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

Liz Gryger

Director of Administration

Tamiko Dawkins

Director of Programs

Board of Directors

Glenn Graner

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

William Wolfe

Hundred Acres Manor

Richard L. Roadarmel

Retired CFO

Rebecca Fatica

Citizens Bank
Vice President, Business Development Officer

Board Members

Gash Abebe


Chris Chaney

Fort Pitt Capital Group
Vice President, Financial Advisor

Stephanie L. Herring

Dollar Bank
Vice President, Human Resources

Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Canton, Ohio Regions

Rita Huckle

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

Debbie Patterson

Forefront Dermatology
Physician Assistant
University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University
Adjunct faculty

Leonard Petrancosta

Peak Performance Management, Inc.

Donald Tucker

Allegheny Center Alliance Church
Congregational Care Lay Pastor

David Wilke

Wilke & Associates, LLP, CPAs
Managing Partner

Honorary Board Members

Donald L. Foster

Manor Associates

Tunch Ilkin

South Hills Bible Chapel
Director of Men’s Ministries

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