Executive Committee

William Ross
Lower Saucon Authority

Bill is the Administrator of the Lower Saucon Authority in Northampton County, a role he has had since 2016. A graduate of Penn State University, Bill served as PMAA’s Region 2 Director from 2018-2021.

Bill got his start in the industry when, as an elected member of the Town of Clinton (N.J.) Council, he was appointed to the water commission in 1994. After serving for five years, he and his family moved to Lower Saucon Township, PA in 1999. Upon seeing a vacancy on the local authority board and thinking that his experience was a good fit, he submitted an application and was appointed to the Lower Saucon Authority board in 2001. He served as board Secretary from 2003-2005, board Vice-Chairman from 2006-2007 and as board Chairman from 2008-2016. As board chairman, he worked closely with the previous administrator, who ran the day-to-day operations of the authority. When the administrator retired in 2016, his position was offered to Bill, who has held it since then.

An avid golfer, Bill spends much of his free time reading (preferably history and detective novels). He usually has music surrounding him, whether at work, on the course or at leisure. Bill and his wife Deb just recently celebrated their 37th anniversary. They have three adult daughters: Melissa, Libby and Colleen.  

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Terri Hauser
Latrobe Municipal Authority

Terri was born and raised in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, a small city located approximately 40 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. After high school, Terri attended the Pennsylvania State University, where she graduated from in1989 with a degree in environmental engineering. At that time, Terri was hired as an engineer with a private consulting engineering firm, Dewberry and Davis, located in Fairfax, Virginia. She worked there until March of 1993 when she decided to return to her hometown of Latrobe, where she was offered a job with the Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) as the newly-created position of Environmental Control Supervisor. 

The Latrobe Municipal Authority provides water and wastewater services to approximately 10,000 customers. Terri continued to work in that position at the Authority until March of 2011, when she was named LMA’s Assistant Manager. In 2016, Terri was promoted to the role of Manager of the Authority and has held that position ever since. 

Terri served as the Region 9 director for PMAA from 2015-2018. She has also been a member of the PMAA’s WIN Steering Committee since it became in existence. Terri currently resides in Latrobe with her husband Jay and she has one son, Ryan.

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Melissa Radovanic
Greater Johnstown Water Authority

Melissa Radovanic is a graduate of University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising. Melissa began her career at Crown American Hotels in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in the year 2000 as the Catering Sales Manager of the Holiday Inn Johnstown Downtown. Within a few years Melissa worked to open the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center. Melissa served as the Director of Conference Sales and eventually the Director of Marketing & Community Relations for 18 years. She was responsible for the overall sales, marketing and advertising effort of the Holiday Inn Johnstown Downtown, the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Richland Township, the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center and managed a four-person sales team.

From 2019 until late 2021 Melissa served on the Greater Johnstown Water Authority Board of Directors representing Westmont Borough which led to her involvement with the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association and eventually being a Board Member of PMAA representing Region 6.  

In the fall of 2021 Melissa made a significant change in her career path. After 21 years in hospitality and tourism, Melissa switched roles to the field of water and wastewater. Melissa currently works for RDM, the management company of the Greater Johnstown Water Authority. She is the Assistant Manager of Commercial, Distribution, and Collections and directs the day-to-day management, development, and operations of those departments and the personnel assigned to those departments. 

Melissa is the President of the Discover Downtown Johnstown Partnership a volunteer led non-profit organization with a mission to promote Downtown Johnstown as a destination to shop, dine, and explore. Over the past five years the Partnership has embarked on several initiatives most notably the Christmas Tree @ Central Park project. Since originally installed in November 2015, tens of thousands of guests have visited Central Park during the Christmas season. She is the past Chairwoman of the Greater Johnstown / Cambria County Convention & Visitors, the official tourism promotion agency of Cambria County, and served on that board for 18 years.

Melissa is the proud mother of two sons, Marty (18) and Matthew (14). 

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Melissa Komar
Johnstown Regional Sewage & Johnstown Redevelopment Authority

Melissa Komar is a 2001 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography. After working in Pittsburgh as an environmental specialist for GAI Consultants she returned to Johnstown to raise her family. Melissa worked through the ranks within municipal government starting as the GIS Specialist, Land Management Coordinator, Assistant City Manager and spent 2016 as the Interim City Manager. Melissa is currently the Executive Director of the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority. The Authority also oversees Johnstown Regional Sewage. The Johnstown Redevelopment Authority exists and operates for two public purposes; the elimination of blighted areas for residential, recreational, commercial, or industrial reuse, and to provide a suitable living environment as well as adequate employment opportunities for the citizens of Johnstown. Its mission is to undertake urban renewal and the continued revitalization of the City of Johnstown, using unified public and private partnerships while engaging citizens in a community vision for growth. In 2019 the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority was honored by the Cambria Regional Chamber of Commerce with the Community Impact Award. This award recognizes an organization that is truly making a difference in our region by taking positive action to invest in our community and sees social responsibility as an integral part of their success. In 2017 Melissa was honored by the Young Professionals of the Alleghenies with the award for community involvement, as well as one of PA Business Central’s Foremost under 40. Melissa was also named the “2017 Woman of the Year” in the category of “professional” by the YWCA of Greater Johnstown. She was also honored by the Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania as a Leader of Distinction in 2021. The Magellan Star Summit Community Impact award was presented to Melissa in 2021. Melissa also chairs the Cambria County Planning Commission. Melissa most recently served as the President of the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association after serving on the board of directors for 5 years.  

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John Berti
Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority

John is the Data Processing and IT Manager at the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (WVSA) and Stormwater Management in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He has been with the WVSA for 24 years. The WVSA IT Department maintains the PC data network across five locations. The Data Processing Department prints bills and processes approximately 400k customer payments a year. John has certifications and accreditations from Microsoft, VMWare, Cisco Systems and CompTIA.

He has served on and chaired the PMAA Conference Committee and Legislative Committee. Prior to being installed as PMAA President, John served as the Region Three Director for five years.

John has participated in and represented the WVSA at Wyoming Valley Riverfest, Wyoming Valley Earth Day and Streamside Clean Up.

John is an active member of the Knights of Columbus serving as a Trustee and Past Grand Knight for his council.

For 12 years he sat on the board of PA D-16/31 Little League and served as the district’s Communication and IT Officer.

John enjoys jogging, cycling and playing guitar. He also volunteers for other events which support, among other non-profit organizations, Habitat for Humanity, Rails to Trails, the SPCA, local animal shelters, the YMCA, Lions Club and the Back Mountain Triathlon.

John is a graduate of Misericordia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Management of Information Technology.