Meet our Board

Board of Directors

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

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

Secretary: Katie Le, Vice President, PNC Wealth Management

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

Chris Boehm, IT Manager, PPG

Sloane Davidson, Founder and CEO, Hello Neighbor

Christian Gammill, Founder, tbd Ventures

Jillian Wein Riley, Assistant Counsel, UPMC Corporate Legal

Amanda Strader, Director of Accounting and Systems, Duolingo

Tina Tran, Director, Business Development at Microsoft

Joe Zwicker, Deputy General Counsel, Government and Regulatory Enforcement at The PNC Financial Services Group

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
  • Sandhya Rao, CEO, impactXdesign

Mentor Advisory Board

  • Dan Berlin and Monique Murad
  • Chris and Michelle Boehm
  • Rachel and Justin Coaxum
  • Caley Donovan
  • Steve Fairman
  • Kristin Garbarino and Richard Gartner
  • Kara Kernan and Evan Gascoine
  • Pam Giacobe
  • Lee Haller
  • Cheryl Koester
  • Dan McGhee
  • Barbara Reichbaum
  • Sue Shannon
  • Trevor Smith
  • 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)

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.