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Who We Are

Who We Are

A team dedicated to helping children dream big, achieve personal success and impact their world in positive ways.

Executive & Administrative Staff

Steve Basel
Maintenance Director

Bob Bechtold
Director of Program Services

Jennifer Cairns
Executive Director

Christopher Cavendish
Business Operations & Human Resources Manager

Charley Chmura
Director of Operations

Julie Cornelius
Director of Finance

Jerry Cozewith
Director of Development

Mary Cristilliani
Bookkeeper

Cathy Fodor
Office Manager & Aquatics Fitness Instructor

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Program Staff

Bonnie Banze
Adult Fitness & Learning Gardens Instructor

Cadedra Burks
Program Director, Girls' Education

Kyle Glaser
Program Director, STEM

Hannah Komita
Program Director, Girls' Healthy Choices

Dan Turkovich
Sr. Program Director, Boys' Education

Danica Van Volkenburg
Director of Wellness & Family Engagement

Board of Directors

Board Chairman
John Sebastian
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Board Vice Chairwoman
Demeshia Seals
DLRS Consulting

Board Treasurer
Mark Rutherford
PNC Bank

Board Secretary
Wendy Koch
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Jayme Butcher
Blank Rome LLP

Carol Caroselli
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Carl Cooper
Attorney

Matthew Evans
Aspirant

Robert Grove
Comcast Cable, Keystone Region

Anthony Marfisi
First National Bank

Paul Martin
McCrossin Foundations

John Mazur
Eden Hall Foundation

James Murrin
Nestlé Professional Beverages

George Pashel
United Way of Allegheny County

Ted Pettko
Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.

Rachel Rutkoski, C.P.M, CPSM
Accenture

Nathan Shaffer
BDO

David Sladack
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Andrea Clark Smith
UPMC

Peter Strope
Strope Financial Group

Ambassador Board Members

Diana Bucco
Sharon Cowden
Kevin Dowd
Jeanine Fallon
Pamela Meadowcroft
Marge Petruska
Larry Richert
Chauncey Smith
Geoffrey Stillson
Lauren Sufrin
Al Toohey
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