Pittsburgh, PA Office
New York, NY Office
Kevin Kearns, Director
Dr. Kearns is Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Dr. Kearns is also the founder and Director of the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership, a program that promotes ethical leadership in public and nonprofit institutions.
Fred Thieman, Leader-in-Residence
Fred Thieman, the former US Attorney for Western PA and President of the Buhl Foundation is the 2019-20 Hesselbein Leader-in-Residence. He serves as a mentor to GSPIA students and counsel to faculty and staff on Hesselbein Forum programming and research.
Julia Santucci, Associated Faculty
Former Senior Advisor in the U.S. Department of State, Julie Santucci has designed and directs an extracurricular leadership development program for GSPIA students majoring in the study of international security challenges and opportunities.
Doreen Hernandez - Administrator, Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership, GSPIA
Doreen is responsible for the daily operations and programming for GSPIA’s extracurricular leadership development programs, the Leadership Portfolio Program and the Hesselbein Forum Leadership Program in International Affairs. Doreen supervises students and oversees the development of print publications and social media.
Frances Hesselbein, Chairman, Advisory Board
Editor-in-Chief, Leader to Leader Journal
Frances’ ongoing contributions to the field of leadership development include her role (since 1996) as Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning quarterly Leader to Leader Journal; her commitment to the University of Pittsburgh’s Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement; her advisory role to the United States Military Academy at West Point; and her service on many nonprofit and private sector corporate boards, including the Mutual of America Life Insurance Company and the Bright China Social Fund.
Tiffany Monsalve, Executive Assistant to Frances Hesselbein
Tiffany Monsalve is responsible for managing Mrs. Hesselbein's calendar and working with Mrs. Hesselbein to correspond with leaders in all three sectors.
Theresa Berenato, Director of Communications
Theresa Berenato is responsible for internal and external communications. She oversees the organization’s media relations and directs all written and design operations for Forum programs and publications, including the award-winning Leader to Leader Journal.