JEANNIE BARRETT is a shareholder at Schneider Downs & Co., where she is the chair of the firm's Employee Benefit Plan Audit practice. A CPA, Jeannie is a graduate of John Carroll University and Leadership Pittsburgh. Jeannie and her family live in Mt. Lebanon.
RUDY BILICH and his wife Pam have been Mt. Lebanon residents for more than 30 years. Rudy spent 36 years working for Deloitte Tax LLP before retiring in 2014. As a partner in the Pittsburgh office, he worked with retail and manufacturing companies, as well as hospital, not-for-profit and higher education institutions. He has been on various committees of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public accountants, including serving as state president in 2010-11. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees of Wheeling Jesuit University. Rudy earned his undergraduate degree in accounting and business administration from Wheeling Jesuit and his MBA from Duquesne University.
MIKE BLEHAR and his wife Beth Evans moved to Mount Lebanon from the Philadelphia area in 1990. They moved to Mount Lebanon after being encouraged that this would be a great place to raise kids. They have three children. Mike is a founding principal with Fort Pitt Capital Group, a money management firm with $950,000,000 under management. Mike has been a long-time youth basketball coach, is a board member of the local chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and is a member of the Financial Planning Association.
GLORIA BLINT moved to Mt. Lebanon in 1992 with her husband Jim and raised two children, Matthew and Jessica, in our vibrant community and outstanding school system. In 1993, she co-founded Red House Communications, a marketing communications firm in Pittsburgh’s South Side, where she currently serves as President/CEO and works with numerous Pittsburgh not-for-profit organizations. Previously, Gloria served on the boards of Mt. Lebanon Extended Day and Three Rivers Adoption Council, and currently serves on marketing committees for the Advisory Council of Vision of Hope with the Pennsyvanial Coalition Against Rape, and the board of Prevent Child Abuse Pennsylvania.
JEREMY CHURCH first moved to Mt. Lebanon with his parents in 1984. He attended elementary, middle and high school in Mt. Lebanon before attending Culver Military Academy prep as a junior and senior. He and his wife returned to Mt. Lebanon in 2008 with their two sons, who are both in grade school. Jeremy is vice president, media and content strategies at WordWrite Communications, a strategic media relations, crisis communications, public affairs and inbound marketing agency downtown. He has been an ice hockey player or coach for nearly 35 years. Starting in 2002, he spent 12 years coaching at Culver Military Academy prep, Shady Side Academy and for Mt. Lebanon High School. Jeremy played two seasons at Hobart (NY) College before transferring to Ohio University, where he earned his journalism degree in 1998.
CHRISTINA COULTER and her husband Don have lived in Mt. Lebanon for 20 years. They enjoy entertaining, travel, and attending their son and daughter’s many, many soccer games. Christina manages the Pittsburgh chapter of Financial Executives International. Prior to association management, she worked in accounting and operations management at RGP and Deloitte, and at a family office serving a well-developed Pittsburgh foundation. She is a founding board member of Aria's Song. Christina completed her undergraduate work in International Affairs at the George Washington University, and holds an M.Ed. from the University of Pittsburgh.
BOB GOODRICK and his wife Janeen have lived in Mt. Lebanon since 1988. Both are graduates of Westminster College and have three children educated in the Mt. Lebanon school system. Bob is currently vice president of sales for RR Donnelly Pittsburgh. Prior to joining RR Donnelly, he was president of Geyer Printing. Bob has been a board member of the Pittsburgh Marketing Association and has served on various fund raising committees for the March of Dimes.
MIKE HOFFMAN and his wife, Christy, were both born and raised in Mount Lebanon. Mike grew up on North Meadowcroft Ave, and Christy on Washington Road. They are high school sweethearts and graduates of MLHS, class of 1989. Christy’s family have been the proud owners of Potomac Bakery for the better part of a century. Mike is a Vice President at PNC Bank. They have been blessed with 4 amazing kids who are all active participants in the Mount Lebanon community. The Hoffman family are parishioners at St. Anne’s Parish and are involved in several charitable endeavors, including The Children’s Trust at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital.
JOSEPH KING is a Senior Vice President with Wells Fargo and is responsible for managing a portfolio of corporate clients within the Commercial Banking Group. He is a board member of the Association for Corporate Growth, Pittsburgh Chapter, and is a member of the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association. King is also active in the community as a member of the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devil Club. He has been a volunteer coach for both the Mt. Lebanon Basketball Association and the Mt. Lebanon Girls Softball Association as well. Joseph King is a long-time Mt. Lebanon resident and a 1977 graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School. He earned a BBA degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1981. King and his wife, Janet, also a long-time Mt. Lebanon resident, have two grown daughters, Bridget and Erin.
RICK LERACH Rick Lerach grew up in Mt. Lebanon and graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in 1994. He attended Penn State and graduated in 1998 with a B.S. in Business Administration from the Smeal School of Business. Rick also is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant and Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designee. Currently, Rick is a Director with Gateway Financial, a national independent insurance advisory firm. Prior to joining Gateway Financial, Rick spent 10 years at a global brokerage frim as a Senior Portfolio Manager, helping individual and institutional clients with their investment and financial planning needs. Rick also serves on the Boards’ of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh.
JOE RODELLA and his wife Katie moved to Mt. Lebanon in time to see that their four children took advantage of the great opportunities provided by the Mt. Lebanon School District. Joe is an Account Director for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, a global networking and telecommunications manufacturer. Joe also served a four year term on the Mt. Lebanon School Board, including two years as its President. Having served the Pittsburgh area in many volunteer capacities, Joe is also currently the Head Coach of the Varsity Hockey team at Canon McMillan High School.
DAVID ROOT, JR. is founder and CEO of D.B. Root & Company, David concentrates his practice on helping the families of high-net worth individuals with comprehensive wealth management. Prior to establishing D.B. Root & Company in 1994, David was President of Bill Few Associates, a Pittsburgh-based investment and financial advisory firm. He graduated in 1982 from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in economics.David’s expertise carries over into his community service initiatives as the Director of Finance for ASIAM (Asian American Institute for Research and Education – a UPMC Orthopedic Foundation chaired by Savio Woo, Ph.D.) and advisory board member of The Pittsburgh Foundation. He and wife Kathy live in Mt. Lebanon and are the proud parents of two sons, Jesse and Alec. In his spare time, David is passionate about hockey, an avid reader and an enthusiastic golfer.
SHANNON CREW and her husband, Paul DiGirolamo, have lived in Mt. Lebanon since 1995. They have two daughters currently enrolled in the district. Since 2000, Shannon has worked as an attorney for Houston Harbaugh, downtown. She is a director and member of the estates and trusts practice group. Prior to that, she spent six years working for PNC in its trusts department. Shannon earned her law degree (cum laude) from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law after graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Washington and Jefferson College. Shannon was also valedictorian of her high school class at West Mifflin Area High School.
DR. ROBERT GANNON moved to Mt.Lebanon with his wife, Nancy, and four children in 1967. By 1972 the family expanded to six children and now thirteen grandchildren. Five of the six children went through the Mt. Lebanon School System, the sixth with special needs finished in the St. Anthony Program. Son, Mark, and daughter, Meghan reside in Mt. Lebanon and their children have also attended the school system. Professionally, Dr. Gannon specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology for 35 years. He is now retired from active practice but continues to volunteer regularly at the Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center. He serves on the Professional Advisory Committee for Family Hospice. He is a certified coach for Special Olympics, coaching daughter Erin, a two time medal winner for golf in the Special Olympics World Games.
KIRSTEN RYDSTROM is a lifelong resident of Mt. Lebanon (with the exception of her college years). She is a partner in the Pittsburgh office of Reed Smith, LLP, where she focuses her practice on litigation issues relating to intellectual property and technology. She received her chemistry and economics degrees from Duke University, and her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She is married to Chuck Vietmeier and they have one 11 year old son who is very active in Mt. Lebanon’s athletic and music programs.
JULIA VARHOLLA and her husband and children live in Mt. Lebanon. They enjoy outdoor activities, going to the movies and spending time with other family and friends. Julia is a partner at Lovett Bookman Harmon Marks LLP, where she's worked as an estate planning and trusts attorney since 2004. Her practice also includes estate administration. She earned her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2004 and served as the executive editor of The Journal of Law and Commerce. Julia also attained her professional certificate in Paralegal Studies from Duquesne University in 2000 and graduated magna cum laude with a history degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1996.