ELIZABETH LUBAY

President

Liz discovered the PTLL when her family moved back to Pittsburgh in 2015 after living in the Midwest. She has three children and too many pets. In another life, Liz earned a BS in Interior Design from IUP and worked in appraisal management. Along with volunteering at the PTLL, she leads her son's Cub Scout Den and has previously worked with Family Readiness Groups, MOMS Club, and Little Apple Mommies. When she isn't going on adventures with her family she spends her time starting craft projects and forgetting to finish library books.  

Contact: ptll@pghtoys.org

KEITHA LAAMANEN

Vice President

Contact: vp@pghtoys.org

POSITION OPEN

Secretary

We are currently in search of a secretary! No experience is required, just a willingness to learn and a desire to support the PTLL. The secretary's role includes taking minutes at board meetings, maintaining/updating organizational documents, and other duties.

Interested? Find out more!

Contact: info@pghtoys.org

GEETA JARIA

Treasurer

Geeta is from the Indian Subcontinent. She holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Management and is currently a stay-at-home mom to her 5-year-old son. She moved to Pittsburgh from New Jersey in September 2013, after her husband finished his PhD and came to work as a Research Scientist at the University of Pittsburgh. Geeta loves to travel and to socialize with friends.

Contact: treasurer@pghtoys.org

Current Board Members

ALICE GABRIEL

Membership Coordinator

Alice is a stay-at-home mom to three kids. She is a Pittsburgh
transplant, originally from Maryland. She loves what a kid-friendly town Pittsburgh is. Alice loves practicing yoga, gardening, cooking, cleaning her constantly grubby house (just kidding), reading and spending time outside. She utilizes her B.F.A. in Dance with kitchen dance parties.

Contact: membership@pghtoys.org

STEPHANIE DELUCIA

Party Coordinator

Stephanie has been teaching preschoolers for 18 years and serves as a Director in the ECE community. She loves learning something new each year!  In her free time, Stephanie enjoys exploring the city with her husband and daughter.

Contact: parties@pghtoys.org

TABITHA WEED

Lending Toy Coordinator

Tabitha is a native-born Pennsylvanian, mother of 3 small children, with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and a minor in Nutrition. She moved to Pittsburgh 7 years ago when her husband started medical school, and is currently the full time caregiver for their kids, while her husband finishes residency. When she’s not volunteering at the Toy Library, she enjoys hiking, exploring nature, making art, singing, listening to podcasts, hanging out with friends, procrastinating housework, and bingeing television shows like it’s nobody’s business.

Contact: lending@pghtoys.org

JENNA JABAUT

Marketing Coordinator

Jenna is a native Pittsburgher and mom of two. Her family discovered the PTLL when their oldest child was a baby. Jenna has a bachelor's degree in Political Science and is currently a dual degree student at Pitt, pursuing Master of Public Health and Master of Public Administration degrees. She also works part-time at Western Psychiatric Hospital.

Contact: marketing@pghtoys.org

POSITION OPEN

Floor Toy Coordinator

We are currently in search of a floor toy coordinator! No experience is required, just a willingness to learn and a desire to support the PTLL. This position is responsible for maintaining fun and developmentally appropriate toys in the play space, replacing broken and worn-out toys as needed, and purchasing new ones.

Interested? Find out more!

Contact: toys@pghtoys.org

ELIZABETH BEECH

Training Coordinator

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Contact: training@pghtoys.org

KRAIG DECKER

Scheduling Coordinator

Kraig lives in Ben Avon with his wife, Lauren, and two children, Simon and Greta. He has been a full-time stay-at-home dad since Simon was born in 2013, when they were living in Alexandria, VA. Kraig's wife grew up in Pittsburgh, and he grew up in Northwest Ohio. They have been PTLL members since moving back to Pittsburgh, to Bloomfield, in 2015. In his free time, Kraig loves to play music. He currently plays bass with local country music institution The Beagle Brothers.

Contact: scheduling@pghtoys.org

POSITION OPEN

Outreach Coordinator

We are currently in search of an outreach coordinator! No experience is required, just a willingness to learn and a desire to support the PTLL. This role includes planning events, working with other nonprofits, and cultivating community relationships.

Interested? Find out more!

Contact: outreach@pghtoys.org

RACHAEL SIMON

Art Coordinator (Friend of the Board)

Rachael joined the library after she discovered how supportive, diverse and stimulating the gathering space was for the Pittsburgh community and her family of 3.  Though this is her second incarnation of living in Pittsburgh, Rachael is currently a resident of the East side since 2010 when she returned to Pittsburgh to pursue her degree in occupational therapy. Her prior profession working in an after-school and summer parks and recreation program in Arizona lends her to gravitate toward managing the art room and offering some new activities to complement the PTLL's current offerings.  If she can venture out for herself, she enjoys riding her bike around town, doing yoga, hiking, enjoying local music, admiring public art and exploring new places in the region.

Contact: artroom@pghtoys.org