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Our Board Members

The tremendous individuals behind Lending Hearts are making a difference in the lives of those living with cancer.

Board of Directors

Board of Advisors

Vasso Paliouras

Founder/Executive Director

Corby Larocca

Aspirant

Chairwoman

 

Elizabeth Wild

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Vice Chairwoman

 

Alexa Xenakis

Allegheny Technologies

Secretary

 

Michael P. Gregory

Highmark Health

Treasurer

James Betler, DO

Allegheny Health Network

Cancer Institute

Mary Jo Capozzoli, RN, BSN

Seattle Genetics

Donna DeMauro, MS, LPC

Center for Pediatric Neuropsychology

Tonya Evangelista, MSN, RN, CPHON, CPN

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 

Heather Kratsas

Highmark Health

Danielle Kruczek

AstraZeneca

Joseph A. Macerelli, Esq.

Burns White

 

Carley R. Taslov, CPA

Schneider Downs

 

Beth Vukmir

PNC

Michael Callaghan

 

Thomas Conaboy, CPA

 

Margaret Diamond

 

Janelle Hall

 

Brandi Kennedy

 

Tyler Kennedy

 

Danita V. Knight

 

Charles LaVallee

 

Stanley Marks, MD

 

George Omiros

 

Dr. Louis Rapkin, MD

 

Jameson Taillon

Upcoming Fundraising Events

  • Lending Hearts Baseball Clinic with the Pittsburgh Pirates
    Lending Hearts Baseball Clinic with the Pittsburgh Pirates
    PNC Park
    PNC Park, 115 Federal St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    PNC Park, 115 Federal St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    Pirates Charities is inviting Lending Hearts youth ages 5-16 for the awesomely unique opportunity to have our very own baseball clinic on the field at PNC Park with All-Star Pirates Pitcher, David Bednar! Family members younger and older will get to observe from the stands.
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  • Mindfulness & Relaxation
    Mindfulness & Relaxation
    zoom.com
    Every Tuesday at 12:15 PM EST. This is a drop in class. Everyone is welcome!
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  • Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community - Walk with Lending Hearts
    Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community - Walk with Lending Hearts
    Stage AE
    Stage AE, 400 N Shore Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    Stage AE, 400 N Shore Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    Join Lending Hearts the morning of Saturday, June 22 at Stage AE for the annual Highmark Bright Blue Futures Walk for a Healthy Community! All proceeds donated to Lending Hearts go directly to Lending Hearts and in support of our free programming.
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  • Mindfulness & Relaxation
    Mindfulness & Relaxation
    zoom.com
    Every Tuesday at 12:15 PM EST. This is a drop in class. Everyone is welcome!
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  • Nutrition and Cooking Demonstration
    Nutrition and Cooking Demonstration
    Zoom.com
    Join Laura Zervos MBA, RDN, LDN Dietitian and Food Consultant for a lesson on this month's nutritional topic and cooking demonstration. Join live and ask questions along the way or watch her class on demand through our YouTube Channel.
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  • Coffee & Conversation
    Coffee & Conversation
    Uptown Coffee
    Uptown Coffee, 723 Washington Rd, Mt Lebanon, PA 15228, USA
    Uptown Coffee, 723 Washington Rd, Mt Lebanon, PA 15228, USA
    Join us for coffee and conversation!
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  • Mindfulness & Relaxation
    Mindfulness & Relaxation
    zoom.com
    Every Tuesday at 12:15 PM EST. This is a drop in class. Everyone is welcome!
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  • Lending Hearts First Friday Lunches - "First Wednesday"
    Lending Hearts First Friday Lunches - "First Wednesday"
    Lending Hearts First Friday Lunches - "First Wednesday"
    Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
    Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
    The First Friday of each month, Lending Hearts provides free boxed lunches to patients and families in both the clinic and in-patient oncology departments at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
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  • Erie SeaWolves Baseball with Lending Hearts
    Erie SeaWolves Baseball with Lending Hearts
    UPMC Park
    UPMC Park, 831 French St, Erie, PA 16501
    UPMC Park, 831 French St, Erie, PA 16501
    Join us in Erie, PA for an evening of baseball fun at UPMC Park as we watch the Erie SeaWolves take on the Somerset Patriots. It will also be fireworks night! Game begins at 6:35 PM. We will meet at 5:30 PM.
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  • Mindfulness & Relaxation
    Mindfulness & Relaxation
    zoom.com
    Every Tuesday at 12:15 PM EST. This is a drop in class. Everyone is welcome!
    Share
  • Mindfulness & Relaxation
    Mindfulness & Relaxation
    zoom.com
    Every Tuesday at 12:15 PM EST. This is a drop in class. Everyone is welcome!
    Share
  • Mindfulness & Relaxation
    Mindfulness & Relaxation
    zoom.com
    Every Tuesday at 12:15 PM EST. This is a drop in class. Everyone is welcome!
    Share
  • Lending Hearts First Friday Lunches
    Lending Hearts First Friday Lunches
    Lending Hearts First Friday Lunches
    Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
    Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
    The First Friday of each month, Lending Hearts provides free boxed lunches to patients and families in both the clinic and in-patient oncology departments at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
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  • Mindfulness & Relaxation
    Mindfulness & Relaxation
    zoom.com
    Every Tuesday at 12:15 PM EST. This is a drop in class. Everyone is welcome!
    Share
  • Mindfulness & Relaxation
    Mindfulness & Relaxation
    zoom.com
    Every Tuesday at 12:15 PM EST. This is a drop in class. Everyone is welcome!
    Share
  • Mindfulness & Relaxation
    Mindfulness & Relaxation
    zoom.com
    Every Tuesday at 12:15 PM EST. This is a drop in class. Everyone is welcome!
    Share
  • Mindfulness & Relaxation
    Mindfulness & Relaxation
    zoom.com
    Every Tuesday at 12:15 PM EST. This is a drop in class. Everyone is welcome!
    Share
  • Nutrition and Cooking Demonstration
    Nutrition and Cooking Demonstration
    Zoom.com
    Join Laura Zervos MBA, RDN, LDN Dietitian and Food Consultant for a lesson on this month's nutritional topic and cooking demonstration. Join live and ask questions along the way or watch her class on demand through our YouTube Channel.
    Share

Our Valued Partners and Supporters

Abbvie
A.J. & Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust
Allegheny Health Network
Amgen
Aspirant
Bristol Myers Squibb
Dickerson Creative Communications
Erie Insurance Co.
GBU Life
Genentech
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Foundation
i.e.Interactive
Infinity Custom Homes
Interim HealthCare
Mario Lemieux Foundation
Open Hearts Foundation
Pittsburgh Pirates
PNC
PNC Charitable Trust
Seagen
Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

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