James J. Lamb— President
Mr. Lamb joined the Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh in January of 1992 as Director of Training. He was hired to manage the Institute’s Internship Program for unemployed young adults from Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Prior to that he worked for seven years with abused and neglected youth and families at Try Again Homes, Inc. He held several positions there including Director of Foster Care and Director of Counseling Services. He also worked with disadvantaged populations at Goodwill Industries and the Northern Area Multi-Service Center.
Mr. Lamb holds a Masters of Science in Education from Duquesne University and a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University. He serves on the board of the South Hills Interfaith Ministries and the international advisory board of Robert Morris University.
Mr. Lamb is an advocate for reconciliation in Northern Ireland and economic development in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Western Pennsylvania. His background, working with disadvantaged populations locally and abroad, and his understanding of the ever-changing social, political, and economic challenges in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Western Pennsylvania are important elements to his work at the Ireland Institute.
Mr. Lamb, his wife, Ann Burns-Lamb, and son Ciaran reside in Pittsburgh.