He’s achieved perfect attendance for all 10 years of his Club membership. The Club has approximately 40 committees and Paddy has served on 20 of them. In 2013, he served as Team Leader for the GVSE team to Argentina. He served on the District Conference committee in 2015-16 and is the conference committee chair for 2016-17. He serves on the District Global Grants Scholarship Committee and the participated in the District Youth Exchange outbound interviews. He completed all three levels of RLI and recently became RLI faculty. Paddy is a Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Paul Harris Society. He has received the York Club’s President Certificate of Appreciation for Service Above Self and the Avenues of Service Citation.
 
He has served as a member and chair of the City of York General Authority. He is a Board member of the York County History Center and has previously served on the board of the York County Literacy Council, with a number of attendant committees. He previously served as President of the York County Council of Churches. He has also served on the Candidacy Committee for the Lower Susquehanna Synod as well as the Ecumenical Affairs committee and the Worship Committee. He is the author of a number of published sermons for three different groups including 10 published by CSS under the title “The Perfect Sacrifice.”
 
Pastor Rooney is a founding member of the Society of the Holy Trinity, a Lutheran Order and Ministerium, which now numbers almost 300 pastors in the United States and Canada. He served as Dean of the local chapter for the 12 years, as Secretary for 3 and in September of 2015 was elected Senior (General Superior) of the Society. He has taught widely across the US to many of the Society chapters.
 
Pastor Rooney has also taught on a number of other subjects. For the last two years he has taught three different courses in the OLLI program at Penn State York. He has also taught at a number of retreats throughout the United States and Canada, most often on the topic of Mary and Luther, but also on the Sacraments and matters of liturgy and the Authority of the Priestly Office.
 
Pastor Rooney is a native of England and completed his undergraduate studies at St. Mary’s College, London; studied philosophy at Catholic University of America; has a Master’s degree in Counseling from Shippensburg University and completed his Lutheran studies at Gettysburg Seminary. He has been married to Sally for 37 years and they have two grown children. 
   
   
District Rotary Foundation Chair John G. Kramb
John G. Kramb has been a member of the Rotary Club of Gettysburg since 2004, and served as Club President for 2009-10. He has also served in a number of District offices to include Membership Coordinator and Assistant Governor for Group I, the District Budget Committee, two District Conference planning committees, Rotary UN Day coordinator, and the chair of the District Grants Committee. PDG Kramb is a faculty member of Rotary Leadership Institute and has traveled throughout the Zone to train Rotary leaders. He is a member of three Rotary fellowships, Beer Lovers, the International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians, and Rotary on Stamps. He has attended six International Conventions. It was while he was attending the convention in New Orleans that he learned of the opportunity to participate in a National Immunization Day in Dhanbad, India, which he did in 2012. John retired from the U.S Army in 1995 in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1998 he and his wife, Katherine, purchased the Adams County Winery and built it into a thriving tourist attraction. John and Katherine purchased the Historic Fairfield inn in 2013 and John became the 27th Innkeeper since the Inn's founding in 1757.
John’s motto is: “There is no box”.
   
   
District Trainer John P. Judson
 John spent his life as a surgeon specializing in the heart and lungs. After numerous international volunteer surgical experiences, he and his wife, Ann Marie moved to Haiti in 1997 for a two-year commitment to the Hospital Albert Schweitzer Soon after arriving in Haiti, inspired by a visiting Rotarian from India, he became a charter member of the Rotary club of St. Marc. The club was chartered in 1998 and continues to work with clubs and other countries on humanitarian projects benefiting that area in Haiti.
 
On return to Harrisburg, John joined the Capital City Rotary Club, and, when that club closed, joined the Rotary Club of Harrisburg where he has served as Rotary Foundation Chair, Board member, Club President, and Club Foundation chair. He received numerous service awards from his club, is a member of the Paul Harris Society and a Major Donor. At district level, he is best known for his work on the Grant Committee since 2005 for which he received The Rotary Foundation Citation For Meritorious Service. He served as an Assistant Governor in 2012-2013. At the international level, he’s served on the Rotary Foundation Cadre group of technical advisors since 2009.
 
Since returning home in 1999, John has returned to Haiti over 40 times as a volunteer surgeon and leader of surgical teams. He completed a Penn State degree in Public Administration, worked part- time in the Holy Spirit Hospital Emergency Department and as Medical Director of Hamilton Health Center prior to 2005. Since 2000, he’s served as a consultant for the Commonwealth’s MCARE Fund. Volunteer community service has included the Lemoyne Borough Council from January 2008 through December 2012, the Lemoyne Municipal Authority since 2011, the West Shore Regional Police Commission, and the Holy Spirit Hospital patient safety and peer review committees Patient Safety and Peer Review committees.
 
John's major outside interests are travel and aviation. He holds a commercial pilot license which he uses as often as possible for Angel Flights. He and Ann Marie, married 50 years in June 2014 have six grandchildren and live in Lemoyne. Ann Marie is best known in the area for her ardent pursuit of peace and justice issues as well as her pointed and concise letters to the local newspaper.
 
   
   
Immediate Past District Governor Kevin J. Cogan
Kevin Cogan joined Rotary in 1998, three years before retiring with the rank of Colonel after a thirty-year career in the United States Army. He was the President of the Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls in Rotary Year 2000-01 (District 7210 - NY). His family was also a host for a Youth Exchange student from Argentina that same year. In 2001 he moved to Carlisle, PA and joined the Rotary Club of Carlisle while assigned as a civilian instructor at the U.S. Army War College. In 2003, he worked with the late Buzz Coho to form the Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise and served as that club’s Charter President for two years. He then served as the Youth Exchange chairman in his club and simultaneously as the International Lane chair. It was during this period that Kevin took a keen interest in international water projects after visiting the rural poor in Honduras. He has since made multiple trips and participated in five water and sanitation projects in Honduras and one to Haiti. As District 7390 water and sanitation committee chairman, he created a District 7390 bottled water label to promote awareness for the need for clean water and sanitation projects in third world countries. He contributed a water and sanitation article each month in the District 7390 newsletter. He continues as youth exchange counselor, and was an Assistant Governor. Kevin is a Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Paul Harris Society, and a Major Donor of The Rotary Foundation. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. He and his wife Phyllis are the parents of seven adult children, the youngest of which was a Youth Exchange student to Argentina. He served as D-7390 District Governor in Rotary Year 2016-17.
   
   
District Executive Secretary Melissa M. Bruck
Melissa began working for Rotary District 7390 in April of 2007. Her job includes supporting the District Governor and District Leadership team, working with Youth Exchange, RYLA, all Club Presidents and secretaries, website updates, event planning and so much more! Prior to working for Rotary, she worked as a church secretary and the secretary to the principal at a local high school.  
 
Melissa is a PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) official for Track & Field and served as the White Rose Chapter president in 2002-2004. She is a member of VFW Post 8896 Auxiliary in East Berlin and has served as President 3 times. 
 
Her interests are riding motorcycles, boating, gardening, running and reading books. Melissa lives in York with her Rotarian husband Scott and their son Andrew.