Township Supervisor

Mark Ulven

 Moon resident for more than 20 years (since 1996).

Attorney for more than 20 years.

Moon Area School Board Vice President 2008-2012 (during the years the district built the new high school and middle school). 

Wife, Debra Ulven, also an attorney and graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.

Three children, all graduates of Moon Area HS:

Alexandra, 2018 Carnegie Mellon University grad (with honors)

Allison, Penn State University senior

Nicholas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology sophomore.

Graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, 1994 (cum laude)

MA, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1982, Journalism

BS, University of South Dakota, 1976

Legislative aide and press secretary for 2 US Senators and a US Rep.


Township Supervisor

Jim Vitale


  • Occupation: Account Executive - The Tyler Mountain Water Co.
  • Living in Moon Township Since: 1999 years
  • Education:BSBA in Management @ Robert Morris University
  • Family:Married to Luanne for 20 years with two children Maria and Bob
  • Areas of Interest: Analyzing case studies (Monday morning quaterbacking), sports and spending time with my family. The residents of Moon Township are fortunate that we are part of a strong and vibrant community with a tremendous future.
  • Goals for the Township:To make Moon Township the envy of all Western Pennsylvania municipalities.
  • Improve Township infrastructure - parks and roads
  • Provide public safety that is second to none through our police force and dedicated volunteer fire department
  • Best Kept Secret of Moon Township: "The residents. Our neighbors want to make a difference for the betterment of all."
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Auditor of Moon Township

Josh Sektnan

  Josh is a lifelong Moon resident that attended Robert Morris University and majored in Early Childhood and Special Education. He is beginning his fourth year as an educator and teaches second grade in the Seneca Valley School District. His classroom this year has an airport theme and a 'Captain of the Week' who serves as the 'Star Student' for the week. 

Josh has a great passion for multi-sensory instruction and strongly believes that he is not just a teacher, but rather a leader builder. He believes that all of his students have the potential to led in their perspective future careers. He is also currently finishing up his Master’s in Literacy and Reading Specialist Certification through Robert Morris University. Outside of school, you can find Josh spending time with his family and three crazy dogs (Lucky, Lightning, and Daisy), cheering on RMU Men’s Basketball, traveling with friends, or trying to keep up with the weekly FitiBit Challenges.

Josh became involved in politics because he wants to makes sure the residents of Moon Township have the same opportunities he was given at the Moon Area School District and by living in such a phenomenal township. Josh looks forward to the potential opportunity to serve the residents of Moon Township! 


Magisterial District Judge

Michele Santicola

 Michele Santicola is an attorney with over 20 years’ experience. She began her legal career as a Deputy Attorney General. During her nearly ten years working for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, she handled both civil and criminal cases, with a concentration on white collar crime. Michele directed and supervised investigations and presented cases to the Statewide Investigating Grand Jury. She prosecuted cases before judges and juries throughout several counties in Western Pennsylvania. In addition, she argued appellate cases before Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth and Superior Courts.

After leaving the Attorney General’s Office for private practice, Michele joined Sainovich & Santicola, LLC, where she represented defendants in criminal cases. She also worked on civil and contract issues for CSI Corporate Security & Investigations, Inc., a private investigation and security firm.

In 2012, Michele was appointed Hearing Examiner for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. As a Hearing Examiner, Michele traveled throughout the Commonwealth, presiding over cases involving wide-ranging issues, including nuisance bar cases and tax issues. Those hearings required Michele to take testimony, make evidentiary rulings and write opinions. Most recently, Michele returned to private practice, representing clients on a variety of issues, including liquor law, family law and criminal defense.

In addition to her law practice, Michele serves as a Supervisor on the Moon Township Board of Supervisors. She was elected in November 2017. As a member of the Board, Michele works on many important issues that impact the community, including zoning, planning, employee contract issues and overseeing a $16 million budget.

Michele has lived in Moon Township for 15 years. She and her husband, Mike, have two children. They attend St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Moon, and volunteer at their children’s schools and are members of the Moon Basketball Boosters Club. Michele has been an active PTG member in the school community and Chair of the Teacher Appreciation Luncheons from 2010-2016. In addition, Michele is a trustee of the Moon Area Education Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and assistance to Moon schools and students. Michele also served on the Moon School Board's Superintendent Search Committee.

Michele graduated cum laude from Duquesne University in 1992. During her years at Duquesne, she worked as the night and weekend manager in the student union; was president of her Sorority and won the Most Outstanding Senior award in 1992 for leadership and volunteer service.

Michele graduated from Dickinson School of Law in 1995. While attending law school, Michele worked at the Law School Library and the Attorney General's office.

Michele Santicola has served the people of Pennsylvania, is currently serving the citizens of Moon Township and is now READY TO SERVE all the constituents of Coraopolis, Crescent Township, Neville and Moon Township as Magisterial District Judge. 


School Board

Jen Partica

  Jen Partica lives in Moon Township with her husband, two young children, and an unnecessary amount of pets. After a decade working in college administration, she's now an educational consultant who counsels high school students and their families through the college admissions process via her own business, Inside Admissions Consulting. She is the child of two public school teachers who earned a B.A. in writing from Susquehanna University, and completed all coursework in the M.Ed. program at Bucknell University. She had to leave her master’s program upon the birth of her first child.


A Pennsylvanian by birth and Pittsburgher by choice, Jen’s family moved to western Pennsylvania several years ago and chose the Moon area over any other in the region. She is a tireless volunteer who decided to run for school board to combine her professional background with her history of successful legislative advocacy. This will be her first time serving as an elected official.


School Board

Danielle Zieger

  Danielle Zieger earned a Bachelor's degree in Special Education from Slippery Rock University, with a certification to teach grades k-12 following a student teaching internship at Fox Chapel School District.


Over nearly a decade as a professional educator, Danielle held many different positions – most notably, she was employed by the Wilkinsburg School District for three years, where she taught 5th and 6th grade Special Education Math and Reading. She was also employed by the Chartiers Valley School District for four years, where she taught grades 9-12 Special Education Biology, Physical Science, Environmental Science and Physics.

Danielle has been married to her husband Bob for 17 years, they have lived in Moon Township for 10 years and have a 13-year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter, both of whom attend the middle school. Danielle has a long history of volunteering in various capacities within the community. Danielle's passion for volunteering and her strong background in Education have served as a significant asset during her term on the school board. 


School Board

James Bogatay, Rob Harper, and Mark Scappe