​Administrative Cabinet

Saia, A

Dr. Andria Saia joined the CAIU as Executive Director in January, 2018. Previously, she was the Assistant Superintendent of the Chester Upland School District from 2013 to 2017. As Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Saia managed student services and transportation; coordinated with the Board on development and revision of board policy and the establishment of administrative regulations; supervised secondary principals; and served on the Superintendent’s leadership team and as the union liaison. Prior to Chester Upland, Dr. Saia was employed by the Delaware County Intermediate Unit, first as the Assistant Director of Special Programs from 2009 to 2011, and then as the Director of Alternative Education Services from 2011 to 2013.

Dr. Saia received her Pennsylvania teaching certification in Special Education in 2009. She now holds a Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility, as well as Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction and Supervisor of Special Education certifications.

Before becoming an educator, Dr. Saia earned her JD from Widener University School of Law, Delaware, and was a practicing attorney and shareholder for 10 years in a law firm specializing in school law, providing legal services to public school agencies across the Commonwealth.

Greg Milbrand

Mr. Greg Milbrand joined the CAIU team in September, 2018 and serves as the Assistant Executive Director.  His primary role is to assist the Executive Director in providing leadership, coordination, and management of the intermediate unit services and programs.  Some of the responsibilities under the supervision and direction of Mr. Milbrand include organizational and school safety, facilities, transportation, board policies, marketing, and communications.  Greg currently maintains the role of the Right-to-Know officer for the CAIU.

Prior to joining the CAIU, Greg served the East Pennsboro Area School District as the Acting Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and the Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.  He previously worked for the Halifax Area School District as the Middle School Principal and Assistant Secondary Principal.  Mr. Milbrand gained valuable classroom experience within the Central Dauphin School District where he taught eighth grade earth and space science at Central Dauphin East Middle School, and fourth and fifth grade at North Side Elementary School.

Mr. Milbrand earned his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Education in School Administration, K-12 Principal Certification, and Superintendent Letter of Eligibility from Shippensburg University.  He is currently enrolled in doctoral studies in educational leadership through Immaculata University.

In his free time, Mr. Milbrand enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, playing golf, and cheering on the New York Yankees.

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Brian Griffith has been employed by CAIU since 2004 and serves as the Director of Curriculum Services. In this capacity he leads the team responsible for coordinating services related to School Improvement, Strategic Planning, Act 48 Tracking/Reporting, Curriculum, Professional Development, Capital Area Online Learning Association, and Program Evaluation. Brian provides leadership to our member districts by facilitating the Curriculum Advisory Council and Secondary Principals Network.

Brian began his career in education as a mathematics teacher at West Perry Middle School, where he taught for five years. After leaving West Perry, he spent 12 years working for the Mechanicsburg Area School District in a variety of roles including middle school mathematics teacher, Supervisor of Mathematics K-12, and finally as the Supervisor of Secondary Curriculum and Technology. He has also served as an adjunct instructor for Wilson College and Wilkes University.

Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Messiah College and a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration from Shippensburg University. He holds certification as a Mathematics Teacher, Supervisor of Mathematics and Principal, K-12. He has received several honors and awards including national recognition as recipient of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics “Future Leader Award” and locally when he was named “Outstanding Middle School Teacher” by the Council for Public Education.

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Theresa Kinsinger serves at the Director of Organizational Services, overseeing HR, communications,and supplemental business services.  Theresa received her B.S. in Communication from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and her JD from Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg. She is a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition, Theresa holds Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) Certification and Senior Certified Professional (SCP) from SHRM. Theresa provides ongoing counsel and support to supervisors in dealing with personnel issues and is the Right-to-Know Officer, EEOC Compliance and Complaint Officer, and Media Contact for the CAIU. She sits as a member of Administrative Cabinet and Leadership Team, the Professional Development Committee, coordinates and presides over the quarterly HR Advisory Council meetings for member districts, and leads the internal Social Committee. In addition, Theresa handles all labor issues including grievance procedures and processes; investigations; insurance and benefits administration; and regulation and law compliance such as FMLA, FLSA, ADA, EEOC, etc. Theresa also oversees the payroll function, provides counsel and guidance when districts have questions and need assistance.

Prior to coming to CAIU, Theresa was the Contracts and HR Manager for an international industrial manufacturer located in York, PA, where she was also heavily involved in developing the safety initiative. Previously, Theresa was the Corporate Services and Contracts Counsel for G.R. Sponaugle & Sons, Inc., an electrical and mechanical contractor in Harrisburg, PA, where she first became involved with HR. In both of these positions, Theresa was instrumental in counseling management on personnel matters and policy interpretation. Directly following law school, Theresa was with the PA Department of Transportation as a Certified Legal Intern and as an Assistant Counsel. Prior to law school, Theresa utilized her communications degree working in marketing and business development for two local engineering firms. These experiences provided her with a strong background in public relations; technical writing and editing; and layout and design.

McDonald, Alicia

Alicia McDonald serves as the Director of Student Services and has been employed by the CAIU since 1987.  As Director of Student Services, Alicia leads the teams responsible for coordinating and providing services related to Early Intervention, School-Age Special Education, Diakon, Loysville YDC, and the Partial and Hospital Programs.  Alicia provides leadership and support to our member districts by facilitating the monthly Special Education Advisory Council and facilitating the CAIU Regional Special Education Planning Committee.  

Alicia began her career as a teacher of the deaf or hard of hearing at the CAIU.  In 1998 she moved into a Curriculum Specialist position for Student Services and then into a Program Supervisor role with Multiple Disabilities, Life Skills Support and Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Alicia has also served as an adjunct instructor for Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg.  

Alicia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education and a Master of Education degree in Deaf Education from Bloomsburg University.  She holds certifications as a Teacher in special education as well as deaf/hard of hearing, Supervisor of Special Education, and Principal K-12.  Alicia was awarded the “Outstanding Student” award from Penn State for her work in the Principal Certification program.  Alicia is also active in educational organizations and the community; she is a board and committee member of Champions for Children Educational Foundation.


David Martin is an established educational technology leader who began as the Director of Technology Services for the Capital Area Intermediate Unit in July of 2008. He is passionate about integrating curriculum and technology to engage children and improve student learning. David’s aspiration is to help school districts successfully integrate and utilize technology so that students may benefit from 21st Century learning and become more competitive in today’s marketplace.

David began his educational career as a mathematics teacher in the Carlisle Area School District where he served as a pilot for many technology initiatives. Before coming to the CAIU, he served as the Technology Coordinator with the Big Spring School District for ten years, where he focused on classroom technology, online resources, network administration, integration of technology into the curriculum and using data to drive instruction. Along with teaching workshops on integrating technology into the classroom, David taught sessions on value-added assessment and data-driven decision making. David was a key player in building momentum for establishing data teams and having teachers take ownership of student data to make instructional decisions. In addition to his local workshops, David was a lead presenter at the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary & Secondary School Principals (PAESSP) and the 2008 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference.

David has a diversified educational background which will assist him in leading the technology initiatives at the CAIU to support the educational goals of member school districts. After acquiring his bachelor’s degree at Shippensburg University in mathematics, he continued his education, earning his instructional technology certificate at Penn State University, and obtaining his master’s degree in educational administration as well as his K-12 principal’s certificate at Duquesne University.

Moran, Daren
Daren Moran serves as the Business Manager for the CAIU as well as the Treasurer for the Board of Directors. He has been working at the CAIU since June of 2003. He is primarily responsible for planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the daily business operations and activities of the CAIU. He also is responsible for the planning and implementation of business related policies, programs and proecedures to ensure the safeguarding of the CAIU's assets. Daren also serves as the Treasurer for the IU's educational foundation, Champions for Children.

Prior to coming to the CAIU, Daren worked in public accounting. He performed audits of non-profit and governmental entities.

Daren holds an M.B.A. from Shippensburg University and a B.S. in Business Administration with an option in Accounting from Bloomsburg University.  In 2017, he earned Pennsylvania Registered School Business Administrator (PRSBA) designation through the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO).