WHO WE ARE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF

Board Members

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R. Doug Clewett - President

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Gene Welsh - Treasurer

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Victor D. Dozzi, CPA, MST, CFE

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Suzan Landay NItzbrg

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Cora E. Brna, NRP

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Morgan Faeder, MD, PHD

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Gordon D. Fisher, Esq.

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Meghan Holohan

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Rob Lucas

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David A. McDougal

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Daniel Reitz

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Penny J. Schnarrs

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Sheri Sclabassi, MSW, PhD

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Will Wenger, LCSW

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Darren Whitfield, MSW, PhD

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Administrative Staff

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Martin J. Healey - CEO

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Janelle Fields

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Medical Directors

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Dr. Alan Reis

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Dr. Wesley Sowers

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Communications & Development

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Christine Bryan

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James Eidel

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Billing & Operations

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Judi Scinico

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Tony Kuhar

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Derek Barnes

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Colleen Schreve

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Natalie Acker

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Nancy Ferri

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Clinical Department

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Kim Henry

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Andrew Weinberg

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Carmella Cuomo

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Liz McBride

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Jim Fulton

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Anne Frick

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Kate Lecci

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Kathy McQuillan

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Laurel Wasson

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Bethany Getgen

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Allison Lange

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David Loeffler

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Maple O'Connor

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Sandhiya Baladhandapani

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Training

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Melissa Perkins

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Ted Hoover

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Cora E. Brna, NRP

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Founder of  "The Cis Ally"

Cora has been a board member at Persad Center since September 2018.

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Bobby Cherry

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Hearst Television

Senior Copy Editor

I enjoy serving on the board at Persad Center because it allows me to be a part of an incredible effort to help grow and improve the lives of those who identify as LGBTQ.

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Morgan Faeder, MD, PhD

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UPMC/University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Director of UPMC Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Serving on the board at Persad Center is meaningful to me because I have the opportunity to work to provide accessible, high quality mental health services to the Western PA LGBTQ+ community.

Gordon D. Fisher, Esq. 

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Law Office of Gordon D. Fisher

Lawyer

I originally became interested in serving on the Persad board when I learned that there was a long waiting list for clients to be seen. I wanted to help eliminate long delays for clients to be seen.

Meghan Holohan

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Freelance Journalist

Serving on the Persad board gives Meghan the chance to see how culturally competent therapeutic practices bolster the LGBTQ community.

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Rob Lucas

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UPMC

Rob is a senior associate counsel and vice president at UPMC who supports the Physician Services Division in Oakland, including the community medicine practice plan and the practice acquisition group. 

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David A. McDougal

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Being able to support an organization that provides many vital services to the LGBTQ+ community is an honor and privilege.

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Daniel Reitz

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Washington County Council on Economic Development

Executive Director

Dan has served on the Persad Center board for 4 years.

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Penny J. Schnarrs

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Highmark Health

Senior Internal Communications Analyst

It was important to personally support efforts that have impacted my life so profoundly and pay that forward.

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Sheri Sclabassi, MSW, PhD

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Computational Diagnostics, Inc.

President and CEO

A native of Los Angeles, Sheri moved to Pittsburgh in 1976.  She is a long-time champion for equality and the LGBTQ+ community and believes that we are stronger together as we work to move forward a world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Will Wenger, LCSW

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Gateway Health

Director of Product Strategy & Innovation

Will has served on the Persad Center board for 2 years.

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Darren Whitfield, MSW, PhD

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University of Pittsburgh

Assistant Professor of Social Work

I serve on the board of directors because it allows me to ensure the LGBTQ community receive appropriate mental health services. As a social work, I believe it’s always my call to ensure culturally responsive services are provided to marginalized groups.