The Forbes Funds Board of Directors

The Forbes Funds Board

The elected members of The Forbes Funds Board of Directors are committed community leaders. Each Board Member holds a three-year term and may be re-elected.

Charles R. Burke, Jr.

Charles R. Burke, Jr. (Chip) is a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh and is currently the Chairman of The Grable Foundation. After earning his master’s Degree, Chip taught at The Linsly School in Wheeling, West Virginia. He serves on the boards of Advancing Academics, Carnegie Science Center, The Forbes Funds, The Fred Rogers Company, Frick Art & Historical Center, KidsVoice, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation, the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, and the Fox Chapel Area School Board.

Scott Lammie, Chairman

Scott Lammie serves as Chief Financial Officer of UPMC Health Plan and Sr. Vice President of UPMC's Insurance Services Division. Since September 1990, Mr. Lammie has held key business, financial, and operational leadership positions at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) which have supported the Health System's evolution, growth, and development into one of the nation's leading integrated delivery and financing health systems.

Maxwell King

Maxwell King is the President and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation. His career has spanned more than four decades, and has included time as an editor and writer on newspapers and magazines, leadership of two of the important institutions in the American philanthropic community, and service on numerous civic boards and committees. Mr. King retired as president of The Heinz Endowments in Pittsburgh in 2008, and then served for two years as director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. Mr. King spent nearly a decade as president of The Heinz Endowments in Pittsburgh, known as one of the most innovative and enterprising foundations in the country. From 1990 to 1998, Mr. King served as editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, during which time he had responsibility for The Inquirer’s news operations and its Editorial Board. Mr. King received his Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Harvard University in 1967, and attended the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. 

Brian K. Parker, Secretary

Brian Parker is a Partner at McGuire Woods LLP. He co-chairs the Life Science Industry Group and defends innovative and generic pharmaceutical companies in safety and efficacy litigation involving both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. He has defended domestic and foreign pharmaceutical manufacturers in individual and multi-district litigation relating to single cell and biological compounds. He regularly advises pharmaceutical and medical device companies on compliance and regulatory issues. He has varied litigation experience handling matters for regional and national firm clients involving industrial equipment, commercial contract, environmental and intellectual property issues. He has a regional and growing national reputation in defending Fortune 200 and 300 companies in high exposure litigation notwithstanding the jurisdiction. This litigation experience has allowed him to serve as national coordinating litigation counsel for multiple firm clients.

Nancy Rackoff, Treasurer

Nancy Rackoff is Secretary of the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Foundation,  is a partner with the Pittsburgh law firm, Tener, Van Kirk, Wolf & Moore, P.C., affiliated with Buchanan, Ingersoll and Rooney, P.C., where she specializes in estate and trust planning and administration. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Gateway Bank and a member of the boards of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, where she also serves on the Executive Committee, and the Carnegie Hero Commission. She is former President of the Board of Directors of Forward Housing Corporation, a nonprofit organization serving the housing needs of senior citizens and serves as a member of the Professional Ethics Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

Patrick Dowd

Patrick Dowd, Ph.D., is the inaugural executive director of Allies for Children, a child advocacy nonprofit dedicated to being a bold voice for policy changes that improve the lives of children. Prior to that, Patrick served as a local elected official for almost a decade. On the Pittsburgh Board of Education, he helped build a strong coalition that ushered in an era of robust education reform that focused on academic excellence and accountability. He later was elected to the Pittsburgh City Council, where he chaired the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, which is responsible for legislation worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Again, he helped build coalitions to advance policies. Before serving as a full-time elected official, he taught high school history and economics. He is a life trustee of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.