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


Jerome Jackson

Executive Director, Operation Better Block


Bob Jones

Executive Director, Brothers and Sisters Emerging


Anna Hollis

Executive Director, Amachi Pittsburgh

Sean DeYoung

Executive Director, Allies for Health + Wellbeing


Angela Reynolds

CEO, YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh


Lydia Morin

Executive Director, CONNECT (Congress of Neighboring Communities)


Melva Fair

CEO, Community Living and Support Services (CLASS)


Melissa Ferraro

CEO, Sisters Place, Inc.


Daniel Giovannelli

VP of Community Investments, Westmoreland Community Action


Rochelle Jackson

Founder & Director, Black Women’s Policy Center


Terri Shields

Founder/Executive Director, JADA House International

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Emily Francis

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.