Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force Announces Staff Hires

For Immediate Release – Pittsburgh, PA – East Liberty-based Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force announces several new staff member additions—including appointments in key leadership positions—strengthening PATF’s ongoing commitment to provide comprehensive support services to those living with HIV/AIDS and to prevent the spread of infection.

Jim Tranchine joins PATF as Chief Financial Officer, responsible for all financial aspects of the organization. Tranchine brings over 30 years of experience to this position, having performed similar roles for both non-profit and for profit entities. Most recently, he served as the CFO for Community Health Clinic Inc. in Westmorland County. A graduate of Duquesne University, Tranchine has been recognized as the Best of the Best in his Business Sector. He resides in Murrysville, PA.

PATF is pleased to welcome back Mary Bockovich, who is beginning her second tenure as the Director of Development for PATF, having previously served in this capacity from 2004 to 2011. A graduate of Duquesne University, she has more that 20 years of nonprofit and fund development experience. Most recently, Bockovich served as the Director of Development and Marketing at Familylinks. She resides in North Strabane Township.

Mark Marsen was hired as Human Resources Director, bringing a wealth of HR experience from the corporate, healthcare, and entertainment services sectors. Marsen holds a bachelor’s in psychology from Duquesne University and a master’s in human resources management from La Roche College. He also serves as the HR Manager for Pediatrics South, a position he has held since 2001. Marsen resides in Ben Avon, PA.

Meghan Highland joins PATF as Medical Case Manager. Originally from Johnstown, PA, Highland now resides in Baldwin, PA and received her Master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in April 2015. She brings internship experience from FOCUS Pittsburgh, Positive Health Clinic, and Northwest Pennsylvania Rural AIDS Alliance.

Andrew Ptaschinski was hired as Communications Coordinator and works on marketing and public relations for the organization. A graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Ptaschinski has spent the last three years at a public relations firm in New York City. He is originally from Wisconsin and currently resides in Shadyside.

As the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force (PATF) is dedicated to supporting and empowering all individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and to be relentless in preventing the spread of infection. PATF is a leader in providing comprehensive support services that improve the health and quality of life for those living with HIV/AIDS in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. For information, please contact PATF at 412-345-0592, aptaschinski@patf.org or visit www.patf.org.


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