Our Staff

Our Team (Dr. Rozin, Tim Warco, Matt Yancosek)
L-R: Dr. Leon Rozin, Chief Forensic Pathologist; Matt Yancosek, Chief Deputy Coroner; Tim Warco, Coroner.

Our Staff


Led by Coroner S. Timothy Warco, the Washington County Coroner's Office has a staff made up of dedicated individuals who investigate unexpected deaths, contact families, perform examinations and certifications, and provide general administrative support. We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to unexpected, unattended, violent or traumatic deaths occurring within the County.

Staff members include:

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Matt Yancosek,


Chief Deputy Coroner

IT Specialist, Right To Know Officer


yancosem@co.washington.pa.us
 Chief Deputy Yancosek assists Coroner Tim Warco with all of the operational aspects of the Coroner's Office,
and assists in supervising our team of forensic investigators and experts in various forensic disciplines. Matt
started with the Coroner's Office in early 2015 and was certified as a Medicolegal Death Investigator
by the Attorney General's office in 2019.


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Susan Falvo Warco,


Chief Deputy Coroner Emeritus


 Susan Falvo Warco has served the Coroner's Office for as many years as Coroner Warco has been in office.
Susan has a strong background in nursing and is also a licensed funeral director. Though Susan has retired as
Chief Deputy, she remains a trusted advisor.


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Alex Pochiba,


Deputy Coroner/Supervising Investigator


alex.pochiba@co.washington.pa.us
 Deputy Coroner Pochiba is a full-time deputy coroner and assists the Coroner and Chief Deputy by supervising
our team of field investigators. Deputy Pochiba obtained a degree in forensic science from Point Park University.
She has a varied background in public safety, having worked previously as an intelligence analyst, an
emergency telecommunications operator, and a police clerk. Alex's interest in forensics dates back to childhood. 


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Olivia Mahla,


Administrative Assistant


olivia.mahla@co.washington.pa.us
 Olivia Mahla is following a lifelong dream by pursuing a degree in forensic science and death investigation
from the West Virginia University, balancing her time while gaining practical experience as our administrative
assistant.


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S. Timothy Warco II,


Deputy Coroner
Transportation


 Deputy Coroner Warco II has severed the coroner's office since the early 2000s. Tim has a Masters in business 
administration from the West Virginia University and is a licensed funeral director. Tim also works privately as a
funeral director.


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Rodney Bush,


Deputy Coroner
Forensic Investigator


 Deputy Coroner Bush joined the office as a forensic investigator in early 2019. Deputy Bush has been an
active member of the law enforcement community for many years, most recently with the North Franklin and
Donegal Township police departments. 


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BJ McKay,


Deputy Coroner
Forensic Investigator


 Deputy Coroner McKay joined the office as a forensic investigator in September 2020. A retired State Trooper,
Deputy McKay brings years of professional law enforcement background to his new role.


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Denny Mendicino,


Deputy Coroner
Forensic Investigator


 Deputy Coroner Mendicino joined the office as a forensic investigator in August of 2019, following his retirement
from the Monongahela Police Department, where he served in many capacities, including Sergeant and Chief of Police.


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Aubrey Onorato,


Deputy Coroner
Forensic Investigator


 Deputy Coroner Onorato joined the office in July of 2019 as a forensic investigator. Following her lifetime dream
of becoming a death investigator, Aubrey previously worked for the Erie County Coroner. Aubrey is also a licensed
professional counselor, and as a practicing therapist, she lends families a unique perspective on grief and loss.


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Steve Toprani, 


Solicitor


stevetoprani@gmail.com
 Steve Toprani serves the Coroner's Office as solicitor and legal counsel, helping us navigate concerns related to
coroner's law, the County Code, and privacy. Steve is a practicing private attorney, and previously served as 
Washington County District Attorney from 2007-2011, where he led a major modernization effort, and worked to build
strong relationships between the office and both the community and law enforcement partners.