Jack Cohen, President
As executive director of the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau, Jack oversees operations for its 200 members. In addition to promoting tourism, he serves on the County Park Board, and has been on the Cranberry Twp. Park Board since 1994. He is also a member of the Cranberry Sunrise Rotary. Butler County has so much to offer visitors, but as Jack says, "We need members like Moraine Preservation Fund to help us tell compelling stories to attract them. Undoubtedly, Moraine State Park has a lot to offer visitors, mostly due to the volunteer efforts of Moraine Preservation Fund. I am honored to be a board member and consider it a priority to share the group’s important environmental messages."
David P. Johnston, Vice President
David has 33 years of work experience in both county and municipal government with the last 16 years as the Planning Director for Butler County. Born and raised in Butler, David is a 1974 Butler High School graduate. While attending Slippery Rock University, he played four years of football and in 1978 graduated with a degree in geography with a concentration in Rural and Urban Planning. He is a past board member of Butler County YMCA and Butler Area Chamber of Commerce. Currently David serves as secretary of the Butler County Sports Hall of Fame Committee. Golf and fishing are David’s hobbies. He lives in the Meridian area and has two children, Michael and Gayle, and one grandchild, Isaac.
John Spirnak, Treasurer
Elizabeth is a Registered Nurse and has been a member of Moraine Preservation for 8 years. She has served as past President and Vice President on the Board of Directors and co-chaired the education and species preservation committees. She is a current member of the Board of Directors for the Bartramian Audubon Society, serving as the Education Committee Chairperson. Her involvement and experiences with environmental organizations and Scouting have enabled Elizabeth to educate and inspire all people to discover, experience, and connect with nature. Her dedication and enthusiasm is evident. Elizabeth lives on a dairy farm in Portersville with her husband David and five children.
David has been a MPF Board Member since April of 2018. He lives in Portersville with his wife, Julia, and has two adult daughters, Kate and Lily. David is a Civil Engineer that specializes in Environmental Management Projects. David actively enjoys the parks as an avid hiker, trail runner, and can also be found occasionally kayaking on Lake Arthur with his wife. David participates on the race committee of the Glacier Ridge Ultramarathon, which is a trail running race held annually in Moraine State Park and the Jennings Environmental Center.