Board of Directors

PA Humanities’ board is a committed and diverse team of professionals working to put the humanities into action to create positive change across Pennsylvania. Members have backgrounds in business, law, education, philanthropy, government, and arts and culture.

Bonita Allen
Parent Involvement in Education Consultant; President, PDE Federal Programs Division/PA PTA

Ivy Barsky
Former CEO, National Museum of American Jewish History

Dina L. Clark
Senior Vice President, Diversity Inclusion, Skanska USA Building

Chanel Cook
Public Affairs Specialist, Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Allen Dieterich-Ward
Professor of History, Shippensburg University

Daniel Egusquiza
Executive Director, Barrio Alegria

Gisele Barreto Fetterman
Co-Founder, For Good PGH

Melody Keim
Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

Kimberly Koller-Jones
Executive Director, Hoyt Center for the Arts

Cheryl Matherly
Vice President/Vice Provost, International Education, Lehigh University

Maureen McGuigan
Deputy Director, Arts & Culture; Lackawanna County

Seulky McInneshin
Executive Vice President of Core Support, The Enterprise Center

Erin C. Molchany
Senior Advisor of Government Relations, Buchanan, Ingersol, and Rooney PC

John Orr
Executive Director, Art-Reach

Safronia Perry
Director, Hope Station

Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D
President, Marywood University

Abbi Peters
EVP Operations, PA Wilds Center

Christina D. Saler, Esq.
Partner, Cohen Millstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

JJ Sheffer
Director of Community Programming, York County Economic Alliance

Jane Sheffield
Executive Director, Allegheny Ridge Corporation

Michael A. Smith
Manager of Institutional Giving, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Leah Spangler
President & CEO, The Learning Lamp

Zabeth Teelucksingh
Executive Director, Global Philadelphia Association

Gwendolyn White
Underwriting Manager, ERIE Insurance Group

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