Board of Trustees Officers
Daniel Cardell is chairman and CEO of Roadwave LLC, a provider of transportation services to the energy business operating in the Marcellus shale region of Pennsylvania. Mr. Cardell received a B.S. in finance from Wilkes University in 1979 and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Cardell has served on the board of trustees since 2008.
Bill Miller is founder of Miller and Co., a consulting business that specializes in retail and brand consulting. He received a B.S. in business administration and communications from Wilkes University in 1981. Mr. Miller has served on the board of trustees since 1999.
Daniel Klem is a professor of biology and the Sarkis Acopian Professor of Ornithology and Conservation Biology at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. He received a B.A. in biology from Wilkes University in 1968, an M.A. in biology from Hofstra University in 1973, and a Ph.D. in zoology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1979. Dr. Klem has served on the board of trustees since 2000.
Virginia Sikes is a partner at the Philadelphia law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads LLP. Ms. Sikes served a clerkship with the late Judge Max Rosenn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She received an A.B. and M.Ed. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, before earning a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1981. Ms. Sikes has served on the board of trustees since 2006.
Dr. Charnetski graduated with a B.A. in Psychology in 1997 and from Pennsylvania College of Optometry with a B.S. in Visual Science and Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) in 2001. She is employed by Northeastern Eye Institute, Scranton. Dr. Charnetski is the President of the Alumni Association Board at Wilkes and has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2013.
Ray Dombroski has been with Comcast Corporation since 1999 and is currently senior vice president of product development and deployment for Comcast Business, a national provider of advanced, flexible communications solutions for small- and mid-sized businesses. After receiving his electrical engineering degree from Wilkes in 1978, Ray began his career at RCA Laboratories in Princeton, N.J. Always entrepreneurial by nature, Ray was part of a start-up long distance telephone and data communications company called Argo Communications in the early 1980s. In 1987, Ray joined an early-stage cellular telephone company, Metrophone/Metromedia, as vice president of engineering and operations. After several successful years, the company was acquired by Comcast. Ray still has roots in the Wyoming Valley area and returns to Wilkes-Barre to visit his parents. He and his wife, Colleen DeMorat, live in Malvern, Pa., and are the parents of two grown children, Allison and Ian.
William J. Grant is the Founder of Hildebrandt Learning Centers, LLC, based in Dallas, PA, a provider of employer related early learning programs for colleges and universities, state and federal governments and corporations in the Middle Atlantic region. Mr. Grant received a B.S. in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1975 and a MBA from Wilkes College in 1986.
For 13 years, Dr. Stelios Patsiokas has been with Sirius XM Radio where he is currently the Chief Innovation Officer and Corporate Vice-President. A native of Serres, Greece, Dr. Patsiokas came to Wilkes University on a full academic scholarship and graduated in 1975 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He went on to earn his Masters and Ph.D. in EE from Virginia Tech. Stell, as he is known to all, went on to a stellar career at Motorola and received industry recognition during his 19-year tenure for his technical expertise and leadership in designing, developing and implementing wireless communication technology products. He was hired by XM Satellite Radio in 1998 and with his team of engineers, in two years time, created the technology that allowed Satellite radio to fly. He’s the holder of over 25 US patents in the areas of RF Communication Systems and Wireless Devices. He was featured in the Oct 2014 issue of Wilkes magazine and was the spring commencement speaker for Wilkes in May 2014. He lives in Deerfield Beach Florida with his wife Dari who is a licensed commercial airline pilot and artist. He’s the father of two grown daughters, Christine and Alanna.
Richard L. Bunn '55
Lawrence E. Cohen '57
Esther B. Davidowitz
Pattie S. Davies
Jerome R. Goldstein
Frank M. Henry
Beverly B. Hiscox '58
Allan P. Kirby, Jr.
Gerald A. Moffatt '63
Robert A. Mugford '58
William A. Perlmuth '51
Mary B. Rhodes M'77
Joseph J. Savitz '48
William H. Tremayne '57
Norman E. Weiss