President and Chair
Racial Justice Initiative Leader
Liz Hrenda is a life-long skeptic who is thrilled to have found a humanistic community which supports reason and exploration of the big questions about our existence. She is a passionate advocate for human rights and equality, having joined her first picket at age sixteen. Liz moved to Pittsburgh in 2008 to work for the Pennsylvania State Education Association, where she serves as Field Director for Pennsylvania State Education Association, Western Region. She previously worked as Public Affairs Director for Service Employees International Union, Planned Parenthood, Pennsylvania Auditor General and as a machinist for Bethlehem Steel. She has been an active volunteer for the Democratic Party, United Steelworkers International and the United Way of Central Pennsylvania. As a member of the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, she served on the board of directors and as church president. She has also served on the board of the regional Unitarian Universalist body. Although she had always been a religious skeptic, it was while she attended the Harrisburg church that she became interested in promoting humanism. Liz resides in Squirrel Hill where she enjoys city living. She has three wonderful adult children and one magnificent granddaughter.