Ken is a former Principal Dancer with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, the Ballet West, and the Dallas Ballet Company. He was the Artistic Director of Performing Arts for La Roche College, where he established a B.A. Degree for Performing Arts In Dance and developed a public-school Arts dance program. Mr. Nickel joined California University of Pennsylvania where he designed and worked with their Bachelor of Arts Degree in dance. Ken created and developed in conjunction with the Community College of Beaver County a program where junior and senior students can earn an Associate of Arts degree in Dance during High School. He served as Artistic Director of the program for the Community College of Beaver County. Ken has also served on the Spina Bifida Board of Directors for the past three years.
Judy O’Connor is the wife of former Mayor Bob O’Connor and has lived in Pittsburgh all her life. She is currently employed at the Highmark Caring Foundation (Caring Place) and also serves on the Bob O'Connor Foundation Board of Directors, the SIDS board, and the CAB board at WQED. Judy is involved in the community and delivers meals on wheels and volunteers at the Mario Lemieux Children’s Home. She has three children, Heidy, Father Terry and Corey and three granddaughters.
Heidy O’Connor Garth graduated from Slippery Rock University with a B.S. degree in management and marketing and worked for Pappan’s Enterprises for 16 years. Heidy has worked for C. Truxell Research as a marketing manager for the last 20 years. Heidy is also on the Bob O'Connor Foundation Board of Directors. She was involved in the Girl Scouts as a leader for 9 years, PTO President in the Woodland Hills School District for 9 years, and was involved in the OLWEUS Anti-Bullying Program.
Susan has over twenty years of Marketing, Operations, and fund-raising experience including Operations Management, Account Services, Client Service Management, Production Management, Strategy Development, and Purchasing. Currently, Sue is Operations Manager for a full-service direct marketing agency committed to nonprofit fundraising where she is responsible for creating, maintaining and company-wide training of all processes and procedures. She works to promote team-oriented thinking and to build consensus across organizations. Sue is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
Robin obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration majoring in Business Teacher Education from Robert Morris University. In addition, she is certified in Secondary Business Courses. Robin has over ten years of experience in the finance world, most recently as an Account Compromise Specialist with one of the area’s largest credit unions.
Brian's extraordinary career spans being an Executive, Fulbright Scholar, Professor, and Theatre Artist. Currently, he is serving as the Inaugural Vice President of Enrollment Management for the Community College of Allegheny College. Prior to CCAC, Brian had numerous positions and promotions with Stephens College, Nebraska Methodist College, Prescott College, the Fulbright Scholar Program, Eureka College, and the University of Southern Indiana. Brian has a passion for education and the performing arts and serves or has served on numerous boards that promote these passions and has diverse publication and production experience. He was born and raised in Gary, Indiana.
Jackie is a corporate banking professional specializing in Treasury Management. She has been a banker for nearly 30 years and during this time has consulted, recommended, developed, implemented and sold complex cash management, payment and fraud protection solutions; managed client service and operational teams; guided corporate brand management; and managed products like corporate credit card and merchant processing. She is currently with Dollar Bank. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Jackie holds a BS in Business Administration majoring in CIS from Robert Morris University. She volunteers her time to mentor middle school children, help St. Barnabas' annual fund raiser, and participate on the United Way of SWPA Women’s Leadership Council Board. Jackie has an entrepreneurial nature, a strong passion to be consultative, and desire to solve problems.
With more than 22 years of commercial real estate, Mark Anderson is Vice President, Retail Brokerage at Colliers International in Pittsburgh and is responsible for retail agency and tenant representation. Mark graduated from Gettysburg College with Bachelor of Science History and a minor in Theatre. Some of Mark's affiliations and memberships include Vice President of the Board Member for Anchorpoint Counseling Ministries, a member of Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, and a volunteer with the Oakland Business Improvement District.
John "Jack" Hunt Jr. is probably best known as Johnny Angel of Johnny Angel and the Halos. Jack and his group have been performing for more than 30 years now. Jack has been involved in music for as long as he can remember, from the church choir, to drummer, to lead singer. He also owns and runs Johnny Angel’s Ginchy Stuff, a memorabilia shop on Pittsburgh’s North Side. With his love of the culinary arts, Jack is also a partner in a company that owns seven local restaurants. But Jack’s main focus in his life is still his family and his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Howard has an exceptional career in marketing, development, and fundraising. He has experience in annual and capital fundraising campaigns, administering strategic plans and marketing programs, creating and overseeing strategic plans, problem solving, and writing effective proposals and public relations materials. His skill set includes strong communication, supervisory, management, and leadership experience. A graduate of Point Park University, he was Associate Vice President for California University Advancement, Campaign Director for the JCC Pittsburgh, consultant for the YMCA, Director of the JCC- South Hills, Consultant of the Ohio YMCA, and Manager of Donor Resources for the Central Blood Bank.