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Meet the SLPI Facilitators!

They are exemplary leaders from all over University Park's campus! Two facilitators host the SLPI workshop, help you understand your results, and offer advice!

Matt Barone

Matt Barone is the Assistant Director for Service and Leadership in the Office  of Student Activities. He advises the Students Engaging Students (SES), and the Council of LionHearts, the Service and Leadership special living option, and GELE.

"I am excited to work with SLPI at Penn State because I believe it can be a great tool to help us understand ourselves better as leaders, and in turn help our organizations be successful!"

Abigail Cottrell

Abigail Cottrell is a graduate student in the M.Ed Higher Education program with an emphasis in Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. She is a graduate assistant in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Office and currently serves as the Panhellenic Advisor.

Leadership: if you plan for the worst, all surprises are pleasant." -Michael G. Scott

Kelli Dowd

Kelli is the Program Coordinator for Service and Leadership in the office of Student Activities. She advise students working on the annual MLK Jr. Commemoration Week, Fresh START Day of Service, the Leadership and Service Special Living Option and the Penn State Alternative Break program. Kelli has her Bachelor's degree in Women & Gender Studies as well as a Master's degree in Higher Education Student Affairs both from Eastern Michigan University.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Jennifer Grossman Leopard

Jennifer serves as the Assistant Director for Clubs and Student Organizations in the Office of Student Activities. She coordinates various programs and is also the advisor to the Student Organization Conduct Committee.

"SLPI is extremely valuable in that it not only asks how we believe we exhibit leadership behaviors, but it also provides feedback from others as to how we actually exhibit those behaviors."

Dina Liberatore

Dina is the Panhellenic Advisor for 22 sororities as well as the Panhellenic Executive Board. She previously worked in residence Life in McElwain and Atherton Halls, and most recently, the Berks Campus.

"I love facilitating the SLPI because it challenges students to think about their leadership styles and skills in new ways."

Rachel Galloway

Rachel is currently working at Penn State University where she interacts daily with student leaders. She has worked closely with various special living option, undergraduate studetns, and graduate students. She is currently the Program Coordinator for Student Organizations within the Office of Student Activities.

"I believe that self-awareness is critical in measuring one's success as a leader, and the SLPI is a terrific way to assist students in realizing their leadership potential."

Sarah Monteleone

Sarah is the Program Coordinator for Campus Programming in the Office of Student Activities. Sarah is the Advisor for the Penn State Homecoming committee and the Student Programming Association. She has received her Master degree in Penn State's Higher Education and Student Affairs program.

"Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. - Harry S. Truman"

Clark Tieman

Clark is proudly working as the Graduate Assistant in Union and Student Activities, where he manages student employees and entertainment facilities. He is pursuing a Masters in Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs here at Penn State.

[There are] those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, that find to their own surprise that they wear it well.” – Albus Dumbledore

Jeff Zapletal

Jeff is a Assistant Director in the Office of Student Activities. He advises the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) and works with the Student Programming Association (SPA) and other students organizations planning events on campus.

"I frequently see instances where a gap between a student's self-perception and that of their peers leads to lost learning opportunities. I also know as a participant that I have benefited from honest, anonymous feedback about my performance."