We are currently accepting letters of interest for new board members - please email srae@pitt.edu for more information!

Melissa Bird

Board President

Melissa's role is to govern the Board, promote the program and oversee all that OYW does.  Prior to her role, Melissa ran a spotlight during the program and was a participant in OYW when she was a junior in high school.

Sherri Rae

Vice President

As Vice President, Sherri works with our organizational by-laws. She was previously also the Judge's Chair for the last 4 programs.

Erin Mishler


Erin's role is to work with our accountant and the Board to ensure our spending is in line.  She is also the Sponsorship Committee Chair, obtaining financial support to continue to grow our program.

Scott Hunt


Scott coordinates all of the organization's primary internal communication. 

Deb Herbert, CPA


Deb manages all finances, including taxes and other legal accounting, for the organization.

Kristina Marinkovich

Program Chair

Kristina is the coordinator of our annual program. Women applying and participating in our program will get to know her well, as she is the primary point of contact from application to final decision!

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Board Members:

Gene Krupa

Crystal Rickabaugh

Suzanne Schilli

Loreen Bencie

Stacey Polacek