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Board of Directors

The Progress Fund’s Board of Directors combines experience and dedicated service to the community. The Board sets strategic direction and policies, oversees management and budgeting, reviews Loan Committee actions, and approves the annual audit.


R. John Dawes is Executive Director of the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds and was a former consultant to the Heinz Endowments Environmental Program.


Bryce Maretzki is the Business Development Director at the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. Prior to his current position, Mr. Maretzki was Deputy Secretary for Administration and Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs at the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

President & CEO and Co-founder

David A. Kahley is the Chief Executive Officer of The Progress Fund and its co-founder.

Treasurer & CFO and Co-founder

Karen Post is the Chief Financial Officer of The Progress Fund and its co-founder.


Debbie Zimmerman retired as Executive Director of the Cambria County Community Action Council, which works to remove the economic barriers that perpetuate poverty.

Loan Committee Representative

David D. Miller is Senior Vice President at Enterprise Bank. Mr. Miller spent twelve years working as Assistant District Director with the Small Business Administration.


Jan Dofner is Owner/President of Levi Deal Mansion Bed & Breakfast, which she has owned and managed for the past 6 years.


Jared Gorentz is Jr. Marketing Director at The Reschini Group, a respected regional employee benefits/property casualty firm.