The Board


Eric Cottle
K&L Gates

Vice Chair

Tony J. Thompson
Dollar Bank


Peter Russ
Shareholder, Pittsburgh Office
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC



Dawn Beighey
Senior Assistant General Counsel – Litigation
U.S. Steel

April M. Barton
Dean and Professor of Law
Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University


Donald C. Bluedorn II
Managing Shareholder
Babst Calland

Andrea-Clark Smith
Associate Chief Legal Officer, SVP Employment, Labor and Physician Contracting


Mary Crossley
Interim Dean
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Jim English
Staff Director – Legal
FedEx Ground


Aarthi Murty
Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Giant Eagle


Jennifer S. Park
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Dentons Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.


Keith Whitson
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston

The Executive Director

Ena Lebel (She/Her/Hers), a corporate attorney for over a decade (most recently for Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky), also serves as the President and Board Chair of Healthy Start, Inc. and on the boards of Women’s Law Project and FISA Foundation. She has extensive volunteer experience with efforts around diversity and inclusion, and holds a passionate belief that we can inspire, empower, and connect people to change the world.

Communications Director

Megan Edwards (She/Her/Hers) is a communications strategist passionate about inspiring positive change. She extensive experience managing communications and public relations efforts for nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and health care.