Tanya Baronti

Carlow University

Program Committee- Chair

Tanya Baronti recently joined Carlow University's Education Department as the Clinical and Coaching Coordinator supporting student teaching placements and the apprenticeship program in addition to teaching. Tanya has a long career serving children and families through social services, education, and nonprofit work.

Prior to joining the Carlow team, she was the director of United for Children at the United Way of Southwestern PA, and the Digital Media and Learning Project Manager at the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College where she was instrumental in the development of a statewide professional development institute and a statewide library lending project in addition to being a frequently invited keynote speaker and presenter regionally and nationally. Tanya also was an academic advisor and taught psychology and early childhood education courses at the Community College of Allegheny County for many years.

Tanya has a B.A. and M.Ed. from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. degree in early childhood education from the Erikson Institute in Chicago. She volunteers as a mentor for the Penn State Liberal Arts Student Mentor program. Tanya chairs the program committee and serves on the board for Jeremiah’s Place and has previously served on the board for the Gemini Children’s Theater, Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship, and The Change Machine at the Sprout Fund. Tanya’s three (now almost grown) children provide the inspiration and passion for all her work.


Maggie McFalls Beldecos

Trade Institute of Pittsburgh

Board Vice Chair
Development Committee - Chair
Pilot Committee - Member

Serving vulnerable populations through community engagement, advocacy, and the cultivation of financial resources is the essence of Maggie’s nearly two decades of experience in the nonprofit sector.

Currently, Maggie is the director of giving & strategic initiatives for the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh, a nonprofit trade school for men and women returning from incarceration. Prior to this role, she led corporate and community engagement for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and community engagement for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. She began her career as a correctional librarian in Ontario, Canada.

Maggie holds a BA in English Literature from Oberlin College and a Master of Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Maggie lives with her husband, teenage son, two dogs and a handful of chickens in Pt. Breeze. When not driving her son around on an endless loop of baseball tournaments, Maggie spends as much time as possible gardening, reading, and running (slowly) in Frick Park.


David Dix

Presbyterian SeniorCare Network

Development Committee- Member
Pilot Committee- Member

David Dix is the Director of Major Gifts at Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, a non-profit, mission-driven organization serving all faiths in Western Pennsylvania providing in-home and community-based services to residential living and care options in order to “Make Aging Easier.”

David spent the first 15 years of his working career in the financial services sector before entering the non-profit world. His experience with financial, charitable and tax effective vehicles helped him as he educated and encouraged donors to make a difference and to leave a legacy. David has extensive experience with all facets of development and fundraising including annual appeals, planned giving and capital campaigns. Most recently, he ran a capital campaign for a social services organization and raised close to $20 million for a new building.

David and his wife Allison reside in Pine Township and are parents of two young adult children. David has served in various leadership positions at Christ Church in North Hills and Sheldon Calvary Camp. In addition, he has served in supporting functions with North Hills Community Outreach, Hair Peace Charities and Jeremiah’s Place.

Professionally, he has served in leadership positions with Planned Giving Council of Pittsburgh and Association of Fund-Raising Professionals.


Carla Frost


Development Committee- Member

Carla Frost is the Vice President, Community & DEI Relationship Manager at KeyBank. Her career in financial services has spanned more than three decades, with extensive experience in retail branch management, small business and non-profit lending, and community development.

Having served on more than 20 non-profit boards in various leadership positions, Carla remains passionate about volunteerism and championing causes in the Greater Pittsburgh Region that seek to lift individuals and families out of poverty, assist women and minorities in achieving economic parity, provide educational advancement opportunities for underserved youth, and transformative social and human services to vulnerable members of the community.

Including Jeremiah’s Place, Ms. Frost currently serves on the Board of Directors of Blind Vision & Rehabilitation Services, NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Women Work. Additionally, Ms. Frost serves on the Advisory Councils for a host of community development corporations. Ms. Frost has been the recipient of many awards recognizing her professional and volunteer work, and contributions to the community, including being named one of Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business and SBA Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year in Western Pennsylvania.

She holds a B.A. degree in Political Science and Certificates of Concentration in Government & Public Policy and Middle Eastern & African Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Ms. Frost enjoys viewing or attending a myriad of college and professional sporting events, gardening, reading, traveling and a variety of creative expression endeavors. A native of Butler, Pennsylvania, Ms. Frost resides in the North Hills.


Mona Jordan-Hawkins

The Kingsley Associations

Governance Committee - Member
Program Committee - Member

Mona Jordan- Hawkins, M.S.W., L.S.W, P.C., is a health care professional with 35+ years of experience in hospital, managed care and community settings.  She currently serves as The Kingsley Association’s Chief Program Officer.  Ms. Jordan-Hawkins is responsible for the management of Kingsley’s wellness product suite, evaluation and assessment and new product development.

She has previously served on the boards of the Shuman Center and P.O.W.E.R.


Sarah Kelly

Google, Pittsburgh

Community Outreach and Marketing Committee- Co-chair
Pilot Committee- Member

Sarah spent over ten  years at Google NYC, working with some of the world’s top brands to develop their digital marketing strategy and advising them on how to make the most of their advertising investments. She wanted to move back to her hometown of Pittsburgh and in 2018, Sarah transferred to Google Pittsburgh and became a Program Manager. She is now focused on transforming the shopping experience on

Sarah holds a BA and MA in English from Villanova University. She and her husband Pete live in Point Breeze with their three children.


Anne Kulli

ERIKS North America

Governance Committee- Chair

Anne Kulli is Corporate Counsel for ERIKS North America, a leading industrial process solutions provider. Anne has an extensive background providing corporate and commercial legal advice within the distribution industry. In her capacity as in-house counsel, Anne provides guidance on a variety of legal matters, including sales and procurement, intellectual property, technology law, and data privacy. Her previous legal roles include negotiating corporate-sponsored research agreements for the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Research and advising numerous technology companies on potential legal and regulatory issues in a private practice setting.

Anne earned her law degree from Brooklyn Law School, an MA in Communication from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and a BA from the University of Rochester. Before law school, Anne worked as an A&R Coordinator at Geffen Records, where she was responsible for talent scouting and artist development.

Anne and her husband Brian moved from New York City to the South Hills of Pittsburgh to raise their two young children. They chose to make Pittsburgh home because of its warm community and vibrant cultural scene.


Tammy Murdock, M.D.

Squirrel Hill Health Center

Executive Committee - Member
Governance Committee - Member
Program Committee - Member

Dr. Murdock is a board certified OB/GYN for over 18 years. Since returning to Pittsburgh six years ago, she has been working extensively with under-resourced populations focusing on women’s health-issues, the effects of prenatal and postnatal exposures on the outcome and long term health of mothers and babies for the last. She directs the Women’s Health Services for Immigrants and Refugees at the Squirrel Hill Health Center at both their Squirrel Hil and Brentwood locations.

Dr. Murdock also sits on the Maternal-Child Health Task Force for the Allegheny County Health Department, the Adagio Health Board Task Force, and the Social Determinants of Health Group for the University of Pittsburgh Medical School.

She and her husband are raising their four children in this city’s diverse communities and landscapes.


Lycia Tramujas Vasconcellos Neumann, Ph.D., MPA

Gateway Health

Program Committee – Member

Lycia Neumann is Senior Health Research and Evaluation Scientist at Gateway Health, a Medicaid and Medicare managed care organization based in Pittsburgh, United States, and the Research and Evaluation Strategic Coordinator at Instituto Oncoguia, a Brazilian cancer patient advocacy organization.

With over 20 years of experience in the planning, managing, and evaluating health and social programs, Lycia has authored, reviewed, and coordinated publications about citizen-driven community development, evaluation of public policies and programs, aging, and population health.

Originally from Brazil, she moved with her family to the United States in 2015 to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Public Health - Behavioral and Community Health Sciences - at the University of Pittsburgh. She graduated in 2019, and along with the doctoral degree, she attained graduate certificates in Evaluation of Public Health Programs and Latin America Social and Public Policy. Her work interests are healthcare policy and programs, global health, health disparities, caregiving, and aging, both as an applied researcher and evaluator.

Lycia Neumann has a master’s degree in Public Administration from Dalhousie University in Halifax - Canada (2003) and two Bachelor's degrees: in Business Administration (1997) and Social Communications (1992). She is currently a member of the Development & Research Committee of the Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI), the Advisory Council of the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging (ACAAA), the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), and the American Evaluation Association (AEA).


Kristin A. O'Connor, CPA

Albanese Sinchar Smith & Co.

Executive Committee - Member
Finance Committee - Chair
Pilot Committee- Member

Kristin is a manager at Albanese Sinchar Smith & Co, based in North Huntingdon, and works primarily in the Audit & Assurance division. She has over 13 years of experience providing audit and assurance services, with a focus on not-for-profit organizations. She also works as the Director of Finance for The Kingsley Association, a community center in East Liberty.

Kristin earned her Bachelor’s in Accounting Management from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a CPA and a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Kristin has a commitment to community service as evidenced through her board service. In addition to serving on Jeremiah’s Place, she is a board member of and Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee of VBA, VBA II and serves on the PA Vision Foundation Board. Kristin previously spent 6 years as Chair of the MUM Preschool Board.

Kristin is a past recipient of the PICPA’s Young Leaders Award which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the accounting profession through active participation in the PICPA and community activities.

Kristin resides in Harrison City with her husband and two children.


Kimmy Phillips

University of Pittsburgh

Development Committee - Member
HR Committee - Member

Kimmy is a human resources professional working at the University of Pittsburgh for over six years. She has been volunteering with Jeremiah’s Place since 2015 and in that time has been able to help provide child care services, assist with community outreach and raise important funds. Seeing the staff interact with the children and their families has inspired Kimmy to what she can, and she is excited for this new role.

Kimmy is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown with a degree in human resource management and marketing. She also has studied at the University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies, completing a certificate in communication and is currently working on a certificate in nonprofit management.


Gary Regan

Finance Committee - Member

Gary has more than 30 years in the area of Finance and Accounting, serving in a variety of capacities for both nonprofit and for-profit companies including Coopers & Lybrand, The Boyd School, Resources Global Professionals, Greater Pittsburgh YMCA and Regan Management Consulting. His has a passion for serving those in needs with a keen focus on the importance of fiduciary responsibility to insure organizational sustainability.

Volunteering is at the root of Gary’s passion to serve other. As an active member of his church, St Ursula, he is part of the Finance Council and is a Eucharistic Minister, co-chair of the Men’s Retreat Group as well as “Master of Ceremonies extraordinaire” for numerous parish events. He serves on two non-profit boards, Allegheny YMCA as a Board member and Development Committee member, and the Greater Pittsburgh YMCA as the Allegheny YMCA Representative to the Board. Additionally, he serves as a Board member as well as Finance and Executive Committee member for a local Pittsburgh printing company, General Press in New Kensington, PA.

Gary is a graduate Saint Vincent College with a degree in Accounting. Living in Hampton with his wife Jane Ann, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, golf and traveling. He is proud father of two daughters.


David Riehl


Board Chair
Executive Committee - Member

David is a Senior Vice President in The ERA Group at Baird where he helps individuals and families navigate through various stages of life and plan for the future. David and his wife Ashleigh reside in Churchill with their three children. Both are passionate about helping provide kids in our region with the same opportunities to learn, grow and thrive that their young ones have.

In addition to Jeremiah's Place, David serves on the board of CASA of Westmoreland, and is actively involved with the Western PA Diaper Bank and United Way among other great organizations in Pittsburgh. The Riehl's are also active parishioners at Calvary Episcopal Church.

David is a graduate of Saint Vincent College with a degree in finance and economics. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Charterholder and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Practitioner.

Headshot for John Seltzer - Jeremiah's Place board member

John Seltzer

HR Committee- Chair

John has been a leader in the financial services and employee benefits industry for over 35 years. Never one to rest on past accomplishments, he constantly studies the industry, both locally and nationally, to keep abreast of new ideas and how they apply to his clients. Always cautious in his approach, John’s ideas have helped clients develop robust benefit programs to attract, retain and reward the best talent for their companies while always keeping a watchful eye on costs. John strives to understand his client’s businesses and helps them design benefit programs that will strategically help them accomplish their goals.

John established the employee benefits practice of Brand Burstin & Runnette in 1987. In 2011, he was joined by his son, and they established J. Seltzer Associates. J. Seltzer Associates was acquired by Engle-Hambright & Davies, Inc. in 2019.  Today John is looking for his next great adventure.

John has been active in the Pittsburgh community serving on various boards, including the Mt. Lebanon School Board. He was a founding member of the Mt. Lebanon Foundation for Education and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and Jeremiah’s Place.

He resides in Mt. Lebanon with his wife of 46 years, Marie. He enjoys spending time with his sons Jason (Stacy) & Julian (Bonnie) and his 3 grandchildren.


Eileen Sharbaugh

Executive Committee - Member
Community Outreach and Marketing Committee- Co-chair

Eileen is a Co-Founder of Jeremiah’s Place and worked as the Director of Volunteer & Outreach Services for the organization during the first two years of operations. She has spent most of her professional and volunteer career as an early childhood educator and advocate.

She is the Director of St. Paul’s Episcopal Nursery School in the South Hills where she began working in 1989 as a teacher. Eileen has also worked part time for The Homeless Children’s Education Fund, was a Together Time instructor for a pilot program through the Fred Rogers Company, an instructor for Friends of Child Find Inc., the first Coordinator for Mt. Lebanon’s Teen Center and a long time teacher at St. Paul’s Episcopal Nursery School. She and her husband Dave were also foster parents with The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and cared for twelve children over a ten-year period.

Eileen and Dave reside in the South Hills of Pittsburgh and are parents of four young adult children, In addition to her role as a board member with Jeremiah’s Place, she has also served as a board member for other community organizations including Outreach Teen & Family Services, Sheldon Calvary Camp and Century United Soccer Club and is an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.


Lynne Williams, M.D., Ph.D.

Southwest PA AHEC

Executive Committee - Member
Development Committee - Member

Lynne Williams, MD, PhD, is an Internal Medicine-Pediatric physician practicing at a healthcare center for undeserved communities in Pittsburgh. She is also the Executive Director of the Southwest PA Area Health Education Center whose mission it is to promote primary care practitioners in undeserved areas. She holds a PhD in Developmental Psychology and an undergraduate degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.

Her passion lies in the health and development of the young child particularly under the age of 6. As part of a strong desire to protect vulnerable children, she is a co-founder of Jeremiah’s Place, the first crisis nursery in the Pittsburgh area.