About the Mansmann Foundation
Barb Moore is a former small business owner with extensive experience in the area of small business improvement. Barb has more than 20 years of experience owning and running Anderson Transfer, Inc, a regional trucking company and an affiliate of Bekins Van Lines. She sold her business in 2005.
Barb is the co-founder of PowerLink, a Pittsburgh based nonprofit with a mission to help women-owned businesses develop their businesses more profitably. PowerLink has served more than 200 businesses in the area. Barb was President of the Board of Directors and in 1999 was instrumental in nationally expanding the PowerLink program through the National Athena program. Barb’s vision and structure for the organization remain unchanged today.
During her business career, Barb has been a member of numerous for-profit and nonprofit boards of directors including the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and ATHENA International. Barb has received awards for entrepreneurship, leadership and support to the small business community from the Small Business Administration, the YWCA and the Allegheny Conference.
Barb has an undergraduate degree in Psychology, a Masters of Science degree in educational psychology, and a M.B.A., all from Duquesne University.
Small Business Specialist
As the owner of Donielle Owen Consulting, Donielle has specialized in developing strategies for small and medium sized businesses. She focuses on strategic planning, certification processing, business plan and resource development, website development, human resources, and marketing and branding.
Donielle has served as co-founder and executive director of A House That Ruth Built, Inc. which focuses on workforce development and entrepreneurial education. She also served as a human resource and business development consultant for Bridgeway Capital, and was the Summer Program Director for Three Rivers Area Labor Management.
While spending time in Atlanta, Georgia Donielle was a board member and case manager for Fulton County Juvenile Court Restorative Board, a Resident Coordinator for Covenant House of Georgia, and served as secretary for the Georgia Alliance for the Empowerment of Homeless Youth.
Donielle holds a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership from Robert Morris University, a bachelor’s degree from Geneva College in Human Resources, and has completed an Employment and Labor Relations Certification course at Penn State University. She also studied Community and Economic Development at Beulah Heights University in Atlanta.
Small Business Specialist
LaToya Johnson-Rainey opened A Hair Boutique Shadyside – a premium experience wig shop that caters especially to those who have experienced hair loss – after working with her family’s beauty supply company for over 15 years.
She has a personal testimony of temporary hair loss, after her own hair was burned in a tragic car accident that took the life of her mother – who instilled LaToya’s passion for helping women to feel bold and beautiful through her career as a hairstylist at a prominent Shadyside salon. LaToya loved watching her mother transform clients and help to build up their confidence through her work.
LaToya has always had a spirit for small business, studying business and finance along with participating in entrepreneurial programs while still in high school. She went on to earn her Bachelors of Science in Business Communications from the University of Phoenix, and then her M.B.A. in Business Innovation & Administration from Carlow University. She opened her first business in 2005 – ASM Services (a notary, loan closing, and business executive company).
She released her first published book in 2014, “The Hair Commandments (The Shall Nots of Weaves, Wigs, and Naturals)”. She has been featured in a variety of media outlets such as Pittsburgh Business Times, Whirl Magazine, Shady Ave. Magazine, The Lynne Hayes Freeland Show, The Courier, Carlow Alumni Spotlight, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, on the cover of The Women’s Yellow Pages, and more.
LaToya was awarded by The Leaders of Women in Entrepreneurship, received a Proclamation from The City of Pittsburgh for the volunteer work she did with the HOPE for Tomorrow program, is the Vice President of the Homewood Brushton Business Association, and wrote Youth Entrepreneurship 101, a curriculum taught locally with youth entrepreneurs. The students from one of the youth programs that utilize the curriculum has started their own business, a Social Design Studio that works with existing businesses in the community.
Small Business Specialist
A veteran of small business, Terry Doloughty has developed a wide range of skills and strengths throughout his 28 years in the field. With a strong customer service and sales background, Terry excelled at Equiparts, a Pittsburgh-based hardware maintenance distributor. There, he became operations manager. Later, Terry was promoted to a consultancy position, where he advised Equiparts on how to move forward with their expansion towards incorporating an e-commerce model.
Terry went on to serve as a community development specialist at the Community Technical Assistance Center (CTAC), formerly a Pittsburgh nonprofit, whose mission was working to strengthen community organizations through training and technical support across a variety of issues facing small business. At CTAC, Terry found great satisfaction in teaching communities how to utilize technical tools and techniques, enabling them to enhance their own neighborhood’s capacity for development.
After leaving CTAC, Terry became manager of the Pittsburgh Public Market. He managed all operations, facilities, staff, merchants, budgets, and sales projections in this capacity. As manager, Terry also recruited potential merchant businesses, scheduled and advised Market Council meetings, maintained relationships with donors, community members and elected officials.
He continues to serve the people of Pittsburgh, volunteering as an activist for his community in Polish Hill. There, he is also the captain of the Wiggins Street Community Garden.