Our Team

Jamie Baxter

Executive Director

Heather Wilkes

Policy Director

Cristina Codario

Policy Director

Laura Condon

Project Coordinator

Board of Directors

The Allies for Children board of directors is made up of a dedicated group of civic, corporate and community leaders. The board jointly sets and oversees the strategic direction of the organization.

Julie Fallon Hughes
Allies for Children Board President
Region President, Northwest Bank

Allison Sizemore
Allies for Children Board Vice President
Partner, ReedSmith

James Isler
Allies for Children Treasurer
Chief Investment Officer, SCC Investment Advisors

Justin Binion
Allies for Children Secretary
Vice President, Citizens Private Wealth

Michelle Figlar
Executive Director, The Birmingham Foundation

Dr. Brian Martin
Vice President of Medical Affairs, UPMC Children’s Hospital

James Rohrbaugh
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Allegheny Health Network

Miriam Shapira
Attorney and Educator

Katie Unger-Chipps
Community and Business Leader

Our Founding Board Members

Joan Benso
President and CEO, Pennsylvania Partnership for Children

Douglas E. Cameron
Partner, Reed Smith, LLP

Douglas A. Campbell
Co-founder, Campbell & Levine, LLC

Thomas N. Canfield
CEO (Ret.), Equity Catalysts LLC

William R. Caroselli
Caroselli, Beachler, McTiernan & Conboy, LLC

Julie A. Dever
Vice President, BNY Mellon – Interim Treasurer

Richard L. Fischer
President and Director (Ret.), Alcoa International Holding Co.

Linda Varrenti Hernandez
Of Counsel, Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.

Georgia Hernandez
Chair, Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

Judith T. Horgan*
Founder, Child Watch of Pittsburgh – Interim Vice President

Julie Fallon Hughes
President, Fifth Third Bank, Pennsy

Martha W. Isler*
Public Policy Consultant, Early Childhood Education – Interim President

Barbara Jeremiah
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development (Ret.), Alcoa

Anne Lewis
Board Chair, Oxford Development Company

W. Thomas McGough, Jr.
Senior VP, Chief Legal Officer, UPMC

Walter Howard Smith, Jr., Ph.D.
Integrated Program Initiatives Manager, Allegheny County Department of Human Services

Floyd L. Titus
Managing Partner, J.FELTRIC Consulting

Hilary S. Tyson
Board Member, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Bonnie W. VanKirk
Community Volunteer

Thomas M. Von Lehman, Ph.D.
Managing Director, The Meridian Group

*Emeritus Board Members