Board of Visitors

The Graduate School of Public Health Board of Visitors improves the quality of the school by providing candid, comprehensive, and informed reaction to Pitt Public Health educational objectives and programs and by providing advice in Pitt Public Health’s strategic planning efforts. Its meetings provide a forum for the school to demonstrate its accountability to external constituencies. The board of visitors may have significant influence on institutional advancement, not only for direct assistance in fund-raising, but also by providing an opportunity to communicate to a broader audience and, therefore, to create a base of support for the school’s and the University’s public relations efforts.

Members of the Pitt Public Health Board of Visitors are appointed by the chancellor, in consultation with the senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and the Pitt Public Health dean. The board is drawn from top experts in public health, corporate and civic leaders, and alumni, with diversity of membership a priority. All University boards include members of the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees and are chaired by a trustee.

Pitt Public Health Board of Visitors, May 16, 2014
  • Debra Cen
    Member, 2017-2020
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  • Wen-Ta Chiu
    Member, 2017-2020
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  • Karen Feinstein
    Member, 2014-2019
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  • Lee Foster II
    Member, 2007-2019
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  • William Green
    Member, 2007-2020
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  • Karen A Hacker, MD, MPH
    Adjunct Professor
    Health Policy and Management
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  • David Hunter
    Member, 2007-2021
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  • William Kassling
    Past Member, 2007-2016
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  • Robert Lovett
    Member and Chair, 2015-19
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  • Patricia Maryland
    Member, 2014-2019
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  • Sean McDonald
    Past Member, 2014-2018
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  • Jeffrey Morby
    Member, 2007-2020
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  • Shelly Onorato
    Past Member, 2007-2017
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  • Diane Peterson
    Member, 2007-2021
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  • Ian Rawson
    Member, 2007-2020
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  • James Roddey
    Member, 2007-2020
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  • Elizabeth Surma
    Member, 2007-2019
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  • Eva Tansky Blum
    Member, 2012- (Chair 2012-2015)
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  • Mary Jo White
    Member, 2007-2020
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Minimize Past BOV members

The University thanks the following former Board of Visitors members for their service to Pitt Public Health: 

  • Dr. Thomas Detre, BOV member 2007-  , Emeritus Distinguished Sr. Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences
  • Dr. Bruce Dixon, BOV member 2007-  , Director, Allegheny County Health Department
  • Michele Fabrizi, BOV member   , President & CEO, MARC USA
  • Ms. Joanna Haas, BOV member 2007-  , Henry Buhl Jr. Director, Carnegie Science Center
  • William Kassling, BOV member 2007-2016, Chairman Wabtec Corporation
  • Dr. Adel Mahmoud, BOV member 2007-2014, Faculty, Wilson School, Princeton; Former CEO, Merck Vaccines
  • Mr. Eric Mann, BOV member 2007-2014, President & CEO, YMCA of Pittsburgh
  • Sean McDonald, BOV member 2014-2018, Venture partner, Adams Capital Management
  • Shelly Onorato, BOV member 2007-2017, GSPH alumna; KidsVoice Spokesperson 
  • Dr. William Trueheart, BOV member 2007- 2014, President & CEO, The Pittsburgh Foundation; Special Trustee, University of Pittsburgh