SNAP Staff

  • Here are some of the staff members that you will see:

    David Lorenzi

    SNAP Director

    David Lorenzi

    Staff

    Kacy LewisKacy Lewis

    Kacy is pursuing her master’s degree in Health and Physical Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is currently a graduate assistant for the Special Needs Activity Program. She graduated from IUP in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Administration. For the past year Kacy served with Keystone SMILES AmeriCorps as a tutor for Keystone High School, where she also coached girls’ basketball and girls’ and boys’ track and field. She has always enjoyed working with kids and getting to coach sports. Mixing her two passions, working with kids and physical activity, has inspired her to continue her education here at IUP. She is excited to be able to influence healthy lifestyles onto kids and coach at the high school level.

    Kaci VandergriftKaci Vandergrift

    Kaci is pursuing her master’s degree in Health and Physical Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is currently a graduate assistant for the Special Needs Activity Program and IUP HPERD Majors Club. She graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Activity and Fitness Management, where her emphasis was adapted physical activity and fitness. In addition to her studies and involvement, Kaci is a student assistant for IUP’s Women’s Volleyball Team. While attending Slippery Rock, Kaci was involved in Special Olympics, Envision Blind Sports, Rock Life Mentor, and Transition Achievement Program. During her summer off she worked an assistant summer camp supervisor teaching and leading group fitness to children in grades one through eight. Through continuing her education at IUP, Kaci has a passion for sports and physical activity and is excited to start her new profession to become a health and physical education teacher.

    Paula LiebPaula Lieb

    Paula is working towards her preK-12 certification in health and physical education at IUP. In addition to her studies, she is vice president of the Health and Physical Education Majors Club and one of three supervisors for IUP SNAP. She has attended various professional development events, including Slippery Rock Mini Convention; Pennsylvania State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Convention; and PSAHERD’s invitation-only student leadership conference. Paula enjoys working with people with varying disabilities and believes in giving every child the opportunity to be physically active. Paula has been involved with the SNAP program for four years, where she served as a lifeguard and then continued as a volunteer with the program. 

    Alexis PetermanAlexis Peterman

    Alexis is a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania studying Exercise Science with a minor in Special Education. She is also currently enrolled in the Health and Physical Education K-12 masters program. She is the treasurer of the Exercise Science club, waitresses in Indiana, and is involved in the supervision of the gym during the homeschool program. Since she was in middle school, she has been actively involved in Best Buddies, Peer Buddies, and different types of programs and communities involved with the deaf. She has a true passion for supporting those with disabilities and loves coming to SNAP.