Our Board

Homeless Children’s Education Fund’s Board of Trustees consists of a diverse group of professionals who bring a wealth of expertise and passion. They share our organization’s mission of advancing the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness, guiding them to be productive and empowered citizens.  

Our Board offers a wide range of skills, including fundraising, policymaking, community outreach and social justice. They work tirelessly to ensure our organization is at the forefront of innovative approaches to addressing youth homelessness. 

We are grateful to have such a dedicated group of individuals on our Board and we look forward to accomplishing significant milestones together.

2023 Board of Trustees

Jo Clark, Vice President, Highmark Health: Chair
Joyce Bender, Bender Consulting: Vice-Chair
Mike Jasper, Community Volunteer: Treasurer
Tim McKenna, Independent Business Consultant: Secretary
Ty Allen, Realtor, Coldwell Banker
Joyce Bender, Bender Consulting
Bernice Boyden, Founder & CEO, The Boyden Group
Christopher Brennan, Associate, Reed Smith LLP
Shelly Renee Brown, Program Manager of Startable, Innovation Works
Frank Buonomo, Vice President, Public Affairs at Dollar Bank
Matthew Clark, Front-End Developer, Product Designer, and Strategy Consultant, CGI
Carrie Keller, Senior Director Creative Strategy, UPMC Health Plan
Kevion Latham, Managing Director, GreenRose Wealth Management
Peter Schramm, CEO and Founder, Lattitude
Kalani Palmer, Associate Professor/Program Director, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Brian Sheridan, Vice President – Account Manager, M&T Bank
Alan Steinberg, Retired Attorney
Joseph Zewe, President and CEO, Eyenavision

Founding Board Members (Emeritus)

Dr. Joseph Lagana, Founder
Tony Accamando
Linda Dickerson, Chair Emerita
Veronica Edwards
Becky Rodgers
Jerry Wozniak