Board of Directors
Board of Directors
EECM is indebted to its Board of Directors, who have worked tirelessly to guide the organization and establish its presence throughout the community.
Current Board Members include:
- Mark Bibro, President
- Phil Hallen, Vice-President
- Walter B. Fowler, Treasurer
- Rita Pollock, Secretary
- Penina Kessler Lieber, Solicitor
- Jonathan Sewall, President, Council of Congregations
- Eric S. Davis
- Carla E. Frost
- Florence Johnson
- Abass Kamara
- Stuart Miller
- Elliott Oshry
- Steven Reinsel
- Emily J. Rosenthal
- DeWayne Tuthill
Currently the EECM management team is led by:
- Myrna Zelenitz, Executive Director
- Rev. Darnell O. Leonard, Associate Director
Mark Bibro, President
Mr. Bibro has been a tireless leader of EECM for years. A graduate of Villanova University with a B.A. in Political Science, Mr. Bibro recently joined the Birmingham Foundation as Executive Director. Prior to this position, Mr. Bibro was General Manager of Riverwalk Corporate Center. In addition to his Presidency of EECM, Mr. Bibro serves as President of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks and Friends of the Riverfront and is on the Board of St. Vincent DePaul Society and South Hills Interfaith Ministries.
Phil Hallen , Vice-President
Mr. Hallen has been a member of EECM’s Board since 2005. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and Yale University. Mr. Hallen was President of the Maurice Falk Fund of Pittsburgh for 38 years, until his retirement in 2001. At that time, he was named President Emeritus. Mr. Hallen currently holds academic appointments at both the Graduate School of Public Health and School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh.
Walter B. Fowler , Treasurer
Mr. Fowler joined the Board of EECM in 2006. He is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College with a BA in Economics, and has an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in Accounting and Finance. Currently Mr. Fowler is Vice-President of Finance and Administration at Chatham College.
Rita Pollock, Secretary
For over 30 years, Ms. Pollock has been a driving force for program development, management, and evaluation in Pittsburgh’s nonprofit world. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of EECM since 2005. After receiving a B.S. in Government from Simmons College and an M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Pittsburgh, she has been involved with many local agencies across Pittsburgh.
Penina Kessler Lieber, Solicitor
Ms. Lieber has served as Solicitor to EECM since 2005. As an attorney with the Pittsburgh office of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, she practices exclusively in the area of nonprofit and tax-exempt law, representing organizations in matters ranging from start-up and tax qualification to complex litigation before state and federal tax authorities and the courts. In addition, she is Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she teaches courses in nonprofit and tax-exempt law.
Eric S. Davis, Esq.
Mr. Davis joined the EECM Board of Directors in 2007. He holds a B.S. in Hotel Restaurant Management from Penn State, and M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently a Managing Partner at Elliott & Davis, LLC and the President of ePowerApps.com, Inc., an internet-oriented consulting and e-business development firm. Mr. Davis is also a Partner of Procopio & Associates, providing consulting and fundraising assistance to non-profit organizations.
Carla E. Frost
After many years of close association with EECM, Ms. Frost joined the Board in 2007. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and currently serves as Manager, First Niagara – East Liberty Branch. Ms. Frost has served on the Board of Directors of more than 15 non-profit organizations.
Steven Reinsel, Esq.
Mr. Reinsel joined the Board in 2007. He holds a B.A. in International Relations and Philosophy from Lehigh University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Reinsel is a partner with Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC and also provides pro bono legal services for several Pittsburgh charities. His extensive list of activities includes the Fund for the Advancement of Minorities Through Education (FAME), Venture Outdoors, Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc. and the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP).
Emily J. Rosenthal
Ms. Rosenthal joined the EECM Board of Directors in 2006. She holds a B.A. in Geography from Mt. Holyoke College and an M.A. in History from Carnegie Mellon University. After several years of working with various organizations in the capacities of research director and evaluation manager, she has become a major influence in Pittsburgh nonprofit work.
Mr. Oshry joined the EECM Board in 2008. He has been a fund raising consultant since 1974 when he joined Ketchum, Inc., following a career in corporate public relations and newspaper publishing. Today he is Executive Counsel to Ketchum, in addition to managing a private consulting practice.
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