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Children’s Museum Elects Members to Board of Directors

PITTSBURGH (December 17, 2012) - Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is pleased to welcome the following new members elected to its 2012-2013 Board of Directors at a Museum’s Board of Directors Meeting on November 30, 2012.


Melissa Bizyak
Melissa Bizyak holds a B.S. in Business/Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh. She is accredited in business valuation and certified in financial forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She has also earned the AICPA Certificate of Achievement in business valuation and also carries the credentials of Certified Valuation Analyst.

Melissa is a certified public accountant who has practiced in the field for 18 years.

Her professional affiliations include membership in the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) as well as the AICPA and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh and is a member of the Robert Morris University Professional
Advisory Council.

Melissa has authored articles appearing in numerous professional publications and has also written business valuation course-related materials for NACVA and the AICPA. She serves as a national instructor for NACVA.

Melissa is a partner at Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP and has been employed with the company since 1997. She resides in the South Hills with her husband and their two sons.

Barrett Donovan
Barrett Donovan has an M.B.A. from Duquesne University and did his undergraduate work at Penn State University, receiving a B.S. degree in Accounting. He serves as a board member for the Financial Industries Network.

Barrett is Relationship Manager in Wells Fargo’s Pittsburgh Regional Corporate Commercial Office.  Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2006, he served as a Vice President / Relationship Manager - Wholesale Banking Division at National City Bank for 10 years.

Jodie Welge
Jodie Welge has degrees from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, New York and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in San Francisco. After college, she worked for Liz Claiborne Accessories in New York, she managing  90% of the marketing budget,  opening 400 shops nationwide generating revenue of more than $60 million.

During her time in New York City, Jodie also worked with numerous fashion industry giants  including Joe Boxer, Kellwood Tommy Hilfiger, Jockey and Caribbean Joe.

Jodie lives in Sewickley and is an active community advocacy specialist. She has been instrumental in furthering the growth of numerous not for profits in the region. In addition to Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, her   interests include Allegheny Land Trust, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Fern Hollow Nature Center, Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary, Family House, and Newcomer’s & Neighbor’s of Sewickley. Jodie is a life member of Girl Scouts of America.