OUR FACULTY

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

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LEE KRICHER

Lee Kricher is the President of the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, Founder of Future Forward Churches, and author of For a New Generation, and 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.

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DAVE D'ANGELO

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.

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BILL ELLIS, D.MIN.

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 also 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 Foundation 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.). 
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CHARLES FISCHER

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.).

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LINDA KRICHER, Ph.D.

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.
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HOLLY McILWAIN

Holly McIlwain is the Human Resource Partner, Talent Management, for Robert Morris University. She previously served with the Secretariat for Leadership Development for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. Holly’s expertise in leadership development and assessment- based coaching has had a positive impact on leaders from various sectors of Pittsburgh. Holly graduated with Bachelor of Science from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Robert Morris University.
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KATHERINE SIKMA

Katherine Sikma is a leadership coach, organizational development consultant and the Director of Spiritual Formation at her 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.

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DOUG SMITH

Doug Smith is the Director of Development at Light of Life Rescue Mission, a non-profit that helps the homeless of Pittsburgh. 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. 

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JIM STOUT

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 the Coalition for Christian Outreach. Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.
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TERRY TIMM, D.MIN.

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.

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ERROLINE WILLIAMS, Ed.D.

Dr. Erroline Williams is the Vice President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the International Coach Federation. Dr. Williams worked in Learning and Development at Duquesne University and has served as a leadership coach to organizations throughout Pittsburgh, including Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business and Pittsburgh Promise. She holds a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Duquesne University’s Professional Coach Certification Program.