Elsie Hillman Civic Forum National Advisory Council

The Elsie Forum includes a National Advisory Council comprised of accomplished national and regional figures that provide leadership and guidance to the Elsie Forum in the selection of targeted programming consistent with the mission, vision, and guiding principles of the Elsie Forum. The Council meets formally once per year to set the overall direction of the Elsie Forum.

Mrs. Doris Carson Williams
President and CEO
African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA

Mr. G. Reynolds Clark
Former Vice Chancellor and Special
Assistant to the Chancellor

Ms. Lisa Freeland
Federal Public Defender
Western District of Pennsylvania

Mr. Mark Holman
Ridge Policy Group

Ms. Yvonne Cook 
Highmark Foundation

Mr. Ronald Kaufman
Senior Strategic Advisor & Independent Consultant
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Mr. John Denny
Denny Civic Solutions

Mr. Maxwell King
Former President & CEO
The Pittsburgh Foundation

The Honorable Mike Doyle
U.S. House of Representatives

Ms. B.J. Leber
President and CEO
Adagio Health

The Honorable Dan B. Frankel
PA House of Representatives

Ms. Kathleen McCauley
Chief Planning Officer
Allegheny County Department of Human Services

Ms. Kathleen McKenzie
Vice President, Community & Civic Affairs
Allegheny Health Network

Mr. Tom Murphy
Senior Resident Fellow & Former Mayor,
City of Pittsburgh
Urban Land Institute

The Honorable Marjorie "Midge" Rendell
Judge & Former First Lady, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals

Dr. Edith L. Shapira
Chair, Board of Directors
The Pittsburgh Foundation

The Honorable Constance "Connie" Williams
Chair and Former PA Senator
Philadelphia Museum of Art