The PBCC welcomes Kelly Urbani as the new Grassroots Partner Representative on our Board of Directors! Urbani serves as an organizer of Westmoreland Walks, a successful event for the PBCC entering its 11th year this October.
Kelly graduated from Edinboro State University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She earned both her Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2010 and Principal K-12 Certification in 2012 from Gannon University.
Kelly has served on the Westmoreland Walks, Inc. Board of Directors for the past seven years. Westmoreland Walks, Inc. was created in 2000 by a group of women who were touched by breast cancer in some way. Wanting to contribute towards breast cancer research and do something to help women as they progressed through the stages of their breast cancer diagnosis, the idea of a walk was born. As a grassroots partner of the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, Westmoreland Walks has raised more than $250,000!
Additionally, Westmoreland Walks, Inc. hosts an annual Spa Day. Women battling breast cancer are invited to participate in a full day of education, relaxation, inspiration and friendship. Kelly was also instrumental in creating the Pink Ribbon Scholarship which is awarded to a High School Senior whose life has been impacted by breast cancer. Dedicated to improved communication, advocacy, and research, Kelly is honored and thrilled to have an opportunity to serve as a Grassroots Partner Representative with the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.
Kelly resides in Greensburg, PA with her children, Dominic age 12, and Mia, age 10. She is a first grade teacher at R. K. Mellon Elementary School in the Ligonier Valley School District. Kelly and her children enjoy skiing in the winter and spending time together at the pool in the summer.