Our Board Members

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

Board of Directors

Advisory Board Members

Vasso Paliouras

Founder/Executive Director

Corby Larocca

Aspirant

Chairwoman

 

Stephanie Dutton

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Vice Chairwoman

 

Alexa Xenakis

Allegheny Technologies

Secretary

 

Timothy B. King

GBU Financial Life

Treasurer

James Betler, DO

Allegheny Health Network

Cancer Institute

Mary Jo Capozzoli, RN, BSN

Seattle Genetics

Tonya Evangelista, MSN, RN, CPHON, CPN

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Michael Gregory

Allegheny Health Network

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Cristen Hughes

Amazon

Chairwoman

Laura Kelley

Adzerk

 

Heather Kratsas

Highmark Health

Danielle Kruczek

AstraZeneca


Abbigail Linton, CRNP

Allegheny Health Network

 

Joseph A. Macerelli, Esq.

Burns White

 

Ray F. Middleman, Esq.

Eckert Seamans

 

Carley R. Taslov, CPA

Schneider Downs

 

Beth Vukmir

PNC

 

Shane Wheeler

Highmark

Michael Callaghan

 

Thomas Conaboy, CPA

 

Margaret Diamond

 

Janelle Hall

 

Donald Ickert, CPA

 

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 Topgolf Outing presented by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
    Sep 16, 1:00 PM EDT
    Bridgeville, 400 Presto-Sygan Rd, Bridgeville, PA 15017, USA
    Join Lending Hearts for the 2021 Topgolf Outing presented by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
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  • The Tropical 5K Classic
    Sat, Sep 18
    Hartwood Acres
    Sep 18, 9:00 AM EDT
    Hartwood Acres , 4000 Middle Road, Allison Park, PA 15101
    The Obstacle Course Race known as the Tropical 5K Classic is a fun and challenging Hawaiian-themed event held at Hartwood Acres. Participants will be crawling, climbing, bouncing and bending to raise funds for The Stanley M. Marks Blood Cancer Research Fund and Lending Hearts. https://register.chron
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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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