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 Cynthia D. Shapira
Pittsburgh, PA
Chair
Ms. Shapira is president of the Shapira Foundation, leading the development and implementation of the foundation's various intiatives, including the Onward Israel and Comprehensive Excellence project. She served as vice chair of Governor Tom Wolf's transition team and serves on the Governor's Advisory Board on Education and Workforce Development. She also is a member of the board of the Say Yes to Education Foundation. She was appointed by Governor Tom Corbett to the Pennsylvania Commission on Women and was a member of the 2012 Pennsylvania Electoral College. She was recognized by Gov. Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf as one of this year's Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania, an award that honors women who have shown distinguished service through their professsional career and/or voluntary service. She is a trustee of Brandeis University and serves as a board member of the Allegheny County Airport Authority. She previously was chair of the Pennsylvania Center for Women In Politics at Chatham University and served on the boards of Point Park University, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, The Pittsburgh Promise, United Way of Allegheny County, and WQED Pittsburgh. She is immediate past chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. She was a management consultant for twenty years in the non-profit and education sectors, including ten years as executive vice president of Pappas Consulting Group, Inc. 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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