Friends of MERP

The Friends of MERP is a non-profit organization of community volunteers dedicated to advancing MERP services. Its board of directors helps assure that MERP services are accessible throughout the region and supports the provision of services by raising both funds and awareness. Contact to find out how you can become a Friend of MERP through service or charitable giving.

Board of Directors

  • Tracy Schliep, President
  • Randy Clark, Vice President
  • Willie Pletcher, Treasurer
  • Sarah Adams, Secretary
  • Julie Cylencia, Member
  • Ronald Amrhein, Member
  • Valerie Amrhein, Member
  • Robert Barletta, Member
  • Scott Currie, Member
  • Gizelle Dean, Chair, Nominating Committee
  • Patricia Fuller, Member
  • Michelle O’Malley, Member
  • Janice Schwanbeck, Member
  • Adam Trambley, Member
  • Jackie Bonier, Director Emeritus
  • Adam Nowland, Ex officio

MERP News & Updates

Donation from the Friends of MERP

Donation from the Friends of MERP

The UPMC Horizon Community Foundation has received a generous distribution of $6,900 from the Friends of MERP designated for the support the Foundation’s Medical Equipment Recycling Program. The donation was made to support the program’s efforts to equip community...

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Friends of MERP Awarded $15,000 Grant

Friends of MERP Awarded $15,000 Grant

We are excited to share the news that the Friends of MERP, which supports the Foundation’s Medical Equipment Recycling Program, has received a grant of $15,000 from the Almira Foundation, which provides aid to children and the elderly throughout Lawrence County,...

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