Board of Directors

Carol May, RN, MSN, MBA, CHPPN - President
Director
Supportive Care Program
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Carol May is the recipient of the  2024 Ilene Beal Courageous Provider Award from Courageous Parents Network. Click HERE.

Donna Salovay, Esq. - Vice President
Registrar
Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children
Pittsburgh, PA

Morgan Lieberman, MS, CHES - Treasurer
Program Manager
Pediatric Advanced Care Team
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Nicole Hahnlen, RN, CHPPN - Secretary
Clinical Nurse Coordinator
Hummingbird Program
Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital
Hershey, PA



Executive Director
Betsy Hawley, MA
Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition

Susan Bartlett, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner
UPMC Shadyside Department of Oncology
Pittsburgh, PA

Jack Brice
Principal Consultant
BCS Partners
Pittsburgh, PA

Peggy Coover, LPN
Bereaved Parent
Shippensburg, PA

Deborah Dimasi
Nonprofit Salesforce & Fundraising Operations Consultant
Pittsburgh, PA

Dana Dombrowski, MSW, LSW
Social Worker and Psychosocial Program Coordinator
Pediatric Advanced Care Team
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Kristen Moyer, MD,MTS, FAAP
Pediatric Medical Director
Hospice and Community Care
Lancaster, PA

Jeannie Vogt, RN, MSN, MBA

Lehigh Valley Hospice
Allentown, PA


Our Staff

Betsy Hawley

Executive Director

Betsy is the Executive Director of PPCC and has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit management in both healthcare and community development.  As a passionate advocate, Betsy speaks extensively across the country on coalition building and pediatric palliative and hospice care.  Betsy works collaboratively with other state based pediatric palliative care coalitions to further meet the needs of families and medical professionals caring for children with medical complexity. She currently serves on the NationalCoalition for Hospice and Palliative Care Pediatric Division, the NationalHospice and Palliative Care Organization Pediatric Advisory Council, theCoalition for Quality at the End of Life and the Patient Quality of LifeCoalition.

When not at work, Betsy enjoys curling up with a good book and expressing herself through textile art.  She and her husband enjoy traveling, especially to visit their children and grandson.

Joan McConahy

Program Coordinator & PPC Webinar Series Coordinator

Joan currently works as the PPCC Program Coordinator and PPC Webinar Series Coordinator after volunteering for the organization for more than 10 years. Joan graduated with a BS in Chemistry/Biochemistry, and she has worked as an engineer for Alcoa and a marketing manager/director for US Filter Corporation and Underground Solutions. She has also worked in the area of education for Seneca Valley School District and Cranberry Community United Presbyterian Church and has been a volunteer and fundraiser for the American Cancer Society for more than 20 years.

Joan is a mom to 3 sons and a bereaved mom to another son, Sam, who died at the age of 7 after a 3-year battle with a GBM brain tumor. In addition to Sam, who brought joy to all around him and lived his life to the fullest, Joan's husband, Dave, and three other sons, Stephen, Ben and Mark, round out her life. Joan's greatest joy is being part of such a positive family.

Rose Flowers, MS

Communications and Development Coordinator

Rose joined PPCC in 2023 with nearly 10 years of experience in grant writing, community engagement, and nonprofit administration. Rose graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in Environmental Studies and earned her Master of Science in Sustainability from Arizona State University. She is honored to have the opportunity to use her many and varied skills to help advance the PPCC mission. Rose runs our social media accounts, works to increase awareness of the organization, serves as the staff liaison for the Parent Advisory Council and raises funds.  

Outside of her work, Rose is an avid artist and crafter who can often be found with a crafting needle, drawing implement of some sort, or clay in her hand.  

She also enjoys cooking all sorts of cuisine and is always up to a culinary challenge! Rose is the proud mother of three children and enjoys creating simple, meaningful moments as a family and fostering a loving and creative home with her husband, Shawn.

Katie Hofer

Administrative Assistant

Katie joined the team in 2024 as an administrative assistant. As a fun fact, she interned with the PPCC while in college in 2009 when the Care Plan Book was in the works! Katie has a degree in Communications from Robert Morris University and joins us after an 8-year stint as a personal stylist. Prior to that experience, she worked in marketing doing graphic design, writing and website work. She is very excited to return to the nonprofit world, where her passion lies.

When not working, Katie spends time with her 2 children and her husband. They love downhill skiing and spending time outside. She also spends a lot of time volunteering with non profits related to the foster care system. In addition to her family and her volunteer work, Katie is actively involved in her church, St. Paul’s Presbyterian.

384 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 | Contact Betsy Hawley at: betsy@ppcc-pa.org

PPCC is not a health care provider and does not give medical advice or treatment. PPCC does not endorse or recommend any listed facilities, service providers, or support groups herein. PPCC offers the list and information as a resource only. PPCC does not pre-evaluate, or consider the Medicare/Medicaid status of the providers.

The Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition is a registered 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization.  Donations are tax-deductible according to the IRS’s rules and regulations.  The official registration and financial information for PPCC may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania 1-800-732-0999.