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The Allies for Children board of directors is made up of a dedicated group of civic, corporate and community leaders. The board jointly sets and oversees the strategic direction of the organization. Members meet at least quarterly throughout the year.

Martha Isler
Public Policy Consultant, Early Childhood Education

Judith Horgan
Vice President
Founder, Child Watch of Pittsburgh

W. Thomas McGough Jr.
Senior VP, Chief Legal Officer, UPMC

Julie Dever
Vice President, BNY Mellon

Joan Benso
President and CEO
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children

Douglas Cameron
Partner, Reed Smith, LLP

Douglas Campbell
Co-founder, Campbell & Levine, LLC

William Caroselli
Caroselli, Beachler, McTiernan & Conboy, LLC

Mark DeSantis
Adjunct Professor, Carnegie Mellon University            

Richard Fischer
President and Director (Ret.), Alcoa International Holding Co.

Georgia Hernandez
Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Office of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

Julie Fallon Hughes
President, Fifth Third Bank, Pennsylvania

Barbara Jeremiah
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development (Ret.), Alcoa

Anne Lewis
Board Chair, Oxford Development Company

James Rohrbaugh
Vice President of Finance, Jefferson Hospital in the Allegheny Health Network

Stephanie Rooney
Certified Gestalt Life Coach

Walter Howard Smith, Jr., Ph.D.
Clinical Director and the Deputy Director for the Office of Children Youth and Families, Allegheny County Department of Human Services

Bonnie VanKirk
Community Volunteer

Thomas Von Lehman, Ph.D.
Managing Director, The Meridian Group

Megan Wotherspoon
Partner, K&L Gates