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


Secretary - Katie Le, Vice President, PNC Wealth Management


Treasurer - Fayezeh Haji Hassan, J.D.


Chris Boehm, IT Manager, PPG


Sloane Davidson, Founder and CEO, Hello Neighbor


Christian Gammill, Founder, tbd Ventures


Will Kaigler, Entrepreneur-In-Residence, CMU Tepper School of Business


Jillian Wein Riley, Assistant Counsel, UPMC Corporate Legal


Tina Tran, Strategic Partnerships for AR/VR, Facebook

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
  • Noorhalaq Fazly, Field Manager, Pinnacle LLC Mentee
  • Rebecca Johnson, Former Director, Community Assistance and Refugee Resettlement, Northern Area Multi-Service Center
  • Sandhya Rao, CEO, impactXdesign

Mentor Advisory Board

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

Mentee Advisory Board

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