Governance

Elsie Hillman Civic Forum National Advisory Council

The Elsie Forum will include a National Advisory Council comprised of accomplished national and regional figures that will 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 will meet formally once per year to set the overall direction of the Elsie Forum.

Ms. Esther L. Bush 
President and CEO
Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

Ms. Lisa Freeland
Federal Public Defender
Federal Public Defender Western District of Pennsylvania

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

Dr. Morton Coleman
Emeritus Director, Institute of Politics
Professor, School of Social Work University of Pittsburgh

Mr. Mark Holman
Partner
Ridge Policy Group

Ms. Yvonne Cook 
Vice President
Highmark Health Services, Inc.

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

Mr. John Denny
Principal
Denny Civic Solutions

Mr. Maxwell King
President & CEO
The Pittsburgh Foundation

The Honorable Mike Doyle
Member
U.S. House of Representatives

Ms. B.J. Leber
President and CEOAdagio Health

Ms. Kim Evert
President & CEO
Planned Parenthood of Western PA

The Reverend Harold T. Lewis
Rector Emeritus
Calvary Episcopal Church

The Honorable Dan B. Frankel
Democratic Caucus Chair
PA House of Representatives

Ms. Kathleen McCauley
Facilitator
Allegheny County Jail Collaborative

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

Mr. George L. Miles, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus & Former President & CEO
WQED Multimedia Chester Engineers

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

Mr. Jack Shea
President
Allegheny County Labor Council

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

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

 

Elsie Forum Program Committee

The Program Committee will meet from time-to-time throughout the academic year to work with Forum staff in assessing the design, quality and effectiveness of student program offerings, to ensure that we are attaining our stated goals of student civic engagement, leadership development and scholarly research, and also will interface with student scholars, fellows and interns as mentors and/or by providing feedback on academic and civic engagement/community projects.