Mark Maggs has been the Director of South Hills School of Business & Technology since 2007. He oversees the operations of all three South Hills locations and is the on-site director for the State College main campus.
Mark earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Lock Haven University. His diverse work experience includes multiple leadership positions in various industries. He has served as Prison Mental Health Therapist, Hospital Orthopedic Rehab Specialist, Subacute Care Director of Therapeutic Recreation, Pharmaceutical and Orthopedic Device Sales, Lumber Industry Human Resources Director, and Furniture Manufacturer Director of Operations.
Mark is passionate about mentoring. He finds it very rewarding to develop our students and help other professionals throughout the community to learn, grow, and become more successful in their own careers.
Outside of work, Mark enjoys many outdoor activities and sports. He also continues his education with an interest in religious studies.
Director of Education
David Schaitkin is currently the Director of Education for South Hills School of Business & Technology.
David began working at South Hills as an instructor teaching management and marketing classes. He went on to become the Business Administration—Management & Marketing Program Coordinator, a position he held for over ten years. In 2001, he was asked to assist in opening a new campus in Altoona, PA, and served as the Co-Director of the Altoona campus while continuing to teach part-time. He then transitioned into the role of Director of Operations for all South Hills locations. He returned to academics in his current role as the Director of Education, in which oversees curriculum development, compliance with governmental & accrediting agencies, and the hiring, training, & supervision of the faculty.
Before his work in education, David owned and operated his own business for 13 years. He received his Bachelor's degree from Boston University and his M.B.A. from Bloomsburg University. He lives in Lock Haven, PA, with his wife and has a daughter living in Pittsburgh. His hobbies include backpacking and cross-country skiing.
Assistant Director of Education
A graduate of Penn State in Speech Communications, Susan Vidmar currently serves as the Assistant Director of Education.
Susan has worked in education and academics at South Hills since 1990. She was a Program Coordinator, Internship Coordinator, and Instructor in the Business Administration—Management & Marketing program until she transitioned into her role in administration at South Hills in 2011.
Sandra J. Gibble
Director of Regulatory Affairs
Sandra J. Gibble has been with South Hills since May 1997. She currently serves as Director of Regulatory Affairs.
Previously, Sandy has held positions in Academic Affairs, Career Services, as an instructor, and as Campus Director. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1991 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh in 1996.
Director, Altoona Campus
Holly Emerick has been with South Hills School of Business & Technology since June 2003.
Holly is a 2003 graduate of South Hills, earning an Associate in Specialized Technology degree in Computer Information Systems (now called Information Technology). She has worked as a summer Intern, High School Recruiter, Admissions Representative, Altoona Campus Director, and Director of Admissions. She has gone on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Professional Studies: Math, Science, & Computer Science from Mount Aloysius College in 2006 and her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Francis University in 2010.
Director of Education, Altoona Campus
Patricia Helbig has been an instructor at South Hills since 2001. Patricia is a former correctional counselor and at-risk-youth therapist. In addition to serving as the Director of Education for the Altoona campus, she teaches Business Administration—Management & Marketing classes and serves as an internship coordinator. Patricia also teaches the general education courses Human Relations, Psychology, and Professional Development.
Patricia’s research interests include inbound marketing strategies, organizational behavior, employment law, effective teaching, and the professional development of teachers. She received certification in inbound marketing strategic planning from Hubspot.
Barbara E. Harer
Director, Lewistown Campus
Barbara E. Harer has been a South Hills Campus Director since July 2002.
Barb is a two-time alumna of South Hills School of Business & Technology, having earned specialized associate degrees in Business Administration—Management & Marketing in 1987 and Computer Information Systems (now called Information Technology) in 1998.
Barb has previously worked in marketing and management for Danks Department store and as a Computer Network Administrator for SF & Company in State College.
As a school director, Barb is an active part of the following local organizations:
- Board Secretary of the Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Mifflin County Business & Education Committee
- Mifflin County Academy of Science & Technology Advisory Board and Steering Committee
- Mount Union High School Business Department Advisory Board
- Juniata Valley Employer Advisory Council
- Lewistown Kiwanis
Barb additionally serves as both Circle K Advisor and Phi Beta Lambda Advisor for the Lewistown campus. She lives in Livonia (Centre County) with her husband, Duane.
Director of Education, Lewistown Campus
Reana Donaldson has been an instructor in the Administrative Professional program at South Hills since 2005. She is a graduate of Juniata College with a degree in English and Education and is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with an MBA. She also holds a Master’s of Education in Adult Education and Training. In addition to teaching, she serves as the Director of Education for the Lewistown campus.
Reana brings her writing and office experience from her previous work in education and from various professional positions before she joined South Hills. She is involved in several community outreach programs. She also acts as the Yearbook Club advisor for the Lewistown campus.