BCM Homewood Board of Directors

Chair: Floyd Cephas, Jr.

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Vice Chair: Alice Williams

Alice Williams initially began her career in corporate America gaining unparalleled experience in marketing and sales with Xerox and Verizon. Recognizing a personal void, she transitioned her talents into the nonprofit sector where she passionately works to advance the lives of people of color.   While establishing herself as a respected and seasoned community leader, she is the Founder and Executive Director of Women Empowered for Entrepreneurial Excellence (WEEE) and the Vice-Chair of Bethany Community Ministries.  Ms. Williams holds degrees in Human Resources Management, BS and Organizational Leadership, MSOL both degrees from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA.  

Treasurer: Richard Witherspoon

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Secretary: Linda Kephart

Linda Kephart joined the Bethany Community MinistriLinda Kephart joined the Bethany Community Ministries board in October 2019 and serves as the current board secretary. An active member of City Reformed Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Linda’s volunteer work with the BCM Summer Youth Program through CRPC is how she became connected to the BCM board. A native of western Pennsylvania and a University of Pittsburgh graduate (SHRP ’90), Linda has been married 30 years to her husband Luke and they have three adult children. In addition to having worked at UPMC toxicology and ICU laboratories in the early 1990s, Linda has been actively involved in community and church service through Homeschool Co-Op, Community Bible Study, Boy Scout and Girl Scout organizations. (Micah 6:8)

JoAnn K. Adams

Jo Ann Adams is a former Human Resource Executive. She left her corporate position in 2017, stepping out on faith to follow God’s plan for her life. She moved from Buffalo, NY to Pittsburgh to be closer to her loved ones. During the early ’80’s JoAnn lived in Pittsburgh where she was a resident of Homewood-Brushton.

JoAnn holds a Bachelor Degree from Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME) and a Masters degree from Duquesne University.

Russell Boston

Russell retired from PPG industries, Inc. in 2009 after 40 years. From 1969 to 1995, Russell held various research positions at PPG’s Coatings and Resins Research Center. In 1995, Russell was promoted to Director, Energy Purchasing and moved to Corporate Headquarters in Downtown Pittsburgh. The last position Russell held was Director, Supply Quality Assurance & Supplier Development.

Presently, Russell is married to his wife Catherine. They have 6 sons, 16 grandchildren and live in Gibsonia, PA.  Russell is a Deacon and Stewardship Campaign Chairperson at Bethany Baptist Church. In addition, Russell teaches the following courses at the Pittsburgh Layman Bible Institute: (1) Old Testament Survey, (2) New Testament Survey and (3) Christian Doctrine.

Rev. Dr. William R. Glaze

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Jazmine Grant, J.D.

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Jerome E. Gloster, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Jerome Gloster is currently the CEO/CMO for Primary Care Health Services (PCHS) and is a Pediatrician with 25 years’ experience in clinical medicine, all of which have been with Federally Qualified Community Health Centers.  He accepted the position of CEO/CMO in November of 2018 for PCHS, a Federally Qualified Health Center Corporation of ten clinical health center offices throughout the greater Pittsburgh area with its headquarters located at the Alma Illery Medical Center in the Homewood neighborhood of the city of Pittsburgh. He has become known for his passion for providing the highest quality Health Care and services to the under-served and those who need it the most. 

Carolyn Manley

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Pastor Alonzo Murphy

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Esohe Rachel Osai, Ph. D.

Esohe Osai, Ph.D. is an educator, collaborator, and scholar-practitioner who has served in urban communities for almost 20 years. She is co-founder of The Good Neighbor Collective and a professor at the University of Pittsburgh. After graduating from the Detroit Public School system, she continued through school, eventually earning a Ph.D. in education and psychology from the University of Michigan. At her core, Esohe is a teacher and an advocate for children, youth, and communities. She taught high school in Detroit before beginning a career teaching at the college level. Beyond her role as an Assistant Professor in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, Esohe is actively engaged in service efforts through various non-profits in her community. Esohe resides in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA.

Stefani Smith

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Douglas Williams

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