District Leadership Bios

District leadership bios

2016-17 District Governor Kevin Cogan
Kevin Cogan joined Rotary in 1998, three years before retiring with the rank of Colonel after a thirty-year career in the United States Army. He was the President of the Rotary Club of West Point-Highland Falls in Rotary Year 2000-01 (District 7210 - NY). His family was also a host for a Youth Exchange student from Argentina that same year. In 2001 he moved to Carlisle, PA and joined the Rotary Club of Carlisle while assigned as a civilian instructor at the U.S. Army War College. In 2003, he worked with the late Buzz Coho to form the Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise and served as that club’s Charter President for two years. He then served as the Youth Exchange chairman in his club and simultaneously as the International Lane chair. It was during this period that Kevin took a keen interest in international water projects after visiting the rural poor in Honduras. He has since made multiple trips and participated in five water and sanitation projects in Honduras and one to Haiti. As District 7390 water and sanitation committee chairman, he created a District 7390 bottled water label to promote awareness for the need for clean water and sanitation projects in third world countries. He contributed a water and sanitation article each month in the District 7390 newsletter. He continues as youth exchange counselor, and was an Assistant Governor. Kevin is a Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Paul Harris Society, and a Major Donor of The Rotary Foundation. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. He and his wife Phyllis are the parents of seven adult children, the youngest of which was a Youth Exchange student to Argentina. He serves as D-7390 District Governor in Rotary Year 2016-17.
   
   
 
2017-18 District Governor Elect Una Martone
Una Martone is President & CEO of Leadership Harrisburg Area.  She joined this 30-year-old non profit organization in 2007 after completing its Community Leadership Series, a 9-month, 100+ hour training program.  Una is responsible for designing and implementing annual leadership training programs; ongoing partnership programs; and numerous community initiatives.  Una is responsible for strategic partnerships; fundraising and fiscal management; and all board and volunteer relations.  In her 10 year tenure, Una has completely redefined the organization’s operating budget which now supports organizational growth. 
 
Prior to joining LHA, Una experienced a fulfilling career in non-profit development, specializing in aiding the growth of start-up and small organizations.  As a fundraising consultant, Una served much of the East Coast increasing funding sources for diverse groups including arts organizations; ministry programs; homelessness initiatives; and micro-enterprise development programs.  Una moved to the Harrisburg area in 2005 where she was the first Director of Development for the then fledgling Harrisburg University.
 
As an active member of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg since 2006, Una served on the Board of Directors from 2009 to 2015.  Una was 2012/13 President of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg and was 2013/14 President of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg Foundation.  Through several unique fundraisers, Una has raised thousands of dollars for club projects.  In 2015, Una was elected as District Governor for the Rotary District 7390 which serves 7 Central PA Counties, 43 clubs and nearly 2,400 members. At a District Level, Una has served as a Membership Coordinator, Assistant Governor, District Conference Committee Member & Chair, and Grants Committee Member & Chair and 2016 Foundation Dinner Chair. In addition, Una serves on the Board of Directors for the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and formerly served the American Heart Association; the Association of Fundraising Professionals; Catholic Charities; and Communities in Schools of PA.
 
Una earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Central Florida and earned the CFRE distinction or Certified Fund Raising Executive for a history of successful fund raising.  Una has completed the 3-part Rotary Leadership Institute as well as a graduate course in Public Speaking.  She is certified in Organizational Development from the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership and recently became certified as an Interpersonal Skills Trainer for The Color Code ~ which is now offered through Leadership Harrisburg Area.
 
A native Floridian, Una is a first generation American whose parents were both born in Ireland.  Una is the youngest of seven children; aunt to 27 nieces and nephews; great aunt to 7 little ones; and Godmother to four. (The holidays are always an adventure!)  Una currently lives with her spouse of 24 years, two children, and the family rescue dog, Teddy, in Mechanicsburg.  
   
   
2018-19 District Governor Nominee John May 
John joined the Rotary Club of Hershey in 1993 and served on the Club’s Board from 2006 to 2011.  During that time he rotated through each of the club offices and served as President in 2009-2010.  He has been active with the District Group Vocational Service Exchange Committee since 2009 and has been a host family for several of the exchanges during his years in Rotary. From 2011 to 2014, John served as the Assistant Governor for Group C and is currently serving as Assistant Governor for Group C again.  He chaired the 2013, 2014 and 2015 District Conferences.  In 2015, John became a faculty member for the Rotary Leadership Institute. John joined the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in 1976 and has held several senior administrative positions over the years.  Currently he is the Medical Center’s Chief Compliance Officer.  John’s first career out of college was in education where he taught science in the Seminole County Florida school system.  John is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and the University of Central Florida. John has two sons.  Justin is married and he and his wife, Yublia, have one daughter and live in Hershey.  Justin is employed by the Hershey Company.  His other son, Jaren, is currently living in Shanghai, China and he works for TE Connectivity. Outside of Rotary, John has been involved with the United Way of the Capital Region since 1999 and chairs one of the allocation panels and is on the Basic Needs Focus Care Council.  He also served nine years on the Board of the Cornwall Manor Retirement Community in Lebanon County.
   
   
2019-20 District Governor Nominee Designate Paddy Rooney
The Reverend Patrick J. Rooney STS retired in February of 2012 having served most recently as the Senior Pastor of historic Christ Lutheran Church (1733) in York, PA. Prior to going to York he had served for 11 years at St. Paul in Dillsburg and before becoming a Lutheran he was a member of a Roman Catholic religious order for 10 years. He has worked extensively in the human services field including serving as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Welfare and as President and CEO of a large non-profit entity with over 550 staff and a multi-million dollar budget serving the mentally ill and the developmentally disabled. For almost five years, he also served as the interim Executive Directors for two local ecumenical agencies.
 
In his retirement, Pastor Rooney is an active member of the Rotary Club of York (the 24th largest club in the world) where he served as President in 2016-17. He’s achieved perfect attendance for all 10 years of his Club membership. The Club has approximately 40 committees and Paddy has served on 20 of them. In 2013, he served as Team Leader for the GVSE team to Argentina. He served on the District Conference committee in 2015-16 and is the conference committee chair for 2016-17. He serves on the District Global Grants Scholarship Committee and the participated in the District Youth Exchange outbound interviews. He completed all three levels of RLI and recently became RLI faculty. Paddy is a Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Paul Harris Society. He has received the York Club’s President Certificate of Appreciation for Service Above Self and the Avenues of Service Citation.
 
He has served as a member and chair of the City of York General Authority. He is a Board member of the York County History Center and has previously served on the board of the York County Literacy Council, with a number of attendant committees. He previously served as President of the York County Council of Churches. He has also served on the Candidacy Committee for the Lower Susquehanna Synod as well as the Ecumenical Affairs committee and the Worship Committee. He is the author of a number of published sermons for three different groups including 10 published by CSS under the title “The Perfect Sacrifice.”
 
Pastor Rooney is a founding member of the Society of the Holy Trinity, a Lutheran Order and Ministerium, which now numbers almost 300 pastors in the United States and Canada. He served as Dean of the local chapter for the 12 years, as Secretary for 3 and in September of 2015 was elected Senior (General Superior) of the Society. He has taught widely across the US to many of the Society chapters.
 
Pastor Rooney has also taught on a number of other subjects. For the last two years he has taught three different courses in the OLLI program at Penn State York. He has also taught at a number of retreats throughout the United States and Canada, most often on the topic of Mary and Luther, but also on the Sacraments and matters of liturgy and the Authority of the Priestly Office.
 
Pastor Rooney is a native of England and completed his undergraduate studies at St. Mary’s College, London; studied philosophy at Catholic University of America; has a Master’s degree in Counseling from Shippensburg University and completed his Lutheran studies at Gettysburg Seminary. He has been married to Sally for 37 years and they have two grown children. 
   
   
District Foundation Chair John G. Kramb
John G. Kramb has been a member of the Rotary Club of Gettysburg since 2004, and served as Club President for 2009-10. He has also served in a number of District offices to include Membership Coordinator and Assistant Governor for Group I, the District Budget Committee, two District Conference planning committees, Rotary UN Day coordinator, and the chair of the District Grants Committee. DGE Kramb is a faculty member of Rotary Leadership Institute and has traveled throughout the Zone to train Rotary leaders. He is a member of three Rotary fellowships, Beer Lovers, the International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians, and Rotary on Stamps. He has attended four International Conventions. It was while he was attending the convention in New Orleans that he learned of the opportunity to participate in a National Immunization Day in Dhanbad, India, which he did in 2012. John retired from the U.S Army in 1995 in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1998 he and his wife, Katherine, purchased the Adams County Winery and built it into a thriving tourist attraction. John and Katherine purchased the Historic Fairfield inn in 2013 and John became the 27th Innkeeper since the Inn's founding in 1757.
John’s motto is: “There is no box”.
   
   
District Trainer John G. Kramb
John G. Kramb has been a member of the Rotary Club of Gettysburg since 2004, and served as Club President for 2009-10. He has also served in a number of District offices to include Membership Coordinator and Assistant Governor for Group I, the District Budget Committee, two District Conference planning committees, Rotary UN Day coordinator, and the chair of the District Grants Committee. DGE Kramb is a faculty member of Rotary Leadership Institute and has traveled throughout the Zone to train Rotary leaders. He is a member of three Rotary fellowships, Beer Lovers, the International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians, and Rotary on Stamps. He has attended four International Conventions. It was while he was attending the convention in New Orleans that he learned of the opportunity to participate in a National Immunization Day in Dhanbad, India, which he did in 2012. John retired from the U.S Army in 1995 in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1998 he and his wife, Katherine, purchased the Adams County Winery and built it into a thriving tourist attraction. John and Katherine purchased the Historic Fairfield inn in 2013 and John became the 27th Innkeeper since the Inn's founding in 1757.
John’s motto is: “There is no box”.
   
   
Immediate Past District Governor John Kramb
John G. Kramb has been a member of the Rotary Club of Gettysburg since 2004, and served as Club President for 2009-10. He has also served in a number of District offices to include Membership Coordinator and Assistant Governor for Group I, the District Budget Committee, two District Conference planning committees, Rotary UN Day coordinator, and the chair of the District Grants Committee. DGE Kramb is a faculty member of Rotary Leadership Institute and has traveled throughout the Zone to train Rotary leaders. He is a member of three Rotary fellowships, Beer Lovers, the International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians, and Rotary on Stamps. He has attended four International Conventions. It was while he was attending the convention in New Orleans that he learned of the opportunity to participate in a National Immunization Day in Dhanbad, India, which he did in 2012. John retired from the U.S Army in 1995 in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1998 he and his wife, Katherine, purchased the Adams County Winery and built it into a thriving tourist attraction. John and Katherine purchased the Historic Fairfield inn in 2013 and John became the 27th Innkeeper since the Inn's founding in 1757.
John’s motto is: “There is no box”.
   
   
District Executive Secretary
Melissa Bruck