Jane Pressley Nicholson has over 30 years of experience serving on boards: the Fund for Advancement of Minorities through Education (FAME) for which she served as a long-term board chair (and was named an Emeritus Trustee), the Make a Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia, St. Edmund’s Academy (and founder and past chair of its Diversity Committee), the Parental Stress Center and the Board of Governors of the Duquesne University Alumni Association. Jane is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh (XXIX).
Consistent with a strong interest in diversity and inclusion, Jane served on the Inclusion Advisory Council of Highmark Inc., the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Diversity Initiative and served as President of the former Homer S. Brown Law Association (now a division of the Allegheny County Bar Association). She was recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times for her commitment to diversity and was named a Woman of Excellence by the Pittsburgh Courier.
Jane earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Duquesne University (following her freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania) and a Juris Doctorate degree from Columbia University School of Law. Jane recently retired from Highmark Inc. where she led one of the legal teams, which handled matters centered on provider contracting, health equity initiatives and product development, regulatory compliance and marketing. Prior work experience was gained as an Associate Attorney at the Reed Smith law firm and Vice President and Counsel of the Equimark Corporation (Equibank). Jane is an active member of Baptist Temple Church where, among other duties, she serves as a Deaconess and Chair of the Trustee Board.
She is pleased to be part of the team working to position BTC Center as an integral force to transform lives in communities such as Homewood, where she was raised.