Our Executive Board
Director of Finance
Director of Marketing Relations
Director of Media Outreach
Director of Membership
Director of Operations
Director of Programming
Director of Recruitment
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.
Data Analytics 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.
Graphic Design Chair
Elena BurekLauren Mallaber, Taylor Madison, Taylor McVay, Taylor Siegfried
Media Outreach Panel
Media Outreach Panel works to establish and maintain Pitt Dance Marathon’s presence on Pitt’s campus and beyond by having a platform on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. They are also the panel that focuses on reaching out to celebrities, like JuJu Smith-Shuester, about donating or even attending our events! They also work to create new and creative videos like our 2019 lip dub to help increase awareness of our cause and create fun ways for the staff to bond.
Social Media Chair
Sydney Lloyd, Allyson Smith
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!
Alumni Relations Chair
Member Development Chair
Ellie Pinto, Chelsea Riechelson, Amy Yoon
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.
Master of Ceremonies Chair
Meghana Akula, Teresa Anderson, Bailey Bower, Maeve Buchanan, Sarah Fishbein, Alex Houdeshell, Emma Knaub, Gill Nanni, Elena Liberto, Kaitlin Phillips, Paz Quinones, Brendan Sweeney, Delaney Wright
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.
Marathon Relations Chair
Special Events Chairs
Kyra Goldstein, Katie Miller, Elise Palatine, Kylie Wertz,
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.
Campus Engagement Chair
Dancer Relations Chair
Greek Relations Chairs