Board of Trustees
serves as Chairman of the Falk Foundation and as Chair of the
Advisory Committee of the Foundation's Leon Falk Family Fund.
He serves on the boards of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Historical
Society of Western Pennsylvania and is a Trustee of Chatham University,
where he served as Board Chair from 1995-2002. He formerly was
Chairman of the Leon Falk Family Trust, a Director of Duquesne
Light Holdings, the Associate Director of Health Systems Agency
of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and the President of Cranberry Emergency
and Diagnostic Center. In 2001, Mr. Falk was honored as the Outstanding
Philanthropist by the Association of Fund-raising Professionals
on National Philanthropy Day in Western Pennsylvania. He received
an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Chatham College in 2002.
Estelle F. Comay
Estelle F. Comay, J.D.
Estelle Comay is a partner in the law firm of Marcus & Shapira LLP. She serves
on the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Symphony, The Rauh Jewish Archives Advisory Committee of the Historical
Society of Western Pennsylvania, the Three Rivers Arts Festival, The Aleph Institute, and the National Board of
Governors of the American Jewish Committee. In addition, she is a Trustee of the Charles Kaufman Foundation, the
Buncher Foundation, and the Urban Affairs Foundation of the Pittsburgh Jewish Federation and is an Emeritus Trustee
of The Pittsburgh Foundation. She has been chair of The Forbes Funds, the Pittsburgh Jewish-Israeli Film Festival,
the Real Property Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association, and the Lawyers Committee of the Negro Education
Michele Rone Cooper
Rone Cooper, M.S.
Michele Rone Cooper is Executive Director of
McAuley Ministries, the grantmaking arm of Pittsburgh Mercy Health System. Michele earned bachelor and masterís
degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. Her professional career includes positions at Magee-Womenís Hospital,
the Health Systems Agency of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, where she served
as Vice-President of Planning and Marketing, responsible for strategic planning, marketing, advertising, community
relations, and government relations. She has served on numerous community boards and is currently a member of the
boards of the Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania and Macedonia Development Corporation. Michele is passionate
about education and currently volunteers with Everybody Wins! a lunchtime literacy and mentoring program, and the
Hill District Education Council.
Andrew D. Falk
D. Falk, MSPPM
Andy Falk is the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. He holds a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) degree from the H. John Heinz III College at Carnegie Mellon University. Andy worked with both the James Ford Bell Foundation and Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Foundation's Leon Falk Family Fund.
William Lipscomb, M.P.A.
Bill Lipscomb, a consultant to nonprofit organizations, lives in Cleveland, Ohio. Before becoming a consultant, Bill served as Executive Director of the Corella and Bertram Bonner Foundation in Princeton, N.J. and as a Program Officer at The Kresge Foundation in Troy, Michigan. Bill also serves as a trustee of the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation and its Transformer Station experimental art space, which will be operated in conjunction with the Cleveland Museum of Art when it opens in early 2013. He has served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Artists Foundation and President of the Intermuseum Conservation Association. He holds a Masters in Public Administration (MPA2) from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Eric W. Springer
W. Springer, L.L.B.
is a retired senior partner of Horty, Springer and Mattern, P.C.,
which he co-founded in 1971. He currently serves as counsel to
the firm, which concentrates exclusively on health and hospital
law. Eric was Senior Editor of ACTION KIT for Hospital Law and
served on the Faculty of Estes Park Institute. He has edited or
authored several books, including Nursing and the Law, Group Practice
and the Law, and Automated Medical Records and the Law. He recently
received the American Inns of Court Foundation's 2006 Professionalism
Award for the U. S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. Eric has
served as a member of the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations
and is a Past President of the Allegheny County Bar Association.
He has served on the Boards of numerous hospitals, healthcare
facilities, corporations and foundations.
Angela M. Reynolds
Angela M. Reynolds, Ph.D.
Angela Reynolds is the Research Director for the Center for Metropolitan Studies at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh. She conducts research on policy issues within the urban core. In addition to her research activities, she is also an instructor of quantitative methods, multivariate analysis,
research methods, and housing policy. Her research focuses on fair housing, aging, and self-sufficiency for low-income households. She has conducted several studies including A Study of Affordable Housing: Supply and Demand in Allegheny County, and the Braddock Housing Study, as well as The Path to Homeownership, funded by the HUD Urban Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Dr. Reynolds served as a consultant for the Allegheny County Comprehensive Plan: Allegheny Places.
She holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from the H. John Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University.
Prior to joining the Falk Foundation, Kerry served as Program Manager in the Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program for International Peace at the United States Institute of Peace, hosting international journalists, diplomats, academics, and government officials in addressing violent conflicts. She also managed post-doctoral Fulbright exchanges with Latin American countries at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars
in Washington D.C Kerry founded and directed a nonprofit organization working with juvenile offenders and crime victims, and evaluated over 700 adult, juvenile, and tribal Drug Court programs across the country under a contract with the Department of Justice at the American University.
Kerry currently serves on the Boards of the Institute of Politics at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Center on African American Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE) at Carnegie Mellon University.
She received the Jefferson Award for Public service for her work as a volunteer mediator in the severe and violent crime mediation program with Office of the Victim Advocate in the PA Department of Corrections, and she has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children. Kerry's work as a volunteer tester for fair housing and a mentor for at-risk youth earned her the Racial Justice Award from the Pittsburgh YWCA, and the Making the Connection award from the National
Association of Women Business Owners.
Director of Administration
is the Director of Administration. She has been affiliated with
the Foundation since 1968; serving as Secretary to the President
until 1986. After a brief hiatus, she returned in 1993 as Administrative
Assistant and keeps the office functioning on a day-to-day basis.
Darla conducts research on specialized projects and has interests
in issues affecting women, children and victims of violent crime.
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