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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

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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

POSITION OPEN

Treasurer

We are currently in search of a treasurer! As a treasurer, you will be the custodian of the PTLL’s funds and accounts. No experience is necessary, but you should be comfortable compiling, understanding, and communicating financial statements as they pertain to the daily operation of the PTLL. Experience with Quickbooks and Excel (or a strong willingness to learn) is a plus!

Interested? Find out more!

Contact: treasurer@pghtoys.org

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Current Board Members

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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 a B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education with a Masters in Child Psychology. She has been teaching in the Pittsburgh community for 18 years and just started a new position at The Ellis School. She enjoys introducing the city and all it offers to her daughter.

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TABITHA WEED

Lending Toy Coordinator

Tabitha is a native-born Pennsylvanian with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and a minor in Nutrition. She and her husband moved to Pittsburgh 8 years ago and worked at Carnegie Library before her first was born. Since then, she’s been home with her now three kids, ages 6, 5, and 3. She enjoys hiking, making art, singing, listening to podcasts, hanging out with friends, procrastinating housework, and bingeing on television shows.

Contact: lending@pghtoys.org

CHIN YEN TEE

Marketing Coordinator

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RANEEN JERIES

Floor Toy Coordinator

Contact: toys@pghtoys.org

ELIZABETH BEECH

Training Coordinator

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Contact: training@pghtoys.org

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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

PALOMA RAGGO

Outreach Coordinator

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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