David P. Johnston, 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.

David Murray, Vice President

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.

John Spirnak, Treasurer

President of ITG Networks, John is a seasoned leader and technology veteran with 30 years of business operations and sales experience.  As an avid outdoorsman and lifelong visitor to Moraine State Park, John is honored to be a board member and assist with providing Moraine Preservation Fund (MPF) services to the park and community.

John lives in Cranberry township with his wife and two sons.  He spends much of his leisure time fishing and teaching children to fish. Also, he volunteers as a captain on the Nautical Nature (37 passenger educational tour boat).

Jonathan Cohen, Secretary

Ron Boltey, Board Member

John Davis, Board Member

Jack Cohen, Board Member

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."

Cassandra Dixon, Board Member

Cassandra was Director of Events & Corporate Giving at a local non-profit animal shelter. In the six years of her tenure she was responsible for managing the volunteer corps of 3,000 members and directly responsible for supporting the budget with donations from individuals, corporations and event attendees.  Cassandra’s "happy place" is, and has been Moraine for a very long time. When she was a child the family fishing boat in the "ready" position every summer, she has watched fireworks and regattas a plenty from the shore line. She shares “probably the best memory ever made at Moraine was just off of the shoal on August 29, 2008 when my husband proposed by telling me he couldn't wait to come to Moraine together year after year, just as the sun set”. My passion for the park and its offerings runs deep.

Michelle Swogger, Board Member

Michelle Swogger, a native of the Appalachian mountains near Boone, North Carolina moved to New Wilmington in 1972 where her father taught at Westminster for over 2 decades. Her father, an avid sailing enthusiast searched the area for places to pursue his passion and quickly fell in love with Lake Arthur. Since then, the whole family has considered Moraine State Park part of the family. Michelle shares her father's love for water as well and frequents the lake on kayaks with her family. They are the next generation of Moraine goers! When not on the Lake, Michelle is the Membership and Outreach Director at the New Castle Community YMCA. Michelle's other interests include, writing, music, biking and hiking.