Board Members and Advisory Members

Patrick Hampson

Chairman, Board Member

Patrick Hampson currently serves as founder and managing partner of HM3 Partners LLC. a private equity investment and advisory firm. Pat was previously founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MED3OOO one of the largest and most advanced healthcare management and technology service providers in the United States. In 2012 MED3OOO was acquired by McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 15th on the FORTUNE 500 and is the nation’s largest health care services company. In 2002 Mr. Hampson received the Ernst & Young Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Mr. Hampson is a well-known advisor and speaker on healthcare delivery improvements through advanced access to data, physician leadership and patient/physician empowerment strategies. Pat is an advocate for physician leadership and their role in improving the cost, quality and access to healthcare in the United States.  Mr. Hampson continues his focus in healthcare as an advisor, board member and/or investor. Current U.S. and global participation include MBK Healthcare Management (MHM) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd (Mitsui), one of the largest investments and trading companies in the world was established as the dedicated investment and operations management platform for the healthcare business of Mitsui which includes being the largest shareholder of IHH Healthcare Berhad a leading premium healthcare provider operating 83 hospitals in 12 countries, Netsmart Inc. a leading U.S. provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) technology and services solutions for the subacute and behavioral health industry and Intervala LLC, a full-service manufacturer of high-reliability precision electronic and electromechanical products.  Mr. Hampson also has investments and board participation in HM3 Insurance LP, HM3 Northshore, and HM3 Bruno, an historic movie/documentary on the life and career of Bruno Sammartino one of the world’s most renown wrestlers and humanitarians.

Previously Mr. Hampson was an investor and board member of Medic Computer Systems (NASDAQ) which was sold to Misys PLC and A4 Health Systems (private) which was sold to Allscripts (AHS: NYSE) and Logibec (Canada) sold to private equity.

Pat, his wife Debi and three children have a commitment to important charitable causes including founding and contributing to HM3 Partners Independence Fund Inc. The Independence Fund is a charitable not for profit 501 (c) 3 corporation with a mission focused on making charitable investments that support our Country, Community and Caring causes and organizations. Mr. Hampson currently serves on the board of Butler Health System and the Butler Health System Foundation. One of Eastern and Northern Pennsylvania’s largest healthcare providers.

Paul Mango

Board Member
Paul Mango, Board Member

Paul Mango is a former Director in the Pittsburgh office of McKinsey & Company and former Deputy Chief of Staff at the Department of Health and Human Services

Paul served as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the Chief of Staff at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, from August 2018 until January of 2021. In 2017 and 2018, he was a Republican candidate for Governor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

For nearly 25 years, Paul was a member of the  Global Advisory Firm, McKinsey & Company, where he led the Health Care Practice for almost a decade.

Prior to joining McKinsey in 1988, Paul served five years as a field artillery officer in the US Army. Paul’s formal education includes a General Engineering degree from West Point where he graduated as a distinguished cadet in 1981, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard University, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar in 1988. He is married to Dawn Rucker, West Point Class of 1982. Paul and Dawn have five daughters.

Kevin Colbert

Board Member
Kevin Colbert, Board Member

Kevin Colbert is in his 22nd year with the Steelers, after joining the team on February 15, 2000.

Colbert has helped assemble teams that have won two Super Bowls (XL and XLIII), three AFC Championships, ten Division titles, earned 13 playoff berths and recorded at least eight wins in 18 seasons.

Colbert oversees the personnel area of the team and supervises the scouting staff. Among his duties, he is in charge of administering player acquisitions and transactions, including the NFL Draft, free agent signings and trades, and evaluating pro and college personnel. He also serves as the Steelers’ liaison with the NFL office and the other NFL teams on football matters.

Colbert served as the Detroit Lions’ pro scouting director from 1990-99. He was responsible for scouting NFL players, NFL Europe and the Canadian Football League. He also assisted in the evaluation of college talent.

Prior to joining the Lions, Colbert spent five seasons as a college scout for the Miami Dolphins (1985-1989) and one season (1984) with the BLESTO Scouting Service.

Colbert began his career as a coach and has experience in three sports – football, basketball, and baseball. He was the backfield coach and recruiting coordinator at Ohio Wesleyan University for three years (1981-83), and in 1984, he also served as the school’s head baseball coach.

From 1979-1981, Colbert was a graduate assistant basketball coach at Robert Morris University. He also served as the school’s head baseball coach in 1981.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Colbert graduated from North Catholic High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Robert Morris in 1979. He and his wife, Janis, have three children, Kacie, Jennifer and Daniel, and five grandchildren, Avery, Colby, Brock, Emma and Harley.

Larry Richert

Board Member
Larry Richert, Board Member

Larry Richert is a proud co-host of the KDKA Morning Show with Kevin Battle weekdays from 5-9am on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA since 2001.

Larry has been a shining star in Pittsburgh radio and television since he came to KDKA in November of 1988. There was a 10-year period where he was a weather anchor for KDKA-TV. His dedication to Pittsburgh made him the perfect ambassador for the city and awarded him the Vector’s Richard Caliguiri Award.

As Larry grew up, he traveled through-out the city to many towns helping to shape his love of Pittsburgh. He was born in Millvale and raised in McCandless Township, and then attended St. Ursula grade school in Hampton. Next he progressed to North Allegheny High School where he graduated and journeyed to Clarion University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications.

In addition, his work on KDKA, Richert is the public address announcer at Heinz Field for all Pittsburgh Steelers home games, part of the University of Pittsburgh football radio broadcast crew and has been the voice of NFL Films/Steelers highlights continually since 1985. He has been the narrative voice of the New York Yankees “Behind The Seems” show for 4 seasons. He counts among his commercial client’s national ads for Gatorade and many more.

Larry is the Executive Producer of the feature documentary “Bruno Sammartino” recently considered for the Academy Awards and he co-wrote and co-produced a feature family film called “Amazing Racer” starring Lou Gossett Jr, Charles Durning, Eric Roberts and many more well know stars!

Larry participates and supports over 50 charity events annually. He commits his time to helping others wherever he can. He is passionate about supporting our veterans through a number of programs, is the Honorary Chairperson for the American Cancer Society’s annual Golf Classic as well as the JDRF Gala event plus Dapper Dan Charities, just to name a few.

Larry and his wife Cindi have three children: Erica, Zach and Emily.

Michael Young

Michael Young, Board Member
Board Member

Michael Young currently serves as the Managing Partner of HM3 Media, LLC, an advisory services company founded by Michael and his partners. The company represents Michael’s successful business and media expertise, and provides a range of media, advertising, sales, business, and sports marketing services.

Prior to HM3 Media, Michael spent 36-years in radio broadcasting, including a very distinguished 33-year tenure with CBS Radio. Michael served in various sales and executive leadership roles with CBS Radio including positions at CBS Radio Representatives (NY) and the CBS Radio Network (NY), as well as leading all facets of the CBS owned and operated stations in Pittsburgh (PA) (KDKA-AM, KDKA-FM, WBZZ-FM, and WDSY-FM). Michael and his team were responsible for developing and launching KDKA-FM (Sports Radio 93-7, The Fan), considered by many as one of the most successful radio station launches in recent years.

Michael also currently serves as a Director Emeritus on the Pennsylvania Association Of Broadcasters board. He has served on the board for several years in various capacities, including Joint Board Chairman, for the past several years.

Having spent over 22 years in the Pittsburgh market, Michael previously served as President of the Pittsburgh Radio Organization and Chairman of the Pittsburgh AIR (Achievement In Radio) Awards.

Michael, and his wife Barbara, currently reside in Pine Township, located north of Pittsburgh.

Tom Merhaut

Secretary Treasurer, Board Member
Tom Merhaut, Secretary Treasurer, Board Member

Tom Merhaut is owner of A.T. Merhaut Religious Goods in Allison Park, PA. He received his B.A. from Thiel College in Greenville, PA in 1983, where he also played and captained on both the football and baseball teams.

Tom graduated from Richland High School in Gibsonia, PA, in 1979. In his spare time, Tom coached for seven years in the youth football organization in Gibsonia. He also coached in the youth baseball association for ten years.

Tom is active in his parish SS. Martha & Mary of Gibsonia/Wildwood. He sings in the choir and is a participant in the Christ renews his parish renewal group. He is also a catechist and has enjoyed trying to spread the good news to young and old.

Tom is married to his wife Mary since December of 1989. Tom & Mary have four grown children and three grandchildren. He enjoys golf, family, friends & spotting in the booth on Friday nights in the fall for the Pine Richland football games.

Steven J Simmonds Sr.

Steven Simmonds, Board Member
Steven Simmonds, Board Member
Board Member

Fifteen years ago, Steve’s entrepreneurial spirit helped him recognize a missing component in the healthcare delivery system—patients cannot get better if they cannot get care. So, he and his wife Maureen founded Transport U, Pittsburgh’s premier and only dedicated non-emergent patient transportation service. For nearly a decade and a half, Maureen ran the business and Steve grew the business—both of them positively impacting tens of thousands of lives throughout our communities.

Steve’s business development prowess, networking ability, and just plain hard work helped Transport U expand its service areas from hospital-based transportation to include physician practice networks, cancer centers, long-term care facilities, dialysis providers and other organizations throughout the healthcare continuum. He also expanded Transport U’s geographic footprint from Allegheny County to the entire tri-state area from Erie to Morgantown and Columbus to Johnstown and often beyond. In 2013 the company was recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as one of the region’s fastest growing companies.

Since then, and with nearly 30 years of employee and patient transportation experience behind him, Steve has expanded his role in the region to include mentoring and consulting others to adopt his model. He currently serves as Vice President of Regency Global Transportation where he is working with company leadership and staff, again utilizing that same successful entrepreneurial spirit, in helping them expand their service offerings and pivot in a post-pandemic world.

The cornerstone of Steve’s personal and professional mission is a blend of community and family. From helping families with disabled children by donating modern wheel-chair accessible vans and equipment to serving as a Eucharistic Minister at Saint Richards Catholic Church in Gibsonia for the past 20 years, Steve wears his big heart on his sleeve and is not afraid to roll that sleeve up and get to work if it means doing something good for someone else. Steve and Maureen reside in Pine Township and enjoy spending time with their two sons Steven Jr. and Zachary, and their granddaughter Aalyiah.

Steve Patricia

Steve Patricia, Board Member
Steve Patricia, Honorary Board Member
Honorary Board Member

Employed twenty-seven yrs. in the Coatings and Resins division of PPG Industries as a research chemist in various capacities.

Started career as a Chemical Technician in the Advance Research group that specialized in the synthesis of new monomers/polymers, and the development of industrial and automotive electrodeposition coatings.

Spent the next several yrs. developing primers, top-coats, and dual-layer coatings for the Automotive Aftermarket group.

Transferred to the Automotive Original Equipment group that developed primers, adhesion promoters, finished single and dual-layer coatings.

After suffering a cervical spinal cord injury, transferred from the laboratory to the Chemical Regulatory group responsible for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Canadian Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) compliance.

Received a B.S. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh, M.S. in Inorganic chemistry from Duquesne University, and a degree in Financial Planning from Boston University.

Currently resides in Gibsonia with wife Denise and two children.

Alumni Board Members

Jim Slomka

Christopher Cafardi

Christopher Martin