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South Hills Interfaith Movement announces new board members

Pittsburgh, Pa. (April 6, 2016) – South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) is pleased to announce the oncoming of three community leaders and a new treasurer to its Board of Directors. Trina DeMarco of Eat’n Park; June Swanson of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott; and Mandy Thomas of Schlumberger, will join SHIM’s Board of Directors after three former members’ terms expired. Steve DeNoon of KPMG will step in as treasurer.

“These three board members bring new and exciting ideas to SHIM,” said James Guffey, executive director, SHIM. “Our dedicated board members have helped us strengthen outreach efforts to serve our community. As an organization, we are constantly growing and changing, and it is exciting to have these community leaders step up and join our team.”

DeNoon will join the three returning officers on SHIM’s Board of Directors: The Rev. Kris McInnes, Chair; John Schrott, Vice Chair; and Cynthia Donahoe, Secretary.

DeMarco, Swanson and Thomas will join the other 15 members of SHIM’s Board of Directors. This group is comprised of leaders and professionals in the Pittsburgh area who dedicate their talents and expertise to help SHIM serve the South Hills.

    • Trina DeMarco Preffer, a Mon Valley native who resides in Bethel Park with her husband and children, is the Director of Corporate Giving and Community Partnerships for Eat’n Park Hospitality Group. She is responsible for the company’s philanthropy, volunteerism and community engagement across seven states. Over the course of her ten years with Eat’n Park, she has also worked in marketing, public relations and more. She previously held positions with Oscar Mayer/Kraft Foods and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. Trina holds a degree in public relations from Penn State University.
    • June Swanson lives in Mt. Lebanon with her husband and served on SHIM’s board previously from April 2009-March 2015. She is a partner of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP, where she focuses on commercial real estate, employment risk management, and business services. In addition to her work with SHIM, Swanson currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library, is an active participant in various other community issues, and has served as a board member for several local organizations and foundations. Swanson received her B.A. from Allegheny College and her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 1984.
    • Mandy Thomas lives in Upper St Clair with her husband and two young daughters. She currently works as a Wireline Segment Sales Engineer at Schlumberger where she has spent more than 18 years gaining operations, project and general management experience. In addition to volunteering with SHIM, Thomas is also extremely involved with Westminster Presbyterian Church where she is currently serving on Session. She holds a M.S. in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville along with a B.A. in Geology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and brings a strong business background and a determined and dedicated personality to SHIM’s Board.

South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) is a human services organization dedicated to improving the lives of people in need across the South Hills.  This includes working to reduce the devastating effects of suburban poverty among the working poor, unemployed, families, single parents, senior citizens, women, and the high concentration of refugee families in its service area.  SHIM works to identify the most critical needs across the South Hills, then develops and implements effective solutions.  SHIM aims to empower individuals and families to achieve stability and self-sufficiency by offering short-term help with basic needs (food, clothing, utilities) and longer-term support (employment, financial planning, youth programs, family support) to help people build and sustain promising futures.

For more information, contact:

Abby Mathieu
412-709-6149 (Office)
304-281-8097 (Mobile)

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