Leadership & Team

Dedicated, passionate leadership carries out the vision and legacy of our late founder, Gwen Elliott.

Since its beginning in 2002, Gwen’s Girls, Inc. has strived to build a continuum of services for at-risk girls in the Pittsburgh region. Guided by the vision and legacy of our late founder, Pittsburgh Police Commander Gwen Elliott, we have responded to what we see as the key issues and struggles that our girls and their families face: poverty, racism, and violence. As overwhelming and elusive as these societal factors may seem, we have been able to work with our girls to help them see themselves within the context of their communities, realize their individual strengths and potential and, in turn, make the choice to become self-sufficient and contributing community members.

This is done through the nurturing relationships of our dedicated staff and volunteers and in conjunction with the wide array of other service providers, individuals, and corporate supporters. By meeting the highest standards of professional practice, Gwen’s Girls recently became accredited by the Council on Accreditation. We are very proud of this achievement. We are looking forward to sharing our knowledge about girls with others in our region.

Dr. Kathi R. Elliott, DNP, MSW, CRNP

Chief Executive Officer

Alice L. Logan

Chief Financial Officer

Denise McGill-Delaney, MSW

Chief Of Staff

Tamera Stafford

Director of Prevention Services

Join Our Team!

Looking for a rewarding employment opportunity that allows you to make a difference in the lives of girls and their families?

Board of Directors

Michelle Ritter-Crawford, Esq., Chair

Business General Counsel

Caren L. Caldwell, MBA

Associate VP/GM Government Products, UPMC Health Plan

Bridgette Cofield, JD, SPHR

Chief of Staff to the President, Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Carlow University

Randie Cosby

Consultant, Labor Relations

Martell Covington

PA House Legislative District 24 State Representative

Renee DeMichiei Farrow, Vice Chair

Decorating Details, LLC, Founder

Lacee Ecker, Esq.

Deputy General Counsel Kontoor Brands, Inc.

Walt Hales

CEO, HPS Digital, Inc.

Blayre Holmes-Davis

Director of Community Relations, Pittsburgh Steelers

Dr. Kathy Humphrey

President, Carlow University

Majestic Lane

Chief Equity Officer  Allegheny Conference

Dr. Elizabeth Carter, Treasurer


Sonia Layne-Gartside

Consultant, Master Trainer, OCM Specialist

Kenya Matthews

Program Manager, Google

Kelly K. Miller

VP, General Manager               Life Science Fluidics

Natalie Talpas

Senior VP, PNC Bank

Dr. Diamonte Walker

CEO, Pittsburgh Scholar House

Elizabeth Crow, Secretary

Consultant, Corporate Social Responsibility

Nicole Webster

Workplace Solutions & Corporate Citizenship Associate Manager, Accenture

Angela M. Weidman

Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP

Tishekia Williams, Esq.

Director, Regulatory Senior Counsel & Manager, Duquesne Light Co.

Frances Woodward, Esq.

Senior VP, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, Highmark Wholecare