The NurturePA, Inc. Team

Philip Keys is the president of NurturePA, Inc. He is also a member of the organization’s Board of Directors. In addition to his work with the nurture® program, Phil is co-founder and president of Keystone Therapeutics, a software development company focused on pharmacy practice and education, and is a member and past president of the Board of Directors of Chartiers Community MH/IDD Center.  Phil has over 30 years of management experience, and has co-founded and served as president and vice president of two other successful health care companies.  He received a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Duquesne University and his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University where he has been an invited lecturer in technology commercialization and entrepreneurship.

Tom Canfield is the treasurer of NurturePA, Inc. He is also a member of the organization’s Board of Directors of NurturePA, Inc. He is a retired businessman who was an investment banker, running Equity Catalysts LLC, which he founded in 1999. Tom was president of The Enterprise Corporation of Pittsburgh, a non-profit firm, and was Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University’s Graduate School of Industrial Administration. He is on the Board of Directors of Propel Schools; is on the Board of Directors of Auberle in McKeesport, PA; and, has been a partner of Social Venture Partners Pittsburgh since its start. Tom has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and earned his MBA from Harvard University.

Kate Brennan is senior manager of NurturePA, Inc. and oversees the daily activities of mentors. She has worked as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh, where she supervised Early Intervention Graduate Students in internships/practicum sites and taught courses in early childhood development. She has worked in the field of Early Intervention as a Developmental Specialist, has served as a Parent Support Group Facilitator at the Jewish Community Center, and as a Certified Professional Development Instructor at the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children. Ms. Brennan holds a Master of Education in Early Intervention degree.

Kathleen Havern is a manager for NurturePA, Inc. As a manager, Kathleen is involved with enrolling families into the program as well as recruiting and supervising volunteer mentors to work with those families. Kathleen has had much experience working with young children, including those with special needs. Prior to her work with the nurture® program, Kathleen has served as a third grade teacher in a school district outside of Cleveland, Ohio, Coordinating Teacher in the Preschool Classroom at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism, Vocational/Life Skills Coach for Pittsburgh Public Schools and Developmental Consultant at the Jewish Community Center. Kathleen earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education (Pre-K – Grade 3) from John Carroll University and a master’s degree in Education: Early Intervention (Birth – 3 years) from the University of Pittsburgh.

Morgan Ulanowicz is a Manager for NurturePA, Inc. As a manager, Morgan is involved in recruiting, training and supervising mentors who volunteer for the program. She also helps enroll families into the program. Morgan previously worked in the field of Early Intervention as a Developmental Specialist. She also worked as Behavior Specialist with children and adolescents diagnosed with autism. Morgan is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and supervises BCBA candidates who are enrolled in the ABA program through the University of Pittsburgh. Morgan earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Duquesne University and a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Education:Early Intervention.