The faculty members that lead PLF Leaders Collaboratives and PLF Emerging Leaders Collaboratives have extensive leadership development and coaching experience serving Pittsburgh’s leaders. 



Lee Kricher is the President of the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, Founder of Future Forward Churches, and author of For a New Generation, a book that tells the story of the dramatic transformation of the church he pastored from an aging, dying church into a growing, multi-generational church. Lee previously served as Vice President of Leadership Development for Development Dimensions International and Regional Vice President for Linkage, Inc. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Geneva College, a Master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.lkricher@plf.org

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Dave D’Angelo is the Lead Pastor of Northway Christian Community. This role, coupled with the years he served as Executive Director of Development of NewPointe Community Church, has given him profound insights into developing leaders. He is a certified facilitator and coach of the Paterson Center StratOp Process, which equips leaders and teams to clarify their purpose, make their vision clear, and move forward with strategic impact. Dave earned his Bachelor’s degree from Geneva College and his Master’s degree from Duquesne University.




Dr. Bill Ellis is the Founding Pastor of Riverside Community Church, one of Pittsburgh’s multi-generational churches that is making a difference in our city.  He is the Founder of Clearstream Leadership Solutions, providing assessment and development solutions for executives and their teams. Bill is also a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation and is co-leader of the Assemblies of God Coaching Network. Bill completed Asbury Seminary’s Beeson Institute for Advanced Church Leadership and earned degrees from Central Bible College (BA); Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (MA), and Evangel University (D.Min.). w.j.ellis@me.com Charles


Charles L Fischer III is the Vice President for Seminary Advancement at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He previously worked for a global investment banking firm, several institutions of higher learning, and served as rector/senior pastor of an Episcopal Church in Atlanta. Charles’ experience in business, not-for-profit and church leadership gives him a unique perspective on leadership development and effectiveness across sectors. He is a graduate of Morehouse College (B.A.) and Virginia Theological Seminary (M.Div.).clfischer3@gmail.com



Dr. Linda Kricher is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Net Health, a rapidly growing, Pittsburgh-based Health Care Technology Firm. Before joining Net Health, Linda was Vice President of Human Resources for McKesson Corporation, where she led a team of 60 HR professionals serving 5,000 employees. Linda earned her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Regent University and a Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development from Penn State University. She is a Development Dimensions International Master Trainer and a Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.
lindakricher@gmail.com HOLLY M.


Holly McIlwain is the Director of People & Culture for Wolfe. She previously served with the Secretariat for Leadership Development for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh and HR at both Franciscan and Robert Morris Universities. Holly’s expertise in leadership development and assessment-based coaching has had a positive impact on leaders from various sectors of Pittsburgh. Holly earned her B.S. at Franciscan University of Steubenville and M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Robert Morris University.
hollyjoymcilwain@gmail.com Katherine sikma


Katherine Sikma is a leadership coach, organizational development consultant and the Director of Spiritual Formation at Christ Community Church. She is passionate about developing leaders and collaborating with others to find creative solutions to complex problems. Katherine has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Calvin University, a Master’s degree in Higher Education from Geneva College, and a Master’s degree in Leadership from Duquesne University.
klsikma@gmail.com  Doug Smith


Doug Smith is the Director of Development at Light of Life Rescue Mission, a not-for-profit organization that brings hope and healing for men, women, and families experiencing homelessness, poverty, or addiction. He is also the Founder of L3 Leadership, a leadership development organization that connects and develops next generation leaders through podcasts, training, and the L3 One Day Conference. Doug earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Robert Morris University.



Jim Stout served as the fourth President of the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation and has been a PLF Leaders Collaborative facilitator for several years. He has served as a leadership coach for business, not-for-profit and church leaders throughout Pittsburgh. Before joining PLF, Jim was Regional Director at the Provident Agency and an Area Director with CCO. Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.
jmstouts@gmail.com Terry timm


Dr. Terry Timm is a pastor and a vocational coach who is passionate about helping people become everything God intended, created, redeemed and gifted them to be. His book, A Movable Feast: Worship for the Other Six Days calls people to a life of worship in the places they live, learn, work, serve and play.  Terry has Bachelor and Master degrees in Music and Education from Duquesne University, a Master of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Northern Theological Seminary.



Dr. Erroline Williams is a leadership coach, and her passion lies in helping individuals achieve their potential within a holistic approach—personal and work life. Her clients include leaders, managers, and emerging leaders. She has extensive experience with mentoring programs and individually.  Dr. Williams is the former Vice President of the International Coach Federation-Pittsburgh Chapter. She serves as executive coach to various organizations, including Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business and healthcare sectors.  She holds a masters from Duquesne University and doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh and graduate of Duquesne University’s Professional Coach Certification Program.