Board of Directors

Sue Lauer

Board President

Sue is President of Mt. Lebanon Village. She brings over 20 years experience in sales and marketing, with a proven ability to develop long lasting referral and business relationships in order to expand and maintain a customer base or grow new areas. Her management experience, training expertise and business operations savvy have served to grow her career success exponentially over the years. As the Community Liaison for local senior facilities, the Baptist Homes and Providence Point, Sue is constantly engaged with key community stakeholders and senior citizens. She is the CEO and Found of Business Referral Network, educated at Pittsburgh’s Duquesne University.

Linda G. DeBor

Board Vice President/Treasurer

Linda has over thirty years experience in health care administration, including Business Manager for a statewide care line, and has taught at several colleges.  She is a member of the Executive Service Corps of the Bayer Non-Profit Center, Robert Morris University.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Duquesne University, a Masters degree from West Virginia University, and post-masters Graduate Certification from the Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California.  Her prior community service includes serving as a Vice President and Trustee of the Alzheimer’s Association, Cleveland Chapter.  She is Vice President/Treasurer and chairs the Finance Committee.

Wilma Novogradac

Board Secretary

Wilma is Board Secretary.

John Bendel


John Bendel is responsible for directing the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh’s (Bank) community investment products and initiatives. He manages five community investment products and is responsible for providing financial institutions opportunities to increase their lending and investing in the communities they serve.

John was elected to office in 2012 as a Commissioner in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He is currently is a member of five Boards and committees involved in housing and/or community investment.

John Montgomery

John has lived in Castle Shannon for over 40 years.

He is married and has 5 grandchildren. John graduated from Duquesne University with a BS in accounting.

He served for 12 years on on the Keystone Oaks school board and has been a member of Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department for 43 years.

John is also a member of the Dormont, Mt Lebanon Castle Shannon Rotary Club.

Kira Rudolph

Kira Rudolph is the local Franchise Owner of the Touching Hearts at Home office located in Peters Township. Kira grew up in Canonsburg, PA, graduated from Canon McMillan High School and went on to graduate from Washington and Jefferson College. She now lives in Bethel Park with her husband, Kevin, and daughter, Anastasia. It was at W & J that Kira became determined to focus her career on caring for the elderly. At W & J, Kira graduated with a thematic major focusing on “Understanding the Aging Process”. Also Kira has been a Paramedic for over 30 years and continues to work as one for Tri-Community South EMS, Bethel Park’s local ambulance service.

Craig Rossetti

Craig has an Accounting Firm in the South Hills. He is a resident of Mt Lebanon.

Joan Shinavski

Joan is an attorney who maintains a practice in the Mt. Lebanon area where she works with individuals, including seniors, and small businesses, to address their legal needs.  She received her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law where she was named to the Duquesne Law Review and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Carlow University.  Joan is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.  She is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the ACBA’s Solo and Small Practitioner’s Section, the ACBA’s Probate and Trust Section, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.  She also serves as a Board Member for the Judith K. Fitzgerald Western Pennsylvania Bankruptcy American Inn of Court.  Joan concentrates her practice in the areas of estates and trusts, bankruptcy, corporate and business organization, and related commercial matters.

Blaise P. Larotonda

Blaise came to Mt. Lebanon in 1978 and worked as a Mt. Lebanon Police Officer for 25 years. He was the supervisor of the Community Oriented Police Services Unit for 6 years and was responsible for all school and community programing on drug resistance and safety. After retirement from the department in 2003, he was elected as the Magisterial District Judge for Mt. Lebanon and Dormont and currently holds that position. He is involved in many community groups including the Mt. Lebanon Sunrise Rotary, The Salvation Army, Parent’s Athletic Council, Mt. Lebanon Drug Task Force, Mt. Lebanon Veteran’s Memorial Committee and the St. Winifred Church fish fry. He and his wife, Dorothy, live in Sunset Hills and have a daughter serving in the Navy and a son serving in the Army.

Lisa Powell

Lisa Powell has a Bachelor’s Degree from Duquesne University and a marketing Certificate from Robert Morris University. She has more than 30 years of experience and skills in advocating for seniors and focusing on their quality of life in all levels of Long Term Care. She currently is a Geriatric Care Manager with Optimal Aging Advisors.  She understands the challenges and heartache of those who must leave their homes as they age and is very pleased to be part of an organization that works to enhance independence for Seniors who wish to stay in their homes.

Mt. Lebanon Village Liaisons

Susanne Wagner

Community Liaison, Realtor

Susanne is a third generation Mt. Lebanon resident, and a member of Mt. Lebanon’s Community Relations Board; she serves as the Board’s liaison to Mt. Lebanon Village. Susanne is a realtor with RE/MAX Premier Group. Her past professional background includes program and project management, management consulting, strategic planning, philanthropic grants management, and client relationship management, and she is a certified mediator. She received a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MBA in Marketing from DePaul University. Susanne remains active with the South Hills Chamber of Commerce, the Junior League of Pittsburgh, and Grantsmakers of Western Pennsylvania.

Pat Gallaway


Pat is the founder and a past president of Mt. Lebanon Village. She called three friends four years ago and that was the beginning. Pat served as a board member of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape for ten years and president for two. Before that she was active in the National Organization for Women, and served as president of South Hills NOW for two years. She was also founder of Work Time Options, a company promoting alternate work opportunities. Other work experience includes nursing, and consulting for The Contact Group, a company specializing in team-building, negotiating and leadership training.

Emily Fleming

Student Liaison

Emily is a student at Mt Lebanon High School