GPNP Advisory Team Members
The Advisory Team plays a key role in setting the direction and agenda for GPNP. It is made up of individuals who represent the diverse membership (in mission, size, and leadership demographics) who can speak cogently and in real-time to the challenges and opportunities facing the nonprofit sector.
Jesse McLean (Advisory Team Chair)
Executive Director, Pressley Ridge of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio
Harris Ferris (Vice Chair)
Executive Director, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
Ernie Hogan (Governance Chair)
Executive Director, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
Phil Koch (Membership Chair)
Vice President of Policy and Community Impact, The Pittsburgh Foundation
Executive Director, Operation Better Block
Executive Director, Brothers and Sisters Emerging
Executive Director, Amachi Pittsburgh
Executive Director, Allies for Health + Wellbeing
CEO, YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh
Executive Director, CONNECT (Congress of Neighboring Communities)
CEO, Community Living and Support Services (CLASS)
CEO, Sisters Place, Inc.
VP of Community Investments, Westmoreland Community Action
Founder & Director, Black Women’s Policy Center
Founder/Executive Director, JADA House International
Program Manager, Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP)
Emily works through GPNP to create spaces for funders, policymakers, and non-profits to connect and develop supportive networks that empower individuals across the SW PA region. She is passionate about utilizing a collective impact framework to address complex issues and develop equitable, sustainable, and data-driven solutions that are based in human realities. Emily earned her BA of Intelligence Studies and BA of Public Health degrees at Mercyhurst University and an MID degree from the University of Pittsburgh-GSPIA.