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Anna Nesbit


Anna is a proud co-owner of Soxman Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Penn Hills, where she works as a licensed Funeral Director, Life Insurance Producer, and Certified Celebrant.  A 2003 graduate of Plum High School, Anna has been a lifelong resident of Plum Boro.  She went on to earn her BS in Business Administration from Slippery Rock University and an Associates Degree in Funeral Service Arts and Sciences from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, during which time she served as president of her class.  She and her husband, Jim, reside in Plum with their children, Ethan and Evelyn.

stacy Burgeson


Stacy Burgeson works for S&T Bank as a Vice President, Community Banking Manager. She has worked in banking for 25 years. She specializes in consumer and small business banking needs. Stacy graduated from Slippery Rock University with a B.S. in Health Administration. She has 2 kids and enjoys reading, boating and biking on local trails. Stacy is an active member of the Plum Rotary Club.

renee richardson


Renee is a Cause Entrepreneur with ONEHOPE wines where she impacts communities locally and globally through award winning wine sales and events.  ONEHOPE is an impact driven winery in NAPA Valley that has donated over $7.5M to nonprofits through the work of Cause Entrepreneurs and the ONEHOPE Foundation. 

Renee is a 2009 graduate of Duquesne University School of Pharmacy and has a long standing career with Giant Eagle Pharmacy currently in the position of Senior Manager, Community Relations. She has lived in Plum for over a decade with her husband and 3 boys that are all very active in the community.  She serves as Assistant Treasurer of Pivik Elementary PTO and is a member of Plum PTO Presidents Council. Renee is also on various pharmacy related boards for organizations locally and state wide.

Mona Costanza


Mona Costanza works for the Borough of Plum as the Assistant to the Manager. Her duties include assisting the manager with day to day Borough business, managing social media and coordinating events for the community, such as Summerfest and Christmas at Plum Creek. She is an active and current member of the Plum Rotary Club, having served three terms as president. She is a Plum Chamber of Commerce board member currently serving as Board Secretary and chairing the Finance Committee. Mona lives in Plum with her husband, Jim, and has two children in college.

dee dee adams


Dee Dee Adams is a Residential & Commercial Marketing Specialist since 2000.  She has been the top sales agent in the Murrysville office from 2004 thru 2020.  She has achieved a Chairman’s Gold and is a 5 Star Award Winner for 11 straight years.  Dee Dee loves helping people achieve their real estate needs and works enthusiastically for her clients and always with a warm smile.  She has been married to her best friend, Buzz, for 37 years and has twin daughters, Stephanie & Stacie, and 3 amazing grandchildren, Hunter, Giuliana and Anthony.  Outside of real estate Dee Dee enjoys singing in the church choir, Christian rock band and cantor.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the Preferred Realtyddadams@tprsold.com | 412-478-1975

kinsey auvil


Kinsey is the Regional Catering Sales Manager with Panera Bread. She oversees the catering department across 26 locations in Western PA. Kinsey is a 2005 Norwin High School graduate. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications & Marketing from Pitt-Greensburg and a Masters of Business Administration from Seton Hill University. Kinsey lives in the Irwin area with her husband, 2 year old son, Ryker, and their dog. In her free time, Kinsey is a certified BodyPump instructor and teaches at Anytime Fitness in Irwin. She also enjoys other forms of physical fitness.

rich filar

board member

Rich is a Chief Sales Officer for Toshiba Business Solutions. He helps businesses automate and digitize their paper processes. A 1988 Graduate of Gateway Senior High School, Rich has lived in the East Suburbs his entire life. He and his wife, Maura live in Plum with their children Morgan and Kennedy.

Toshiba Business Solutionsrich.filar@tbs.toshiba.com | 412-609-8670

karen hochberg


Karen Hochberg serves as Executive Director of Plum Community Center. Karen leads a team committed to changing the conversation on aging, ensuring PCC members live healthy, active lives, and creating opportunities to reduce social isolatoin. In addition, Hochberg is responsible for fundraising, marketing. Together with the PCC team, they plan and execute programs that range from fitness to crafts to offsite travel. PCC serves over 700 unique individuals with an average daily attendance of 70 people a day.

Hochberg possesses extensive marketing, communications, and governmental relations experience. She served as director of Marketing and Communications for the Oncology Nursing Society and as chief of staff and press secretary for an elected official. Also, Karen is an excellent public speaker and has presented several communications workshops at national conferences.

Karen possesses a master’s degree in Professional Leadership from Carlow College and a bachelor’s degree in business from Pepperdine University.  She enjoys volunteering in her community and loves to craft cards in her spare time.

Plum Community Center | khochberg@plumboro.com | 412-795-2330

laurie rhoades


Laurie is full-time Realtor with EXP Realty, LLC.  She has been helping buyers and sellers with ALL of their residential and light commercial real estate needs, since licensed in 2013.  A life-long resident of Plum Boro, Laurie graduated from Plum High School in 1983 and went on to receive her Medical Assistant certificate from ICM School of Business.  She spent many years working in administrative positions in the healthcare field, prior to acquiring her real estate license.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, four grown sons – Sean, Eric, Luke and Billy; and two furry kids – Abby and Duke; doing fun activities like boating, fishing, hiking, walking her doodle dogs and playing card/board games.  She and Mike have been real estate investors since 2005, now concentrating on rehabbing/flipping.  They enjoy helping people with unwanted houses.




Mary Beth has served on the Chamber board for the past six years and has been an active member of the Chamber. She is now serving the Chamber in the capacity of Chamber President. Mary Beth has her Master’s Degree in education and after 17 years of working as a 5th grade teacher, she and her brother started a family business that has grown into two businesses. She is very active in the community and serves on many local committees and boards. She also represents the Plum Chamber as a member of the Plum Rotary Club. Mary Beth and her husband, CJ, live in Plum with their three boys, Josh, Michael, and Ryan, who are very active in the Plum athletic community. She is thrilled to serve the Plum Chamber and Plum community in this role as Chamber President.

Patrick McClernon

Marketing & Membership Director

Patrick McClernon is the Marketing and Communications Manger for WESTARM Physical Therapy and Home Health. WESTARM is a locally owned, Medicare certified rehabilitation agency that has been operating for nearly forty years in the Allegheny Kiski Valley and surrounding areas. WESTARM offers Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy at our local outpatient facilities. WESTARM Home Health provides skilled nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy in patients’ homes.

Patrick grew up in Gibsonia, PA and attended High School at Pine-Richland. He currently lives in the Lower Burrell Area with his wife Natalie, and two children Colton and Lily. Patrick can either be found at work, playing sports, enjoying time with his children, or driving as a part time uber driver.