Angie has 15 years of experience with distribution and logistics software and related technology. Over the course of her career, she was committed to both business development and client satisfaction through varying roles including Client Trainer, Systems Analyst, Project Manager, Sales Support and, ultimately, Director of R&D and world-wide support.
Prior to joining Grossman Yanak & Ford, Angie founded and operated the Mighty Penguins Sled Hockey Organization, the area’s first non-profit adapted ice hockey program for individuals with disabilities. In this capacity, she defined the mission and charter of the organization, secured non-profit status and developed relationships with Pittsburgh’s top corporations to raise community awareness of the importance sports can have on individuals with disabilities.
She has seen firsthand the impact sports can have on building self-esteem and confidence in individuals with disabilities. In 2014, Angie’s son, Daniel, who was born with significant disabilities, won a gold medal in sled hockey at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games.
Kari Olmo King is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist who has worked in urban, suburban, and rural educational settings for over 20 years, as well as clinical experience from working at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Child Development Unit.
Kari grew up as a competitive ice dancer with the Pittsburgh Figure Skating Club and is now raising her four children in Mt. Lebanon, PA. Kari and her husband, Dave, have four girls, Mackenzie and Meghan (age 14), Ashlyn (age 13), and Amanda (age 8). Mackenzie and Amanda both play for the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite organization, as well as the Artic Foxes and Mt. Lebanon Hornets, while Meghan dances ballet for Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School and Ashlyn studies Musical Theater at the Pittsburgh CLO Academy. Kari is excited to be joining the Advisory Board to enhance accessibility and increase outreach to athletes of all abilities and backgrounds because hockey is for everyone.
Holly McElhinny, MSPT, is the Director of Occupational and Physical Therapy Services at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. She obtained a Bachelor/Master of Science degree in physical therapy from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York. She has spent her 20 year career working with students of all ages in private and public educational settings throughout Western Pennsylvania.
Holly resides in Venetia, PA with her husband Tom, and their two children, Brenna (15), and Dylan (14). Tom has coached hockey teams for over 18 years, from mini mite through high school levels, and shared his love of the game with Holly when they first met. Brenna is a sophomore at Peters Township High School, and a participant in the high school early release program at Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh. Dylan has been playing hockey since he could stand upright, and plays for the Pittsburgh Predators. Holly is excited to share her ideas and work as an advisor with “Hockey Sticks Together” to promote accessibility and participation in the wonderful sport of hockey for all who want to play!
Wendy Fagan is the executive director of ENVISION Blind Sports, a nonprofit whose mission is to increase sport and physical activity opportunities for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The Pittsburgh Penguins Blind Hockey Team is one of the outreach programs of this organization.
Wendy is a professor at Slippery Rock University and teaches in the field of adapted physical activity. In addition to teaching Wendy has been involved with blind sports for over 25 years from local to national levels. Her passion in life to increase sport opportunities for individuals who are blind
and increase awareness of the need for more programming for individuals with disabilities.