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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Each of the outstanding community leaders serving on the A+ Schools Board of Directors brings a unique background, skills and interest to shape and govern the work of advocating for equity and excellence. All share the belief that every child deserves an excellent education and are committed to dramatic improvement in student achievement. Updated 1/8/2018.

Tracey Reed Armant, Ph.D., ChairProgram Associate, The Grable Foundation; PPS Parent
Keely Baronak, Ed.D.Associate Professor of Education and Chair of the Education Department, Carlow University
Jason BollPPS Teacher; PPS Parent
Diana BuccoPresident, The Buhl Foundation
Rev. Brenda GreggFounder/Executive Director, Project Destiny
Kirk HolbrookOffice of State Representative Jake Wheatley
Tiffany Jimenez, MBADirector of Development, Wesley Family Services
Valerie Kinloch, Ph.D.Dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
Ron LawrenceDirector of Rail Control Solutions Marketing, Bombardier Transportation
Temple Lovelace, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Special Education, Duquesne University
Dan Mahon Technical Accounting Manager, Rice Energy
Braveen Ragunathan, MDPediatric Resident, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Cate ReedChief of Staff to the CEO, Families for Excellent Schools
Kudzai SihlanguSenior Investment Product Specialist, Federated Investors
Sarah SilvermanSenior Vice President, Whiteboard Advisors
Sarah SiplakDirector, Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative; PPS Parent
Tom VanKirkExecutive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Highmark, Inc.
Richard Victoria, Esq.Partner, Gordon & Rees, LLP; PPS Parent
Honorable DeWitt WaltonAllegheny County Council; United Steelworkers