Board of Visitors

The purpose of the University of Pittsburgh Board of Visitors is to assist in improving the quality of the School of Social Work by providing candid, comprehensive, and informed reactions to its educational objectives and programs and by providing advice on its planning efforts.

Chair, Mr. Thomas VanKirk, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel, Highmark

Mr. James J. Browne, Principal, Financial Advisor & Co-Founder, Allegheny Financial Group/Allegheny Investments

Ms. Esther Bush, President, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh                                                 

Mr. Marc Cherna, Director, Department of Human Services, Allegheny County 

Ms. Estelle F. Comay, Marcus & Shapira LLP

Dr. John Corbally, Presidential Professor; Executive Director, Office of Health Literacy, Prevention, and Community Engagement; Professor of Medicine; Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Minority Health Research University of Illinois at Chicago; Dean and Professor Emerita and Norma Radin Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan

Mr. Basil M. Cox, former President and  Chief Operating Officer at Eat'n Park Hospitality Group, Inc. (retired)

Mr. Rod Doss, Editor and Publisher, The New Pittsburgh Courier

Dr. Jeffrey Edleson, Dean and Professor, University of California at Berkeley, School of Social Welfare

Mrs. Sheila Fine, LEAD -(Leading Education and Awareness for Depression) Pittsburgh’s Founder and Board Chair                    

Dr. Alberto Godenzi, Dean, Boston College, Graduate School of Social Work

Ms. Diane Holder, Executive Vice President, UPMC; President, UPMC insurance Services Division and President and CEO, UPMC Health Plan

Mr. Earl F. Hord                                            

Dr. Shanti Khinduka, Dean Emeritus, George Warren Brown School of Social Work,  Washington University in St. Louis. (retired)                                                 

Mr. William K. Lieberman, President, W. K. Lieberman Company, LLC

Glenn Mahone, Esquire, Reed Smith

Mr. James P. McDonald, former Director of Philanthropy, Corporate Affairs, BNY Mellon (retired)

Ms. Barbara McNees, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Paula Allen-Meares, Chancellor Emerita, University of Illinois at Chicago

Mr. George L. Miles, Jr., former President & CEO of WQED Multimedia (retired)

Mr. Alan Momeyer, Consultant, Loews Corporation; Former Vice President, Human Resources, Loews Corporation

Mr. Steven Paschall, Esquire, Lovettt Bookman Harmon Marks LLP

Mr. James Roddey, Pennsylvania businessman and politician best known as the former Chief Executive of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Eric Springer, Esquire

Mrs. Joy Starzl, Social work professional

Mr. Aaron A. Walton, former Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs Highmark (retired)

Mrs. Doris Carson Williams, President & CEO, African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania