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 Cynthia D. Shapira
Pittsburgh, PA
Chair
Ms. Shapira is president of the David S. and Karen A. Shapira Foundation and a community activist. She previously was a management consultant, providing strategic management services to education and non-profit institutions. She is chair of the Greater Pittsburgh Jewish Federation and vice chair of Jewish Federations of North America. She serves on the boards of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Point Park University, and Brandeis University in Massachusetts. She sits on the Governor's Advisory Board for Education and Workforce Development and previously served on the Pennsylvania Women’s Commission under Governor Tom Corbett. Ms. Shapira has been a board member of the United Way of Allegheny County, The Pittsburgh Promise, WQED, and Vibrant Pittsburgh. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Wellesley College and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. She was re-elected to her second term as Board chair in July.

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