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.

2024 Board of Trustees

Jo Clark, Vice President, Highmark Health: Chair
Joyce Bender, Bender Consulting: Vice-Chair
Mike Jasper, Community Volunteer: Treasurer
Alan Steinberg, Retired Attorney: Secretary

Ty Allen, Realtor, Coldwell Banker
Bryan Battaglia, Vice President, Finance & Treasurer Hillman Company
Daniel Bencun, CEO, PPG Advanced Surface Technologies
Bernice Boyden, Founder & CEO, The Boyden Group
Christopher Brennan, Associate, Reed Smith LLP
Matthew Clark, Front-End Developer, Product Designer, and Strategy Consultant, CGI
Carrie Keller, Senior Director of AVP Brand, Advertising, and Creative Strategy, UPMC Health Plan
Peter Kubiska, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Dollar Bank
Kevion Latham, Managing Director, GreenRose Wealth Management
Kalani Palmer, Professor/Program Director, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Tasha Peacock, Assistant Director of Student Programs & Community Outreach, Institute of Politics at University of Pittsburgh
Peter Schramm, CEO and Founder, Lattitude
Brian Sheridan, Vice President, Account Manager, M&T Bank
Joe Stromei, Vice President, Treasury Management, Dollar Bank

Founding Board Members (Emeritus)

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