Northside Teaching Staff

Infant Teacher

Jenna Martin
Young Toddler Teacher

Renee Ivers
Older Toddler Teacher

Stephanie Cullen
Pre-K Teacher

Swissvale Teaching Staff

Danica Halloran
Infant Teacher

Alison Hoffman
Young Toddler Teacher

Cara Halloran
Older Toddler Teacher

Cassie Lavella
Pre-K Teacher

Admin & Support

In addition to our dedicated teachers, our Administrative team also works behind the scenes to ensure the families at Angels’ Place receive the best care and service. This includes a full-time Family Support Director who offers our parents educational counseling, parenting development, career planning, and individualized support and counseling.

Beth E. Banas
Executive Director

Sarah Dargay
Executive Assistant, Swissvale


Adrienne Britt
Education Director


Jennifer Leck
Operations Director


Diane Mazza
Financial Administrator

Cari Goss Quinn
Development Director

Darrah Bird
Family Support Director

Kara Sorenson
Special Events Coordinator

Fatima Trimble
Nutritional Coordinator, North Side

Linda Mellinger
Nutritional Coordinator, Swissvale

Board of Directors

John G. Arch, Esq., Board President, Attorney at Law

Paul F. Hinnebusch, Board Vice President, Retired Investment Counselor

John P. Ellsworth, CPA, MBA, Board Treasurer, Cottrill Arbutina & Associates, P.C.

Nancy L. Daller, Board Secretary, Retired Child Development Center Director

Beth E. Banas, Executive Director, Angels’ Place, Inc.

Ryan Bianco, CPA, Tax Senior Manager, Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.

Lisa Gardner, BSN, RN, CCM, Senior Consultant, Clinical Program Development, Evolent Health

James R. Grab, Sweet & Sons, Inc.

Peter Healy, Owner, Rita’s Italian Ice

Kristine Opferman, Early Childhood Educator, The Children’s School at CMU

Gayle A. Williams, Bus Analysis Spec Sr- IT, PNC Bank

Mary Winter, Director Emerita, Founder

Advisory Board

Dennis L. Astorino, DL Astorino/Horizon

James Ayers, Chairman, Ayers Foundation

Mary Jean Evans, Real Estate Manager

Ralph A. Falbo, CEO, Ralph Falbo, Inc.

Peggy Finnegan, Evening Co-Anchor, WPXI-TV

Alice Hirsch, Ph.D., Retired Assistant Superintendent and Educational Consultant

Deborah Holland, President, DLJ & Associates

The Honorable Jean A. Milko, Former Jury Commissioner, Allegheny County

Joanna Mittereder, Social Work Consultant

Judy O’Connor, Community Leader

Therese L. Rocco, Retired Pittsburgh Police Assistant Chief

Sandy Usher, Community Leader

Dolores Warwick, President, Folio Productions

Most Reverend David A. Zubik, Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh