Board of Directors
Mrs. Corbett’s career in the non-profit community began in 1990 with her appointment as special projects manager in the President’s office of the Carnegie Museums in Pittsburgh, and continued when she joined the staff of the Director’s office of the Carnegie Library. She then became Assistant Producer of Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures and soon was appointed Executive Director. From 2006 to 2010, Ms. Corbett served as Vice President for Programs and Development for the Gettysburg Foundation. Mrs. Corbett became the 44th First Lady of Pennsylvania when her husband was sworn in as Governor of Pennsylvania on January 18, 2011. Among other responsibilities as First Lady, she served as Chair of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a trustee of Carnegie Museums, and as a commissioner for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Her primary initiative as First Lady was Opening Doors, a partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Team PA, and Dr. Robert Balfanz from Johns Hopkins University. A key component of the initiative was the development and implementation of PDE'S Early Warning System, an intervention software program which assists educators in reducing the drop-out rate. Mrs. Corbett and her husband reside in the Pittsburgh area.