Friends of MERP

The Friends of MERP is a non-profit organization of community volunteers dedicated to advancing MERP services. Its board of directors helps assure that MERP services are accessible throughout the region and supports the provision of services by raising both funds and awareness.

Donations to Friends of MERP may be tax-deductible under IRS code 501c3 and 100% of all donations go directly to fund MERP.

Contact to find out how you can become a Friend of MERP through service or charitable giving.

Board of Directors

  • Tracy Schliep, President
  • Willie Pletcher, Treasurer
  • Sarah Adams, Secretary
  • Julie Cylencia, Member
  • Ronald Amrhein, Member
  • Valerie Amrhein, Member
  • Randy Clark, Member
  • Scott Currie, Member
  • Gizelle Dean, Member
  • Patricia Fuller, Member
  • Michelle O’Malley, Member
  • Mary Anne Phillips, Member
  • Jon Pickens, Member
  • Janice Schwanbeck, Member
  • Adam Trambley, Member
  • Jackie Bonier, Director Emeritus
  • Kateri Linn, Ex officio

MERP News & Updates

In Loving Memory of Gayle Miller

In Loving Memory of Gayle Miller

With loving thoughts, we honor Gayle Miller and express our gratitude for her years of service with MERP. For 10 years, she volunteered with MERP and shared her expertise as a retired nurse and her kindness and thoughtfulness with all who had the privilege of...

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Supporting Independence Raffle

Supporting Independence Raffle

$5/ticket  •  $20/5 tickets Enter for your chance to win one of 31 amazing prizes from local organizations! Follow MERP on Facebook! We'll be holding drawings throughout the month of July and posting them on our page! Prizes include gift cards, baskets, experiences...

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Donate to Friends of MERP

100% of all donations go directly to fund MERP and are tax-deductible.

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UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation
110 N Main St.
Greenville, PA 16125



MERP Contact:

  • Phone (Farrell):
    724-347-MERP (6377)
  • Phone (Greenville):
    724-589-MERP (6377)​
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