Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute

Interfaith Counseling & Consulting Since 1964

aka Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute   |   Pittsburgh, PA   |
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Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute

EIN: 25-1140337


The Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute exists to enhance the health of individuals, families, and communities through an interfaith ministry of counseling and education that integrates the resources of faith and the behavioral sciences.

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Executive Director

Patricia Campbell

Main address

Bidwell Presbyterian Church 1025 Liverpool Street, Suite C

Pittsburgh, PA 15233 USA

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Subject area info

Medical counseling

Mental health care


Family counseling

Population served info



NTEE code info

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Interfaith Issues (X90)

Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling (P46)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Counseling Program

While every counseling experience is unique, the team at Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) seeks to provide an empathetic relationship in which individuals and families can safely and freely discuss their challenges and concerns in a holistic context carefully considering the mind, body, and soul in therapy. This is also a "person-centered" process in which the client determines the areas of exploration and discovery. Spirituality, religion, and/or faith can also be explored throughout discussing personal growth, self-awareness, and meaningful relationships in life. PPI welcomes individuals and families seeking services without discrimination of age, color, ethnic origin, gender, disability, race, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation. PPI's Clinical Team of licensed behavioral health professionals is diverse in expertise, background, and approach. Clients and therapists are matched as closely as possible by PPI's Intake Team, taking care to respect your interests and needs.

Population(s) Served

Where we work


Distinguished Service Center Award 1999

American Association of Pastoral Counselors

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Pittsburgh Patoral Institute (PPI) offers mental health counseling and education serving thousands of consumers across the Pittsburgh region in Allegheny, Westmoreland, and Armstrong counties. As an interfaith behavioral health organization, PPI is a faith-friendly, inclusive environment which spiritual and religious concerns can be brought into the therapeutic process as preferred by the client. PPI accepts Medical Assistance, Medicare, and most commercial insurances with the fully licensed clinical staff. The Spiritual Direction Program, Career Assessment and Development for ordination candidates and Continuing Education Programs also support faith leaders, mental health professionals, congregations, and the overall community.

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    As of March 19, 2020 PPI shifted from in person counseling and education to telecommunications to provide services to as many individuals, couples, and families as possible. Telecommunications means using several ways in which our counselors are able to meet with you that do not require face to face interaction. The CDC recommendations are critical to keep you and our staff safe while also honoring our community’s well-being. Upon a recent client survey, 94% felt comfortable communicating with their therapist through telecommunications and 49% said they would like to continue virtually even once the in-person sessions are safe to resume. PPI is now working toward sustain telehealth support to accomidate this feedback and create availability to many who were not reachable before.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.29 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 9% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

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Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$104,022 -$85,582 -$15,878 -$10,808 -$142,518
As % of expenses -10.0% -8.2% -1.7% -1.1% -15.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$112,284 -$91,851 -$22,337 -$18,233 -$149,943
As % of expenses -10.7% -8.7% -2.4% -1.9% -15.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $986,657 $938,795 $907,040 $997,181 $766,530
Total revenue, % change over prior year 7.3% -4.9% -3.4% 9.9% -23.1%
Program services revenue 89.7% 91.9% 93.2% 86.5% 89.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.7% 6.0%
All other grants and contributions 10.2% 7.9% 6.3% 6.8% 4.1%
Other revenue 0.1% 0.2% 0.4% 1.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,045,048 $1,047,718 $926,819 $966,305 $952,373
Total expenses, % change over prior year -0.9% 0.3% -11.5% 4.3% -1.4%
Personnel 75.6% 73.9% 77.2% 74.1% 70.7%
Professional fees 4.9% 6.7% 3.7% 4.9% 10.2%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.1% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 19.5% 19.4% 18.7% 20.7% 16.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,053,310 $1,053,987 $933,278 $973,730 $959,798
One month of savings $87,087 $87,310 $77,235 $80,525 $79,364
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $8,601 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,140,397 $1,141,297 $1,019,114 $1,054,255 $1,039,162

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.1 0.7 2.2 2.2 0.7
Months of cash and investments 1.2 0.8 2.3 2.2 0.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.7 -0.3 -0.7 -0.8 -2.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $95,787 $62,410 $169,411 $175,453 $54,365
Investments $5,452 $4,881 $4,399 $4,289 $4,289
Receivables $153,696 $132,568 $107,357 $57,966 $35,115
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $415,028 $402,266 $360,506 $360,506 $360,506
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 42.6% 42.3% 35.0% 37.1% 39.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 23.2% 38.4% 53.2% 43.2% 77.3%
Unrestricted net assets $297,619 $205,768 $183,431 $165,198 $15,255
Temporarily restricted net assets $77,056 $53,451 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $8,100 $8,100 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $85,156 $61,551 $57,642 $99,355 $56,030
Total net assets $382,775 $267,319 $241,073 $264,553 $71,285

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Patricia Campbell

Patti Campbell is a certified rehabilitation counselor, licensed professional counselor, health coach, and graduate instructor who has worked in the fields of catastrophic injury and behavioral health since 1981. She has served as both a clinician and administrator in Pennsylvania and New York while overseeing national efforts in person-centered, family-informed care. After serving in multiple leadership roles in neurorehabilitation, Patti grew a 17-year private practice in healthcare systems navigation from which she came to the Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) as Executive Director in 2017.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 05/31/2023
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Board co-chair

Robert F. Ryan, LPC, NCC

Care Coordination Program Manager, Innovative Health System Initiatives (IHSI), University of Pittsburgh Program Evaluation Unit (PERU); Private Practitioner, Associates in Behavioral Diagnostics and Treatment (AIBDT)

Board co-chair

L. Jane Charlton, JD, MS, LPC

Outpatient Therapist

John G. Lovelace

President; Government Programs, UPMC Health Plan

Abdesalam Soudi, Ph.D.

University of Pittsburgh Lecturer in Sociolinguistics and Linguistic Internship Advisor, Department of Linguistics Cultural and Linguistic Competence Master’s Course Co-Director, Family Medicine Department Fellow, European Society for Person Centered Healthcare

Rabbi Amy Bardack MA, DHL

Rabbi of Congregation Dor Hadash Prior to this role, Rabbi Bardack worked at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Chenits Pettigrew, Jr. EdD

Associate Dean Diversity Equity and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Sean T. Burns

Director of Operations, Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute

Rabbi Amy Bardack MA, DHL

Rabbi of Congregation Dor Hadash Prior to this role, Rabbi Bardack worked at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Rev. Moni McIntyre, PhD, MDiv, MA, MA

Priest-in-Charge, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, McKeesport; Adjunct professor, Sociology Department, Duquesne University; Instructor, Advanced Readiness Officer Course, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

Rev. Kellie Wild, MDiv, JD

Director of Program Effectiveness, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/1/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

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