July 17, 2019
The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce the election of six new Trustees at its Annual Meeting, which was held this past June.
The new Trustees include Megan M. Chicone, Barbara A. Graham, Cynthia B. Kotwoski, Ivana G. Liberatore, Joseph M. Piszczor, and Elizabeth M. Rogers.
Megan M. Chicone is the owner of Megan Chicone-State Farm Insurance Agency in Peters Township. She serves as Chairman of POWER of Southpointe, a Board Member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of the Peters Township Chamber of Commerce, as well as an Advisor Council Member for Junior Achievement’s Washington County Branch. Chicone is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications & Rhetoric
Barbara A. Graham is the senior member of Peacock Keller’s School Law Group and a member of its Employment Law Group. Graham performed both her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1980. Her Juris Doctorate from its School of Law followed in 1983. A member of the Pennsylvania and Washington County Bar Associations, Graham also remains an active member of the Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association.
Cynthia B. Kotowski is the Assistant Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington, where she previously served as Chief Financial Officer. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Kotowski has been involved in a variety of community and business organizations including the Washington County Council on Economic Development, the Salvation Army - Washington Corps, and Pathways of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Ivana G. Liberatore is the founder of Ivana Liberatore CPA, CFP & Associates, a full-service tax and financial planning firm that was established in her Southpointe home office in 1989. Steady growth of her firm and a need for increased staff, prompted her move into the current location in McMurray, where she helps individuals, families, and businesses in diverse industries. She is a Washington and Jefferson College graduate, as well as a CPA, CFP, and Investment Advisory Representative. Liberatore annually supports the fundraising efforts of her church, CASA for Kids, and the Women of Southwestern PA.
Joseph M. Piszczor is the Director of Financial Planning at ILG Private Wealth, a private family practice. He is a Certified Financial Planner™, whose clients include families, business owners, and charities. He began practicing financial planning in 2006 after graduating from Mercyhurst College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Piszczor is a current member and former President of the Rotary Club of Washington, the Public Image Chair for Rotary District 7330, and a Board Member of Leadership Washington County.
Elizabeth M. (Liz) Rogers is executive editor of the Observer-Reporter newspaper in Washington. A graduate of California University of Pennsylvania, she held various newsroom positions before being named editor of the newspaper in 2011. She assumed the role of executive editor in 2016, overseeing editorial departments of the O-R and The Almanac, the newspaper’s weekly publication. Rogers serves on boards of directors for both the Pennsylvania Associated Press Media Editors and Pennsylvania Society of News Editors and is a member of the Rotary Club of Washington.
For complete biographies on all of the Foundation’s Trustees, please visit www.wccf.net.
About the Washington County Community Foundation
Serving as a grant-maker, fundraiser, community leader, and donor service organization, the WCCF promotes and facilitates local philanthropy and is the largest publicly supported grant-making foundation headquartered in Washington County. In addition to hosting an annual day of giving, the WCCF administers a broad grant-making program and provides educational seminars at no charge for local charities.