Honorary Committee

The GPADF is excited to announce that the Honorary Chairs for the evening are Steelers former All-Pro Linebacker and Superbowl Champion, now Outside Linebacker’s Coach, Joey Porter and his wife Christy.

In 2001, their daughter Jasmine was diagnosed with autism. Autism is a neurological disorder that impairs behavior and communication in approximately one out of every 88 births. More than 4,000 families in Southwestern Pennsylvania have children with this disability.

Committee Chairs:

  • Joey and Christy Porter

Committee Members:

  • Dr. David and Kathleen Amati
  • Dennis and Annie Baglier
  • Charlie and Latasha Batch
  • John and Dotti Bechtol
  • Kevin and Heidi Buckley
  • Jim Christ 
  • Dan and Michelle DelBianco
  • Jack and Cathy Denorsek 
  • Daniel Torisky and Dr. Donna Durno 
  • Mark and Lisa Eck
  • Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Cathy Fitzgerald
  • Stan and Ruth Geier
  • Michael and Dorothy Gordon
  • Bud Green
  • Doug and April Mosites
  • Corey and Katie O’Connor
  • Karen Kraus-Phillips
  • John and Loriann Putzier
  • Larry and Cindy Richert
  • Gigi Saladna
  • Paul and Barbara Schimizzi
  • John and Maggie Schmotzer
  • Robert and Mary Ann Speer
  • Jim and Kathy Stout
  • Daniel and Robin Taylor
  • Reid Smith and Amy Weinstock
  • Tim and Kate Benz