Our Executive Board

Emma Kappler



Katie Miller

Executive Secretary 


Maddie Jenkins

 Director of Finance


Anna Jacobs

Director of Marketing Relations


Molly Hayden

Director of Membership


Emily Ashley

Director of Operations


Bre Smith

Director of Programming


Delaney Wright

Director of Recruitment


Our Staff

Finance Panel

Finance Panel is all about money. They oversee Data Analytics, which is responsible for maintaining our budget and tracking the amount of money Pitt Dance Marathon has raised. This panel is also responsible for planning meals and asking for food donations from various eateries in the Pittsburgh area for events that occur throughout the year! Finance is also vital in terms of raising money through various means such as canning, fundraisers, and sponsorships. 

Ashley Wertz

Canning Chair

Nisha Kantesaria

Data Analytics Chair

Michael Toth

Corporate Relations Chair

Ashley Petko

Fundraising Chair

Maddie Fox

Corporate Relations Chair

Marketing Relations Panel

Marketing Relations is responsible for the brand, image, and advertisement of Pitt Dance Marathon. Marketing Relations deals with everything from how to talk about PDM appealingly to how the community and donors see PDM. This can be done through graphic designs such as bingo boards for fundraising; merchandise such as T-shirts, crewnecks, and stickers; marketing through the annual campaign and monthly campaigns; tabling events around campus; and the promotion of PDM in the Pitt Community and Pittsburgh region through radio/TV interviews. They are also the photographers and videographers for day of DM. They work all year long to create new ways of promoting Pitt Dance Marathon to make it as appealing and effective as possible to the Pitt campus and beyond.

Lindsey Reid

Graphic Design Chair

Barkha Patel

Public Relations Chair

Jackie Adedokun

Merchandise Chair

Gabby Mariano

Social Media Chair

Rainier Acierto

Multimedia Chair

Membership Panel

Membership Panel oversees all Pitt Dance Marathon Staff and is the main source for any questions or concerns about what is expected as a Staff member. In addition to making sure Staff members are fulfilling the minimum requirements necessary, Membership panel helps facilitate Staff bonding through fun activities and socials. Membership Panel also connects with our alumni (Pitt Dance Marathon alumni and general Pitt alumni) to keep them involved with this amazing organization. Finally, the newest position to PDM, falls under Membership. The Stewardship position is meant to increase recognition of PDM’s donors, sponsors, participants, and staff! 

Madelynn Lederer

Alumni Relations Chair

Sean Dobos

Member Development Chair

AnnaLee Tapp 

Stewardship Chair

Panari Patel

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair

Operations Panel

Operations Panel is in charge of everything happening on the day of our Dance Marathon (DM). They oversee the Master of Ceremonies (MC), who plans and writes a script for DM; all the Color War activities, which are games and competitions between participants; the Morale Team, who helps choreograph and lead participants in the Morale Dance; and all other forms of entertainment that will be available the day of DM.

 Anjali Shah

Entertainment Chairs

Maanya Ravichandran

Master of Ceremonies Chair

Olivia Roncace

Morale Chair

Kaitlyn Weaving

Entertainment Chair

Gracie Bowman 

Morale Chair

Programming Panel

Programming Panel helps Pitt Dance Marathon Staff and participants connect with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and our Miracle Kids. They do so by hosting Special Events, such as a Fall Carnival, Kickball Tournament, or Trivia Night, to help raise money and awareness for Children’s Hospital. They also make relationships with the hospital and the Miracle Kids that have been treated there. They work to expand Pitt Dance Marathon’s mission to different schools (both high schools and universities) by helping those schools start their own dance marathon to raise money for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Isabella Blaint

Marathon Relations


 Sydney Weiss

Special Events Chairs


 Leia Millan

Special Events Chairs


Recruitment Panel

Recruitment Panel focuses on recruiting Pitt students, clubs, and organizations to join our movement and participate in Pitt Dance Marathon. They spend their time talking to Greek and non-Greek clubs and organizations about what Pitt Dance Marathon is and what our mission is, in an effort to get those clubs and organizations to register and raise money for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. They are also responsible for maintaining contact with those registered teams and encourage them in their fundraising efforts.

Kylie Wertz

Campus Engagement Chair

Carlye Zuckerman

Dancer Relations Chair

Mary Burke

Greek Relations Chair


Sarah Yule

Tabling Chair