Board Members

Frank Oliverio


Frank is an attorney specializing in Real Estate Law and has been an active real estate investor for over 15 years. He is the founder and sole owner of Oliverio Law, PLLC and serves as a Closing Attorney for various local banks. He is also the Founder, Broker and Sole Owner of Oliverio Realty, LLC, specializes in buying and selling residential real estate, and leasing commercial space, throughout North Central West Virginia. Frank is also a founding member and Broker for Red Brick Property Management.

Before deciding to dedicate his career entirely in real estate, he was a Partner in the law firm of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, which is among the nation's leading litigators with substantial trial experience in toxic tort and environmental, business, commercial, and financial litigation.

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Mitch Lohiser

Vice President

Mitchell is a native of Greene County, Pennsylvania but resides in Morgantown, West Virginia with his wife and their three sons, Garrett, Cooper and Brett.  Mitchell is a USA Hockey Certified Level 4 Hockey Coach and has served in the Morgantown Hockey Association in some capacity for the past 8 years. He is passionate about seeing the program grow and our players develop. He has worked with players in the Learn the Play and Little Penguins Program as well as the Development Program often on the ice for Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. He has most recently served as Head Coach for the Mite White Team and Assistant Coach for the Bantam 1 Team.

Mitchell’s oldest son, Garrett, will be a Midget this season, Cooper will be a first year Squirt and Brett will be turning 4 and is looking forward to taking the ice this year. Needless to say if you need to find him, just look for him at the rink.

Jared Forman


Jared is a Preston County native currently residing in Bridgeport, WV. He has been employed by Arch Resources for 17 years and currently serves as the Engineering Manager at Leer South. He has extensive experience with operations and budget management. Jared graduated from WVU with a B.S. in Mining Engineering and the University of Charleston with an MBA.

Jared and his wife have two children. Their son started playing hockey at MHA in 2021 and will play his first season as a squirt in 2023-2024.

Allison Cihla


Allison is a physician at Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital. She completed her Bachelor in Science and Medical Doctor from the University of Toledo. She moved to Morgantown to complete her training in internal medicine, pulmonology and critical care medicine.

She and her husband Mark have 3 children. Their oldest started playing hockey at age 4 and will play in his final season as a Mite in 2023-2024. Allison has served for the past year as Secretary of MHA and the team manager for the Mites.

Beth Ryan


Beth is a West Virginian by choice with more than 20 years’ experience in the news and communications industry. She currently works as the communications director for Forge, a Morgantown-based consulting firm specializing in government and community relations, strategy development, business development and organizational growth.

A native of Kent, Ohio, Beth worked for newspapers in Ohio and Wisconsin before moving to Huntington in 1999 to work for The Herald-Dispatch as its special projects and investigative reporter. In 2002, she moved to Charleston to become the senior staff writer for The State Journal, a statewide business and government newspaper. She worked for The State Journal for 10 years as a reporter, managing editor, and editor. From 2013-15, Beth worked as the Director of Communications for the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office.

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Fritz Leitenberger

Mite Director

Fritz is a native of Johnstown, PA. He has had an impressive playing career including ACHA Division 1 Hockey at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His hockey experiences include time playing with the Johnstown Warriors, Westmont Hilltop High School, and many others. While playing hockey in his youth, Fritz gained valuable hockey expertise from many Coaches and Players. Fritz still enjoys playing adult league hockey in Morgantown, WV.

As a USA Hockey Level 3 certified coach Fritz’s primary coaching resume includes coaching Forest Hills High School Varsity, West Allegheny Junior Varsity, Little Penguins in Johnstown, PA, assisting with Learn to skate / Learn to play, Beginner (Level 1) and Intermediate (Level 2) and 8U Coach while also serving as the 8U Mite Level Director for MHA in Morgantown, WV.

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Cory Kourtsis

High School Director

Cory has been a long time board member serving the organization for over 18 years. He has been a level director at the Mite, Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam, and High School levels. He was previously an assistant coach on several teams and holds a Level 4 USA Hockey coaching certification. Cory has been the High School Director for 3 years and has helped guide the middle school, JV and varsity teams in the Pittsburgh Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL). Off the ice, Cory works for Commercial Builders, Inc. and has been married to his wife Carol for 24 years. They have two sons: Daniel (22) who played hockey in Morgantown for 17 years; and Nico (17) who is a Jr at Morgantown High School and plays on the Mohawk Varsity Team.

Chris Schmoldt

Coaching Director

Chris serves as the interim director of the Mountainlair Student Union at West Virginia University. In his role, Chris oversees the overall operations and services in the student union and works directly with other departments within the facility. Chris received his Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from John Carroll University where he played ACHA Division I Club Hockey and MCLA Division 1 Club Lacrosse He received his Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Akron. Prior to his work in student unions, Chris spent 15 years working in collegiate recreation in club sports, intramural sports and athletic training. He started his career at Florida State University, where he worked for 9 years before coming to WVU. 

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Jennifer Frederick

Mini Mite Director

Kelsey Molek

Squirt Director

Joe Perella

Pee Wee Director

Hillarey Young

Bantam Director

Scott Hunter

Midget Director

Bob Donnelly

Girls Director

Jack Post

Referee Director

Kim Walker

SafeSport Coordinator

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