Pittsburgh Voyager Board Of Directors
Our team is consisted of true professionals, the board of directors Pittsburgh Voyager has a passion for our community and rivers. Pittsburgh Voyager is a Pittsburgh-based non-profit science and environmental educational organization offering river-base educational programs for students, teachers, and the community.
The board of directors is legally and ethically responsible for all activities of the Pittsburgh Voyager organization. Determines how the organization will carry out its mission through long and short-range planning. Adopts an annual budget and provides fiscal oversightProudly, Our Board Of Directors For Pittsburgh Voyager are:
Howard S. Berger, President
Berger Investment Group, National Apartment Laundries
Apple Furniture Rental & Sales
Alan Boarts, Vice President - Development
A to Z Communications
James Cimino, Treasurer
Chuck Duritsa, Vice President - Operations
PA Department of Environmental Protection (retired)
Dr. Bernard K. Feinman
George W. Gaines, Past President
Gaines Funeral Home
Dr. John Osheka
New Brighton Area School District
Dr. Kenneth Powell
Quaker Valley Middle School, Quaker Valley School District
Dr. Barbara Rudiak
Phillips Elementary School, Pittsburgh Public Schools
Burson-Marstellar & KQV
Dr. John Stolz, Secretary
Duquesne University, Department of Biological Sciences
Howard Wein, Esquire
Klett, Lieber, Rooney & Schorling
Gateway Clipper Fleet
RESPONSIBILITIES OF The Pittsburgh Voyagers BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors For Pittsburgh Voyager are responsible for the overall governance of the nonprofit organization. Their responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
• Guard the Pittsburgh Voyagers mission.
• Select the Pittsburgh Voyagers president, CEO or executive director.
• Monitor and evaluate the performance of the president, CEO or executive director.
• Provide expert counsel to staff as appropriate.
• Adopt the Pittsburgh Voyagers annual budget and authorize substantial modifications to the budget throughout the year.
• Oversee the management and investment of the organization’s investments/endowments.
• Approve the addition or removal of programs.
• Authorize capital expenditures.
• Solicit funds to support the Pittsburgh Voyagers .
• Contribute funds directly to support the organization.
• Promote the Pittsburgh Voyagers mission and accomplishments.
• Recruit and orient new board members.
• Establish overarching policies that govern the Pittsburgh Voyager.
• Create an accountability system to ensure that the Pittsburgh Voyager complies with all applicable laws and regulations.
• Evaluate itself.
Advisory Committee Pittsburgh Voyager
James D. Bendel
R. Bruce Bickel
The Honorable H. William DeWeese
Pennsylvania State Representative
The Bizet Group
The Honorable Mike Doyle
United States Representative
Captain Jeffrey A. Fischbeck
Green Building Alliance
Mon River Towing
The Honorable Melissa Hart
United States Representative
Environmental Health & Safety, Duquesne University
Pennsylvania Environmental Council
The Honorable Dan Onorato
Chief Executive, Allegheny County
PPG Industries Foundation (retired)
The Honorable Rick Santorum
United States Senator
Riverlife Task Force
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Seamans
Independent Film & Television Producer
Mr. & Mrs. Milton Washington
Allegheny Housing Rehab. Corporation
Responsibilities Of Advisory Committee Pittsburgh Voyager
An Advisory Board is a collection of individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills which complement the knowledge and skills of the formal Board members in order to more effectively govern the Pittsburgh Voyager. Also, Advisory Boards are sometimes used to maintain formal and visible relationships with people who have particular strong status, for example, people whose terms have expired on the governing Board, leaders in the community and people with highly respected skills in certain program areas.
The Advisory Board does not have formal authority to govern the organization, that is, the Advisory Board cannot issue directives that must be followed as in the case with a governing Board. Rather, the Advisory Board serves to make recommendations and/or provide key information and materials to the formal Board of Directors. Committees of governing Boards, for example, Fundraising Committees and Personnel Committees, are of the same capacity as Advisory Boards – their members only make recommendations to the Board of directors Pittsburgh Voyager.