The Board

Chair

Eric Cottle
Partner
K&L Gates

Treasurer

Peter Russ
Shareholder, Pittsburgh Office
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

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

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

Donald C. Bluedorn II
Managing Shareholder
Babst Calland

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

Mary Crossley
Interim Dean
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Jim English
Staff Director – Legal
FedEx

Aarthi Murty
Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Giant Eagle

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

Tony J. Thompson
Counsel
Dollar Bank

Keith Whitson
Partner
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston

The Executive Director

Ena Lebel, a corporate attorney for over a decade (most recently for Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky) and a project consultant for Common Impact, Inc., also serves as the President and Board Chair of Healthy Start, Inc. 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 has spent the last decade and a half managing communications and public relations for nonprofits, education, and health care; most recently for the University of Pittsburgh and prior to that, the Moon Area School District. She believes that being invested in an organization’s mission is vital to success, and looks forward to spreading the word about the Coalition’s important mission.