Mary Chitwood, Founder and Executive Director
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Mary created Robin’s Home to provide Supportive Housing to homeless, unstably house and low-income women veterans and their children. Robin’s Home is the first housing program for homeless women veterans and their children. Robin’s Home provides supportive housing to five counties covered by the Butler VA Medical Center. These counties include Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Lawrence, and Mercer counties. Also, Robin’s Home provides supportive housing to Allegheny and Erie counties.
Mary works full-time at Robin’s Home. She previously was employed with the CARE Center as a mobile psychiatric rehabilitation caseworker. In her role at CARE Center she worked with individuals with Severe Mental Illness to develop skills to live a satisfied and valuable life in the community. Mary has experience working with veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. She has assisted over 200 veterans with housing needs, employment opportunities, and a variety of other supportive services.
Mary is a 1998 graduate of Butler High School. She served in the US Army from 2003 to 2006. During her enlistment she was stationed at Fort Irwin, CA. She was awarded Five Army Achievement Medals, Army Commendation Medal and Good Conduct Medal. She attended University of Phoenix and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Criminal Justice Administration and Security.
Mary is a member at American Legion Post 778. Mary is a life member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Mary is a member of American Legion Post 778. Also, Mary is mentor for Butler County Veterans Court.
In 2022, Mary joined the board of Western PA CoC. The Pennsylvania Western Region Continuum of Care’s (Western PA CoC) mission is to end homelessness through a coordinated community-based process of identifying needs and building an open and integrated system of housing and services that addresses those needs.
Scott Andreassi, Esq., Solicitor
Scott Andreassi is the former District Attorney of Armstrong County, having served in that position from 1998 until his retirement in 2018. During his 20 years of dedicated service, Scott’s office prosecuted over 20,000 cases covering all aspects of criminal law from minor offenses to homicides.
Prior to serving as District Attorney, Scott served as a contract administrator for the Pennsylvania Nurses Association (PNA) and the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l. (ALPA) At PNA, Scott represented Registered Nurses at both private and state facilities. While working for the Air Line Pilots Association, Scott prepared and presented dot zens of employment and contract arbitration cases as well as negotiated labor agreements at the state and national levels for the former USAir and its subsidiary regional carriers. In addition, he served as a private attorney with the law firm of Steiner, Steiner and Andreassi where he focused on real estate, estate planning and elder law. During his time with the firm of Steiner, Steiner and Andreassi, Scott served as counsel to the Armstrong County Area Agency on Aging as well as serving as the Chief Public Defender for Armstrong County.
In addition to his service as an attorney, Scott has served as a professor at Clarion University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. At Clarion, Scott taught undergraduate courses in business and employment law. While at IUP, Scott taught graduate level courses in employment, business and discrimination law. Scott has also served as an arbitrator with Dr. Jennie K. Bullard, handling cases in both the public and private sectors. Dr. Bullard is a one of the pre-eminent arbitrators in Pennsylvania and nationwide.
Scott is the proud father of seven children and grandfather to six grandchildren. Scott’s son Alex is an active-duty airman with the United States Air Force.
Scott is an active member of St. Patrick Church located in Brady’s Bend.
Albert E. Worsley III, President
Albert E. Worsley III is retired from Sherwin Williams Corp where he was a sales representative & sales manager for 26 years and was also a Realtor for 5 years. He had previously worked at a family business for 17 years. Al also spent 4 years in the United States Air Force after graduating from high school.
He is currently 1st Vice Commander at American Legion Post 778 where he was also Commander and 2nd Vice Commander. Al also had been President and Vice President of Butler County American Legion Riders. His dedication to Veteran causes motivates his daily involvement at the American Legion Post 778 and being on the board of Robin’s Home. He has spent countless hours in other areas of volunteering to help Veteran causes.
Al has been married for 51 years to his wife Paula. They have 2 sons and 1 daughter and 8 grandchildren.
Al was born and raised in Butler and attended Butler High School.
He enjoys going on trips riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and also enjoys going camping in his RV.
Al is currently restoring a 1967 Dodge Coronet in between all his volunteering hours.
Michelle Worsley, CPA, Treasurer
Michelle is a certified public accountant who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Slippery Rock University. Michelle is currently employed as the Chief Financial Officer for Corry Capital Advisors, LLC. She previously worked in public accounting for 12 years where she specialized in business financial reporting and taxes.
Michelle grew up in Zelienople and currently resides in Butler Township with her husband, two children, four cats and a dog.
Michelle also volunteers for a local cat rescue group by fostering and supporting their efforts to spay, neuter and vaccinate stray and feral cats.
Donna Croft, Secretary
Donna was born in Stafford, N.Y. and graduated from Leroy High School in 1968. She received a B.Ed. from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida where she also completed some post-graduate work. She was selected to participate in a Corrective Therapy/Kinesiology program at the Miami V.A. and was subsequently hired by the Veterans Administration Hospital in Butler, PA. She worked in the Kinesiology Department there for 3 years. Donna also became nationally certified as a Pharmacy Technician and was employed by Wal-Mart Pharmacy for 14 years.
Currently retired, Donna serves as Vice Regent for the General Richard Butler Chapter, NSDAR and is also the VAVS Rep for the Northwest District. She volunteers at the VAHCC as a VA Ambassador and at the CLC in the Recreation Department. She also participates in the Veterans History Project. In 2017, Donna received the VA Volunteer of the Year award and in 2016 the Service to Veterans award from the American Legion. She was also the winner of the DAR Service to Veterans award for the State of Pennsylvania in 2017.
As part of her DAR service, Donna started the Wreaths Across America program in Butler and continues to be a coordinator of this mission. She also organized the first Veterans Breakfast Club event in our area. She also has been a volunteer at the Community Health Clinic of Butler County as a patient advocate for many years.
Donna’s father was a proud WW2 Navy Veteran who loved his country and instilled strong patriotism in his family members. Though not a Veteran herself, Donna is passionate about her volunteer work with those who have served.
Dennis Baglier, Director
Dennis Baglier is originally from Youngstown, Ohio. Dennis is the president of Baglier Buick GMC and Baglier Mazda, both located in Butler, Pa. Dennis purchased the dealership in 1977 at the current Buick GMC location on Route 8 and which was franchised for sales and service for Buick only, with 17 employees, and has since added the GMC and Mazda franchises, a second location, and over 100 employees. Dennis has been a member of the Greater Pittsburgh Auto Dealers Association since 1978 and served on its board of directors from 2009 to 2015, as its president in 2013 to 2014 and currently on its foundation board and as a foundation president from 2015 to 2016. Dennis is a member of the Rotary Club of Butler since 2003, and on its board of directors since 2009, and as its president in 2018 to 2019. Dennis is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, Class of 2019 and has been a member of the Alumni Association since then. Dennis is a graduate of Liberty High School in Youngstown, Ohio and was elected to its Sports Hall of Fame in 2019. He attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated in the class of 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Dennis was instrumental in acquiring the house in which Robin’s Home operates and helpful in the rezoning effort.
Kenneth Clowes, Director
Ken Clowes is a 1998 graduate of Reynolds High School. He is the Community Leadership Initiatives Specialist at Butler County Community College where he coordinates Hope is Dope, a science based substance-abuse and recovery education program, Hope Nights, which are events for the recovery community, and assists the college in improving the quality of life for those living in the community. He a certified Personal Empowerment (emotional intelligence) facilitator for Butler County. Ken works part-time at the Care Center’s LTSR, a long-term structured residence for mental health clients, and is a lifeguard at the Butler Family YMCA.
Having struggled with substance-abuse issues earlier in life and after successfully recovering from an opiate addiction nearly 10 years ago, Ken is passionate about helping others find recovery, reducing stigma, and educating the public about substance-abuse and recovery issues. In 2018 he gave a TEDx Talk in Youngstown, OH titled Perception is Transformative: The Key to Unlocking Potential detailing his experience overcoming addiction. Ken is a member of the Butler County Opioid Overdose Coalition. He is also a part of the Butler Collaborative for Families, the Butler Downtown Design Committee, and is a 2021 graduate of Leadership Butler County program whose group installed the handicap kayak and boat launch at Moraine State
Ken is an avid skateboarder and can often be found at the Father Marinaro Skatepark. He is involved with multiple groups working to upgrade and improve the skatepark for riders of all ages. Ken enjoys spending time with his family, including his 9 nieces and nephews.
Karen Dunn, MSN, RN, Director
Karen is the Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Program Manager and Patient Centered Care Coordinator for Butler VA Health Care System. She serves as the facility content expert for health promotion and disease prevention. She oversees the integration of health promotion and disease prevention program services into patient care throughout the facility and affiliated community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). Karen manages the Wellness Center (gym) and fitness classes for Veterans and employees. She is knowledgeable on outreach and local community resources. She is required to perform statistical reporting, evaluation, consultation and collaboration with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care professionals and administrators as well as non-VA facilities.
Karen is a 1986 graduate of Carlynton High School. She attended the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) for her undergraduate degrees; Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and Registered Nurse (RN). She attended Duquesne University for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a minor in Forensics. Prior to her work at the Butler VA, Karen worked in many nursing roles including long-term care, critical care, rehabilitation, cardiac step down, medical/surgical, charge nurse and nursing supervisor. She also worked at Duquesne University as a Nursing Instructor.
In addition to her Butler VA work responsibilities, Karen gives her personal time to help Veterans with the Guitars for Vets Program. She is the Chapter Coordinator for Butler, PA and finds this role very rewarding.
Karen is a 2013 graduate of the Leadership Butler County Program and has been on the Leadership Butler County Board of Directors for the last two years.
Karen believes in helping those in her community any way she can. She organized a large fundraiser/awareness event for a friend/coworker diagnosed with ALS and she coordinates a Facebook page (Miles for Melissa) to continue fundraising and raising awareness for ALS. She is an ALS Advocate and has been to the White House and the State Capitol several times to advocate for ALS research and funding. Karen was awarded the Advocate of the Year from the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania in 2019. She volunteers at many local fundraisers, events and organizations.
In her free time, she enjoys photography and has shared her love of photography by donating her time to take photos at fundraisers, weddings, and events in the community.
Sadler Priest, Director
Stephanie Shaffer, Director
Stephanie grew up in Butler, Pa for most of her life. She attended Butler Catholic School, Butler High School, Butler County Community College (Certified Phlebotomy Program) and Slippery Rock University where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Recreational Therapy. After graduating, she was hired as a District Court Clerk for the 50th Judicial District of Butler County. Her main focus was criminal court cases.
Stephanie has been married to her husband for 15 years. They reside in Butler County with their 2 children and beloved pets. For many years, she has been an active member in her community as she enjoys helping others and meeting new faces.
Stephanie has been involved with many non-profits in her area and has held numerous board/chair positions with different organizations including the GFWC Jr. Women’s Club of Butler, 2020 GFWC Jr. Woman of the Year Award for Butler County, Butler County Humane Society’s Annual Fur Ball, Pa Volunteers/First Responders of Butler County, Butler County Country Club’s Social Committee, Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix “Passport to Elegance” Jet Center Party Committee and the Children’s Ministry at First United Methodist Church.
In 2022, she formed Become One llc. after becoming an ordained minister.
Are you interested in joining our board of directors?
If you are interested in joining Robin’s Home Board of Directors complete the following application and email to Mary Chitwood at email@example.com or you may also print the application and send it to Mary Chitwood at Robin’s Home, 401 East Pearl Street, Butler, PA 16001. [ application .doc format ] or [ application .pdf format ]