Thrive Advisory Board

Literacy Pittsburgh continues to grow and evolve in exciting ways – and always with an eye toward the future. Fresh ideas and innovative approaches from the next generation of literacy leaders is critical to our long-term success. To that end, our Board of Directors has established Thrive, a young professionals advisory board.

Thrive board members are a valued resource and are vital to the fulfillment of our mission to build better lives through learning. Members interact with our Board of Directors, staff and students, and provide fundraising, networking, volunteering, and community advocacy to help promote Literacy Pittsburgh’s goals and programs.

Thrive provides an opportunity for young professionals to develop as leaders and collaborate with others who share a passion for improving lives through adult education and family literacy.

Are you interested in joining Thrive?

Click here to view the Thrive advisory board member responsibilities and application. Please feel free to submit an application at any time. New members are selected annually. Send your completed application, along with your resume, to

Thrive Advisory Board Members


Allison O'Donovan

Vice President

Cynthia Miley-Vrabel
Ernst & Young 


Marcie Langford

Heather Chappars
PNC Financial Services

Ryan DeCaro
XPYRIA Investment Advisors

Lindsey Dietz

Maggie Fantaski
Northwestern Mutual

Lorin Gdula

Lauren Gentile
Huntley & Huntley

Lauren Gleason

Sarah Guyer
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Claire McCue
Select International

Terrence O'Donovan
Reed Smith LLP

Rebecca Roadman
University of Pittsburgh

Abby Seely
Big Brothers Big Sisters

Jonathan Skowron
Schnader Harridon Segal & Lewis

Ashley Steckel

Erin Stiling
Civic Volunteer

Kelly Waldman
Creehan & Company

Mark Zheng
Jones Day