Elizabeth C. Pittinger was appointed to the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations in April 1994 and served as its chairperson from 1999 to 2000.
Commissioner Pittinger is the as Executive Director of the Citizen Police Review Board. She had an extensive career in the human services which focused on the promotion of civil rights for people with disabilities. In the 1970s Pittinger served on the Pennsylvania Right to Education Task Force charged with monitoring the implementation of the first public education mandate for children with intellectual disabilities. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education at Marywood College and a Master’s Degree in Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
By appointment of President Bill Clinton, Pittinger served on the President’s Committee on Mental Retardation (now the President’s Committee on People with Intellectual Disabilities) from 1994 to 2001. She has received several awards and commendations including recognition as a “Woman of Justice” by the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania.