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, non-Board members who play key leadership roles include chairs of our two main events (e.g., Scholar Celebration in the spring and Donor Appreciation event, hosted by our unniversity partners, each fall).

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, 2018 to June 30, 2019

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

University Relations

Karen Sartin Slevin

Scholar Relations

Leslie Dunn


Linda Burke