Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro & Lieutenant Governor-Elect Austin Davis Announce Diverse, Experienced Transition Advisory Committees

Originally published: December 2, 2022
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The Advisory Committees are made up of policy and professional experts, community advocates, and business, industry, and labor leaders from across the Commonwealth

HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Austin Davis announced the members of seven Transition Advisory Committees, which will advise the incoming Administration and prepare to advance Governor-Elect Shapiro’s top priorities: growing our economy, making our communities safer, and ensuring all Pennsylvania students receive a high-quality education.

Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Austin Davis have assembled a diverse and experienced team of Pennsylvania leaders and policy experts to advise their transition on a wide array of different policy areas to help move the Commonwealth forward. From public safety to economic development, the Transition Advisory Committees will play a key role in ensuring the Administration is ready to tackle these priorities.

“Pennsylvanians gave us a mandate to bring people together and get things done – and this diverse, experienced group of leaders and policy experts from every region across the Commonwealth will advise our Transition on the most pressing issues and priorities we face,” said Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro. “It was a privilege to spend the last 14 months traveling across Pennsylvania, listening to and learning from our neighbors. Wherever I went, Pennsylvanians wanted the same thing: an economy that works for everyone, good schools and a quality education for their children, and safe communities for their families – and these Advisory Committees will play a key role assisting the Shapiro-Davis Administration get to work on day one to turn that vision into a reality. ”

See below for more information on Shapiro-Davis Transition Advisory Committees:

Economic Development

Chair: Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

The Advisory Committee for Economic Development will be Chaired by Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce. The Advisory Committee for Economic Development – made up of economic development policy experts, business and labor leaders, and rural stakeholders – will play a critical role in advising the Shapiro-Davis transition on how to create an economy that works for everyone. The committee will review current policies and make recommendations about how to spur innovation, grow the economy, reduce taxes, cut burdensome regulations, embrace Pennsylvania’s role as an energy leader, support Pennsylvania’s rural communities, and create new opportunities for businesses and workers across the Commonwealth.


Chair: MeeCee Baker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Versant Strategies

The Advisory Committee for Environment and Energy will be chaired by MeeCee Baker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Versant Strategies. The Advisory Committee for Environment and Energy will be made up of environmental experts, labor leaders who represent workers in the energy industry, and policy experts and will advise the transition on how to carry out Shapiro’s vision to create a bold, comprehensive climate and energy plan that will grow Pennsylvania’s economy, protect and create jobs, address climate change, and protect Pennsylvanians’ constitutional right to clean air and pure water.

Public Safety

Chair: Patrick J. Murphy, former Under Secretary of the Army

The Advisory Committee for Public Safety will be chaired by Patrick Murphy, former Under Secretary of the Army. The co-chairs of this committee – including current and former Pennsylvania law enforcement officials, emergency management experts, and community safety advocates – will advise the transition on steps the Shapiro-Davis Administration should take to invest in law enforcement and make our communities safer, ensure the Commonwealth is ready for a wide range of emergency situations, and improve the criminal justice system to address historic inequities, restore trust, and make our communities safer.


Chair: Patrick Gallagher, Chancellor at the University of Pittsburgh

The Advisory Committee for Education and Workforce will be chaired by Pat Gallagher, Chancellor at the University of Pittsburgh, and will be comprised of teachers, former school administrators, and education policy experts. Josh Shapiro believes that every child in Pennsylvania – regardless of race, class, or zip code – deserves access to a quality education and the opportunity to shape their own future, and this committee will advise the transition on how to carry out Governor-Elect Shapiro’s vision to ensure every student has access to the “thorough and efficient” education. The committee will work to develop recommendations to prioritize mental health, invest in vocational, technical, and computer training throughout our education system, ensure our teachers have the resources they need, and give parents a real voice in their children’s education.

Health and Human Services

Chair: Dr. Alyn E. Waller, Senior Pastor at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church

The Advisory Committee for Health and Human Services will be chaired by Dr. Alyn Waller, Senior Pastor, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. The committee will be made up of Pennsylvania doctors and nurses, healthcare experts, and public health advocates to advise the Shapiro-Davis Transition on how to ensure every Pennsylvanian, no matter where they live, has equitable, affordable access to medical care in their community. The committee will compile recommendations for public health issues, substance use treatment, child welfare services, and seniors issues and elder care.

Consumer Protection

Chair: Brian A. Hudson, Sr., Former CEO Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

The Advisory Committee for Consumer Protection will be chaired by Brian Hudson, Former CEO, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, and will include Former Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, housing authority experts and community development specialists. This committee will play a critical role in advising the Governor-Elect in setting up an Administration that will protect the public from deceptive or unfair business practices and from unfair methods of competition through law enforcement, advocacy, research, and education. As Pennsylvania’s Attorney General, Shapiro took on the predatory lenders and returned over $130 million to Pennsylvania students and families who got screwed and taken advantage of. As Governor, he will continue to take on powerful interests on behalf of the good people of Pennsylvania.

State Government Operations

Chair: Joann Bell, Director of the Philadelphia Government Office, Pugliese Associates

The Advisory Committee for State Government Operations will be chaired by Joann Bell, Director of the Philadelphia Government Office and a member of Pugliese Associates. The committee will be made up of regulatory & government affairs experts, former state legislators and labor leaders who represent public sector workers, who will play a key role in advising the Shapiro-Davis Administration in creating a state government that works effectively and efficiently, serving the people of Pennsylvania each and every day.

See below for the full list of members of the Transition Advisory Committees:


Chair: Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce



Michael Bronstein, President, American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp

Raymond Bunt, Jr., Former State Representative (147th District, Montgomery County)

Justin Clapper, Government Affairs, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau

Larisa Miller, President & CEO, Keystone Farm Future CEO, Phoenix Global, LLC

Alan P. Novak, President, Novak Strategic Advisors; Partner, Rooney Novak Isenhour Group; Attorney at Lamb McErlane, PC

James M. D’Innocenzo, Vice President – State Government, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs, Comcast NBC Universal

David Kerr, President External Affairs, AT&T Pennsylvania

Hannah Smith-Brubaker, Executive Director, Pasa Sustainable Agriculture

Dr. Kyle C. Kopko, Executive Director, Center for Rural Pennsylvania

Michael Smith, Ph.D., Director of Commonwealth Relations, Office of Government and Community Affairs, University of Pennsylvania

Gabe Perlow, CEO, Rooted Management Services

Christian R. Herr, Executive Vice President, PennAg Industries Association

Joey Jurgielewicz, CEO Joe Jurgielewicz & Son, Ltd.


Business Development

Marwan Kreidie, Professor of Political Science, West Chester University, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Arab-American Development Corps

Nagi Latefa, Application’s Engineering Manager at Intel Corporation

Kevin Acklin, President of Business Operations, Pittsburgh Penguins

John Callahan, Former Mayor of Bethlehem

Charlie Dent, Former Member of Congress

Jill Foys, Executive Director, Northwest Pa Regional Planning and Development Commission

Marcel Groen, Retired Partner, Fox Rothschild; Former Chair, Pennsylvania Democratic Party

Richard M. Horowitz, Chairman and CEO, RAF Industries, Inc.

Sam Katz, Filmmaker, History Making Productions

Grace McGregor Kramer, Vice President of Operations, McGregor Industries, Inc.

Michael K. Pearson, Partner, Iron Stone Real Estate Partners

Gregg Perelman, Founding Partner and CEO, Walnut Capital Management

J.B. Reilly, President, City Center Investment Corporation

Israel Roizman, President, Roizman Development Inc.

Marc Stier, Director, PA Budget and Policy Center

William R. Taxay, Shareholder and Co-Leader, Real Estate National Practice Group, Dentons Cohen & Grigsby P.C.

Ken Weinstein, President, Philly Office Retail

Herky Pollock, Executive Vice President, CBRE

Mark E. Pasquerilla, Chair of the Greater Johnstown Regional Partnership Chairman of Crown American Associates

Michael Heller, Executive Chairman and CEO, Cozen O’Connor

Mark Campbell, Partner, Ridge Policy Group

Jennifer Rodriguez, President & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Luke Bernstein, President & CEO, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry

Timothy M. Pulte, Executive Managing Director – Market Leader Philadelphia Tri-State Region Brokerage, Colliers

Clifford B. Levine, Chair, Public Sector Law Group, Dentons, Cohen & Grigsby, PC

John Grady, Senior Vice President, Wexford Science & Technology, LLC

Jim Wansacz, Executive Director, Agency for Community EmPOWERment of NEPA

Sam Williamson, Western Pennsylvania District Director, SEIU 32BJ

Mustafa Rashed, President & CEO, Bellevue Strategies

Jeff Bartos, Co-Founder and Chair, Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund

Mike Shirk, CEO, High Companies

Paul Gitnik, Board Member, Pennsylvania Board of Finance & Revenue


Transportation & Infrastructure

Bernie Hall, President, United SteelWorkers District 10

Bill Hamilton, President, Pennsylvania Conference of Statewide Teamsters; International Vice President, Teamsters

Joanne Manganello, Director of Pennsylvania Government Relations, LIUNA Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizing Coalition

Thomas R. McIntyre, Business Manager/Financial Secretary, I.B.E.W. Local Union No. 5

Tom Melcher, Business Manager, Pittsburgh Regional Building Trades Council

Brittney Rodas, Legislative and Political Representative, UFCW Local 1776

Wadud Ahmad, President/Co-Founder, Ahmad Zaffarese LLC

Chuck Hammel, President, Pitt Ohio

Jeffrey Letwin, Counsel, Saul Ewing LLP

Gregory B. May, Vice President & Pennsylvania Office Leader, HNTB Corporation

Thomas C. Melisko, Jr., Business Manager, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 66

Leslie Richards, General Manager, SEPTA; Former Secretary of PennDOT; Former Montgomery County Commissioner

Mark Stine, Executive Vice President Legislative and Public Affairs, PA Automotive Association

Sarah Clark Stuart, Executive Director, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Vince Tutino, President, The Lindy Group Inc.

Barry Schoch, Senior Vice-President, KCI Technologies, Inc.

Folasade (Sade) Olanipekun-Lewis, Vice President Operating & Community Partnerships, Vantage Airport Group

Jon Geeting, Engagement Director, Philadelphia 3.0

George Zalar, Business Manager, Ironworkers Local 404

George Pegram, Business Manager, Plumbers Local 690

Robert Latham, Executive Vice President Associated PA Constructors



Jim Greenwood, Senior Policy Advisor, DLA Piper Global Law Firm

Kurt Imhoff, Senior Vice President, Policy & Public Affairs at Life Sciences Pennsylvania

Jeff Marrazzo, Co-founder and former CEO, Spark Therapeutics

Jack Cohen, President, Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau

Angelo J. Valletta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Russel Kaufman, M.D., President Emeritus, The Wistar Institute, Professor Emeritus, Duke University, Executive in Residence, Pappas-Capital

Michael S. Parmacek, MD, Frank Wister Thomas Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine; Chair, Department of Medicine, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce



Chair: MeeCee Baker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Versant Strategies



Katie Blume, Political & Legislative Director, Conservation Voters of PA

Nelson Diaz, Ret. Judge and former Exelon Director and Vice Chairman of Hispanic in Energy

Jaimie Field, Director of Sustainability, Entercom

Patrick Morgan, Patrick Morgan, 1st Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Engagement Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Charlie McPhedran, Senior Attorney, Earthjustice

Mark Szybist, Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council

Melissa Ostroff, Pennsylvania Field Advocate at Earthworks

Jennifer Quinn, Legislative and Political Director, Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter

Jim M. Seif, Former Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; Former Regional Administrator, EPA Region 3

Ezra P. Thrush, MPA, Senior Director of Government Affairs, PennFuture

John Walliser, Senior Vice President – Legal & Government Affairs, Pennsylvania Environmental Council

Shannon Waterman Dawson, Senior Associate, Wojdak Government Relations

Jennifer Fields, Managing Partner, ACRI Environmental Group LLC

David Masur, Executive Director, PennEnvironment

Carol Collier, Senior Advisor for Watershed Management and Policy, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Romulo Diaz, Principal, Turtle on Post, LLC

Jim Wansacz, Executive Director, Agency for Community EmPOWERment of NEPA



Joe Dominguez, President and Chief Executive Officer of Constellation

Louis Evans, President & CEO, Commonwealth Energy Group

Marc Felgoise, Member, Intersect Energy

John Hines, Corporate Relations Manager – Northeast Great Lakes Region, Shell

Christopher Lewis, Principal, Blank Rome; Energy Commission Chair, City of Philadelphia

Brian Aiello, Vice President – External Relations, CNX Resources Corp

Kevin Walker, CEO, Duquesne Light

Cheryl McAbee, Esquire, Senior Counsel, Hardwick Law Firm and President of River Development Corporation

Joylette Portlock, PH.D., Executive Director, Sustainable Pittsburgh

Mike Stanton, Business Manager, Boilermakers Local 154

Kareem Afzal, Chief Executive Officer, PDC Machines

Jeaneen Zappa, Executive Director, Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance

Dan Lapato, Managing Director, State Affairs and Public Policy, American Gas Association

John Kotek, Senior Vice President for Policy Development and Public Affairs, Nuclear Energy Institute

Stephanie Catarino Wissman, American Petroleum Institute Pennsylvania

John Bland, Business Manager, Boilermakers Local 13

Seth Shapiro, President & CEO, Philadelphia Gas Works

Jim Snell, Business Manager, Steamfitters Local 420

Judson Kroh, Robindale Energy

Ken Broadbent, Business Manager, Steamfitters Local 449

John Bane, Director of Government Affairs, EQT Corporation

Doug Oliver, Vice President, Governmental and External Affairs, PECO

Ed Hazzouri, Chairman of Hazzouri and Associates

Paul A. Roth, Ph.D., Principal, Entropia LLC; Former State Director, Clean Power PA Coalition



Chair: Patrick Murphy, Former Under Secretary of the Army


Law Enforcement

Richard Johnston, Sherriff, Northampton County

John Eckenrode, President, Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers

Dave Kennedy, President, Pennsylvania State Troopers Association

John McNesby, President, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5

Joe Regan, President, Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police

Charles Roca, Chief of Police, City of Allentown

Robert Swartzwelder, President, Pittsburgh Fraternal Order of Police Local #1

Greg Rowe, Executive Director, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association

Danielle Outlaw, Police Commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department

Dave Heckler, Former District Attorney, Bucks County

Thomas Stangrecki, Acting Chief of Police, City of Pittsburgh


Emergency Management

Bob Brooks, President, Pennsylvania Professional Firefighters Association

Chuck McQuilkin, Vice President, Philadelphia Firefighters & Paramedics Union IAFF Local #22

Jack Tomarchio, Principal, Agoge Group, LLC

Patrick Murphy, Former Under Secretary of the Army

Jerome Ozog, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Services Institute

Roland “Bud” Mertz, Director, Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety

Tim Leech, Vice President, Pittsburgh Firefighters IAFF Local No. 1


Community Safety

Adam Garber, Executive Director, CeaseFirePA

Bryan Lentz, Attorney, Bochetto and Lentz PC

Dorothy Johnson-Speight, Founder & National Executive Director, Mothers In Charge

John Solomon, Founder & Community Activist, Endangered Kind

Nick Suplina, Senior Vice President for Law & Policy, Everytown for Gun Safety

Maria Goellner, Pennsylvania State Policy Director, FAMM

Abbie Newman, Chief Executive Officer, Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center

Saleem Holbrook, Executive Director, Abolitionist Law Center

Alexandra Abboud, Pennsylvania Program Manager, Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice

Hank Butler, Executive Director, PA Jewish Coalition

Margot Isman, Policy Director, Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project

Dr. Jamie Martin, Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Former APSCUF President

Jasiri X, Co-Founder & CEO, 1Hood Media

Rev. Donald Moore, Pastor, Mount Carmel Baptist Church

Robert Rooks, CEO, REFORM Alliance

Karen Buchholz, Executive Vice President of Administration for Comcast Corporation

Brittany Kline, Program Director, Safe2SaySomething



Chair: Patrick Gallagher, Chancellor at the University of Pittsburgh



Lisa Nutter, Founder and Managing Partner, Community Impact Investments

Jim Vaughan, Executive Director, Pennsylvania State Education Association

Laura Boyce, Executive Director, Teach Plus Pennsylvania

Joel Greenberg, Founder, Susquehanna International Group

Kathy H. Christiano, Board Chair, William Penn Foundation and preschool teacher

Sean Reily, President & CEO, Roscommon International

Daniel Weidemer, Director of Government Relations, Pennsylvania State Education Association

Art Steinberg, President, American Federation of Teachers Pennsylvania

Amy Sichel, Former Superintendent of Abington School District

Turea Hutson, PhD candidate in the Drexel University School of Education

Rich Askey, President, Pennsylvania State Education Association

Sharif El-Mekki, CEO, The Center for Black Educator Development

Christopher Goins, President, Girard College

Tracey Hart, Educator, Franklin School District

Nathan Mains, CEO, Pennsylvania School Boards Association

Robert Mitchell, Educator, Pittsburgh Public School District

Keisha Jordan, President and CEO, Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia

Rev. Luis Cortez Jr, Founder & CEO, Esperanza

Chris Wakeley, Former Executive Director, PA House Education Committee

Keisha Jordan, President & CEO, Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia

Stacy Holland, Executive Director, Elevate 215

Sherri Smith, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators


Higher Education

Brenda Allen, President, Lincoln University

Elizabeth Bolden, President & CEO, Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges

Tom Foley, President, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania

John Fry, President, Drexel University

Patrick Gallagher, Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh

Amanda Hill, Senior Director of Marketing & External Relations, Peirce College

Pedro Rivera, President, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology; Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Education

Cindy Shapira, Chair, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors

Christopher Gray, President, Erie County Community College

Kevin Jenkins, President & CEO, Manchester Bidwell Corporation

Ken Mash, President, Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties

Wendell Pritchett, Former Interim President, The University of Pennsylvania

Pamela Keye, Chief Diversity and Compliance Officer, Cheney University

James Mullen, Former President, Allegheny College

Janine Frazier Macklin, Associate Director Corporate Relations, Duquesne University

Barbara K. Altman, President, Franklin & Marshall College

Mitchell Morgan, Chairman of the Board, Temple University and Chairman of the Board, Morgan Properties

Ronald DiNicola, Partner, DiNicola Law Offices

Donald Guy Generals, President, Community College of Philadelphia


Workforce Development

Darrin Kelly, President, Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council

Daniel Alvalle, Pennsylvania Director, CASA

Robert Bair, President, Pennsylvania State Building and Construction Trades

Gary Masino, President, Sheet Metal Workers Local 19

Khamil Bailey, Black Business Advocate

William Sproule, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters

Robert Cherry, CEO, Partner4Work Inc

Patrick Clancy, President & CEO, Philadelphia Works

Tim Crowther, Political Director and Business Representative, IUPAT District Council 21

Michael Stefan, Assistant Vice President of State Relations, Penn State University

Sabrina Saunders-Mosby, President & CEO, Vibrant Pittsburgh

Michael Araten, CEO & President, Sterling Drive Ventures

Alex Halper, Vice President of Government Affairs, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry

Warren Faust, President, NEPA Building Trades Council

Christopher Hundley, Public & Government Relations Director at SEIU Local 668

Gary Masino, President, Sheet Metal Workers Local 19

Stuart Davidson, Partner, Willing, Williams, & Davidson

Michael Kiel, Rehab Specialist, Center for Independent Living of South Central Pennsylvania

Theo Braddy, President, Theo Braddy Consulting

Jasmine Sessoms, SVP of Corporate Affairs for Hilco Redevelopment Partners


Health and Human Services

Chair: Dr. Alyn E. Waller, Senior Pastor at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church



Bruce Armon, Partner and Health Law Group Chair, Saul Ewing LLP

Allison Beam, Senior Vice President and Chief Government Affairs Officer, UPMC

Steven Davis, Insurance Chair, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP

Jay Feldstein, President and CEO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Martin Gaynor, E.J. Barone University Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Ravi Gupta, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Azmat Husain, Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder, Personic Healthcare

Tracy Lawless, Government Affairs Counselor, K&L Gates LLP

Daniel Onorato, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Highmark Health

Jack D. Schocker, Chair, Department Of Radiation Oncology, UPMC Altoona

Eric Settle, Senior Counsel, AmeriHealth Caritas

A. Everette James, M. Allen Pond Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh

Andrew Sharp, Director of State Government Relations, Penn Medicine

Nathan Spade, Vice President, External Affairs, UnitedHealth Group

Heather Tyler, Vice President, State Legislative Advocacy, The Hospital + Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

Richard Ost, President, Philadelphia Pharmacy Inc.

Charles Breslin, CEO, Rittenhouse Consulting Group LLC, Maintenance Matrix LLC, DBA Star Quality Health Partners

Matthew Yarnell, President, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania

Alhambra Frarey, Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Penn Medicine

Kristen Farry, Vice President of Policy & Government Relations, Woods Services

Gary Zegiestowsky, Executive Director, Rural Health Redesign Center

Kevin Mahoney, CEO, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Antoinette Kraus, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Health Access Network

Argie Allen-Wilson, Mental Health/Relationship Therapist & Co-Founder of Mental Health First Connects, Connections Matter LLC and Founder of F.A.I.T.H. Connects LLC

Maureen May, President, Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Professionals

Benjamin Abella, William G. Baxt Professor and Vice Chair for Research; Director, Center for Resuscitation Science; Medical Director, Penn Acute Research Collaboration, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Michael A. Yonas, Vice President for Public Health, Research, and Learning for the Pittsburgh Foundation


Human Services

Josie Badger, President, J. Badger Consulting

Nancy Murray, Senior VP of Achieva and President of The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh

Denny O’Brien, Former Speaker, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Stewart Cohen, Shareholder, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C.

William Stauffer, Executive Director, The Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations – Alliance

Wendy Evans, Director of Operations, Commonwealth Energy Group

Carlos Carter, President & CEO, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

Richard Edley, President & CEO, Rehabilitation & Community Providers Association

Cynthia Figueroa, President & CEO, JEVS Human Services

Bev Mackereth, Former Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

Katharine Dalke, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health

Lynette Brown-Sow, President, L. M. Brown Management Group, LLC

Shaun Dougherty, Board President, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Pat Brier, Founder, Patrick J. Brier & Associates

Salima Suswell, Executive Director, Emgage Pennsylvania

Ted Kopas, Project Manager, Governor’s Action Team and Former Commissioner, Westmoreland County

Charles Hooker, President & CEO, Keystone Human Services

Weston Kensinger, Director, Douglas W. Pollock Center for Addiction Outreach and Research and Associate Teaching Professor of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State University

Lucy Kitner, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of County Administrators of Mental Health and Developmental Services

Garrett Snider, Director, Philadelphia DHS Child Welfare Oversight Board; Director, The Mayors Fund for Philadelphia; Founder and Board Member, The Resilience Foundation

Dale Klatzker, President & CEO, Gaudenzia, Inc.

Sherri Landis, Executive Director, The Arc of Pennsylvania

Michael McDonnell, Communications Manager, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Ruth Siegfried, Founder and President, InVision Human Services

Joan Erney, Former Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Monica Taylor, Chair, Delaware County Council
Marquita Williams, Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services for City of Philadelphia
Amy Lutz, Senior Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania
Davida Berger, Past President of the Association of Adults with Developmental Disabilities



Nancy Thaler, National Consultant on Medicaid-Funded Long-Term Care and Home and Community Based Services

Teresa Osborne, State Advocacy Director, AARP Pennsylvania

Barbara L. Valaw, Served as Director of Quality Assurance, Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Zach Shamberg, President & CEO, Pennsylvania Health Care Association

Scott Rifkin, Executive Chairman, Real Time Medical

Rebecca May-Cole, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Daniel Mazus, President, Retired Public Employees of Pennsylvania AFSCME Chapter 13

Mary Jo Campbell, Vice Mayor, Washington Township, Erie County

Linda Weaver, Retired PSEA Educator



Chair: Brian A. Hudson, Sr., Former CEO Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency



Mark Dambly, CEO Pennrose, LLC

Brian Hudson, CPA, CTP, Former CEO of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

Jonathan Hudson, Partner, Hudson Companies.

Blane Stoddart, President & CEO, BFW Construction Project Managers

Bryce Maretzki, Director of Policy and Planning, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

Nilda Ruiz, President & CEO, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha

Cindy Daley, Director of Community Redevelopment Initiatives, Regional Housing Legal Services

Kevin Quisenberry, Litigation Director, Community Justice Project

Kyle Speece, Regional Vice President, Development, Conifer Realty

Kelvin Jeremiah. Housing President & CEO, Philadelphia Housing Authority


Finance & Insurance

Mark Dombrowski, Vice President of Government Affairs, Erie Insurance Group

Jamie Maguire, CEO & Chairman, Skippack Energy LLC

Richard Green, Chairman and CEO, Firstrust Bank

Dominic Folino, Founder, PA Blockchain Coalition and President, Spectrum Strategies

Warner N. Macklin III, Chairman, CEO and Managing Director, FoxChase Advisors, LLC

Valentino DiGiorgio, Esq., General Counsel and Consultant, BSI Consulting, LLC

Robin Weissman, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

Nicholas Smyth, Senior Deputy Attorney General & Assistant Director for Consumer Financial Protection, Office of Attorney General

Sarah Hammer, Esq. Managing Director, The Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance, The Wharton School

Steven Davis Insurance Chair, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP

Roger Zacharia, President and CEO of Ambler Savings Bank



Chair: Joann Bell, Director of the Philadelphia Government Office, Pugliese Associates

Government Reform

Kathleen Bruder, Chair of Regulatory & Government Affairs, Saxton & Stump

Peter Calcara, Vice President of Government Relations, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Chris Cera, CEO, Arcweb Technologies

Tracy Coleman, State and Local Government Director of Sales, Pegasystems

Alan Kessler, Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Laura Jan Kuller, Attorney & Owner, Pursuit Advocacy

Mike Maguire, Political Director of AFSCME Council 13

Lindsey Mauldin, Vice President, Advocacy and Public Policy, Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania

Mark Segal, Journalist & Author

Craig Snyder, CEO, Indigo Global Corporation

Connie Williams, Former Pennsylvania State Senator

David Davis, Managing Director, Accenture

Reesa Kossoff, Executive Director, SEIU PA State Council

Mary Isenhour, Partner, Rooney Novak Isenhour Group

David Landau, Of Counsel, Duane Morris LLP

Sarah Spotts, Associate at Triad Strategies

Steve Cantanese, President, SEIU Local 668

Lisa Schaefer, Executive Director, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

Sandra Fine Williams, Assistant to the PSEA Executive Director, PSEA

Abe Amoros, Deputy Executive Director, Pennsylvania Municipal League

Eric Gutshall, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Higher Educational Facilities Authority and the State Public School Building Authority


Legal & Judiciary

Murray Ufberg, Senior Partner, Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP

Michael Quatrini, Attorney, Quatrini Law Group

Dan Brier, Founding Partner Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP

Larry Bendesky, Managing Shareholder, Saltz Mongeluzzi Bendesky

Joe Messa, President and Founding Partner of Messa & Associates, PC.

Jason Matzus, Owner, Baldwin Matzus, LLC

Jason Landau Goodman, Board Chair of the Pennsylvania Youth Congress

Jeffrey Scott, Lead Compliance Counsel, Digital, Reporting, and Analytics, Pfizer

Kristen Feden, Partner at Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky, PC

Sara Jacobson, Executive Director, Public Defenders Association


Local Government

Christina Finello, Solicitor, Bucks County Clerk of Courts

Steven Kline, Chair, Montgomery County Planning Commission

Dawn Summerville, Deputy Commerce Director, City of Philadelphia

Tom VanKirk, Retired Chief Legal Officer of Highmark Health

Alex Reber, Managing Partner, Miller Dixon Drake, PC