District Leadership Bios
   
2022-23 District Governor Juliet Altenburg RN, MSN
Juliet was born and raised in Palmerton PA and currently resides in New Cumberland PA with her husband Rob.  From 1984 – 2003 she worked as a critical care nurse, educator, and Trauma Program Manager at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) in Allentown PA.  She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Nursing at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA.  During her time at LVHN Juliet spearheaded many community outreach activities involving staff throughout the hospital. These included injury prevention programs focused on burns, elderly falls, motor vehicle crashes, and risky teen behaviors involving dating, alcohol, and drugs. Since 2003 she has served as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems (PTSF)—the accrediting body for trauma centers in Pennsylvania. Her work involves building partnerships with hospitals, healthcare associations and researchers throughout the state and nationally to enhance care provided to injured patients.  Through her work at PTSF she serves on multiple boards including the Pa Division of the American Trauma Society, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council. She is a strong advocate of the STOP THE BLEED ™ program and is building partnerships between hospitals and Rotary clubs to teach bleeding control techniques and provide hemorrhage control supplies to teachers, and first responders.
 
Juliet’s passion for Rotary is fueled by her membership in the Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg-North (RCMN) since 2013.  From 2014 -2021 she was a member of the RCMN Board of Directors and served as the Club President in 2019/2020.  Her contributions have included service in every aspect of club operations including Youth Exchange, Philanthropy, Communications, and fundraisers. She and her husband Rob are Major Donors, Paul Harris Society Members, and Polio Plus Society Members.  In 2020 she formed the District 7390 Safety Committee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which acted as a role model for other districts.  The work of the committee continues was featured in  Rotary International’s Zone newsletter and blog.  
 
Juliet and her husband Rob are members of St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus Church in New Cumberland, PA. When not involved in Rotary, they enjoy time volunteering with the Central PA Medical Reserve Corps, Civil Air Patrol, and the Keystone Trails Association.  Rob is employed at PennFuture and is an environmental attorney and Director of the Energy Center.
   
   
2023-24 District Governor Frederick J. Gellert
Fred hails from Detroit Michigan and served 30 years as a US Army officer. He now resides in Middlesex Township (Carlisle area) and serves as the Professor of Science and Technology at the US Army War College where he teaches and researches on topics of leadership, management, technology, and Asia-Pacific regional issues.
 
Fred’s Rotary journey began through his mother Judy Garver who was a District Governor in D6380 in Southeastern Michigan.  He joined Rotary in September 2012 and is a member of the Carlisle Sunrise club. In the club, he served as the membership chairman and as the club president (2018-2019). At the district level, he has served as the Area Membership Chair and later the Assistant Governor for Group A. He is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute (2017) and has attended Rotary Zone and International conventions. He is a member of the Paul Harris Society, the Polio Plus Society, and is a Major Donor.
 
Fred holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Wayne State University, a Master’s Degree in Astrophysics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. He has been awarded the Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Service awards by the U.S. Army War College. He was awarded the Army's Pace Leadership Award by the Secretary of the Army in 2005.
 
Fred and his wife Donna have been married for 37 years. They have two adult sons, the oldest is an Army veteran and now in nursing and the youngest is in the biology research field. Fred is involved in Boy Scouts as a scout leader and teaches firearm safety courses in the local community. He is an avid skeet shooter and enjoys woodworking as hobbies.
   
   
2024-25 District Governor Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson has been a member of the Rotary Club of Hershey for the past 15 years. During his Rotary career, Paul has served on the District Global Grant Scholarship committee, was President of the Hershey Rotary Club and a member of the Board of the Hershey Club, and has been involved with the  Rotary Youth Exchange Program.
           
Paul and his Rotarian wife Maria have four grown children who participated with them in numerous Rotary projects locally and overseas. Two of their children were outbound youth exchange students, and as a family, they have hosted eleven inbound youth exchange students. They are Paul Harris Fellows and Major Donors. 
           
Paul’s academic degrees include a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Security Studies, a Juris Doctorate and Master of Jurisprudence, and a Doctorate of Law and Policy. He has travelled to six continents, lived in several nations for extended periods of time, and is conversant in German, French, and Turkish.
           
In his professional career, Paul was a Naval officer for 25 years. He served in operational assignments as a line officer on Amphibious deployment in the Mediterranean and Atlantic, as an attache in the U.S. Embassy in Turkey, as a JAGC officer in both trial and appellate military justice positions, in front-office policy assignments as Chief counsel to the Commander of the Atlantic Naval Air Force, and the Chief of Naval Operations, and as Executive Assistant to three National Security Advisors, while assigned to the National Security Council.
           
Following his career in the Navy, Paul turned to Academic pursuits. He served for over a decade as a Professor of Law and National Security at the National War College in Washington, and then for the past decade as Associate Professor of Homeland Security at Penn State University. 
   
   
2021-22 Immediate Past District Governor & District Trainer Gregory C. Staub
Greg Staub, CFA is a native of Hanover, PA. Born in 1957, Greg is a graduate of Delone Catholic High School and holds a bachelor’s degree from Temple University and a Ph.D. from Tulane University.
 
He is a graduate of the American Bankers Association National Trust School and in 1993 was awarded the designation Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Greg has over thirty years’ experience as a banking executive, asset manager and financial planner. Currently he is Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of PSI Capital Management, a regional investment management and financial planning firm with $170 Million in assets under management with offices in Lancaster, Hershey and Hanover.
 
Greg is very active in the Hanover community, having served on the boards of several local non-profits. Currently he serves as President of the Hanover Area Historical Society. He is very active in Rotary, having served as a past present and board member of the Rotary Club of Hanover and as an Assistant Governor for Rotary District 7390.
 
Greg and his wife Edie, reside in Hanover, PA and are the proud parents of four children and the grandparents of four. He is a member of The Baltimore Society of Financial Analysts and the CFA Institute.
 
 
   
District Rotary Foundation Chair Anna-Mae Kobbe
Anna-Mae Kobbe she has been a Rotarian since 2000 when she was inducted into the  Rotary Club of College Park, Maryland.  She served as club president 2008-09.  She held several club offices and committee chairs including Club Foundation Chair.
 
In District 7620 (Central Maryland and Washington, DC), her involvement included District Paul Harris Society Chair, member of the District Scholarship Committee, Assistant Governor, and District Governor 2016-17.  She was the district 7620 Foundation Chair 2018-19.
 
Anna-Mae is retired from the Federal government.  Her career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Land Grant University System included tenure with the University of Missouri and University of Tennessee Extension Services and at USDA Headquarters in Washington, DC.  Following retirement from the Federal government, she was a Visiting Professor at the University of Kentucky.
 
She is a native Iowan and a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University (B.S. Degree in Secondary Education), the University of Missouri-Columbia (M.S. Degree), and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Ph.D. in Human Ecology-Family Studies with a minor in Higher Education Administration & Supervision).  Dr. Kobbe has been recognized for her professional and volunteer service by USDA, the University of Tennessee College of Human Ecology, the Mount Ayr, Iowa Education Foundation (Hall of Fame Induction-2018), and the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (Hall of Fame Induction 2020).
 
Dr. Kobbe and her husband, Rotarian Doug Newell, moved to Fairfield, PA in 2019 and transferred their memberships to the Gettysburg Club.  They are Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Fellows, Paul Harris Society members, and Level II Foundation Major Donors.  Anna-Mae is a member of the District PolioPlus Society.  Anna-Mae serves as Club Foundation Chair for the Gettysburg Club and serves on the District Safety and Communications Committees.
 
Dr. Kobbe began her term as District Rotary Foundation Chair July 1, 2021. 
   
   
District Executive Secretary Melissa M. Kopp-Smith
Melissa began working for Rotary District 7390 in April of 2007. Her job includes supporting the District Governor and District Leadership team, working with Youth Exchange, RYLA, all Club Presidents and secretaries, website updates, event planning and so much more! Prior to working for Rotary, she worked as a church secretary and the secretary to the principal at a local high school.  
 
Melissa is a PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) official for Track & Field and served as the White Rose Chapter president in 2002-2004. She is a member of VFW Post 8896 Auxiliary in East Berlin and has served as President 4 times. Melissa is the Wreaths Across America Location coordinator for East Berlin Union Cemetery and chair of the Wreaths Across America committee at East Berlin VFW. She was the Charter President of the District 7390 Passport Rotary Club where she served from 2020-2022. Melissa is also involved in Cub Scout Pack 94 as the Committee Chair. 
 
Her interests include riding motorcycles, hiking, gardening, running and reading books. Melissa lives in York with her husband Brian and son Andrew.