Executive Committee



Paulette O'Donnell was born and raised in Pittsburgh and currently resides in Fox Chapel with her husband Ed and son Liam. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Paulette enjoyed a successful career as a Vice President of Sales in the consumer finance industry for more than 20 years. Paulette and Ed are contributors to the Women's Shelter of Pittsburgh where she is also a certified volunteer.



Heather Kennedy graduated from the University of Delaware with an Accounting degree. She started her career as a Certified Public Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand, serving as an audit manager. She is currently the accountant for three different small businesses. In addition, she serves as the Treasurer for numerous non-profits and serves on the Board of Fox Chapel Golf Club. Heather is married to Sam Kennedy and they have two girls, Sydney (16) and Courtney (18).


Community Liaison Advisor

Tracey Marsh has been a community member of Fox Chapel her whole life, graduating from the high school before earning a Bachelor of Education from Elon University. As an Ann Taylor manager, she achieved the brand’s highest sales per square foot. She brought her talents to volunteering with St. Scholastica Ministry and the school district, serving over 7 years as a PTO President. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Rob, and her 2 boys, Tim and Bennett.



Shelley Mcilroy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both History and English from Miami University. Shelley has been active within the community volunteering in the school district and holding an advisory position for All of Us Care. She co-chaired a fundraiser that helped to raise over 50,000 to benefit All of Us Care. When she is not volunteering, Shelley enjoys spending time with her three girls, husband and her friends.



Renee Kelly graduated from Bradley University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She then received a masters degree in Reading Administration,and has recently completed a social work certificate.  She is passionate about helping youth in the community and is an active volunteers at many local non-profit organizations in the Pittsburgh area. Renee is married to Tom, and has 3 children.


Director of Media Relations

Brooke is a graduate of Wake Forest University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  She is a resident of the Fox Chapel Community and lives with her husband, Clint, and her two children, Clay and Avery.  She has been heavily involved with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, serving as community outreach co-chair for the Walk for Children's.  Through this endeavor, she has helped facilitate a student initiative that formed Kids4Kids, a group that joined 8 local public and private schools to raise awareness and funding for the patients of the hospital.   

Board Members

 Amanda Davis, Beth Ann Fuhrer, Bonnie DeMotte, Brooke Guyaux, Christy Redican,           Dedee Wilson, Erica McIlroy, Gina Cusano, Heather Kennedy, Heidi Gerlach, Jen McCrady, Jen Zaltman, Kathleen Stanley, Lara Bentz, Lauren Wirt, Laurie Ann Foster, Nancy Baum, Nancy Delaney, Paulette O’Donnell, Renee Kelly, Sarah Stallings, Shelley McIlroy,  Stephanie Gleason, Suman Golla, Tonja Condron, Tracey Marsh

New Member Spotlight


My name is Kathleen Stanley and I am the Director of Outreach at Roots of Faith/Faith United Methodist Church in Fox Chapel. My Primary focus is the Roots of Faith location. Before I came to Roots of Faith, I worked 10 years in the field of Family System Psychology. My background includes working at a local psychiatric hospital and working with families in crisis throughout Alleghany County. Roots of Faith began with a mission of addressing poverty in the Fox Chapel School district. I currently oversee all of the outreach programs at Roots of Faith. These programs include "The Neighborhood Table", "Circles Sharpsburg" and Social Services. I also oversee all community outreach such as produce and food distribution, legal and health clinics, Community disaster response, coat distributions, Angel Tree Christmas Program and more. I am currently on the Sharpsburg Tri-Boro Eco District Committee and I am on the Board of Directors at Second Harvest Thrift Store. On a personal note I have a daughter who is 28 and on her way to Medical School and my Son is 26 and owns a business repairing high end cars. I have a business refurbishing old furniture and I spend my free time hunting for sea glass on the shores of Lake Erie.


Laurie Ann brings her experience in corporate management where she was promoted to Director of Labor Relations-Inflight Services for American Airlines formerly USAir. Responsibilities included interpretation/negotiation of the collective bargaining agreement, a seat on the System Board of Arbitration, Head of Recruiting for the northeast region, and Public Relations Coordinator for the department. Also an entrepreneur, she started “Be Our Guest,” a fine custom stationery business, specializing in wedding invitations and special occasion invitations/announcements along with consultation on social etiquette and event planning. Laurie Ann served for 9 years on the Board of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, and for 4 years on the Board at St. Lucy’s Auxiliary. She believes deeply in giving back to the community and has volunteered at numerous organizations including the Junior League of Pittsburgh, Children’s Hospital, The Ellis School, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Company, Girls Hope, Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania, National Pancreas Foundation, and her church. She is honored by this appointment and looks forward to working with her friends to positively impact the community


Lauren Wirt resides in Fox Chapel with her husband, Matt and her three children, Ethan, Michael, and Natalie. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Elizabethtown College and an M.B.A. From Chatham University. Lauren has been quite active within the community holding service roles, including several years with the Junior League of Pittsburgh concentrating on reducing food insecurities of children in Pittsburgh and as the Service Coordinator with Fox Chapel Mothers of Preschoolers. She has also been the Events Chair for the Fox Chapel Young Life Committee for five years. Besides volunteering, Lauren enjoys paddle tennis, cooking, and traveling.

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