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NHTMA Management from left to right; Michael Henao, Assistant System Superintendent; Michael L. Branthoover, General Manager; Christy J. Stewart, Finance Director; Christopher Sanner, System Superintendent.
Board of Directors  
NHTMA Board consists of five township residents appointed by the North Huntingdon Township Board of Commissioners for a staggered five-year term. Board meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at our Youghohiogheny Treatment Facility located at 4222 Turner Valley Road in North Huntingdon.

Timothy J. Hondal

Assistant Secretary/Treasurer

Mr. Hondal has been a resident of North Huntingdon Twp. since 1996 during which time he previously held the position of the 5th Ward Twp Commissioner for five years prior to joining the NHTMA Board of Directors.  He is professionally employed with Williams Energy where he currently holds the position of Project Manager of Technical Training Development. Tim brings forth 38 years of construction, maintenance and managerial experience to the Board of Directors.


Thomas L. Hempel


Mr. Hempel is a life-long resident of North Huntingdon Township and has been married 35 years to his wife and best friend Linda. Together they have two grown boys, Brian, Jason his wife Amanda, and their first granddaughter Ryleigh Ann. Tom is employed as an Account Manager for Philips Respironics, spent 8-1/2 years as a Police Officer for Pitcairn Borough, is a current member of Circleville VFD and a member of Rescue 8 EMS/Rescue back in the early 1980's. Appointed in January 2016, Mr. Hempel is looking forward to serving the residents of North Huntingdon in his capacity as an NHTMA Board Member. 

William H. Miller


Mr. Miller returned to North Huntingdon in 1966 after being away for 14 years, he is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and earned a BA in Economics and Business Administration.  A self-employed business owner, Mr. Miller retired in 2008 


Jeffrey A. Fisher


Mr. Fisher has been a resident of North Huntingdon for 23-years.  Jeff has a BS in Administration and Management Science from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MBA from The University of Pittsburgh.  He is a self-employed business owner and is married with three daughters.


Chuck Denning


Mr. Denning is a lifelong resident of North Huntingdon Township.  Chuck holds an Associate of Science Degree in Transportation Management and Physical Distribution.  For 28 years Chuck held management positions in the trucking and human resource industries.   For the past eight years he has been self-employed.   Chuck is the founder of the Entrepreneurial Discussion Group and is currently a member of the Norwin Lions Club.


Authority Staff

  Michael L. Branthoover Email Me

General Manager

  Christopher Sanner Email Me

System Superintendent

  Christy J. Stewart Email Me

 Finance Director


Michael R. Henao Email Me

Assistant System Superintendent




Consulting Engineer




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