FISA Foundation Announces New Board Members, July 2023

FISA Foundation Announces New Board Members, July 2023

FISA Foundation is pleased to announce that Paula Davis, Claudette Lewis, and Sarah Piot have been elected to serve on its Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled to welcome such accomplished and dedicated new board members to FISA Foundation,” shared Kristy Trautmann, FISA Foundation’s executive director. “We are committed to ensuring that our leadership reflects FISA’s mission to advance equity, justice, safety and inclusion for women, girls, and people with disabilities, and to address structural racism in our work. In addition to being talented and experienced community servants, half of our board members identify as women of color, and more than half identify as having a disability or chronic health condition.”

Paula Davis headshot image description: A dark-skinned Black woman gazes seriously into the camera.  She has short hair and is wearing glasses, a dark business suit and silver jewelry.

Paula Davis is a recent retiree of the University of Pittsburgh, having served as the inaugural Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Health Sciences since 2007. An expert in cultural competence education, Paula led the Office of Health Sciences Diversity in promoting a diverse and inclusive environment throughout the Schools of the Health Sciences to help eliminate structural and implicit bias. Paula previously served on FISA’s board from 2014-2021. During that time, she served as Vice President, co-chair of HR Committee, and a member of the Board Development Committee.

Claudette Lewis headshot description: A dark-skinned Black woman smiles at the camera. She is wearing a black top, a gray blazer, and pearl earrings. Her hair is pulled back.

Claudette Lewis is a lifelong advocate and champion for the arts, education, and social justice. Before her retirement, she served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services where she oversaw change management for the agency. She also served as a Commissioner on the Allegheny County Planning Commission. She has been recognized for her tireless commitment to the Pittsburgh community over the years, serving on numerous boards and initiatives, including The Pittsburgh Foundation, Three Rivers Youth, and the Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE).

Sarah Piot headshot description: A white woman with brown hair smiles at the camera. She is wearing a white top and a blue blazer, with her arms crossed.

Sarah Piot, CPA, works at Schneider Downs and is a shareholder in the tax advisory practice. With over 20 years of experience in public accounting, she specializes in providing various tax services primarily to tax-exempt organizations including institutions of higher education, arts and cultural organizations, social service organizations, and private foundations. Sarah is a member of the Schneider Downs Higher Education Industry Group, Schneider Downs Not-for-Profit Industry Group.

For a full list of FISA’s current Board of Directors, click here.

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