Dr. DiRinaldo is a native of State College
and currently sits on the Penn State Advisory board at New Kensington
campus. As chair of the “New Program” committee, her role is to have an understanding of higher education and community needs, commitment to student growth and economic development and responsible for advising the Chancellor and administration on programming needs to enhance PSUNK campus as a “center of excellence “
Joanne’s executive roles within the Pharmaceutical/Biotech Industry have included driving new business opportunities exceeding $500M and establishing strategic global expansions in clinical drug development. As Senior Vice President
, Business Development, she has been instrumental in heading up sales and marketing for global clinical research. She is a current member of the Penn State Alumni Association and is actively engaged with her local Pittsburgh chapter.
Joanne resides in Murrysville, PA
and has two children, Mario (23, PSU grad) and Kristin (27). She has completed the Pittsburgh marathon along with other sport initiatives. She has the passion, time and energy to devote to membership on the board of trustees.
If elected, I will be responsive to my alumni constituents and a voice to be heard among my fellow trustees. We have been molded and transformed over the last 150 years to core values of honesty, integrity and excellence. It is these values that need to start at the level of our board and transcend to those who have in some way been impacted by the university. I will strive for more transparency and a collaborative process as decisions are set forth.
Change needs to be embraced within the board of trustees. Please allow me to have the honor to serve you, as we move forward with welcome changes. “Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.” (F. Herbert). May our pride continue to flourish for a great institution.