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“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”

— Babe Ruth


Meredith
Meredith Kim

Chief Executive Officer

Meredith joined Pitch In For Baseball & Softball in 2013 and is an advocate for the impact of sports on youth development. Growing up in Hamilton, New York, Meredith was a three sport student athlete who understands full well the positive impact of sport and play on a child’s growth and development.

With a B.A. in English from Dickinson College, Meredith has nearly 20 years of fundraising and management experience with both grassroots and international nonprofit organizations.

Meredith’s passion for leveling the playing field and background has helped Pitch In For Baseball & Softball become a stronger, more efficient organization, double annual revenue, establish a more diverse funding base, and measure and communicate impact more effectively.

Contact Meredith at meredith.kim@pifbs.org.

Steve
Steve Bizon

Director of Operations & Partnerships

A lifelong sports fan with dreams of having a job in the sports industry, Steve first joined the Pitch In For Baseball & Softball team as an Operations intern in 2013 and became a fulltime staff member later that same year.

Since joining the team, he has played a vital part in helping PIFBS grow from under 150 donations in 2013 to over 600 donations in 2019.

Growing up, Steve played several sports, including soccer, baseball and hockey. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Gwynedd-Mercy University, with a degree in Sports Management.

Steve manages all aspects of our operations and equipment partnerships.

Contact Steve at steve.bizon@pifbs.org.

Chris
Chris Albright

Operations & Program Manager

While he was never much of an athlete, Chris has always had a passion to work in the sport industry.

Before joining Pitch In For Baseball & Softball, Chris graduated Temple University with a degree in Sport & Recreation Management.

During his time at Temple, Chris worked with Temple University Football, served as President of Sport and Recreation Professional Association, and served as the Philadelphia Phillies Visiting Team Bat Boy.

As Program Manager, Chris is eager to help expand the game of baseball and softball globally.

You can email Chris at c.albright@pifbs.org.

Kirsten
Kirsten Karbach

Director of Communications & Impact

Kirsten joined PIFBS following eight years as a play-by-play broadcaster in Minor League Baseball. She earned a B.A. in mass communications from the University of South Florida, and spent one year with the Charlotte Stone Crabs, six broadcasting for the Clearwater Threshers, and one as Director of Public/Media Relations and broadcaster for the Reading Fightin Phils.

The Florida native was the first woman to be named the lead play-by-play broadcaster for an MiLB team in 2014.

With PIFBS, Kirsten’s goal is to spread awareness of the organization’s positive impact on youth development.

Contact Kirsten at kirsten.karbach@pifbs.org.

Lauren
Lauren Nagata

Program & Office Coordinator

Lauren is an enthusiastic fan of baseball and softball, sports where team spirit and positive thinking are celebrated between generations.

While obtaining her B.A. degree in the social sciences (statistics), she worked for the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Health, Physical Education & Recreation Department, stadium concessions and event catering.

At PIFBS, Lauren provides administrative support, amazing research skills and proven customer service, often with a quirky twist.

Contact Lauren at lauren.nagata@pifbs.org.

Michael
Michael Moran

Development Coordinator

Growing up in California, Michael fell in love with baseball at a young age. After his Major League dreams did not come true, Michael shifted his focus to working within the business side of sport. He recently graduated from Temple University’s Sport and Recreation Management program, and will soon pursue a M.S. in Nonprofit Management from Columbia University.

Through his education and previous roles, Michael found a passion for using sport to create positive societal change. With PIFBS, he hopes to continue to increase the accessibility of the game he loves, and further expose youth to the positive effects the sport can have on personal growth.

Contact Michael at michael.moran@pifbs.org

Join Our Team!

Internship Opportunities

PIFBS offers seasonal internship opportunities for current students or recent graduates. These internships range from 15-40 hours per week and run during the spring semester, summer, and fall semester.

Internship Description

Please note the below deadlines for submitting your cover letter and resume in preparation for the upcoming internship season .

  • Spring Internship: December 1st
  • Summer Internship: March 15th
  • Fall Internship: July 15th

Please submit cover letter and resume to Director of Operations & Partnerships, Steve Bizon – steve.bizon@pifbs.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Check out our upcoming volunteer opportunities!

PIFBS Annual Inventory Day

Each year, PIFBS conducts an annual inventory day at our Pennsylvania warehouse location. Our inventory day includes the counting of various equipment throughout our warehouse to ensure accuracy.

  • Volunteers needed: 10-12
  • When: TBD – Saturday in December
  • Where: PIFBS PA Warehouse – 1565 Gehman Road Harleysville, PA 19438
  • Time: 8:00am-12:00pm

To volunteer, please email Director of Operations & Partnerships, Steve Bizon – steve.bizon@pifbs.org