Meredith Kim

CEO

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 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 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 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.

Jonathan Dressler

Director of Development

Jonathan grew up in Berks County, Pennsylvania, and attended The Hill School where he was a member of the PA Independent School State Championship team in 1999. In 2003, he obtained his BSBA in Finance from the University of Richmond in Virginia. Since graduating, he’s amassed 15 years of relationship management experience in both financial sales and philanthropy. In 2013, he received his MBA from St Joseph’s University and in 2015 became recognized as a Chartered Advisor of Philanthropy from the American College of Financial Services. Jonathan is also a drummer, baseball enthusiast and lifelong Phillies fan. He and his wife Kim reside in New Jersey with their two children. Contact Jonathan at jonathandressler@pifbs.org.

Lauren Nagata

Office Assistant

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 her at lauren.nagata@pifbs.org.