Our Team

Our team is comprised of community leaders who sit on our board of directors and staff members. Together, we use our time and talents to champion cancer research and patient care initiatives in the Pittsburgh region and beyond.

Board of Directors

Mario Lemieux


Mario Lemieux played for the Pittsburgh Penguins for 17 seasons between the years of 1984 and 2006. In 1993, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease, the same year he created the Mario Lemieux Foundation. After a successful battle, he is now cancer free. He is now the co-owner and chairman of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Learn more about Mario here.

Tom Grealish


Thomas Grealish is President of the Lemieux Board of Directors, as well as President of Henderson Brothers Inc..  In addition to the Lemieux Foundation, Mr. Grealish also serves on the boards of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Duquesne University, and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Nathalie Lemieux

Vice President

Nathalie Lemieux is the chair of Austin’s Playrooms, Vice President of the Lemieux Foundation and is on the board of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. In 2012, she received the Leadership Award from the American Society of Interior Designers, Pennsylvania West Chapter for Austin’s Playrooms designs on behalf of the Foundation.

Chuck Greenberg


Chuck Greenberg is founder and chairman of the Greenberg Sports Group, and owns three minor league baseball teams. Previously he was Managing Partner and CEO of the Texas Rangers. Mr. Greenberg received his bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and earned his Juris doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.

Steve Reich

Founding Member

Steve Reich is the President of ReichPM, a sports marketing and management firm. He is also a NHLPA certified agent at 02K Worldwide Management and has represented many athletes including Mario Lemieux. Mr. Reich received his BA from Bucknell and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh Law School.

Andrew Urbach

Austin’s Playrooms Advisory Board

Andrew Urbach, MD, received his degree from the University of Rochester and attended the State University of New York at Buffalo for medical school. He did a three-year residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and upon completion, served as the inpatient chief pediatric resident. He was promoted to professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1997.

Lauren Lemieux

Club 66 Founder

Lauren Lemieux is Manager of Partnership Marketing at the Pittsburgh Penguins. She attended Babson College and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance in 2015. Prior to joining the Penguins in 2019, Lauren served as a wealth management banking advisor at PNC Wealth Management.

John Chesko


John T. Chesko retired from Mellon Bank after 34 years of service as Vice Chairman.  Mr. Chesko attended the University of Pittsburgh for his undergraduate degree and continued on to receive his MBA there as well.

Anthony Liberati


Mr. Anthony Liberati is a founding director of the Lemieux Foundation.  He served until 2019 when he moved to emeritus status.  A native Pittsburgher, Mr. Liberati is a graduate of Duquesne University, and spends much of his time enjoying his family.

Foundation Staff

Our staff is tight-knit and tenured. We believe in the Foundation’s mission and work together to enhance the impact of our initiatives.

Nancy Angus

Executive Director

Nancy Angus has served the Mario Lemieux Foundation since 1998.  She manages and oversees all of the Foundation’s business activities and finances, fundraising events, and execution of the Foundation’s strategic plan.  She also facilitates all of the Foundation’s charitable giving and maintains contact with key sponsors, donors and community leaders.  With over 27 years of experience, she has held positions outside of Pittsburgh with the Ohio House of Representatives, Central Park Conservancy and UST, Inc. Nancy is a proud graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, as well as Leadership Pittsburgh XXVIII. She has also held several volunteer leadership positions over the years in her local elementary and high school. Nancy lives in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh with her husband and their three children. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading and playing endless games of fetch with her two dogs!

Andrew Parish

Marketing Director

Andrew graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Sports Marketing and Marketing. He started with the Foundation in 2000 as the Operations Manager for the Mario Lemieux Celebrity Invitational. He currently serves as Marketing Director, overseeing all Foundation marketing efforts including branding initiatives, fundraising projects and online presence. Additionally, Andrew manages the Mario Lemieux Fantasy Hockey Camp, Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk, golf outings, auctions and other fundraising events. Andrew is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh XXXVI and lives in Cranberry Township with his wife and three children.

Karin Girasek

Austin's Playrooms Director

Karin joined the Foundation as a volunteer in 1999 and each year took on more duties, By 2004 she was working full time. Karin oversees Austin’s Playrooms working with medical facilities to establish and maintain the playrooms. She coordinates the Austin’s Playrooms Luncheon and assists with the annual golf classic.  Additionally, Karin supports other Foundation events by managing volunteers and general coordination of all food & beverage arrangements. Previously, Karin had a 15 year career with Hilton Hotels and retired in 1994 as a Director of Catering. A graduated of Purdue University with a BS in Restaurant, Hospitality and Institutional Management, Karin and her husband live in the North Hills with their dog Mazie, and enjoy family time with their children and grandchildren.

Stephanie Spezialetti

Program Manager

Prior to joining the Foundation in 2019, Stephanie spent 8 years at AT&T SportsNet doing both sales and marketing for Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins telecasts.  She began her career in sports upon graduation from Point Park University by working in Media Relations for the Pittsburgh Penguins for several seasons while simultaneously working at the local marketing consulting firm, BrandMill. At the Foundation, Stephanie manages various programs including social media, fundraising initatives and more. She currently resides in the city of Pittsburgh with her two dogs and cat and enjoys sports, live music, travelling and reading in her apartment hammock.

Sarah Poweska

Database Administrator

Sarah joined the foundation staff in the spring of 2021.  Sarah lives in the North Hills with her family.

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