Omni William Penn Hotel, 17th Floor
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Sandra Bernardi Hathazy
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania

 Honorary Committee Members

Honorary  Co-Chair, Yvonne Cook, Highmark Foundation

Honorary Co-Chair, Sylvia Fields, Eden Hall Foundation

Lynn Banaszak, Disruptive Health Technology Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Barbara Barnes, UPMC

Christina Brussalis, The Hill Group

Andrea Carelli, PNC

Phyllis Comer, Community Volunteer

Leslie C. Davis, UPMC

Sylvia Diez, PNC

Lynne Hayes-Freeland, KDKA-TV

Amy Herne, FedEx Ground

Dr. Kathy Humphrey, University of Pittsburgh

Nicole King, EQT

Dawn Keezer, Pittsburgh Film Office

Victoria Kush, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Karen Larrimer, PNC

Rona Nesbit, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Hilda Pang Fu, Luminari

Mary Phan-Gruber, Jefferson Regional Foundation

Ellen A. Roth, Ph.D., Author, Ten Fingers Touching

Casey Ryan, Reed Smith LLP

Elizabeth Satina, Chase and J.P. Morgan

Lisa Slesinger, Larrimor's

Cecile Springer, Community Volunteer

Angie Stengel,  American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Betsy Teti, Community Volunteer

Christy Uffelman, Align Leadership

Bonnie VanKirk, Chatham University

Latasha Wilson-Batch, Best of the Batch Foundation





Sylvia Fields, The Eden Hall Foundation

Karen Larrimer, PNC

Carol MacPhail, Robert Morris University

Rona Nesbit, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Hilda Pang Fu, Luminari, Inc.

Denise Sabolcik, FedEx

Betsy Teti, EQ Essentials, Inc.

2018 Awards of Distinction Luncheon

Friday, May 18, 2018

Omni William Penn Hotel
Registration: 11:00 a.m.
Luncheon & Program: 11:30 a.m.


Join Us!
2018 Honorary Co-Chairs

Yvonne Cook
President, Highmark Foundation

Sylvia Fields
Executive Director, Eden Hall Foundation

2018 Honorary Co-Chairs Yvonne Cook, President of the Highmark Foundation and Sylvia Fields, Executive Director of Eden Hall Foundation invite you to join them at the Awards of Distinction Luncheon.

The Luncheon recognizes eight outstanding, professional Women of Distinction, two Girl Scouts and a corporate community champion. Proceeds of this premier event support the Girl Scouts’ mission - to develop courage, confidence and character in girls, and to inspire the next generation of young women leaders.

                    Register Now!

Special Guest

Sylvia Acevedo


Girl Scouts of the USA


2018 Women of Distinction Categories

Arts & Education
janera solomon, Executive Director,
Kelly Strayhorn Theatre

Heather Lyke, Director of Athletics,
University of Pittsburgh  

Sylvia Diez, Senior Vice President, Institutional Asset Management,
PNC Financial Group

Community & Nonprofit
Amy Hart, President & CEO,
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services

Entrepreneur & Small Business
Megan Yunn, Founder,
Beverly’s Birthdays

Government & Law
Maurita Bryant, Assistant Superintendent,
Allegheny County Police

Health Care
Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, Chief Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC,
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical School

Technology & Communication
Jennifer Bullano Ridgley, Senior Director of Communications,
Pittsburgh Penguins  

2018 Girl Scout Awards

Girl Scout of Distinction Award
Alexis Mandell
Grade 12, North Hills High School, Pittsburgh
Ambassador Girl Scout, Troop #51061
Gold Award Project: Growing Girls Roots in STEM Science Fair

Girl Scout Humanitarian Award
Maria Ciao
Grade 12, North Hills High School, Pittsburgh
Ambassador Girl Scout, Troop #50226
Gold Award Project: Sensory-Friendly Playground in North Park, Allegheny County

2018 Corporation of Distinction

FedEx Ground


Co-Presenting Sponsors



Platinum Sponsors



Gold Sponsors



Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors






Supporter Sponsors

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Federated Investors, Inc. 

Maher Duessel 

* Sponsors are as of March 5, 2018

Sponsorships, and customized support packages for the Awards of Distinction are available to fit the needs of organizations throughout the region. To sponsor the luncheon, and show your support for Girl Scouts, please contact Sandra Bernardi Hathazy, Director, Fund Development, at sbernardi@gswpa.org.