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Welcoming our Junior Board!

Every Child, Inc. is proud to announce the following seven professionals on being selected for the ECI’s Junior Board:

1. Maxim Armour BSBME, MSBME, Senior Biomedical Engineer, Artificial Heart Program, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Board Chair

2. Steffanie Barth, Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program student for Counseling Psychology and minors in English Studies, Robert Morris University

3. Jocelyn Converse, Law student, University of Pittsburgh

4. Molly Evans, Destination Services Coordinator, VisitPITTSBURGH

5. Kate Hancock, Program Officer, Highmark Health, Highmark Foundation, Board Vice Chair

6. Sherri Rogan, Human Resources Executive Team Lead, Target, Board Treasurer

7. Hanna Sherman BSN, RN, Professional Registered Staff Nurse, UPMC Shadyside, Board Secretary

Comprised of seven members, including from the event industry, medical professionals, students, and community affairs, this group will donate their time, energy, and resources to make Every Child a catalyst for positive change within our community. The group will focus their efforts on two events, one in the fall and one in the spring. When asked about joining the Junior Board, Hannah Sherman shared, “I look forward to helping this organization to grow, to excel, and to better the lives of children and families in Southwestern Pennsylvania.”

Read more about them below!

Maxim Armour BSBME, MSBME, Senior Biomedical Engineer, Artificial Heart Program, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Board Chair

Steffanie Barth is excited to contribute to Every Child Inc’s mission of building and empowering a stronger community as a member of the Junior Board of Directors. Steffanie knew, from a young age, that no matter where she went in life, she wanted to be involved in making her community a better place. Her heart’s foundation of service was her family’s exceptional example as foster parents. She now takes a lot of personal pride in being a child advocate. Having graduated from Norwin High School in 2018 and now attending Robert Morris University, she is enrolled in the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program for Counseling Psychology and minors in English Studies. Steffanie’s involvement in service organizations includes The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, where she is a state youth leader, and the Phi Upsilon Chapter of the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority where she is currently Vice President of Membership Development. Steffanie grew up in and currently resides in Westmoreland County. Her ultimate goal is to become a child therapist in an inpatient unit.

Jocelyn Converse is a 3L law student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Her focus is mainly on immigration and family law. Right now she is working at the Family Law Clinic at Pitt, as well as externing with JFCS Immigration. She is thrilled to be participating in Every Child, Inc's Junior Board program.

Molly Evans is a Pittsburgh enthusiast and ambitious event professional. In her most recent position as the Destination Services Coordinator at VisitPITTSBURGH, Molly services small to mid-sized conventions as well as leisure travelers. She acts as a liaison between domestic and international meeting/event planners and a multitude of service providers to assist in the execution of more than 40 conferences and events per year. In addition, Molly volunteers in the Pittsburgh community by planning various fundraisers to support the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and Angels’ Place. In the past, Molly planned the operations for a campus-wide conference at Kent State University to benefit The Haven of Portage County, a rescue mission and warming center for the homeless. Molly’s passion for event planning and fundraising began during her senior year at North Hills High School when she served on the planning committee for the North Hills High School Inaugural Dance Marathon, which raised $13,000 for Make-A-Wish and Four Diamonds. Molly graduated summa cum laude from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management in 2018. During her time in college, Molly spent a summer at the Kent State campus in Florence, Italy where she completed course work in sports and global tourism. In her spare time, Molly finds joy in long-distance running and traveling the world.

Kate Hancock graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work in 2017 with her Master’s degree, concentrating in community and social administration. During that time she gained experience working with various nonprofits across the county. Currently, Kate works in the community affairs department at Highmark Health, serving as a program officer for the Highmark Foundation which focuses on chronic disease, family health and service delivery systems.

Sherri Rogan, Board Treasurer is a Human Resources Executive Team Lead at Target. She is driven by the fast pace of retail and has a passion for developing teams to see success. Outside of work Sherri loves spending time outdoors hiking and exploring and enjoys Pure Barre workout classes. Sherri was recently promoted to Aunt and will happily show off pictures of her nephew anytime she can.

Hanna Sherman is originally from Scranton, PA. She graduated from nursing school at the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 and has been living in Pittsburgh ever since. She currently works as nurse at UPMC Shadyside and is also a graduate student at the University of Scranton and in the process of pursuing her master’s in healthcare administration. At UPMC Shadyside she works as a Professional Registered Staff Nurse in a primary care office and is a member of a leadership council called the Procedural Ambulatory Council. On this council she helps to make decisions that will improve the quality of care and patient satisfaction for the outpatient service area of the hospital. Her professional experience and educational background have prepared her to be a productive member of the Junior Board at Every Child Inc. and she looks forward to helping this organization to grow, to excel and to better the lives of children and families in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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