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

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
  • 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
  • Kara Kernan & Evan Gascoine
  • Dan McGhee
  • Rachel Weaver

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 commit at least 5 hours per month to the organization. Previous experience with immigrant and refugees 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.