Meet our Board

Board of Directors

Co-Chair: Anne Marie Toccket, Executive Director, Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh

Co-Chair: Joe Zwicker, Deputy General Counsel, Government & Regulatory Enforcement at The PNC Financial Services Group

Treasurer: Amanda Strader, Director of Accounting and Systems, Duolingo

Secretary: Katie Le, Vice President, PNC Wealth Management

Jillian Wein Riley, Assistant Counsel, UPMC Corporate Legal

Seema Rani Bhende, Brand Purpose and Communications Executive, WE Communications

Chris Boehm, IT Manager, PPG

Tina Tran, Director, Business Development at Microsoft

Sloane Davidson, Founder and CEO, Hello Neighbor

Advisory Board

  • Adam Paulisick, Founder/The Shop - Homewood
  • Dan Gilman, Chief of Staff to The Mayor of Pittsburgh
  • Dr. Taylor Seybolt, Associate Professor, GSPIA, University of Pittsburgh
  • Nichole Argo, Research Scientist, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Rebecca Johnson, Former Director, Community Assistance and Refugee Resettlement, Northern Area Multi-Service Center

Mentor Advisory Board

  • Chris and Michelle Boehm
  • Rachel and Justin Coaxum
  • Caley Donovan
  • Steve Fairman
  • Kristin Garbarino and Richard Gartner
  • Lee Haller
  • Clare Wardwell
  • Rachel Weaver
  • Sarah Villafuerte

Mentee Advisory Board

  • Nasser Faaeq (Iraq)
  • Noorhalaq Fazly (Afghanistan)
  • Hani Jumaa (Syria)
  • Lina Kanteng and Manuel Yava (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • Tulasa Rai (Bhutan)
  • Nghar Zot (Myanmar)

Young Professionals Board

  • Andrea Belen-Sandhorst, Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
  • Samantha Callahan, Competitive Intelligence Analyst at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • Kristen Hemmings, Senior Financial Paraplanner at Coghill Investment Strategies
  • Katie Le, Account Manager, PNC Corporate & Institutional Banking
  • Lindsay Schuster, Director, Orthodontic Services, Cleft-Craniofacial Center at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Interested in getting involved?

We are always looking for passionate and energetic people to join our Advisory Boards and our Board of Directors. Ideal candidates will have specialized skills and a strong network, both of which they are excited to bring to the table, plus the capacity to commit at least 5 hours per month to the organization. Previous experience with immigrant and refugee communities a plus, but not required. We are also committed to a diverse board and candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. To start a conversation, email intrducing yourself.