Advisory Committee

Cindy Shapira

Committee Chair, Community Advocate


Susan Acquaro

Planning Manager | Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Office of Intellectual Disability


Joyce A. Bender

Bender Consulting Services, Inc.


Kenya Boswell

Charitable Giving Manager | The BNY Mellon Charitable Foundation


Judy Cohen



Joshua Donner

Associate Director of Planning & Funding | Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh


Mary Ann Eisenreich

Director | SW Governor’s Office


Lori Guttman



Duffy Hanna

President & General Counsel | Barristers Land Abstract Company


Dr. Mary E. Hines


President | Carlow University


Mary Jo Lincoln

President | MAA & Associates, LLC


Susie Lovejoy



Ann McGuinn

Community Advocate


Leslie Merrill


Bob Nelkin

President | United Way of Allegheny County


James Palmiero, Ed.D.

Director | Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)


Joni Schwager

Executive Director | Staunton Farm Foundation


Lisa G. Silverman, Esq.

Parent / Community Advocate


Kathy Testoni

Community Advocate


Kristy Trautmann

Executive Director | FISA Foundation


Mary Esther Van Shura

Director of Community Affairs | Office of the County Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County


Susie Williams

Community Advocate, Jillian Zacks

Attorney | Metz Lewis Brodman Must O’Keefe LLC


* “Parent” denotes a parent of an individual with a disability(ies)

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