Board of Trustees

Mrs. Sissy WickesPresident
SissyPresident, Springtown Show Stables, LLC

Sissy and her husband Timothy live in Unionville, PA.  They have three sons and one daughter who are all living independently with successful careers or finishing their studies.  Their youngest son, Sam, graduated in the class of 2012.

Mr. Robert LatshawTreasurer
BobVice President of Commercial Lending, Penn Community Bank

Bob lives with his wife Laura in Broomall, PA.  They enjoy spending time with family, especially their two grandchildren.

Andrea D’Ambra, Esq.
Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property, Fulbright & Jaworski, N.Y.C.

Andrea lives with her husband Mark and their five children in Villanova, PA.  Their son is enrolled in Hill Top’s Transition Program.

Mr. Bud Haly
President, Haly Oil Companies

Bud and his wife Joann live in Malvern, PA with their two children.  Their son Max is a 2013 graduate of Hill Top.

Timothy Madigan, Ph.D.
Headmaster, Churchill School and CenterTim completed his graduate and doctoral work at SUNY Buffalo, and served as Headmaster of Stratford Friends School in Newtown Square for many years before joining Churchill School and Center.  Tim enjoys time with his wife, Genevieve, and their four children.
Robert Naseef, Ph.D.
 Psychologist, Alternative ChoicesDr. Naseef has practiced psychology for over 20 years.  He is a graduate of Temple University who specializes in families of children with disabilities; he has published several articles and books on the subject, and presents locally, nationally, and internationally on issues related to family life with special needs.
Mr. Robert Newbold
Managing Principal, Graham Partners

Rob brought extensive corporate knowledge to Hill Top when he joined the Board in 2015.  He lives in Berwyn, PA, with his wife, Aralisha, and their three children.  One of their sons currently attends Hill Top.

Ms. Ruth Ortlinghaus
Ruth has been associated with Hill Top since 1998 when her son, Harry, started high school.  She joined the Board upon Harry’s graduation.  She has a Master’s of Science in Information Technology from Drexel University.  She recently retired from owning her own company.  Ruth lives in Lafayette Hill, PA with her husband, Seth, and their three of their children.
Robert Pietrusko, Pharm.D

Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Voyager Therapeutics

Bob divides his time between Boston and the Philadelphia suburbs each week, and enjoys spending free time with his wife, Susan, and their family.  One of their grandchildren currently attends Hill Top.


Mr. Robert Sager

Founder and President, Edu-Tech Academic Solutions

Bob has provided consulting and support services in the commercial advertising and K-12 educational environment for over 24 years. He has also developed and presented hundreds of technology-based instructional training programs and event lectures in a wide-range of subjects.

Bob has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Development and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Studies from The Ohio State University, and a Masters degree in Education in Instructional Technology Integration from Arcadia University.

Mr. Seth Straff
Principal and Corporate Secretary, Insurance Adjustment Bureau, Inc.Seth lives in Lafayette Hill, PA, with his wife, Ruth.  Their daughter was recently married, and their son, Harry, a Hill Top alum, recently returned to the area after living and working in Florida and their two youngest daughters are still living at home.
Mr. Ron Stuck
Audit Partner, KPMG, Philadelphia

Ron and his wife, Amy, live in Exton, PA, with their daughter who has complex learning disabilities.

Mr. Paul Wrede
Commercial Compliance Officer, Oncology, Merck & CO, Inc.

Paul and his wife, Cathy, live in Lafayette Hill, PA and are very involved in their children’s activities.

Mr. Timothy Wisecarver
Retired President, Pennsylvania and Delaware Compensation Rating Bureaus

Tim joined the Board in 2015, and lends great financial knowledge and attention to detail.  Tim and his wife, Judith Buick-Wisecarver, live in Berwyn, PA, and currently have a son enrolled at Hill Top.


Kirby Wycoff, Psy.D.
Professor of Psychology, Worcester State University

Dr. Wycoff is a nationally certified school psychologist, and college professor whose special focus is on Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). She teaches courses about animals in the family system, human-animal interactions, AAT, and the potential links between family violence and animal abuse.

Kirby holds a Doctor of Psychology degree from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, a Masters of Education in School Psychology from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lehigh University.