Louise spent much of her professional life working in education, first as a teacher in inner-city Miami, then later as a special educator and college instructor here in Pittsburgh, before joining the office staff in September 2016. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Miami in Coral Gables and completed her graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Her interests include policies that will promote equity for all Americans, as well as those which will improve the lives of children today and in the future.
Louise is a product of the Mt. Lebanon School District and is married to Brennen, a fellow Mt. Lebanon High School grad. They have two children.
Ian joined the House Democratic Caucus in 2017 as part of the Legislative Policy and Research Office. There, he drafted legislation and conducted research for members with a focus on issues surrounding Pennsylvania’s judicial system and the Liquor Control Board, and ultimately managed two teams of analysts covering the policy areas of transportation, state government, local government, as well as the judiciary and liquor. As part of Chairman Miller’s team within the Office of the Democratic Caucus Chair, Ian assists in the management of caucus business and any other issue that may arise.
Ian graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Political Science. He is a lifelong resident of the Harrisburg area and currently resides in Carlisle, PA with his partner Majda, Riki the dog, and Rosie the cat.
John O’Donnell started with the House Democratic Caucus during the COVID-19 pandemic in September 2020, focusing on research and legislation in the fields of education and finance policy as well as his personal interest in clean and transparent government.
John graduated with a Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of International Politics from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. John worked abroad for several years in American and Irish companies as well as in international non-profits. A keen gardener and frequent hiker on the Appalachian Trail, John lives just off the trail north of Harrisburg.