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Community Steering Committee

Will Allen

Will Allen

Former Pittsburgh Steeler, Founder, Will Allen Foundation, Co-Founder Nascent Group Holdings 

Business executive, Nonprofit founder and Exceptional athlete with 10+ years of experience in managing high-performing teams, facilitating successful outcomes and investing.

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Lauren Bairnsfather

Lauren Bairnsfather

Executive Director, Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

Dr. Lauren Bairnsfather has served as the Executive Director of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh since 2015 and has been involved with the effort to rebuild the Tree of Life since 2019.

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Jenn Beer

Jenn Beer

President & CEO of Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc.

Jenn Beer is President & CEO of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. Prior to that role, she served for fifteen years at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development where she most recently was vice president for government affairs, addressing state and regional public policy issues.

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Michael Bernstein

Michael Bernstein

Managing Partner, Woodland Management

Michael is a Managing Partner of Woodland Management, his family’s investment and family office which Michael has led since 2015.  As the General Partner of Partners Edge Funds, a private equity and venture-focused investment fund launched in 2022, Michael oversees the Fund’s investment committee and sits on several portfolio companies’ Boards.

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Kathleen Blee

Kathleen Blee

Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Bailey Dean of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the College of General Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Kathleen Blee has published 7 books and over 100 journal articles and book chapters.  Much of her scholarship is based on analysis of up-close ethnographic observations and interviews with white supremacists in the U.S.

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Leslie Braksick

Leslie Braksick

Co-Founder and Senior Partner, My Next Season

Dr. Leslie Braksick spent the first 25 years of her career leading a consulting firm she co-founded in 1993, CLG, advising executives on matters of leadership, culture, and strategy execution.

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Marc Brown

Marc Brown

President, ABR Ventures

Marc Brown is the President and Founder of ABR Ventures, a growth and venture capital firm focused on early stage technology and consumer products ventures. 

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Joel Burstein

Joel Burstein

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BEAM

Joel Burstein, CEO & Co-Founder of the BEAM Collaborative, a strategic planning advisory services firm designed to expand local black businesses.

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Debra Caplan

Debra Caplan

Executive-in-Residence, The Forbes Funds

Debra L. Caplan is an Executive-in-Residence at The Forbes Funds, where she provides coaching and technical assistance for nonprofits in the areas of governance and management. She also serves as an independent consultant to nonprofit organizations.

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William Carter, Jr.

William Carter, Jr.

Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

William M. Carter, Jr. is a Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He specializes in constitutional law, civil rights, race and the law, and civil litigation. An award-winning teacher, he has been selected as Professor of the Year by vote of the student body on four separate occasions.

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Dina Clark

Dina Clark

Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Skanska USA

Dina Clark is Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion for Skanska USA Building.

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Tom Corbett

Tom Corbett

Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Former Governor and Attorney General of Pennsylvania

The Honorable Tom Corbett served as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s 46th Governor, from January 18, 2011 through January 20, 2015.

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Lorrie Faith Cranor

Lorrie Faith Cranor

Co-Chair, Collaboratory Against Hate; Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor, CyLab Security and Privacy Institute; FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Lorrie Faith Cranor is the Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor in Security and Privacy Technologies of CyLab and the FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Maggie Feinstein

Maggie Feinstein

Director, 10.27 Healing Partnership

Maggie Feinstein is a master’s level therapist who has distinguished herself in the field of integrated mental health, or working within the medical community to provide brief interventions within the context of medical visits since 2009.

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Jeff Finkelstein

Jeff Finkelstein

President and CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Jeff Finkelstein has served as President/CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh since 2004.  He is President of JPRO, a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh and the Wexner Heritage Program, a past Chair of the Large City Executives Group of JFNA, and a board member of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.

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Leon Ford

Leon Ford

Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Bronze Investments

Leon Ford is an Entrepreneur-In-Residence for Bronze Investments; an Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellow; an internationally-known speaker, author, activist, and mental health ambassador; and a tireless advocate for social change.

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Hayley Haldeman

Hayley Haldeman

Executive Director, Mattress Factory

Hayley Haldeman is the Executive Director of the Mattress Factory, a contemporary installation art museum in Pittsburgh’s Northside neighborhood.

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Lisa Haley Huff

Lisa Haley Huff

Market Executive for Middle Market Banking, Chase Bank

Lisa Haley Huff is the Market Executive for Middle Market Banking. She is responsible for delivering on a full range of domestic and international banking and financing options for mid-sized companies in Western Pennsylvania.

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Diane Holder

Diane Holder

Executive Vice President, UPMC, President, UPMC Insurance Services Division, President and Chief Executive Officer, UPMC Health Plan

Diane P. Holder is executive vice president and president of the UPMC Insurance Services Division, and president and CEO of UPMC Health Plan.

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Kathy Humphry

Kathy Humphry

President, Carlow University

Kathy Wilson Humphrey, PhD, is the 11th president of Carlow University. With more than 35 years in higher education, she is revered as an inspirational and visionary leader with a wealth of experience in planning and budgeting; community engagement; diversity, equity and inclusion; and board management.

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Bill Isler

Bill Isler

Former Executive Director, Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, President, Family Communications, Inc.

William Isler is the former Executive Director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media and the president of Family Communications, Inc.

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Maxwell King

Maxwell King

Chief Executive Officer, The Pittsburgh Foundation (Ret.)

Maxwell King’s four-decade career includes the presidencies of two of the country’s largest philanthropies and the editorship of one of its most influential daily newspapers.

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Jeffrey Letwin

Jeffrey Letwin

Counsel, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Jeffrey has been an active volunteer in the Jewish and general Pittsburgh community for over 40 years. He currently serves as Chairman of the Tree of Life Steering Committee charged with the design, development and construction of the new Tree of Life Center.

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David Malone

David Malone

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gateway Financial Group

David J. Malone is President and CEO of Gateway Financial, which he helped found in 1982. 

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Antoinette Toni Murphy

Antoinette Toni Murphy

Board of Directors, The Pittsburgh Promise

Toni Murphy was appointed to The Pittsburgh Foundation board in 2021. As senior vice president at Comcast Cable’s Keystone Region Division, Toni is responsible for the organization’s operational, strategic and financial performance across four different states.

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Dan Onorato

Dan Onorato

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Highmark Health

Daniel A. Onorato is executive vice president of corporate affairs for Highmark Health, a Pittsburgh-based national health and wellness organization and the second largest integrated delivery and financing system in America.

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Stefani Pashman

Stefani Pashman

Chief Executive Officer, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Stefani Pashman serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and its affiliated organizations – the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh, LLC and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance.

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Robert Scherrer

Robert Scherrer

Executive Director, Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU)

Dr. Scherrer currently serves as the Executive Director of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU), a regional education services agency and a crucial part of Pennsylvania’s public education system.

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Susan Baker Shipley

Susan Baker Shipley

President, Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Valley Region, Huntington Bank

Susan (Susie) Baker Shipley is president of the Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Valley Region of Huntington Bank.

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Mindy J. Shreve

Mindy J. Shreve

President, Point Legal LLC.

Mindy Shreve has been a commercial litigation partner in a number of prominent Pittsburgh law firms. She now concentrates her practice on mediation and arbitration.

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David Shribman

David Shribman

Executive Editor Emeritus, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

David Shribman was executive editor of the Post-Gazette from 2003 to 2019 and currently is Executive Editor Emeritus.

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Alex Spiro

Alex Spiro

Deputy General Counsel, PNC

Alex Spiro is PNC’s Deputy General Counsel responsible for leading legal support for its Corporate & Institutional Bank and several related areas.

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Rabbi Ron Symons

Rabbi Ron Symons

Director of Prevention and National Security, McCain Institute

Rabbi Ron Symons serves as the Sr. Director of Jewish Life of the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh. In that capacity, he is the Founding Director of the Center for Loving Kindness.

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Benjamin Verney

Benjamin Verney

Senior Counsel, CNX Resources Corp.

Ben Verney is Senior Counsel for CNX Resources Corp. and provides legal advice to the company on a variety of environmental, transactional, and litigation matters.

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Haley Warden-Rodgers

Haley Warden-Rodgers

Partner, Fox Rothschild, LLP

Haley is a commercial litigator and former Assistant U.S. Attorney with significant experience litigating cases in state and federal court.

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Geovette Washington

Geovette Washington

Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Legal Officer, University of Pittsburgh

Geovette E. Washington currently serves as Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Legal Officer at the University of Pittsburgh, a position she has held since August 2015.

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Devin Winklosky

Devin Winklosky

Administrative Judge, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Devin Winklosky has dedicated his professional career to upholding and advancing the rule of law around the world.

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