Angela Nicholas

Mike Arakas Operates Community-Minded Company As A Way To Give Back

By Angela Nicholas | January 1, 2020

During the Christmas holidays, you will most likely find Mike Arakas wearing an apron and preparing breakfast for the dozens of volunteers prepping food for a Community Christmas Day Dinner. […]

Sue McKinney Builds Personal Volunteer Mission Into An Established Foundation

By Angela Nicholas | December 10, 2019

Sue McKinney’s own personal experience with sexual abuse and a family tragedy full of heartache that needed healing led to the establishment of a therapeutic equine program that has helped […]

Richard Gainey Has Mastered Sharing Joy As Santa Claus

By Angela Nicholas | November 27, 2019

Being Santa is no easy job — especially when you are a Real Bearded Santa who looks the part year-round. For Richard Gainey, a professional Santa who frequently shares his […]

Marlisa Small Showers The Power Of Beauty And Healing Over Cancer Patients

By Angela Nicholas | November 14, 2019

A cancer survivor, Marlisa Small has a deep and personal understanding of what it feels like to face death and knows the heavy toll the disease takes on one’s body […]

Corinne Gerwe Finds Joy Drawing Children Into The Arts

By Angela Nicholas | November 9, 2019

For those around her, Corinne Gerwe, Ph.D., appears as an unassuming, humble retiree with the patience of a saint as she wrangles youth theater participants ranging from elementary to high […]

Peg Skalican Sees Long-Term Value In Community Involvement

By Angela Nicholas | October 18, 2019

Margaret “Peg” Skalican got her start in the realm of volunteerism at an early age when her dad drew her into volunteer work with the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Republican Party. “He […]