Variety Board Officers

Michael L. Schneck, Chair (Altair Management Partners)
Deborah L. Rice-Johnson, President (Highmark, Inc.)
Jessica A. Galardini, First Vice President (JRG Advisors)
Todd M. Edmunds, VP of Development (Continuum)
Joyce A. Bender, VP of Governance (Bender Consulting Services, Inc.)
Dominic M. Sgro, VP of Programs (AFSCME District Council 83)
Mark S. Brennan, Treasurer
Donald J. Vidic, Secretary (Ideal Rx Consulting, LLC)

Directors at Large

The Honorable Tom Corbett
Amy Dobkin
(Southwestern Energy)
Mary Ann Eisenreich
(Community Liaison)
Andrew Fisher (CIM Investment Management, Inc.)
Haakan Jonsson (Covestro LLC)
Christine Kobus (Community Liaison)
Robert Kozel (Arsenal Resources)
Thomas Little (Highmark, Inc.)
Keith Loiselle (CDL Nuclear Technologies)
Erin McDowell (Range Resources)
Brian Martin, DMD (Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC)
Joseph Mycka (FHL Bank, Pittsburgh)
Mark Pittman, CFP (Pittman, Priola & Associates – Wealth Advisory Group)
Roy Powell, Esq. (Jones Day)
Barry Sebring (Sebring & Associates)
Brian Tarquinio (UBS Financial Services)
Joseph Toth (Dollar Bank)
Jeffrey Troutman, CTP (PNC)
Randy Vulakovich (Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC)
Larry Wargo (Community Liaison)
David Wessel (Power Pros)
Charles LaVallee, Ex-Officio

Advisory Board Members

Rick Bloomingdale (PA AFL-CIO)
William Brooks (Pittsburgh Building & Construction Trades Council)
Andrea Carelli (PNC)
G. Nicholas Casey, Jr.
Joseph Cieply (Highmark, Inc.)
William Fera, MD (Deloitte)
Joshua Kopp (PNC Bank)
Tyler Laughlin (Pa. Chamber of Commerce)
Tom Melcher (Pittsburgh Building & Construction Trades Council)
Robert Mill (Community Liaison)
Kurt Miller (Community Liaison)
Edmund Ricci, PhD, Ed. (University of Pittsburgh)
Scott Roller (The Heinz Endowments)
Gary Truitt (Community Liaison)
Al Williams (Community Liaison)


Charles LaVallee

Chief Executive Officer

Patti Ferraro

Office Manager & Executive Assistant

Lois Kirk

Finance Manager


Shayna (MacCleary) Zayac

Programs & Special Events Manager

Zach Marsh

Community Relations Manager

Carly Thornlow

Grants & Programs Manager