Staff and Board - Light of Life Rescue Mission

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

Tamiko Dawkins

Director of Programs

Board of Directors

Glenn Graner – Chairman

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

Rebecca Fatica – Vice-Chairman

Citizen’s Bank – Sales Manager

Richard L. Roadarmel - Treasurer

Genco – Retired CFO

Chris Chaney – Secretary

Fort Pitt Capital Group – Vice President, Financial Advisor

Board Members

Gash Abebe


Bryan Garlock

PNC Bank – Retired Executive Vice President and COO, Asset Management

Stephanie L. Herring

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

Rita Huckle

Primerica – National Sales Director

Edwin J. Kairis, MD, MMM

The Health Plan of West Virginia – Chief Medical Officer

Natalie Kreter, Esq.

UPMC Health Plan, Inc. – Staff Attorney

Deborah Patterson

Forefront Dermatology – Physician Assistant

Leonard Petrancosta

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

Rachel Schmiedlin

Holsinger, P.C. – Audit Senior

Donald Tucker

Allegheny Center Alliance Church – Congregational Care, Lay Pastor

David Wilke

Wilke & Associates, LLP, CPAs – Managing Partner

Honorary Board Members

Don Foster

President and CEO of Unity Aluminum 

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Your donation makes a difference in the lives of families in Pittsburgh.


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