Current Board Members

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Edwin H. Beachler III, an attorney member, was appointed to the Board in April 2009. He is a senior partner with the firm of Caroselli, Beachler, McTiernan & Conboy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where his practice is concentrated in asbestos litigation. Mr. Beachler is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, having received the Distinguished Alumni of the Year (1998) Award. He is admitted to practice before Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth Courts of Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Beachler is a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations, as well as the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County. Mr. Beachler is also an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Mr. Beachler was reappointed to the Board in March 2012 and appointed Board Chair in May 2013. His current term expires in March 2015.

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Grace R. Schuyler, an attorney member, was appointed to the Board in March 2009, was reappointed in March 2012 and appointed Vice Chair in May 2013.  Her current term expires in March 2015.  Ms. Schuyler is employed as Director - Government Affairs for Rite Aid in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania and is currently serving as the President of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation.  Ms. Schuyler was previously employed as Senior Counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Health as the main litigator for the Department and the program attorney for the Office of Public Health Preparedness, Bureau of Epidemiology, Bureau of Community Health Systems and Drug and Alcohol Program Licensure.  She conducted state and federal training on preparedness issues, public health laws, was a member of the Editorial Board for the PA Public Health Law Bench Book and the Advisory Group that developed a Public Health Law Judicial Program for Judges on the Court of Common Pleas.  Ms. Schuyler remains involved in public health projects and is serviing on a state government Advisory Committee to review and provide recommendations on the revision of Pennsylvania's public health laws.  Previous employment includes the position of Managing Attorney and Senior Trial Counsel for two insurance companies and as Litigation Counsel - Major Claims in the Home Office of an international insurance company.  Ms. Schuyler is a graduate of Shippensburg University and the Penn State - Dickinson School of Law.

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Bishop Keith Wayne Reed, Sr., a non-lawyer member, was appointed to the Board in June 2011. He is the senior pastor and a teacher at the Sharon Baptist Church in Philadelphia and the Sharon Bible Fellowship Church in Lanham, Maryland. Bishop Reed attended the Bethlehem School of The Bible and the Philadelphia Biblical University. He received an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Divinity from Geneva College through the Center for Urban Theological Studies. Bishop Reed is one of the country's most requested speakers for local, national and international revivals, conferences and conventions. In 2009, Bishop Reed built the Sharon Community Center after the former Sharon Baptist Church, where Bishop Reed had pastored for over 20 years, was destroyed in a fire. Bishop Reed is the founder and presiding Bishop over Progressive Holistic Ministry of Churches and is the Overseer of 18 pastors and their churches. His current term expires in March 2014.

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 Lewis F. Gould, Jr., an attorney member, was appointed to the Board in July 2012.  He is a partner with the law firm of Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is the immediate past chairman of the Intellectual Property Practice Group.  Mr. Gould is a graduate of Temple University School of Pharmacy and Dickinson School of Law  He advises clients on a broad spectrum of patent and related issues in a variety of technologies.  He manages patent and tradmark litigation before the United States Patent and Tradmark Office and in federal courts in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States.  Mr. Gould is admitted to practice law in both Pennsylvania and Florida.  He is a member of the International Tradmark Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Philadelphia Intellectual Property Association, Philadelphia Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  Mr. Gould's current term expires in March 2015.

 

 

 

 Hon. Stefanie J. Salavantis, an attorney member, was appointed to the Board in May 2013.  She is the Luzerne County District Attorney, having taken office in January 2012.  Ms. Salavantis is a graduate of Temple University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Prior to being elected as the District Attorney for Luzerne County, Ms. Salavantis was in private practice in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and Luzerne County Bar Associations, the Diversity Outreach Committee and the Luzerne County Crime Watch Coalition.  Ms. Salavantis also serves on the Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence Task Forces.  Her current term expires in March 2016.

 

 

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 Former Board Chairs

 

Former Board Members

 

 

 

Robert A. Gleason, Jr., a non-lawyer member, was appointed to the Board in December 2013.  He is the former Chairman and CEO of the Gleason Agency. After the Gleason Agency merged with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in 2011, Mr. Gleason was named as the Western Chairman of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and continues to serve in that capacity. Mr. Gleason is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. He served as a Commonwealth Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania from 1998 through 2012. Mr. Gleason is a former Secretary of the Commonwealth (1985-1987), a former member of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (1993-1997) and, a former member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars (2006-2010), having been appointed to the Commission by President George W. Bush.  He is active with the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania, having served as the Chairman since 2006. Mr. Gleason was elected four times as a delegate to the Republican National Convention and served as the delegation chairman in 2008 and 2012.  Mr. Gleason is very involved in various civic, philanthropic and professional organizations and is currently serving on the Cambria County Industrial Development Authority and the Cambria County Economic Development Authority.  His current term expires in March 2016.