New Leadership Announced for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation Board of Trustees

June 30, 2017

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation today announced changes to its Board of Trustees leadership.

Jay Cleveland Jr., chair of the Foundation Board of Trustees, will step down at the end of his three-year term. Clifford Rowe Jr., the current vice chair, will transition to chairman. These changes become effective on July 1.

Mr. Cleveland, president and CEO of Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Inc., has been a board member since 2007 and has been a strong advocate for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He was instrumental in leading the 125th anniversary campaign of Children’s Hospital, which raised more than $20 million. He will remain an active member of the Foundation Board of Trustees.

“Jay’s commitment and dedication to the Foundation has been influential in enhancing the mission of the hospital,” said Greg Barrett, president, Children’s Foundation. “He navigated a period of significant growth for the Foundation, bringing on 17 new board members, nearly 45,000 new donors, and raised almost $60 million over the past three years for the kids and families of this community.”

Mr. Rowe, chief executive officer of P. J. Dick-Trumbull-Lindy Paving, has served on the board since 2011, and accepted the role of vice chairman in 2014. During his tenure, Mr. Rowe has served on the Board’s Executive Committee and played a key role in the Masterpiece of Hope Campaign, which is raising funds to support the Creative and Expressive Arts Therapy program at Children’s Hospital.

“We look forward to Cliff’s fresh vision and perspective as well as his passion in supporting the highest quality of care for our patients and their families,” added Mr. Barrett. “His collaboration and leadership will keep Children’s at the forefront of pediatric health care.”

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