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Board of Trustees

Russell Ayres (Term Trustee)

Russell Ayres

Finance Committee
Investment Sub-Committee
Term Ending Annual Meeting 2018, First Term

Russell Ayres retired in April 2015 as Vice President and Associate General Counsel of The Hillman Company, having joined the Company’s Law Department in 1983. At Hillman, Russell's experience included mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity transactions, and service on boards of directors of public and private companies. Before joining Hillman, Russell was an Associate in the Corporate and Banking Group at Reed Smith, specializing in project finance, mergers and acquisitions, and equipment leasing transactions.

An avid amateur piano and harpsichord player, Russell previously served on the board of directors of Renaissance & Baroque, including a term as President, and recently joined the board of Chamber Music Pittsburgh. He has also served as Senior Warden and a member of the Vestry of Calvary Episcopal Church and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Russell has an AB degree from Princeton University, an MA in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a JD from Harvard Law School.


Henry S. Beukema III (Life Trustee) (Vice Chair)

Henry S. Beukema III

Executive Committee
Finance Committee
Investment Sub-Committee, Chair
Life Trustees

Henry S. Beukema III is a Partner and Co-Director of equity research at Guyasuta Investment Advisors. He holds an AB from the University of Chicago and a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.


Carolina Pais-Barreto Beyers (Term Trustee)

Carolina Pais-Barreto Beyers

Development Committee
Term Ending Annual Meeting 2018, First Term

Carolina Pais-Barreto Beyers fosters collaboration across sectors-from internal audiences to the highest levels of government-maximizing the impact of purpose-driven nonprofits, businesses, corporations and academic institutions.

As a Principal of a consulting company that serves the private, public and nonprofit sectors, Carolina offers dynamic, perceptive, and innovative leadership solutions. In addition to her proven nonprofit management and programming experience, she brings fundraising expertise that has secured substantial funding from both private and public sources.

Active and deeply ingrained in the Pittsburgh region, Carolina has received recognition for her unfailing work ethic, creativity and leadership. Her aptitude in building consensus and uncanny professional sensibility has let to her inclusion in multiple boards of directors. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the Board of Directors of Neighborhood Allies, and the Board of Directors of Space Challenge, a STEM-related education nonprofit. Previously, Carolina served as a Trustee of Awesome Pittsburgh, a founding board member of StartUptown and a board member of Pittsburgh Green Innovators. She is also a proud graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh Class XXX, and a regular speaker at the Pittsburgh Promise career development events.

Before stepping into consulting, Carolina served as vice president of innovation and strategic initiatives for C-leveled, a company that advances small and medium-sized business. There, she sourced and secured funding for the partnerships that she created. Prior to that, as vice president of Urban Innovation21-Pittsburgh's acclaimed economic development organization-she directed various programs ranging from workforce development and State incentives for early stage startups to grant-awarding programs-all the while contributing leadership to all facets of the nonprofit operation. Carolina has also worked in the fields of public affairs, media, communications and marketing.

With an MBA and a Masters of Arts in Corporate Communication-both from Duquesne University-Carolina is an award-winning writer with an extensive project management portfolio. She completed her undergraduate degree in English and Secondary Education at Harding University, in Arkansas.

Carolina was born in Recife, Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese and skilled in Spanish. Growing up in a developing country has instilled in her a passion to advocate for vulnerable populations-a thread that runs through her personal and professional endeavors.


JoAnne Burley (Life Trustee)

JoAnne Burley

Committee on Trusteeship
Life Trustees

JoAnne Burley is a lifetime trustee for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

JoAnne was Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education, a consortium of colleges and universities in Allegheny County. Previously, JoAnne served as CEO/Chancellor of the McKeesport Campus of the Pennsylvania State University. She has served on the Board of Directors of The Forbes Fund and the Urban League of Pittsburgh as well as the Multi-Cultural Arts Initiative, the Pittsburgh Public Service Fund and the Beverly Jewel Wall Lovelace Advisory Board.


Kim Berkeley Clark (Term Trustee)

Kim Berkeley Clark

External Relations Committee

Term Ending Annual Meeting 2017, Second Term

Judge Kim Berkeley Clark was appointed to the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, PA by Governor Tom Ridge in March 1999. She was elected to a full ten-year term in November 1999. Judge Clark currently serves as a judge in the Family Division, where she primarily presides over juvenile matters. Judge Clark was the Administrative Judge of the Family Division from January of 2006 through January of 2009. She is the first African-American to be appointed as an Administrative Judge in Allegheny County. Prior to becoming the Administrative Judge of Family Division, Judge Clark served as the Supervising Judge of Juvenile Court.

In her capacity as a juvenile and family court judge, Judge Clark has also been appointed to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission on Racial, Gender, and Ethnic Fairness; the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency-Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee; the State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision; the Beverly Jewel Wallace Lovelace Children's Program Advisory Board; the NCJW Children's Waiting Room Advisory Board; the Allegheny County Youth Futures Commission; the Pennsylvania Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network; co-chair of the Fatherhood Engagement and Visitation Workgroups for the Statewide Children's Roundtable; and the Joint State Government Commission on Children of Incarcerated Parents. Judge Clark previously served as a member of the Pennsylvania Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee; the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges' Commission; the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Curriculum Committee; the Governor's Commission on Children and Families and the Children's Hospital Ethics Committee.

Judge Clark is a member of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges, where she currently serves as treasurer and as President Elect of the Juvenile Section. Judge Clark is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) and has served as the President (2006-2007), Secretary (1997-2003), and member of the Board of Governors (1996-2003) of the ACBA. She is the first judge and the first African-American female to serve as President of the Allegheny County Bar Association. Judge Clark also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and serves as the chair of the Board of Fellows for the National Center for Juvenile Justice.

Prior to taking the bench, Judge Clark served as a deputy district attorney in Allegheny County where she supervised the Crimes Persons Unit, which prosecuted all child abuse and sex assault cases as well as other violent crimes. During her tenure as a prosecutor, Judge Clark tried more than 150 jury trials, including approximately 75 homicide cases. She has served and currently serves as a board member of several non-profit organizations. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2007 African American Leadership Award for Excellence in Education given by Duquesne Light and WQED Multimedia and the Children's Hospital/UPMC Champion of Hope and Healing Award in 2007. In 2006 and 2008, the New Pittsburgh Courier named Judge Clark one of the 50 Women of Influence. In 2011 Judge Clark received the Wesley Spectrum Services Black History and Diversity Hero of the Year Award and the Three Rivers Adoption Council Friend of Adoption Award.

Judge Clark is married to Walter Hales, Jr. She enjoys music, reading and cooking in her spare time.


Senator Jay Costa, Jr. (Life Trustee)

Senator Jay Costa, Jr.

External Relations Committee
Life Trustees

Senator Jay Costa, Jr. began serving his fourth full term as state Senator from the 43rd District in January 2009. He was first elected to the Senate in a special election on April 23, 1996 and was sworn in on May 13, 1996. He was reelected in 2000, 2004 and 2008.

Jay was elected by his Senate colleagues in November 2010 to serve as Democratic Floor Leader forthe 2011-12 legislative session. The position makes him the highest-ranking member within the Senate Democratic Caucus. During the 2009-10 session, Costa served as the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, an influential position to which he was elected by his fellow Democratic senators in November 2008. He also served as Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman from 2005-08 and is past chairman of the Senate Democratic Judiciary Committee.

Jay is a former adjunct professor to the Community College of Allegheny County and a member of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Association. In 2001, he was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh. In 2004, he was appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Community College of Allegheny County and began a term as a member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, the Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, Neighborhood Legal Services and the 3 Rivers Wet Weather Demonstration Program. Jay is also involved with a variety of civic, community and athletic groups throughout the district.


John DeFazio (County Representative) (Public Trustee)

John DeFazio

John DeFazio was elected Director of District 10, United Steelworkers in 2001, and re-elected by acclamation through to the current term.

He began his union career as a member of USW Local 1843 at the former J&L Steel and was only 29 years old when he was elected president of the 5,000-member local in 1970 - the youngest local union president in the history of basic steel at that time.

In 1977, John was appointed to the USW International staff and subsequently promoted to sub-district Director. He served as District 10 civil rights coordinator and has extensive experience helping workers in financially troubled companies. John has serviced locals in the steel, can, manufacturing, glass, health care, public and service sectors. He currently serves as secretary of the union's negotiating committee for Allegheny Technologies, Inc.

In addition to his work with the union, John was elected to Allegheny County Council in 1999 and served two years as its first president, representing 1.2 million people in the Pittsburgh area. He continues to serve on the council. He also serves as vice president of the Allegheny County Labor Council. The headquarters for District 10 is in North Versailles, Pennsylvania.


Ilana Diamond (Term Trustee)

Ilana Diamond

External Relations Committee

Term Ending Annual Meeting 2016, First Term

Ilana Diamond is the Director of AlphaLab Gear, Innovation Works' hardware start-up accelerator which provides physical product startups with investment, mentorship and connections. She helps entrepreneurs by leveraging her experience and network, gained from more than twenty years of leading and growing companies, from early stage to exit. Prior to joining AlphaLab Gear, she was CEO of Sima Products, an international consumer electronics accessory corporation.


Roy G. Dorrance (Life Trustee)

Roy G. Dorrance

Finance Committee
Life Trustees

Roy G. Dorrance is retired Executive Vice President of U.S. Steel. He is a native of Pittsburgh and holds a BS degree in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master's degree in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

He began his career in 1968 in the Mon Valley operations of U.S. Steel. Later, he served on the company's financial, international and resource development staffs before being appointed Vice President, Commercial for U.S. Steel Mining Company in 1982. Roy became Manager of plate products for U.S. Steel in 1985 and was appointed Vice President of U.S. Steel International, Inc. in 1989. He was elected President of USX Engineers and Consultants, Inc. in 1992.

Roy was named Vice President, Purchasing and Technology in 1994 and appointed Vice President, Operations in 1995. In 1997, he assumed responsibility for production, sales and marketing of U.S. Steel's sheet products business as Executive Vice President. In January 2001, Dorrance was named the position of Executive Vice President.

Roy is a member of the Association of Iron & Steel Engineers and a member of the board of directors of the Winchester Thurston School and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.


Patrick Dowd (Life Trustee)

Patrick Dowd

Executive Committee
Committee on Trusteeship, Co-Chair
Life Trustees

In late July 2013, Patrick Dowd joined Allies for Children as its inaugural executive director. Allies for Children is a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for policy and practice changes to improve the lives of children and youth in Allegheny County. 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. 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 the father of five and lives with his family in Pittsburgh's Highland Park neighborhood. Patrick moved to Pittsburgh in 1991 to earn his doctorate in History from the University of Pittsburgh.


Tom Galante (Term Trustee)

Tom Galante

Executive Committee
External Relations Committee
Committee on Trusteeship, Co-Chair

Term Ending Annual Meeting 2017, Second Term

Tom Galante is Vice President of Human Resources at The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Prior to that Tom was employed at the University of Pittsburgh where he held the position of Assistant Director, University Counseling Center.

Tom graduated from University of Pittsburgh, magna cum laude in 1974, with a double Major in Psychology and Communications. He also completed Graduate coursework and received a certificate in Human Resource Management in December, 1985. His professional certifications include: Global Professional Human Resource Management (GPHR) and Senior Professional Human Resource Management (SPHR). His professional memberships include: Member, Society for Human Resource Management; Member, Speaker and Lecturer for the International Management Development Institute, University of Pittsburgh; former Member, Board of Directors, Pittsburgh Vision Services; and former Member, Governor's Advisory Counsel for Pennsylvania Libraries.


Cindy Gerber (Term Trustee)

Cindy Gerber

Development Committee
External Relations Committee

Term Ending Annual Meeting 2018, First Term

Cindy Gerber is a principal partner in the commercial real estate firm of Gerber & Gerber, LLC and the head of the Cindy & Murry Gerber Foundation. She is also labor and employment attorney who maintained a private practice from 1991 through 2009. In her early career Cindy was an associate attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Thorp, Reed and Armstrong. From 2002-2009, Cindy was a partner in the Pittsburgh labor law firm of Healey and Hornack, P.C. Her practice was in the areas of union/management relations, executive employment agreements, pension and benefit matters and employment litigation. In 2010, Cindy became the Chief Deputy Public Defender of Allegheny County, where she managed labor relations and employment matters for the attorneys and staff. Cindy retired from the position to engage in commercial real estate ventures and to establish a family foundation.

A native of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Cindy was raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She is an honors graduate of the Florida State University, with a degree in International Economics. Cindy also graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She holds a professional certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and has been a noted speaker in the area of labor and employment law for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the National Employment Lawyers Association.


Mary Alice Gorman (Term Trustee)

Mary Alice Gorman

Audit Committee, Chair
Development Committee
External Relations Committee

Term Ending Annual Meeting 2018, Second Term

Mary Alice Gorman is a native of Pittsburgh, born on the slopes of the South Side and raised in the East End. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education and a Master's in Counseling from Duquesne University. She taught in the Pittsburgh Public Schools and received a fellowship to CMU for Graduate work in Linguistics, Literature and Curriculum Development. Following her career in public education, she established her own consulting business, Gorman & Coopersmith and became the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh ACLU. As Executive Director of the Allegheny County Center for Victims of Violent Crimes and President of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, she lead the expansion of service to victims throughout PA funded by fines and penalty assessments.

Ms. Gorman and her husband Richard Goldman opened Mystery Lovers Bookshop on Halloween in 1990 in Oakmont. They were honored with Pittsburgh Magazine's Excellence in the Arts Award in the category of Spoken Arts in 1996 and Pittsburgh Magazine Bests also listed the bookshop in 2008. The Mystery Writers of America awarded Mystery Lovers and the owners in their 20th year for outstanding achievements and leadership contributions to the mystery genre with the Raven Award----the book store Edgar.

Ms. Gorman was a Community Committee Member of Carnegie Library, serving on the External Relations Committee. Currently she is also a member of the Allegheny County Regional Asset District Advisory Board. She resides in Shadyside.


Paul Harper (Public Trustee)

Paul Harper

Audit Committee
Equal Opportunity Review Commission
Jack Heinz Society

Paul T. Harper is Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh for the Katz Graduate School of Management. Harper's principle activities at Katz include research and course development in the areas of entrepreneurship, strategy, and business ethics. He previously taught at the University of Virginia, and served as a guest lecturer for a number of colleges and universities, including Yale, Fisk, and Howard University.

Before earning his PhD and MBA in Business Administration from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, Paul T. Harper received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious and Philosophical Studies from Fisk University. His research interests include international entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, and inclusive innovation.

Harper is a member of the Equal Opportunity Review Commission for the City of Pittsburgh, and a member of the Jack Heinz Society of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Originally from Seattle, WA, Paul T. Harper is proud to call Pittsburgh, PA his home. Harper is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the FROGS Club of Pittsburgh.


Heather Heidelbaugh (County Representative) (Public Trustee)

Heather Heidelbaugh

Heather S. Heidelbaugh Esq. began serving a four (4) year term as Allegheny County Councilwoman-at-Large on January 3, 2012. Ms. Heidelbaugh is also a shareholder in the Litigation Services and Intellectual Property groups of Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is nationally-recognized in regard to her work in election law. Most notably, Heather's lawsuit against ACORN exposed a massive voter fraud operation in Pennsylvania. It was her work on this case that led the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties to request her testimony and call for an investigation into ACORN. Thereafter, the House Oversight Committee expanded its investigation of ACORN into their criminal activity based on her testimony.

Her advocacy in this arena drew accolades from conservatives across the nation and caught the attention of the mainstream media. Ms. Heidelbaugh conducted numerous interviews with the Wall Street Journal, ABC World News Tonight, CNN; American Spectator; the New York Times; the Washington Times; Politico; and Investors Business Daily, among others, including local news outlets. Heather has also spoken at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and has been featured on Fox News, including The Factor with Bill O'Reilly.

Ms. Heidelbaugh was honored with the Allegheny County Bar Association's first Pro Bono Award for her work in forming a legal clinic for the homeless in Allegheny County. Heather is also Co-Chair of the National Republican Lawyers Association, a Fellow and Co-Chair of the Board of the Litigation Counsel of America, and a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. She also appears weekly on the public affairs program "4802," WQED/Channel 13, PBS, as a political analyst and makes frequent appearances on WPXI/PCNC's "Night Talk" and "Mistick v. Roddey." But, her most important achievement is being the mother to a wonderful son and daughter.


Theresa Kail-Smith (City Council Representative) (Public Trustee)

Theresa Kail-Smith

Councilwoman Smith was elected as a member of Pittsburgh City Council representing the neighborhoods of District 2 since February of 2009. District 2 includes Banksville, Chartiers City, Crafton Heights, Duquesne Heights, East Carnegie, Elliott, Esplen, Fairywood, Mount Washington, Oakwood, Ridgemont, Sheraden, South Shore, West End, Westwood, and Windgap. She was appointed as chairperson of Public Works and is serving as Council President Pro Tempore.

Theresa became involved with and worked at a host of nonprofit organizations such as the Pittsburgh Public Schools, The Neighborhood Learning Alliance, formerly known as Wireless Neighborhoods, local Athletic Associations, and Community Groups just to name a few. She has nearly three decades of volunteerism. Through her extensive volunteerism, she gained a vast amount of knowledge of the neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh and its residents. Theresa helped to organize 2 rallies in Harrisburg for education, and also for special education. Through her strong advocacy work, she has developed strong relationships with City Departments and with residents across the City of Pittsburgh.

As a member of Council, Theresa is dedicated to everyday quality of life issues which she promotes in various ways, such as allocating funds to Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh who helps seniors, veterans and disabled residents stay in their homes comfortably. She has worked on the social service, development and environmental needs of District 2. In 2011 Theresa began the West End Alliance Community Development Corporation, a group representing nearly all of the neighborhoods in District 2 to secure development dollars, housing plans, youth programming, and environmental projects. Theresa also works with the two other CDC's representing areas of District 2 in terms of development.

Theresa serves on the Boards of The Carnegie Library and the Pittsburgh Economic Industrial Development Corporation.

Theresa resides in the Westwood and has raised three wonderful children and enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren.


Eric Kratsa (Term Trustee)

Eric Kratsa

Facilities Committee
Term Ending Annual Meeting 2018, First Term

Eric Kratsa is the President of AKA Hospitality, a hotel development and management company. A Pittsburgh native, he graduated with a BA in English literature from Stanford University in 1992, a JD from Duke University in 1996, and an MFA in Screenwriting from Columbia University in 2004. He has worked as a lawyer, as a screenwriter, and most recently, as a real estate entrepreneur. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the State Bar of California, and the Writers' Guild of America. Eric has lived all over the world and is proud to call Pittsburgh home again.


Bruce Kraus (City Council Representative) (Public Trustee) (Secretary)

Bruce Kraus

Executive Committee
Facilities Committee

Bruce Kraus was born and raised on Pittsburgh's South Side. He was an interior design consultant when he joined the South Side Chamber of Commerce. While serving as President of the Chamber of Commerce, he was appointed to Mayor Tom Murphy's Graffiti Task Force, where he allied with local businesses and community groups to help remove unsightly vandalism from Pittsburgh's buildings and streets. Mayor Murphy also appointed Bruce to the Clean Pittsburgh Commission - beginning a long and continuing dedication to transforming Pittsburgh into one of the greenest and cleanest cities in America.

In 2006, after an unsuccessful bid for the District 3 seat, Bruce returned a year later to take his seat as District 3 Councilman.

As Councilman, Bruce has been at the forefront of a number of key civil rights issues, including the passage of a progressive Allegheny County Human Relations Commission, designed to combat discrimination in housing, public accommodation and employment and the city's first uniform Domestic Partner Registry.


Ramayya Krishnan (Term Trustee)

Ramayya Krishnan

Audit Committee

Term Ending Annual Meeting 2017, Second Term

Ramayya Krishnan is the Dean of Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University. He holds the John Heinz III Deanship and is the W. W. Cooper and Ruth F. Cooper Professor of Management Science and Information Systems. He has a B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, a MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, and a PhD in Management Science and Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an International Research Fellow of the International Center for Electronic Commerce in Korea and a Visiting Scientist at the Institute for Information Systems at Humboldt University (Germany). He was a founding faculty member of the Information Systems Management program.


R. Daniel Lavelle (City Council Representative) (Public Trustee)

R. Daniel Lavelle

Robert Daniel Lavelle was born and raised in the Hill District section of the City of Pittsburgh. He attended Pittsburgh Public Schools and graduated from Schenley High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University in 2000. In 2002, he completed the Leadership Pittsburgh program. Daniel, as family and friends know him, lives in the Hill District with his wife Rachel Riley-Lavelle, a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh.

His professional career until January 2010 has included working as a Pittsburgh City Council Legislative Aide for former Councilman Sala Udin, and Chief of Staff for the 19th Legislative District's Honorable State Representative Jake Wheatley, Jr. Daniel honed his skills as an advocate for working-class families, seniors, fair governance, and good democracy. He has served with Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) where he also learned the inner-workings of government and how to best implement public policy that benefits neighborhood residents. In addition, Daniel works for his family's business, Lavelle Real Estate, Inc. in various capacities including real estate brokerage. His strong work ethic comes from a tradition of family entrepreneurs whose businesses have served as cornerstones for empowering local residents and strengthening our City through good and bad times.

Motivated by his parents, Robert and Phillis Lavelle, and his grandparents, Robert and Adah Lavelle, Daniel has consistently pursued the values and practices associated with public service. His family-instilled commitment to providing service for people was reinforced by his grandfather's advice, "If you recognize a problem and then can grasp the nature of the solution, then you have an obligation to use your talents to help fix the problem." Following his grandfather's words, Daniel chose a career in public service to help fix the myriad of problems facing his community. Daniel's significant experience in bringing people together is also driven by his passion for building coalitions amongst citizens, elected officials, and interest groups. In 2009, Daniel further followed his grandfather's advice and ran for Pittsburgh City Council. He was elected into office November 2009 and sworn into office January of 2010.

Upon election, Councilman Lavelle stated he would bring the same hard work and spirit of collaboration to the office that he has demonstrated in his work to date. He emphasized the importance of addressing issues such as public safety, job preparation and development, housing, economic development and access to quality education from pre-school through college. His goal is to ensure the district is made attractive, safe, and prosperous for everyone. He believes people will come back to live here and our children will stay here and succeed.

Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle's district encompasses part of the Northside (Manchester, Allegheny West, Chateau, California-Kirkbride, part of Central Northside, Perry Hilltop), Downtown, the Bluff, the Hill District and parts of West and South Oakland. The district lies in the core of the City of Pittsburgh and the Southwestern Pennsylvania region.

He is currently the chair of Public Safety which has charge of and jurisdiction over legislation pertaining to the Police Department, the Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services, Animal Control, the Bureau of Building Inspection, and emergency operations. Councilman Lavelle also serves as the vice chair on the Urban Redevelopment Authority Board. He is also a board member of Wireless Neighborhoods, Oakland Business Improvement District, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Riverlife and Pittsburgh Community Services, Inc. In addition, he is an Assistant Boy Scout Master for Troop 93, based in the Hill District.

Councilman Lavelle is also a proud licensed Real Estate Agent with Lavelle Real Estate, Inc., a family owned and operated full service real estate firm since 1951. He is also Vice-President of a local film company, Fear No Man Productions, LLC.

Councilman Lavelle was recognized by Cystic Fibrosis as one of Pittsburgh's 50 Finest in 2002. Pittsburgh Magazine most recently recognized him for being one of Pittsburgh's 40 Under 40 in 2009.

He is married to Rachel Riley-Lavelle and they are the proud parents of a daughter Saniya. They reside in the Hill District.


Jacqui Fiske Lazo (Life Trustee)

Jacqui Fiske Lazo

Finance Committee
Life Trustees

Jacqui Fiske Lazo is a practicing real estate attorney with many years of experience in all types of commercial real estate transactions. In that capacity, Jacqui leads the Real Estate Development and Finance Group of attorneys at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and is also a member of the Board of Directors for the firm.

Having relocated to Pittsburgh 20 years ago with her husband, John and her daughter, Jacquelyn, Jacqui is also very active in the community. She serves on the Board of Point Park University, is an elder at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, and is a member of the International Women's Forum.


Barbara Logan (County Representative) (Public Trustee)

Barbara Logan

Audit Committee
Facilities Committee

Barbara Logan is a former Mt. Lebanon Commissioner, former President of the Mt. Lebanon Library Board of Trustees, former President of the Friends of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library and has served on the boards of various other charitable institutions. She is an emerita member of the Board of Planned Parenthood and member of the Action Fund of Planned Parenthood. She was appointed to the Board of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Museums by County Executive Dan Onorato.


Lafe Metz (Term Trustee)

Lafe Metz

Executive Committee
Facilities Committee, Chair
Finance Committee
External Relations Committee

Term Ending Annual Meeting 2016, First Term

Lafe Metz is the chair of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Real Estate Practice Group. He focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions, development, finance and leasing, with emphasis on transactional planning to minimize tax consequences. He has extensive experience representing wind farms and other alternative energy clients. Mr. Metz also devotes significant time to representing taxpayers in state and local tax litigation. He is a past board member of the Allegheny County Library Association.


Alice Mitinger (County Representative) (Public Trustee) (Vice Chair)

Alice Mitinger

Executive Committee
Facilities Committee
Committee on Trusteeship

Alice Mitinger is a lawyer at Cohen & Grigsby. Alice has significant experience in zoning and land use litigation and has appeared before municipal governing bodies and zoning hearing boards throughout Western Pennsylvania. Her appellate practice has included cases before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Pennsylvania Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth Courts. She is also a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment for the City of Pittsburgh.


Matthew Mohn (Term Trustee)

Matthew Mohn

Finance Committee
External Relations Committee

Term Ending Annual Meeting 2016, First Term

Matthew Mohn is a Partner with Reed Smith LLP. He maintains an extensive corporate practice, which includes leading mergers and acquisitions, serving as outside general counsel to emerging growth and middle-market companies, representing private equity and venture capital funds, and counseling public and private companies with their general corporate matters. Matt is also the Pittsburgh Office Pro Bono Coordinator. Prior to attending law school, Matt worked in management consulting for Accenture. In addition to serving the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since 2013, Matt is on the Board of Directors of Urban Innovation21 (serving on its Executive Committee as Corporate Secretary) and SDC Nutrition, Inc., and is the past President of Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh's Board of Directors. Matt was also honored in 2014 by Pittsburgh Magazine and the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Program as a "40 Under 40" winner.


Stephen E. Perkins, MD (Term Trustee)

Stephen E. Perkins, MD

Development Committee

Term Ending Annual Meeting 2018, Second Term

Stephen E. Perkins, MD, serves as vice president of Medical Affairs for UPMC Health Plan. As a member of the Health Plan's senior management team, Dr. Perkins provides clinical leadership for all Quality Improvement, Medical Management, and Provider Network Development activities. In addition, he oversees UPMC Health Plan Community Health Initiatives.

Previously, Dr. Perkins served as senior medical director for UPMC Health Plan. In that position, he provided strategic and clinical leadership and medical oversight for the Health Plan's commercial product and served as senior medical director for UPMC WorkPartners' suite of workers' compensation, employee assistance, health promotion, and health management products.

Prior to joining the Health Plan in 2010, Dr. Perkins served for 12 years as corporate medical director for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, the largest Vermont-based health coverage carrier. His 30 years in the health care field also included 13 years as a family physician in South Charleston, West Virginia.

Dr. Perkins received his undergraduate degree in biology from West Virginia University and his MD from the West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown. He completed his residency in Family Practice at Kanawha Valley Family Practice Center in South Charleston, West Virginia.

Dr. Perkins is a resident of downtown Pittsburgh.


Diane Powell (Term Trustee)

Diane Powell

External Relations Committee

Term Ending Annual Meeting 2018, Second Term

Diane Powell - Money Coach and certified credit counselor, developed credit repair and money management education programs for youths and adults. Her goal was to help consumers saddled with too much debt, find alternative and cost-effective debt repayment plans and learn strategies to use credit wisely.

Diane gives back to the community by serving on the Board of Directors for the historic Manchester Youth Development Center. She has also helped raise funds for local charitable organizations. Powell earned a masters degree from the University of Pittsburgh and bachelors degree from Chatham University.


Carol Robinson (Life Trustee) (Chair)

Carol Robinson

Executive Committee, Chair
Development Committee
External Relations
Facilities Committee
Finance Committee
Investment Sub-Committee
Committee on Trusteeship
Life Trustees

Carol Robinson has been engaged in the work of Carnegie Library for over a decade. She initially consulted with CLP prior to joining the Board of Trustees.

Carol is President of Robinson Management, Inc. where she provides consulting services to area nonprofits and businesses. Carol was Vice President of Gateway Travel Management which was merged into CWT. Earlier in her career, Carol was Vice President of advertising and public relations for a national retail chain. She graduated with a BA from the University of Pittsburgh, holds a Master of Science in Journalism degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Public Management degree from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. Carol also serves as a board member of several nonprofits including the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank where she was Board President.


Raymond D. Robinson (Term Trustee)

Raymond D. Robinson

External Relations Committee

Term Ending Annual Meeting 2016, Second Term

Raymond Robinson has over 15 years of experience working with at-risk youth in the mental health and juvenile justice systems. He has worked with youth in a variety of settings; including, secure detention, residential, schools, and in the community. Mr. Robinson currently serves as the Social Services Manager at Shuman Juvenile Detention Center in Allegheny County. He has been instrumental in developing award-winning programs with in-house resources, as well as through collaborations with outside agencies. He acts as the liaison between the detention center and the courts, as well as with other community organizations.

Mr. Robinson also teaches juvenile justice courses as an adjunct faculty at the Community College of Allegheny County. He has also presented at state and national conferences in the area of juvenile justice.

Raymond is a native of Pittsburgh's South Side, where he still lives today. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


Natalia Rudiak (City Council Representative) (Public Trustee)

Natalia Rudiak

Facilities Committee

Natalia Rudiak represents Pittsburgh's fourth district on City Council, covering the neighborhoods of Carrick, Overbrook, Bon Air, Brookline and Beechview. She came to office in January 2010. Natalia brings to the position her professional experience in management and technology. She previously worked at Deloitte Consulting, where she implemented a state-wide information technology system. She has also done press work for the United States Senate in Washington, DC and worked for a public health organization in New York, promoting safe and healthy motherhood.

Natalia earned her Bachelor's Degree from George Washington University through scholarships from the Pennsylvania and national AFL-CIO. During her undergraduate career, she studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as Jagiellonian University in Poland. Born and raised in South Pittsburgh, she graduated from Carrick High School and Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned a Master's degree in Public Policy and Management.


Patricia L. Siger (Term Trustee)

Patricia L. Siger

Executive Committee Development Committee, Chair

Term Ending Annual Meeting 2017, First Term

Patricia L. Siger has been actively involved as a volunteer and employee in the non profit arena for more than twenty five years. Currently she is a consultant for United Way of Allegheny County leading three new and important community initiatives, United for Women, United Way Forward and fitUnited. All of her projects align with her skills and long term interest in gender specific issues, strategic visioning and the overall health of the region.

As a founder of Race for the Cure, Chair of Working Hearts, member of the UPMC Board, member of the Magee Women's Research Institute and Foundation, member of the Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation and board chair of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Pittsburgh Regional Health initiative a healthy community has been a long term passion. Patricia was also the founder of the Jewish Women's Foundation a gender specific foundation dedicated to funding unmet needs for women and girls in our region and around the world.

From 1993 to 2002 Patricia was the Executive Director of Family House and in 2002 moved to Children's Hospital to lead their Foundation with an annual fundraising goal of $20 million. In 2004 till 2008 Patricia formed an independent consulting firm dedicated to managing large capital campaigns, developing strong marketing materials and board development for many local non profits. In July of 2008 Patricia joined the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh as the Senior Vice President for Development and remained in that role until July of 2012 when she joined the United Way of Pittsburgh.


Percy Simpson (Term Trustee) (Treasurer)

Percy Simpson

Executive Committee
External Relations Committee, Chair
Finance Committee

Term Ending Annual Meeting 2018, Second Term

Percy Simpson is senior vice president and director of line of business marketing for The PNC Financial Services Group. He oversees strategic and tactical marketing planning and execution for business units across PNC, including corporate & institutional banking, business banking, credit card, mortgage, investments and consumer banking.

Simpson, who joined PNC in 2011, has over 20 years of marketing experience across a broad range of customer segments and product categories. He was senior vice president, consumer bank marketing executive, and also led sales and marketing for small business banking at Bank of America. In addition to financial services, he has broad marketing experience in consumer packaged goods and restaurant retail, with companies such as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo and KFC Corp.

Mr. Simpson has served on the boards of Junior Achievement, United Way, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the California Symphony.

Mr. Simpson graduated from the United States military academy at West Point, in Engineering.


Thomas Sumpter (Pittsburgh Public School Board Representative) (Public Trustee)

Thomas Sumpter

Audit Committee

In his capacity as Board President of Pittsburgh Public Schools, Thomas Sumpter (District 3) will represent the Pittsburgh School District on the Library board. First elected to the school board in 2005, Mr. Sumpter has served on the Education, Business and Finance, Policy and Negotiations committees and has represented the school board at the Pennsylvania School Boards Association and Head Start Policy Council. He is currently a member of the Friends of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Hill District.


Lou Testoni (Life Trustee)

Lou Testoni

Executive Committee, Chair
Finance Committee
Life Trustees

Lou Testoni recently retired as the Market Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Lake Erie Market, a $200 million professional services regional practice that included the Practice Offices in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Buffalo and Rochester, consisting of more than 60 partners and approximately 900 professional and support staff. His public accounting career spans more than 37 years. Lou is well known in the region's capital markets and financial community as a strategic and objective thinker who exercises sound judgment and brings a collaborative approach to developing effective, practical strategies to solve complex business issues.

Lou received his BS degree in Accounting from Providence College. He is active in the community and serves on the Boards of the National Epilepsy Foundation (Washington, D.C.), the Epilepsy Foundation of Western and Central Pennsylvania, the Greater Pittsburgh Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Two Steps Forward and Venture Outdoors. Prior to his retirement, he served on the Boards of both the State of Pennsylvania and the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Pennsylvania Economy League.


Senator Randy Vulakovich (Term Trustee)

Senator Randy Vulakovich

Term Ending Annual Meeting 2018, First Term

A lifelong citizen of Allegheny County who cares deeply about the same issues and shares the traditional values of the 255,000 residents of the 38th Senatorial District, Senator Randy Vulakovich was elected to serve in the Pennsylvania Senate in August 2012. Prior to joining the Senate, he was elected to three terms in the state House of Representatives.

Senator Vulakovich serves as Chairman of the Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee and as Vice Chairman of the Aging and Youth Committee. He is a member of five other Senate committees: Appropriations; Communications and Technology; Judiciary; Majority Policy; and Transportation. He also serves on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Advisory Board of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Veterans Center, the Port of Pittsburgh Commission, the 3 Rivers Wet Weather Board of Directors, and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Board of Trustees.

Known to many throughout the community as simply "Officer V," Senator Vulakovich has dealt with a wide variety of demanding situations and valuable life and leadership experiences during his 27 years of dedicated service as a sergeant with the Shaler Township Police Department, including six years serving as the public school instructor in the nationally recognized anti-drug and life-skills D.A.R.E. program.

Senator Vulakovich resides in Shaler Township with his wife "Bobbie." They have been married for 41 years and have two children and two grandchildren.

The 38th Senatorial District includes the following Allegheny County communities: Wards 11 and 12 in the City of Pittsburgh; the boroughs of Aspinwall, Blawnox, Brackenridge, Bradford Woods, Cheswick, Etna, Fox Chapel, Franklin Park, Millvale, Springdale, Tarentum and West View and the townships of East Deer, Fawn, Frazer, Hampton, Harmar, Harrison, Indiana, Marshall, McCandless, O'Hara, Pine, Richland, Ross, Shaler, Springdale and West Deer.

It also includes the following school districts: Allegheny Valley School District, City of Pittsburgh Schools, Deer Lakes School District, Fox Chapel School District, Hampton Township School District, Highlands School District, North Allegheny School District, North Hills School District, Pine Richland School District, and Shaler Area School District.


Gregory A. Zovko (Term Trustee)

Gregory A. Zovko

Executive Committee
Finance Committee, Chair
Development Committee

Term Ending Annual Meeting 2018, Second Term

Gregory A. Zovko is the retired vice president & controller of the United States Steel Corporation. He joined U.S. Steel in 1983 as a management associate in the accounting and finance department at its Mon Valley Works near Pittsburgh. During the next 14 years, he progressed through a series of increasingly responsible positions in corporate audit and accounting before being named controller for Mon Valley Works' Clairton Plant in 1997.

Gregory moved back to headquarters in 1998 to serve as manager-financial analysis, and one year later, he was named controller for the entire Mon Valley Works. In 2002, he returned to headquarters when he advanced to assistant controller-operations accounting & financial analysis. He was named controller-flat-rolled products & assistant corporate controller in November 2007. Gregory was elected vice president-accounting in June 2008 and oversaw accounting functions for all of U.S. Steel's business units, including North American flat-rolled and tubular as well as European operations and also directed financial analysis activities. He was appointed to the vice president & controller position in April 2009, adding the role of chief compliance officer to his responsibilities. He retired from U. S. Steel in June 2014.

A native of Pittsburgh, Gregory earned a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University in 1983, a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988 and a Master's degree in tax administration from Duquesne University in 1998. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.