Our Team

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Staff

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Board of Directors


  • Beth Bershok, Chair  
    Chief Marketing Officer, CPA firm Louis Plung & Company
  • J. Thomas Agnew III, Executive Vice Chair  
    Co-founder of BOOM Concepts
  • Monteze Freeland, Secretary  
    Co-Artistic Director, City Theatre Company
  • Robert Rak, Treasurer  
    Director of Finance and Administration, Pittsburgh Opera
  • Dr. Veronica Morgan-Lee, Immediate Past Board Chair
    Director of Fund Development, Hill Dance Academy Theatre
  • Patrick Fisher  
    CEO, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

At Large

  • Rob Hippert 
    Surety Manager & Account Executive, Henderson Brothers Inc.
  • Olivia Lammel 
    Senior Communications Manager, PNC Financial Services Group
  • Elsa Limbach 
    Dance Educator and Community Volunteer
  • Jeanine McCreary
    President, The McCreary Group
  • Nicholas Ng
    Banker, JP Morgan Private Bank
  • Richard Parsakian 
    Owner, Eons Fashion Antique
  • Nayli Russo-Long, PharmD, MBA
    Vice President, People & Strategy, Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Michael E. Sawyer, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of African American Literature & Culture, Director of Graduate Program for Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jack Tomayko 
    President & CEO, The Tomayko Group
  • Susan Tsu 
    Bessie F. Anathan University Professor, Carnegie Mellon University