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.

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.

Charles R. Burke, Jr. - Past Chairman

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.

Nancy Rackoff, Secretary/Treasurer

Nancy Rackoff is Secretary of the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Foundation, and is a member at the law firm of Eckert Seamans when she focuses her practice on advising individuals in the development and implementation of strategies for estate planning, wealth transfer, and charitable giving — as well as the administration and taxation of estates and trusts and business succession matters. 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.

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. 

Kathy Humphrey

Kathy Humphrey serves as the University's Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement, Secretary of the Board of Trustees, and Chancellor Patrick Gallagher’s Chief of Staff. In those roles, she oversees Pitt's internal and external relations, focusing on facilitating business engagement, strategic initiatives and partnerships, and government interaction at all levels.

Humphrey has earned numerous awards and recognitions throughout her career, including the YWCA Tribute to Women Leadership Award, 2016 Nellie Leadership Award, and distinction as one of the New Pittsburgh Courier’s “50 Women of Excellence.” She also earned the Pitt African American Alumni Council's Sankofa Award, which honors community members who have offered outstanding educational support to students of African descent.

Outside the University, Humphrey serves on the Board of Directors of the Three Rivers Adoption Council, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, and Leadership Pittsburgh.

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.

Bill Isler

Bill Isler served as the CEO of the Fred Rogers Company, producers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Peg+Cat, and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Bill is the former Executive Director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media and the president of Family Communications, Inc. Prior to joining Family Communications, Inc. in 1984, Bill served for eight years in the Pennsylvania Department of Education as Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Education, Commissioner of Basic Education and Senior Program Advisor for Early Childhood Education. An active member of his community, Mr. Isler serves on the Boards of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, Saint Vincent College, Family Health Council of Southwestern PA, the Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, The Grable Foundation, and the Pittsburgh Arts Collaborative. Bill has been an elementary school teacher, day-care teacher, and administrator of a multi-service program for children. He completed his undergraduate studies at Saint Vincent College and graduate Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Bill is a member of the Remake Learning Council.

Brian K. Parker, Board Member Emeritus

Brian Parker is a Partner with the law firm of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein. Brian is a highly skilled attorney with industry experience in Life Sciences and a specific emphasis on pharmaceuticals. His background and experience include 24 years representing Fortune 100 and 200 companies spending the last 16 years as a Partner with a proven track record of advising and counseling C-Suite executives in litigation, governance, compliance, regulatory, strategic planning, and sustainability matters. Brian possesses significant board experience including audit, governance, risk management, compliance and talent management. He has served on the Board of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the City of Pittsburgh Housing Authority. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Ferrum Capital Partners LLC and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.