The Board of Directors guides Health Careers Futures' (HCF) strategic direction and advances its mission of aligning the supply and demand of regional healthcare workers. Board members are drawn from the healthcare workforce and industry sectors, as well as from regional non-profit organizations and training providers.

The Board, along with HCF staff and community partners:

  • Ensures that HCF projects and activities align with the organization's mission and purposes
  • Informs staff of future trends in Board members' areas of expertise and healthcare workforce development
  • Shares new ideas for applicable projects for which a need exists
  • Promotes HCF (and its projects) in southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond

Co-Chairs: Patricia L. Siger and Eric Rodriguez, MD, MPH

Judy Balk, MD
Barbara E. Barnes, MD
Vice President of Sponsored Programs and Research Support and Continuing Medical Education
Robert Cicco, MD
Retired Neonatologist
Jackie Dunbar Jacob, PhD, RN
Dean and Distinguished Service Professor of Nursing
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Representative Dan Frankel
PA House of Representatives
Lynn George, PhD, RN, CNE
Dean, College of Health and Wellness
Carlow University
William H. Isler
Board of Directors
The Fred Rogers Company
Tammy Marsico, RN, MSN
Director of Critical Care Services
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Laurie Mulvey, MSW
Office of Child Development Emeritus
University of Pittsburgh
Tammy Murdock, MD, MMM
OB/GYN, Squirrel Hill Health Center
Ann Thompson, MD, MHCPM
Vice Dean
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Tomi Waters, DEd
Interim Dean of Academic Affairs 
CCAC Boyce Campus

Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD
President and CEO
Jewish Healthcare Foundation

Debra L. Caplan, MPA
JHF Board Chair

JHF Representatives:

Stacy Beck, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

Rachel P. Berger, MD, MPH
Division Director, Child Advocacy, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh

Sonya Borrero, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine and Director, Center for Women's Health Research and Innovation
University of Pittsburgh

Andrew W. Eller, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
UPMC Eye Center

Alan Finkelstein, MD
Director, Family Health Center Laboratory
UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center

Susanne Gollin, PhD
Professor Emerita
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

Emily Jaffe, MD, MBA
VP and Executive Medical Director
Highmark Home and Community Services

Ellen Kessler
Ellen Perlow Kessler Charitable Foundation

Marsha Marcus, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

Wendy M. Mars, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology
Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh

Valerie Njie, MS
Retired, Bidwell Training Center

Terry W. Starz, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS
Vice President Community Services
UPMC Health Plan

Maliha Zahid, MD, PhD, FACC
Cardiologist, UPMC Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

If you would like more information about Health Careers Futures' Board of Directors, please contact Nancy Zionts at