The Chrostwaite Institute Board of Directors oversees the Institute’s research undertakings and educational programs.¬† The Board also acts as the steward of the Institute’s finances, including gifts and donations from Chrostwaite’s supporters.

Board Of Directors

Sam Worley, Chairman
Charles Moyer, Vice Chair William Rossey Chuck Mummert
Jane Burger Thomas A. Klaum Joseph Trimarchi
Carl Cox  Thomas Gramling Sr. James Williams


Phone: 717-236-9526


Christopher Cap, CAE (ext. 1043)
Chris Cap is the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) and is responsible for overseeing all PSAB member operations, lobbying, outside strategic relations, and staff. He had previously served as Deputy Executive Director for eight years and managed such staff functions as federal/state lobbying, municipal research, police/non-uniformed pension servicing, collective bargaining unit relations, communications, and member-field outreach. He has served as Chief Financial Officer of the Chrostwaite Institute and as Chief Operations Officer of the PSAB Municipal Retirement Trust.

Mr. Cap serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Political Science Department of Harrisburg Area Community College, where he teaches the national political system, state and local politics. Prior to joining PSAB in 2001, he worked in wholesale banking for eight years and had the honor of serving in the office of a US Congressional member in Washington. Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland and a Master of Arts degree from East Stroudsburg University in Political Science. In 2008 he earned the distinguished Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives in Washington.

Jeffrey Hjeff wrebeishman (ext. 1016)
Chief Operations Officer
During his thirty-five year association management career, Mr. Heishman has been employed by four nonprofit and local government associations across the Commonwealth. With a Bachelor of Arts in Governmental Administration and a Master of Science in Public Administration, both from Shippensburg University, he has served as Executive Director of the Lower Dauphin Council of Governments, Assistant Director/Community Development Manager for the Steel Valley Council of Governments, Executive Director of the PA Association of Councils of Governments, Director of Education, Conferences Manager and Membership Coordinator for the PA Association of Nonprofit Homes for the Aging; and now is serving as Deputy Executive Director of the PA State Association of Boroughs. Mr. Heishman is a member of the following professional organizations: the American Society of Association Executives, from whom he earned the Convention Management Certificate; a former member of the board and Past Chair of the PA Society for Association Excellence, and a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Programs.

knittel webEd J. Knittel (ext. 1027)
Director of Education & Strategic Development
Ed presently serves as the Senior Director of Education and Sustainability for the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs and has worked with the Chrostwaite Institute since its inception. He served over 25 years as a municipal manager throughout Pennsylvania, including 11 years as Camp Hill Borough Manager. Ed serves as an adjunct faculty member for Millersville University, has worked as a municipal consultant for a number of municipalities and as an instructor for the PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED). He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Economics, a Master of Arts in Public Affairs from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and served as President of the Government Finance Officers Association of Central Pennsylvania. He has also belonged to such organizations as the Association of Pennsylvania Municipal Managers, the International City/County Management Association and American Public Works Association.