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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

The Girls Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania is governed by a steering committee that works together with the staff to set the strategy and direction for serving our members and the region.

Girls Coalition Staff

  • Heather N. Mediate, Program Director
  • Abigail Mason, Program Assistant

Girls Coalition Steering Committee Members and their affiliated organizations: 

  • Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis, Women for a Healthy Environment
  • Chelsea Holmes, Women for a Healthy Environment
  • LaVerne Baker Hotep
  • Kathi Elliott, Gwen’s Girls
  • Meagan Roppo, Gwen’s Girls
  • Mell Steven Cosnek, YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh, Center for Race and Gender Equity
  • Sara Goodkind, Univeristy of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
  • Meredith Colaizzi, Girls on the Run
  • Rebecca Gaynier, iTwixie
  • Chris McAneny, 3E Now
  • Heather Dougherty, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
  • Valerie Faust, MSOL, Founder & Executive Director of Blossom & Flourish