Board of Directors

The composition of the McAuley Ministries Board of Directors is designed to connect our founders — the Sisters of Mercy — with the community. Twenty-nine percent of McAuley Ministries board members are residents of the Hill District, Uptown, or West Oakland, the primary communities we serve. We value diversity, inclusion, and equity. As such, our board is enriched through its racial, gender, and age diversity. Together, our board members contribute their experience in education, community and economic development, health and human services, finance, and our Mercy heritage.

2021 Board of Directors

Emma T. Lucas-Darby (Chairperson)
Interim MSW Program Director, School of Social Work
University of Pittsburgh

Sister Patricia McCann, RSM (Vice Chairperson)
Sisters of Mercy – Pittsburgh

Sister Diane Matje, RSM (Secretary)
Sisters of Mercy – Pittsburgh

Eric C. Barley (Treasurer)
Chief Financial Officer
Pittsburgh Mercy

Tia L. Baker
Chief Executive Officer, Crown Cut Concierge
Chief Operating Officer, Cupcakes Most Wanted

Tony Beltran
President & CEO
Pittsburgh Mercy

Sister Sheila Carney, RSM
Special Assistant to the President for Mercy Heritage & Service, Carlow University
Sisters of Mercy – Pittsburgh

Sister Rita Harasiuk, RSM
Sisters of Mercy – Pittsburgh

Sister Bonnie Heh, RSM
Finance Director, The Intersection
Sisters of Mercy – Pittsburgh

Sister Kathleen McGrady, SC
Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill

Sean D. Thomas
Student Development Specialist
Community College Allegheny County

Marisol Wandiga Valentin
Executive Director
McAuley Ministries

Sister Susan Welsh, RSM
Sisters of Mercy – Pittsburgh

Founding Board Members

Sister Sheila Carney, RSM
Special Assistant to the President for Mercy Heritage & Service, Carlow University
Sisters of Mercy – Pittsburgh

Sister Patricia Mary Hespelein, RSM
Sisters of Mercy – Pittsburgh

Sister Patricia McCann, RSM
Sisters of Mercy – Pittsburgh

Sister Lorraine Meskowski, RSM
Sisters of Mercy – Pittsburgh

Michele Rone Cooper
Former Executive Director
McAuley Ministries

Sister Susan Welsh, RSM
Sisters of Mercy – Pittsburgh