Meet our Board

Board of Directors


Chair - Melissa Lakhavani, Chief of Staff at Highmark, Product and Healthcare Services


Vice-Chair - Anne Marie Toccket, Principal, Procopia Strategies


Treasurer - Fayezeh Haji Hassan, J.D.


Secretary - Pam Giacobbe Mentor


Christian Gammill, Founder, tbd Ventures


Steve Larosiliere, Founder and CEO STOKED


Susan McPherson, Founder and CEO, McPherson Strategies


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
  • Heather Whaling, CEO, Geben Communication
  • Dr. Leena Ahmad Matthews
  • Jaime Turek, Senior Program Coordinator, Community Assistance and Refugee Resettlement, Northern Area Multi-Service Center
  • Jennifer McDonald, Business Advisor, Newark Venture Partners
  • Nichole Argo, Research Scientist, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Noorhalaq Fazly, Field Manager, Pinnacle LLC Mentee
  • Rebecca Johnson, Director, Community Assistance and Refugee Resettlement, Northern Area Multi-Service Center
  • Sandhya Rao, CEO, impactXdesign

Mentor Advisory Board

  • Dan Berlin & Monique Murad
  • Sam, Heidi & Caley Donovan
  • Kara Kernan & Evan Gascoine
  • Kristin Garbarino & Richard Gartner
  • Michelle & Christopher Boehm
  • Dan McGee
  • Stephen Fairman
  • Rachel Weaver
  • Pam Giacobbe