Deborah Lichtner Deal is a trustee. She is co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, providing in-depth genealogical education. She is a member of APG, NGS, NEHGS, and many local societies. Debbie has attended national conferences,since 2000. She has attended Salt Lake Institute and IGSR more than ten times to further her education in genealogy. She has attended chapter management seminars as a lecturer. As a farmer’s wife whose husband’s family has been farming the same land since 1830, she understands the importance of preserving the heritage of the land and its people.