Officers & Directors


An elected board of directors oversees all phases of ARCS Foundation Pittsburgh. At board meetings, the work and progress of the committees are discussed. Officers of the Pittsburgh Board include president (or co-presidents), vice president, secretary, director of finance, treasurer, and in some years, immediate past president or president-elect.

Committees include Communications, Finance, Fund Development and Donor Relations, Membership, Nominating, Program, Planning, Scholar Relations, and University Relations. In addition, a non-Board member who plays a key leadership role is the chair of our Scholar Celebration in the spring. Our Donor Appreciation Reception, held in the fall, is hosted by our unniversity partners.

The fiscal year is July 1 –June 30, with the annual meeting held each May. The year’s largest event is the Scholar Celebration in the Spring, when the scholars present information about their work in highly interactive formats.

Officers and Board of Directors - July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

Co-Presidents Beverlyn Elliott and Jennifer Martin
Secretary TBD
Director of Finance Linda Thier
Treasurer Charlotte Beukema
Assistant Treasurer Anne Crawford
Communications TBD 
Fund Development Pam Meadowcroft and Kathy Testoni
Membership Lynne Porter and Carol Heppner
Nominating Maria Townsend
Planning  Carol Stockman
Programs Vicky Guscoff and Anoo Verghis

University Relations

Merrilee Salmon

Scholar Relations

Phyllis Coontz