Toni Macpherson

Toni Macpherson, MEd

Ms. Macpherson became the executive director of LEAD Pittsburgh in 2010, bringing more than thirty-five years of professional experience as a psychologist and as an entrepreneur to the position. Toni is a licensed clinical psychologist in Pennsylvania. She was a staff psychologist at Mercy Hospital for more than five years, working as part of a medical team determining diagnosis and treatment plans.

In 1981, Toni cofounded a consulting firm, OPTIONS, Experts in Disability Management, which worked with employers and provided case management services for individuals who suffered catastrophic injuries and later grew to provide medical and vocational case management services and expert testimony in legal cases involving trauma and wage-earning capacity.

OPTIONS was eventually acquired by National Healthcare Resources (NHR). NHR was subsequently acquired by Concentra and is still operating today. Since the sale of OPTIONS, Toni has been involved in a variety of projects and serves on the boards of Coro Center for Civic Leadership, Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Community Organization on Organ Transplantation, and LEAD Pittsburgh.


  • Executive Director, LEAD Pittsburgh



  • MEd, University of Pittsburgh