TRIO Pittsburgh


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  • Location: TRIO Pittsburgh
  • Street: 108 Bavale DR
  • City: Verona
  • State: PA
  • Zip: 15147


  • Contact: Anthony L. Pugliese, President
  • Phone: (412) 609 - 3299
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Activity Report

Pittsburgh Chapter - January 2009

v Office - Falk Building, Room 601, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, 412-647-7461 or 1-877-647-3439.
v TRIO 2009 Officers: Richard Koper - President; Mary Alice King - Vice President; Rudy Molnar - Treasurer; Donna Wolfson - Recording Secretary, Kim Krebs - Corresponding Secretary, and Kathy Jacobs - Past President.

v TRIO 2009 Board Members: Richard Koper, Mary Alice King, Rudy Molnar, Donna Wolfson, Kathy Jacobs, Michele Barnes, Christine Berman, Anna DiPilato, Jareen Flohr, Bridget Flynn, Shannon Flynn, Carol Foglia, Janice Glidewell, Lisa Hoff, Tracie Sabatine, JoAnne Schwarz, Jan Seng, Don Sweiger, Georgene Thomas, Todd & Sharon Tomasic, Robb Wilson, and Colleen Yost.

v TRIO 2009 Honorary Board Members: Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, Dr. Barbara Carpenter, Dr. Thomas Cacciarelli, Dr. Robert Kormos, Dr. George Mazariegos, Dr. Kenneth McCurry, Dr. Dennis McNamara, Dr. Srinivas Murali, Dr. Obaid Shakil Shaikh, Dr. Ron Shapiro, Dr. Thomas Starzl, Susan Stuart, Dr. Ngoc Thai, Dr. Kusum Tom, and Dr. Steven Webber.

v TRIO Support Group Meetings for 2009: 1/18/09 - 11 AM - Allegheny General Hospital, Snyder Auditorium, 1st Floor, South Tower (Dr. Raymond Benza & Edward Horn, PharmD - Transplant Medications); 2/15/09 - UPMC Montefiore - LHAS Auditorium; 3/15/09 - Allegheny General Hospital; 4/19/09 - UPMC Montefiore - LHAS Auditorium; 6/14/09 - UPMC Montefiore - LHAS Auditorium; 7/19/09 - UPMC Montefiore - LHAS Auditorium; 9/20/09 - Allegheny General Hospital; 10/18/09 - UPMC Montefiore - LHAS Auditorium; and 11/15/09 - UPMC Montefiore - LHAS Auditorium. No meetings will be held in May (CORE Special Place Event), August (Annual Picnic), or December (Holiday Party).

v Free parking available for support group meetings held at UPMC Montefiore (Montefiore Parking Garage) & Allegheny General Hospital (James Street Garage). Bring ticket with you for validation.

v As of January 2009, TRIO Pittsburgh Chapter has 35 Family and 20 Individual Membership Applications.

v If interested in purchasing a “Be An Organ Donor” magnet for $5.00, please see Rudy Molnar.

v TRIO Pittsburgh pins are available. Cost is $5.00. If interested in purchasing, please see Rudy Molnar.

v TRIO website has a calendar listing of meetings & events. Go to and click on Calendar.

v TRIO Members without email addresses call the TRIO Office (1-877-647-3439) about Support Group Meetings.

v January Anniversaries: Carole Caleodis - 1/27/2005 (Liver - 4 Years); Helen Dick - 1/2/1992 (Kidney - 7 Years); Warren Hulnick - 1/4/1987 (Liver - 22 Years); and Jo Anne Schwarz - 1/28/2001 (Kidney - 8 Years)

v Janice Glidewell (Health Care Professional), Jacqueline Poydence (Health Care Professional), and Patrick, Denise & Samantha Scholl (Samantha - Heart 12/1991 & 12/2000)

v TRIO Pittsburgh extends it deepest sympathy to the following members: Stephanie Berardi on the passing of her husband, Anthony, on November 15, 2008; James Caserta on the passing of his wife, Pauline, on December 14, 2008; and Frederick, Christina & Julia Bruno on the passing of Fred’s wife and Christina & Julia’s mother, Cornelia, on December 25, 2008.

v We have 20 Family and 9 Individual TRIO International Memberships.
v Please visit TRIO International’s new website which has been updated @
v TRIO Lifelines is now available on-line.

v The DVD “The Ultimate Gift” is available for viewing once again. Please contact Kim Krebs if you wish to sign it out.

v Second Tuesday of each month (weather permitting) - 1/13/09 - 12 Noon - Panera Bread - VIP Room - Waterworks Mall. Please RSVP to Ellen Kerber @ 724-863-3126 or email if you plan to attend the meeting, as sometimes meetings are cancelled. You may also contact Carol Foglia @ 412-371-7436 or email for more information.

v New Pittsburgh Area Support Group - 1/18/09 - 1:30 PM to 3 PM - FREE - St. Catherine’s of Sweden Church, 2554 Wildwood Road, Allison Park, PA 15101 (Near Wildwood Highlands). Contact Adele Breen @ 412-992-1633 or email This new support group meets monthly and provides emotional support and discussion on ongoing research for those living with liver disease. Family members and caregivers are also encouraged to attend.
v Greensburg Area Support Group, 1/19/09 - 6:30 PM - Hempfield Church of Christ, 144 Hugh Black Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. Contact Antonia Redigan @ 724-423-5948 for more information.
v Liver Life Walk – Pittsburgh – Sunday, 6/7/09 – 8:30 AM – Southside Heritage Trail. Contact Kara Hartner @ 412-434-7077 for more information.

v NKFALL Pittsburgh West - Sunday, 1/11/09 - 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM, King’s Family Restaurant, Route 30, Imperial, PA. For more information, contact Rich Koper @ 412-787-3987 or
v NKFALL Westmoreland - Sunday, 1/25/09 - 2 PM - 4 PM, King’s Family Restaurant, Route 119, Near Youngwood. For more information, contact Stephanie Page @ 724-600-0884 or

v U.S. Transplant Games in Madison, Wisconsin - July 30th through August 4, 2010!!!
v Team Pittsburgh is starting off the fundraising for 2010. If you can donate 4 to 5 hours on either Thursday (UPMC Presbyterian) or Friday (UPMC Montefiore) to help with this fundraising event, please contact Linda Stocke at
v Bowling practice has begun in preparation for the 2010 games. If interested in becoming a member of the team, please email Robb Wilson @

v Go to: . Choose a category - Select a design - Get Well, New Baby, Birthday & Holidays. Fill in the blanks and send it electronically. This includes the UPMC facilities - Bedford, Horizon, Montefiore, Passavant, Presbyterian, Shadyside, and St. Margaret.

Submitted by:
Kim Krebs
TRIO Pittsburgh Chapter Corresponding Secretary
1-877-647-3439 (TRIO Office - Leave Message)
724-224-1249 (Home)

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