The vision of Penn State Extension Finance and Business Operations is to be recognized by Pennsylvania State University, College of Agricultural Sciences, and Penn State Extension colleagues for providing world-class finance and operations services. To this end, we strive to serve internal and external stakeholders with a culture of service that promotes the mission and vision of Extension, to provide science-based education to people, businesses, and communities.

Our Services

  • Provide guidance on Penn State and Extension’s financial and business operations policies and procedures
  • Perform duties such as budgeting, cost control, accounting, and auditing for all Extension funding sources
  • Create and oversee relevant on-demand and in-person training on Penn State financial systems for Extension staff and educators
  • Responsible for sharing communications regarding new or updated standard operating procedures and best practices in accordance with Penn State’s financial and business services policies

Contact Information

Name Title Office Phone Email
Steve Buchholz Chief Operating Officer 340 Ag Admin 814-863-5957
Lana Adams Assistant Director for County Operations Susquehanna County Extension Office 570-396-8519
Kathy Koetje-Simin Accounting/Finance Manager 322 Ag Admin 814-865-0845
Cindee Feagley Financial Assistant 316 Ag Admin 814-867-1815
Lisa Harrison Financial Assistant 321 Ag Admin 814-865-4027
Tammy Connelly Development Coordinator 314 Ag Admin 814-865-2836
Jennifer Cain Financial Coordinator 318 Ag Admin 814-867-3014
Jamie Hockenberry Proposal and Award Generalist 311 Ag Admin 814-863-9198
Alisha Everly Proposal and Award Generalist 313 Ag Admin 814-863-9199
Samantha Mills Financial Assistant 321 Ag Admin 814-865-2838