Board of Directors
Serving Leaders is pleased to have a dedicated board of directors from diverse sectors including the business world, non profit sector, government and politics and education.
- Don Belt
- Raymond T. Betler
- Larry Black
- Patrick Colletti
- Terry Collier, CPA
- Darrin Grove
- Laura Penrod Kronk
- Directors Emeritus
- Reid Carpenter
- Mrs. Henry Chalfant
- The Rev. Dr. John Guest
- John B. Hirt, Ph.D.
- Richard W. Johnson
CIO and Board of Director, Hefren-Tillotson.
As CIO and Board of Director of Hefren-Tillotson, Belt develops investment strategies, oversees investment managers and security research which impacts over $7 billion in client assets and supervises Hefren-Tillotson Asset Management, a division of Hefren-Tillotson that provides wealth management solutions for high net worth individuals and institutions.
Belt is a Charter Financial Analyst charter holder and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Auditor and a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Financial Analysts and the Association for Investment Management and Research. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Arts in economics at Allegheny College.
Belt and his wife Lisa are parents to Donald, Maxwell and Gwyneth. He enjoys fly fishing, golf and outdoor activities.
Raymond T. Betler
Vice President, Westinghouse Airbrake Technologies.
Ray Betler is Vice President of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies. Prior to Wabtec, Ray was President of Bombardier, Total Transit Systems, and President, London Underground Projects. Ray holds the distinction of being the youngest president and CEO of the former Westinghouse Corporation. Ray and his wife, Joneen, have three sons and one grandson. Ray is Chairman for the Carnegie Science Center and serves on other civic boards.
He has devoted years of service as a Board member to Family Guidance, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Leaders Prayer Breakfast, and his local church.
Ray is a graduate of The Leaders Collaborative.
Director, Diebold Corporation
Larry Black has been employed at the Diebold Corporation since 1984, holding positions as an account executive, sales director and now as the senior director of security solutions. He’s currently responsible for leading all security initiatives for the U.S. sales team, the integrated services for security initiative across the country and a team of business development managers to develop and increase security competence for the entire U.S. sales team.
He serves on the boards of the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, the YMCA and NexTier Armored Company.
Mr. Black graduated with a B.S. in marketing from the University of Evansville and from Geneva College MSOL.
President and Board Member, Net Health Systems
President and Board Member for Net Health Systems. Colletti directs and executes business strategy and oversees sales, marketing, administration and finance. He began with the company as a consultant, became President in 2001 and joined the Board of Directors in 2002. Previously, he served at Dorland's Data Networks and American Lawyer Media where he was part of a team that launched the online marketplace and content portal LAW.com.
Colletti is on the board of the Pittsburgh High Technology Council. Previously he has served on the boards for the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, MoGoes, Advanced Vital Services and was an Associate Professor of Marketing at Point Park University. He earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business and Philosophy at Muskingum College.
Patrick lives in Sewickley with his wife Jennifer and children Hudson and Andrew. He enjoys cycling, cooking and culinary-related travel and experiences.
Terry Collier, CPA
Terry Collier & Associates, P.C.
Treasurer, Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation
Certified Public Accountant, Terry Collier, founded Terry Collier & Associates in 1989. As a practice, Terry Collier & Associates, P.C. serves the non-profit community, providing accounting, auditing, and informational returns & tax compliance services. In addition, the Firm serves the for-profit community and individuals, providing accounting, consulting, and tax preparation services. The Firm is committed to providing a portal where men and women of all ethnic groups and nationalities can enter their profession.
As a strong believer in developing ties between community and business Terry serves as the Treasurer of Serving Leaders Board of Directors, is a board member of The Early Learning Institute, and serves as a deacon at Bethany Baptist Church in Homewood. Also, the Firm is a member of the African American Chamber and of the Pennsylvania and American Institutes of Certified Accountants. Due to all his hard work, in 2008, Terry was the recipient of the 2008 Man of Excellence award, sponsored by the New Pittsburgh Courier.
Terry earned a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University in industrial engineering, and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh with an emphasis in Accounting. Terry and his wife, Barbara, have been married thirty-seven years, and have two sons, Terry III and John Baxter, and are doting grandparents to their first grandchild, Sarah, daughter of Terry III and his wife Tiowa.
Principal, Truefit Solutions
Darrin Grove founded TrueFit Solutions in February of 1997 and has over 15 years of experience in the software and business application industry.
A board member of Imani Christian Academy of Pittsburgh, he spearheaded the creation of an Entrepreneurial Program at that school.
Mr. Grove is a CEO of the Year Finalist for the Pittsburgh TECH-50, a recipient of the Fast Tracker award sponsored by the Pittsburgh Business Times, and a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Darrin and his wife, Chris, have been married seventeen years, and have three sons.
Laura Penrod Kronk
Board of Trustees, Lehigh University
Laura Penrod Kronk is a graduate of Lehigh University with a B.S. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering.
She is currently on the Board of Directors of Ladies Hospital Aid Society, Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, Saltworks Theatre Company, City Theatre, Gilda’s Club, Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Pittsburgh Opera, Urban Impact Foundation, Pittsburgh Kids Foundation and Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation. She has chaired numerous benefits for non-profit organizations.
Previously, she was a member of the Board of Trustees at Lehigh University and the President of the Lehigh Club of Pittsburgh.
Robert M. Lavelle
President, Lavelle Real Estate, Inc.
Kimberly Merrell is a Family Counselor at Light of Life Rescue Mission, and Founding Executive Director of LiVE, International, a Christian ministry addressing violence against women.
Kimberly holds degrees from Ohio State University and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary where she serves as a Trustee.
Kimberly and her husband, Alton, an internationally acclaimed Jazz pianist and music director for Covenant Church of Pittsburgh, are the parents of one son. Kimberly is a graduate of The Leaders Collaborative.
President, Serving Leaders
Lisa brings a diverse set of experiences to the leadership of SL/ PLF. Over 20 years of experience in the marketplace in sales and marketing and senior management roles as well as ministry leadership experience marries a unique set of capabilities to serve in her current role. Having both strong strategic and integrating capabilities as well as design and connecting strengths allows her to serve the organization on a number of fronts. Lisa develops and implements all strategic initiatives and gives operational oversight for the organization. Additionally, Lisa provides executive leadership for business development and donor relationships and evaluates and develops new initiatives and partnerships that advance the mission and vision of SL/ PLF. Since joining Serving Leaders in 2005, Lisa has designed and launched the Leaders Collaborative and delivered organizational development, training and coaching services to Bombardier TTS, NetHealth, CTR Systems, Akina, Prominent, ABC Anesthesia and WabTec. Previous business experience includes Marketing Director for PG Training and Consulting, Business Analyst and Information Systems manager for Kaufmanns Department Store, Account Manager and Executive for Byer California, Buyer and merchant for Charming Shoppes and the Denver Dry Goods.
Additionally Lisa has served as volunteer women’s ministry director and as a Board Elder at New Community Church in Wexford PA. Lisa is married to Roger for 31 years and has one son, Zachary.
Mount Holyoke College, Anthropology 1981
Bakke Graduate University MA in Social and Civic Entrepreneurship 2012
After moving to the East End of Pittsburgh in 2007, Slocum formed a three-year partnership as a church planter with the Church of the Ascension. He launched his vision, Jonah's Call, the following year. In November 2010, the Anglican Church in North America recognized Jonah's Call as a Parish, and thus Slocum accepted the position of Rector of Jonah's Call.
Slocum has served at The Church of the Cross in Blufton, S.C., Prince of Peace Episcopal Church and St. John's Community Supported Employment Program in Pittsburgh, Pa. He earned a Master of Divinity at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from King's College.
Slocum lives with his wife of 18 years, Catherine and their daughters Emma and Lydia. He enjoys watching film.
Head of National Provider Contracting and Performance Programs, Aetna
Prior to his work with Aetna, Stout managed care operations for Catholic Healthcare West, an organization based in San Francisco. He serves on the boards of the University of Minnesota's health care management program and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Stout earned a Master of Health Care Administration from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science degree in health policy and administration from Pennsylvania State University.
Stout lives in Imperial, Pa. with his wife Lyndy and their four children.
Lead Pastor, Christ Community Church of the South Hills
Terry has twenty-five years of local church ministry experience and currently serves as Lead Pastor of Christ Community Church, a missional community of faith located in the south hills of Pittsburgh. His educational background includes degrees from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and Northern Theological Seminary. He also has a background in the music, education, theology, and leadership fields. These experiences fuel his passion to help people become everything God intended, created, redeemed, and gifted them to be. Terry serves as a board member for Serving Leaders/Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, is co-facilitator of the Pittsburgh Missional Cohort and addresses the topic of sexuality with students in local schools as a member of the speakers’ team of the Pregnancy Resource Center of the South Hills.
Founder and Director Emeritus
Founder Emeritus, Leadership Foundations of America
Mrs. Henry Chalfant
Director, People Helper Ministries
St. Stephen's Church
The Rev. Dr. John Guest
John Guest Evengelical Team
John B. Hirt, Ph.D.
President, Pittsburgh Leadership Associates
Richard W. Johnson
Capacity Building-CGP Division
World Vision-United States