Edith L. Shapira, M.D., Chair of the Board of Directors, is a psychiatrist in private practice since 1991. In addition, she has an active life in the community, where she serves on the Boards of Directors of a wide variety of non-profit and government organizations. These currently include the Pittsburgh Promise, Riverlife, the Allegheny County Board of Health, the Program and Policy Committee of the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Board of Fellows of the Institute of Politics. She is the Co-Chair of the Elsie Hillman Civic Forum National Advisory Council. Past Boards served include The Allegheny County Sports and Exhibition Authority, the Shale Gas Roundtable of the Institute of Politics,the Urban League, Western PA Conservancy, UPMC Presbyterian-Shadyside Hospitals, Magee Hospital, the Institute of Politics Water Management Task Force, the Institute for Transfusion Medicine, A+ Schools, the Board of Visitors of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and Winchester Thurston School. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and she supervises WPIC residents in Psychiatry.  

For each of the past 10 years she has been elected by her peers as one of the Best Doctors in America.   In 2006 she was named a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania by Governor Ed Rendell for her local work to help those who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina. In 2014, she received the Coleman Award for Excellence in Community Service from the Institute of Politics.

John C. Harmon,

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, is a partner at the law firm of Lovett Bookman Harmon Marks LLP, where he concentrates on estate and trust law. He is an member emeritus of the Board of Trustees of The Linsly School with 25 years of service, often as an officer, committee chair or on its Executive Committee. He also served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the West Virginia University Foundation, from which he has rotated off due to term limits. He is a  member EMERITUS of the Board of the St. Margaret Foundation and a former member of the board of the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. Mr. Harmon serves regional Pittsburgh through various leadership capacities he undertakes with his church, First Lutheran Church, Downtown. He is past Chairman of the Board of The Forbes Funds and he is a member of the boards of numerous private family foundations.

Walter H. Smith, Jr., Ph.D., Secretary of The Pittsburgh Foundation Board of Directors, is the clinical director for the Allegheny County Department of Human Services and the deputy director for the department's Office of Children Youth and Families. The department serves 225,000 residents of the county and child welfare services serves 8,000 children and 9,000 adults.  Dr. Smith retired from Family Resources after serving the organization since 1987 and as Executive Director since 1997.  Family Resources serves more than 20,000 children, teens and adults residing in Allegheny County with concerns related to preventing and treating child abuse and neglect. Dr. Smith is a licensed psychologist with a private practice that specializes in treating children, couples, and families.  He is the founding member of the Western Pennsylvania Family Center, an education resource center for lay and professional persons interested in family therapy and family studies.

Kim Fleming, Treasurer of The Pittsburgh Foundation's Board of Directors, is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hefren-Tillotson, Inc., a leading financial management firm in Pittsburgh. She was elected to the position in 2010 after serving as President since 1996. A graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in economics, she holds a number of professional designations and also serves on the boards of Allegheny College, the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, The Buhl Foundation, Dollar Bank, EQT GP Holdings and SIFMA.

Dr. Morton Coleman, Director Emeritus of the Institute of Politics at the University of Pittsburgh, is also Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work with a joint appointment with the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and Urban Studies. His previous positions include dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Connecticut, personal advisor to Henry Ford II on urban issues, Secretary to the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh and senior social planner for the Community Renewal Program in the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning.

Edward J. Donnelly, III, M.D. is a primary care physician with UPMC, with a specialty in Internal Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, in Kansas City and completed his residency at UPMC Montefiore University Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. He is affiliated with  the UPMC St. Margaret Hospital. He serves on the Board of Directors of UPMC St Margaret Hospital and St Margaret Foundation and is a Director Emeritus at the Bethlehem Haven for Homeless Women. In recognition of his work, in 2005, Dr. Donnelly was awarded the Jefferson Award for Public Service to honor his work with Bethlehem Haven and his commitment to end homelessness and to care for women who are homeless.

Patrick Dowd, Ph.D, is the inaugural Executive Director of Allies for Children, a child advocacy nonprofit dedicated to being a bold voice for policy changes that improve the lives of children.  Prior to that, Patrick served as a local elected official for almost a decade.  On the Pittsburgh Board of Education, he helped build a strong coalition that ushered in an era of robust education reform that focused on academic excellence and accountability.  He later was elected to the Pittsburgh City Council, where he chaired the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, which is responsible for legislation worth hundreds of millions of dollars.  Again, he helped build coalitions to advance policies.  Before serving as a full-time elected official, he taught high school history and economics.  He is a life trustee of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Lee B. Foster, II is Chairman of L.B. Foster Company, a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer and distributor of rail and construction products founded by his grandfather more than a century ago. He is past Board Chair of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh where he serves as a Life Trustee. He is also the current Board Chair of the Museum of Natural History. He previously served as a University of Pittsburgh Trustee; Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh; past Chair and current member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; and a past Board member of the University of Pittsburgh Center for Latin American Studies. His corporate board associations include the Wabtec Corporation, Foster Holdings, Inc., and Capital Guidance S.A.

Evan Frazier Senior Vice President with Highmark, where he oversees Community Affairs, corporate giving and the Highmark Foundation, was formerly President and CEO of the Hill House Association, where he led the strategic development of one of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s most important and comprehensive community service agencies. Previously, he served as Vice President of Strategic Planning for PNC Financial Services Group, and Senior Vice President of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation. Mr. Frazier has served on more than 25 boards, and currently is a Trustee of Carnegie Mellon University and a Board member with the Andy Warhol Museum, Hill House Economic Development Corporation, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute of Politics.

David McL. Hillman is Senior Advisor of PNC RiverArch Capital, the private equity division of PNC Financial Services Group. Mr. Hillman joined the management training program of PNC’s affiliate, PNC Bank, in 1976. He held several positions in the Corporate Banking Division and in 1982 joined PNC’s newly-formed private equity group as its co-founder. Mr. Hillman serves on the boards of The Hilsinger Company, Bacharach, Inc., Goldco, Inc., Wheaton Industries, Inc., and Environmental Express, Inc. He is also a Board member of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

William E. Hunt is President and CEO of Elmhurst Corporation, a diversified holding company with over 2.5 million square feet of investments in commercial real estate; Prospera Hospitality, a national third-party hotel management company; ADS Security Company located in the Southeastern U.S.; and Metis Secure, an institutional emergency notification system. Mr. Hunt is also a Trustee of the Roy A. Hunt Foundation, Chairman of the Board of the Carnegie Museum of Art, past Chair of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, a past President of Pittsburgh Public Theater and a member of the Board of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Anne Lewis is Board Chair of Oxford Development Company—one of the region’s most prominent privately held enterprises, family owned since its inception in 1963. Anne has also been active in Pittsburgh’s civic leadership for more than two decades, spearheading major development campaigns for the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Fox Chapel Country Day School and Shady Side Academy.

Today Anne serves as board chair of Point Park University, where she leads the university’s capital campaign to support the New Pittsburgh Playhouse and the Academic Village Initiative, a multi-block living and learning hub that is transforming the Point Park campus and the downtown neighborhood it inhabits. Anne is also a board member of the United Way of Allegheny County, the Pittsburgh Promise, Allies for Children and the Fred Rogers Company, as well as a member of the advisory council of the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. She and her family have long been active in supporting the victims of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and in 2010, the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania established the Anne Lewis Humanitarian Award and Fund in honor of her achievements.

In 2014, Anne was named a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania by Governor Tom Corbett in recognition of her exceptional public service to the Commonwealth.

Claudette R. Lewis currently serves as interim President and CEO of NEED. Previously she was Special Assistant to the Director, Allegheny County Department of Human Services, where she was responsible for the implementation of Change Management processes during the consolidation of the agency.  She has spent the past twenty years spearheading important social causes for several non-profit organizations: the Episcopal Urban Caucus in Washington, DC; the Connecticut Interfaith Housing Coalition in Hartford, Connecticut; and the Housing Authority's HOPE VI Project in New Haven, Connecticut. Mrs. Lewis is married to The Reverend Dr. Harold Lewis, the rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside.

David J. Malone As President and Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Financial, which he helped found in 1982, David has sophisticated insight and experience in all areas of financial, benefits, and generational wealth planning for individuals having net worth of $10 million or more and is adept at the design and funding of executive benefits for both public and private companies.

David is a member of various industry associations and is heavily involved in the community on local, regional, and state levels. David serves as Chairman of YouthPlaces and Chairman of the Allegheny Conference Political Action Committee. In addition he serves as a Director of FNB Corporation and the Western PA Surgery Center. He is also a board member of the United Way of Allegheny County, The Pittsburgh Foundation and is a Trustee of Robert Morris University and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. He was named to Robert Morris University's elite Beta Gamma Sigma Society in 2015

Vincent J. Quatrini, Jr. is a founder and the founding Board Chair of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County (CFWC) and founding and managing partner, at the law firm of Quatrini Rafferty with offices in Latrobe, Greensburg, and Pittsburgh. Mr. Quatrini, who has 42 years of legal experience, is a certified specialist in the area of workers’ compensation and represents injured workers, exclusively.  Mr. Quatrini is co-editor of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Workers' Compensation Practice and Procedure manual, author of Traumatic Brain Injury and Workers' Compensation Claims, and a frequent lecturer, across Pennsylvania, on the subject of work injuries.  He is past president of the Westmoreland Bar Association,  past president of the Pa Bar Association Workers Compensation Section, Past President of the Pennsylvania Conference of County Bar Leaders, and currently sits on the board of the Latrobe Community Revitalization Committee.  He recently completed board service for the Westmoreland Land Trust and the Duquesne Law Alumni Association, where he was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award.  

James C. Roddey is the Firm Director of Baker Tilly, L.L.P. and was the first Chief Executive of Allegheny County from 2000 to 2004. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Port Authority Transit and Chairman of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. In private industry, he was President or Chairman of seven companies including Turner Communications Corporation and Rollins Communications Corporation. Mr. Roddey has held key leadership positions with many nonprofit organizations, including President or Chairman of Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh Public Theater, United Way of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, and WQED Multimedia. He serves on the Board of the Sarah Scaife Foundation.

Dr. Howard B. Slaughter, Jr., is President and CEO of Christian Management Enterprises, LLC.  He received a gubernatorial appointment to the Board of the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority. He previously was President and CEO of Landmarks Community Capital Corporation.  He was also the first Regional Director of Fannie Mae's Southwestern Pennsylvania business office and managed a $2 billion mortgage plan.  He led Dollar Bank to its first ever "Outstanding" CRA rating from the Office of Thrift Supervision when he served as Vice President of Community Development. He has received numerous local, regional, educational and national awards for his charitable and community work.

William Strickland is President and Chief Executive of Manchester Bidwell Corporation and its subsidiaries, Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (MCG) and Bidwell Training Center BTC), both founded in 1968. Under his leadership, the organization has completed the development of a new 40,000 sq ft medical technology complex and a 62,000 sq. ft. facility as a mortgage-free asset for MCG and BTC. The facilities include a 350-seat music/lecture hall, library, arts studios and labs, dining and meeting rooms and state-of-the-art award-winning audio and video recording studios. A native of Pittsburgh, Mr. Strickland earned a B.A. at the University of Pittsburgh and in 1996 he was awarded the MacArthur Genius Award for leadership and ingenuity in the arts.

Regis Synan is President of F. Tinker & Sons, a Pittsburgh based company that specializes in industrial knives and rolling mill replacement parts.  Mr. Synan serves as the Chair of the Board of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County (CFWC), and represents CFWC on The Pittsburgh Foundation Board.

He previously served as Fire Chief in Penn Hills and is a charter member and Battalion Chief of the Allegheny County Hazardous Material Team. He recently served two four year terms on Murrysville Municipal Council and also served 5 years on the Westmoreland Fayette Workforce Investment Board. He currently serves on the Murrysville Emergency Management committee, Murrysville Medic 1 Advisory Board and The Franklin Regional school safety committee.

Directors Emeriti


Robert P. Bozzone is former Chairman of Allegheny Technologies, former Chairman of Water Pik Technologies, Inc., a former Director of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, and former Chairman of Duquesne Light Holdings and the Pittsburgh Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Mr. Bozzone is a member of the Board of Trustees of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and serves on the boards of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Science Center. He previously served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board and is former Chairman of the Board of the Greater Pittsburgh Council, Boy Scouts of America.

James Broadhurst, Director Emeritus, is Chairman of Eat 'n Park Hospitality Group. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and on the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Broadhurst previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the United Way of Allegheny County. Mr. Broadhurst retired from The Pittsburgh Foundation's Board of Directors in March 2005 after serving with distinction for five years as Chairman, and as a Board member since 1995.

Joanne Burley, Ph.D., Director Emerita,is the retired Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education, a consortium of colleges and universities in Allegheny County. Previously, Dr. Burley served as CEO/Chancellor of the Allegheny Campus (previously known as the McKeesport Campus) of the Pennsylvania State University. Currently she serves on the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Pittsburgh and is a former Board member of The Forbes Funds. Dr. Burley is a Life Trustee of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and previously served as Chair of the Board of the former Multi-Cultural Arts Initiative. She is a member of the Board of the Pittsburgh Public Service Fund and the Beverly Jewel Wall Lovelace Advisory Board.

Joseph L. Calihan, Director Emeritus, is retired Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Foundation’s Board. He is a Managing Partner in Bradford Capital Partners. He is Chairman of Bradford Schools and serves on the Board of Directors of the Extra Mile Education Foundation. Mr. Calihan also serves on the Investment Advisory Committee of the Strategic Investment Fund, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and the Advisory Council of the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. He is a Trustee Emeritus of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania.

Estelle F. Comay, Director Emerita, is a partner in the law firm of Marcus & Shapira LLP, where she specializes in corporate and commercial real estate law, and serves on the boards of directors of the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Heinz History Center, the Falk Foundation, Three Rivers Arts Festival, the National Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee, the Rauh Jewish Archives and the Advisory Board of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work among others. She is also a member of the United Jewish Federation’s Urban Affairs Foundation. Ms. Comay retired from The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Board of Directors in March 2006 after serving with distinction for nine years and is a Board member of the Foundation’s Supporting Organizations, the Buncher Foundation and the Charles Kaufman Foundation.

William J. Copeland, Director Emeritus, is retired Vice Chairman of PNC Financial Corporation. He is a Trustee of The William J. Copeland Fund at The Pittsburgh Foundation, founding Vice Chairman of the Health Education Center, and Chairman Emeritus of Family House and of the Civic Light Opera. Mr. Copeland is a co-founder and Vice President of the National Flag Foundation and Director Emeritus of St. Clair Memorial Hospital.

Gregory Curtis, Director Emeritus, is Chairman of Greycourt & Co. Inc.  Mr. Curtis is a past Chair and current member of the Board of Visitors and Governors of St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mr. Curtis joined the Foundation’s Board in 2003 and served as Board Chair from 2008 to 2012. He is also a past Chair and founding Director of The Investment Fund for Foundations.

Douglas D. Danforth, Director Emeritus, is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Mr. Danforth is past Chairman of the Board of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is also past Chairman of the Board of Carnegie Mellon University and continues to serve as a Life Trustee of the University. Additionally, Mr. Danforth serves as a Trustee of Syracuse University.

Mary Lou McLaughlin, Director Emerita, is a member of numerous boards of directors, including the Committee for Oversight in Organ Transplantation, International Women’s Forum Western Pennsylvania Chapter, Little Sisters of the Poor, the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative and the Honor Board at WQED Multimedia. She was the founding Executive Director of Family House and is a member of the Beverly Jewel Wall Lovelace Advisory Board.

Aaron Walton, Director Emeritus, is retired Vice Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. He is Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Highmark, Inc., and is active in many organizations and institutions, including the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, California University of Pennsylvania, Gateway Health Plan, Highmark Foundation, Rivers Club and the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce.