Board of Visitors

2019 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, former Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel, Highmark (retired)

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

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

Mr. Marc Cherna, former Director, Department of Human Services, Allegheny County (retired)

Ms. Estelle F. Comay, Partner, Marcus & Shapira LLP

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Alan Momeyer, Former Vice President, Human Resources, Loews Corporation (retired)

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

Mrs. Sandra L. Solomon, President, Sandra Solomon Associates Inc

Mrs. Joy Starzl, Social work professional