Leadership

Jesse Daniel

Chairman

Jesse Daniel is an Indiana County native. He attended Indiana Area High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated with a degree in Philosophy/Pre-law in 2000. Immediately thereafter he gained acceptance to the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, during which he interned with the Honorable Lester G. Nauhaus of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, and worked in the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office in the appellate and general trial sections. He obtained a Juris Doctor in 2003, and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar that same year.

Attorney Daniel returned to Indiana County the following year, joining the Serene Law Firm in April of 2004. He primarily practices in the area of gas and oil law, including leasing and litigation involving gas and oil rights. He also handles commercial, real estate and estates and trusts litigation, drawing on work he has done in Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, and across several western Pennsylvania counties. He became active in the Indiana County Republican Executive Committee in 2009, serving on the campaign committee and participating in grass roots campaign activities. In 2010 he worked as the Co-Chair of the Indiana County Committee to Elect Pat Toomey before being elected as Chairman of the Executive Committee in July, 2010. In his free time he enjoys reading, writing, game playing and enjoying the great outdoors.

Gilbert Woodley

Vice Chair

Gilbert Woodley Resides in Burrell Township with his wife Holly and daughter Ali. He attended Derry Area High School and Western School of Health and Business Careers, from which he graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Gilbert is also certified in Operational Excellence from Saint Vincent University and Scientific Process Controls from Community College of Alleghany County.

Gilbert moved to Burrell Township in 2004 and became active in his community since. During this time he has served on the Burrell Township Park and Recreation board, Burrell Township Vacancy Board, Judge of Elections, Assistant Troop Leader for the Girl Scouts, Communication Director for the Homer City-Blairsville Girl Scout Service Unit, Sunday School Teacher and as a Burrell Township Auditor.

Gilbert currently works for Cleveland Brothers Equipment in the Construction Equipment Sales Department. He has worked for Cleveland Brothers since 2011. Before working for Cleveland Brothers he has worked for Dish Network and Premium Molding Inc.

Gilbert has been active with the Indiana County Republican Committee since 2009. He has helped with numerous campaigns at the grass roots level and continues to be hands on with all local elections. Gilbert was elected as Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee in 2014.

As Vice Chairman his main role is to fill in for and assist the Chair in all activities. Gilbert has put majority of his focus on increasing participation at the head quarters and on various campaigns.

In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He also tries to be involved in everything that his daughter participates in.

Sandra Gillette

Events Director

Sandra Gillette is a lifelong resident of Indiana County residing in White Township with her husband, Jerry. They have three grown sons and a grandson. Sandi has served as White 3/2 Committee member since 2001 as well as an officer of the Committee as acting Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary. Her role within the Committee has been especially dedicated to special event organization. Mrs. Gillette retired after 15 years as Senator Don White’s scheduler and as a constituent relations coordinator. Her years working with the Senator and constituents, sparred her interest in politics and the importance of a role in local involvement and grass roots activity. She is a golf enthusiast serving on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Golf Association of Indiana Country Club and an IUP basketball fan. Sandi enjoys working campaigns for Republican candidates, home remodeling and landscaping projects and the company of her Westie, Lizzie

 

Terri L. Cochran

Treasurer

Terri L. Cochran was appointed as Treasurer in July 2017. She has been a lifelong resident of Indiana County and graduated from Apollo Ridge High School.

Following graduation she worked in the family business while raising her children. She has extensive business experience and presently serves as Second Deputy of The Clerk of the Orphans’ Court for Indiana County. Terri resides in Center Township with her husband, David, and their two dogs. She has served as Committee Person for Blacklick Township precinct since 2013. Terri enjoys watching Nascar, riding ATV’s and spending time with her family.

Kimberly McCullough

Secretary

Kimberly McCullough currently lives in Indiana with her husband, Jeffrey McCullough, and their children. After graduating from Indiana Senior High School, McCullough studied Political Science and Pre-Law with a minor in Journalism for her Bachelor’s Degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. During her studies, McCullough was proud to receive the Patrick J. Stapleton Scholarship. With the hunger for knowledge, McCullough continued her education, with a graduate assistanceship, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania earning her Master Degree in Public Administration with concentrations in State and Local Government Management along with Human Resource Management.

Growing up as a Girl Scout herself, McCullough is currently is a leader of her own Girl Scout Troop, located in the Indiana Area School District. McCullough also participates in the Indiana County Girl Scout Service Team, which puts together activities for Girl Scouts all over the county. McCullough is also a member of the League of Woman Voters of Indiana County. Additionally, McCullough is a member of Zion Lutheran Church located in Indiana.

Likewise, McCullough was selected, as one of 15 females across the state of Pennsylvania to participate in the 2014/2015 Anne Anstine Excellence in Public Service program. The Anne Anstine Excellence in Public Service that prepares Republican women to be more effective leaders in government, politics, and in the community. Only a selective few are chosen who show a level of involvement in public life as party leaders, elected or appointed officials, and/or as community leaders for this program. Kimberly is currently enrolled in the Pennsylvania Rural-Urban Leadership Program (RULE). RULE encourages and fosters the development of adult community leaders from all segments of Pennsylvania. RULE explores public issue engagement, interorganizational networking, effective public decision making, strategic design, and sustainable relationships. Kimberly was one of 26 individuals chosen to be part of the 2015-2017 RULE program.

Kimberly is currently serving as Indiana County Auditor.

Travis Bieda

State Committeeman

Travis was born and raised on his family’s farm in Conemaugh Township in southern Indiana County, and was a 2004 graduate of Saltsburg High school. Following High School Travis attended Westminster College and Graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of History degree.Following graduation Travis completed an internship with State Representative Dave Reed, and shortly thereafter accepted a position with the House Republican Campaign Committee where he served as field staff during the 2008 and 2010 election cycles. Travis also served as the Office Manager/ Legislative Director for State Representative Jim Christiana in 2008 and 2009 and now is currently employed as the District Director for State Representative Eli Evankovich in Westmoreland and Armstrong Counties.Travis also has served on the Indiana County Republican Committee as the representative for Conemaugh Township Precinct #2 since 2010, and has been serving as Indiana County’s Republican State Committeeman since October 2011.

Travis is a sports enthusiast who enjoys rooting for our Pittsburgh sports teams but also stays active by weight training and participating in various baseball, flag football, and softball leagues.

Patti Streams-Warman

State Committee Woman

Patrica Streams-Warman is a lifelong resident of Indiana County where she lives in White Township with her husband Scott and the family dog Schnitzel. Patty’s involvement started as Committee Secretary under Bob Kunkle, continued as President of the Indiana County Republican Women, and she currently serves as Indiana County State Committee Woman. She enjoys working with the candidates, helping with special events and working the fair booth.

Patty has served Indiana County as County Auditor for six years. She is currently serving her sixth term as County Register and Recorder. She is a past President of the Pennsylvania Recorder of Deeds Association, worked on their legislative committee and has served as President of the Pennsylvania State Association of Elected County Officials.

Patty’s favorite joy is spending time with her seven grandchildren. She plays in a hand bell choir, enjoys walking and watching the Steelers.