Staff and Board

Light of Life is led by caring individuals who are committed to transforming lives through the love of Christ by providing food, shelter, and hope to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness, poverty, or addiction.


Our dedicated staff works tirelessly to bring help and hope to homeless and hurting men, women and children in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Jerrel T. Gilliam

Executive Director

Doug Smith

Director of Development

Liz Gryger

Director of Administration

Board of Directors

Glenn Graner

K & L Gates – Former CFO/COO, Current Senior Advisor

William Wolfe

Hundred Acres Manor – CFO

Richard L. Roadarmel

Retired CFO, Genco 

Rebecca Fatica

Citizens Bank
– Vice President, Business Development Officer

Board Members

Gash Abebe


Chris Chaney

Vice President, Financial Advisor at Fort Pitt Capital Group

Stephanie L. Herring

– Vice President, Human Resources
Dollar Bank
Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Canton, Ohio Regions

Rita Huckle

-National Sales Director

Edwin J. Kairis, MD, MMM

Chief Medical Officer for The Health Plan of West Virginia


Natalie Kreter, Esq.

Staff Attorney
UPMC Health Plan, Inc.

Ralph Miller, MD

Director, Systemwide Division of Urology
Allegheny Health Network

Leonard Petrancosta

Sysco – Retired President (July 2011)
Peak Performance Management – COO 

Donald Tucker

– Pastor of Worship Ministries
Allegheny Center Alliance Church

David Wilke

– Managing Partner
Wilke & Associates, LLP, CPAs

Honorary Board Members

Donald L. Foster

Manor Associates

Tunch Ilkin

South Hills Bible Chapel
– Director of Men’s Ministries

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