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

Jennifer Cairns
Executive Director

Charley Chmura
Director of Operations

Danielle White
Director of Finance & Business Operations

Bob Bechtold
Director of Program Services

Christopher Kuzma
Maintenance Director

Dan Turkovich
Quality and Improvement Manager

Cathy Fodor
Office Manager & Aquatics Fitness Instructor

Steve Basel


Program Staff

Hannah Komita
Program Director, Healthy Choices

Yasir Al Salih
Program Director, Healthy Choices

Nicholas Gindele
Program Director, Education

Cydney Haines
Program Director, Education

Timothy Gerrits
Robotics Director

Kyle Glaser
Program Director, STEAM Programs & Storytelling

Bonnie Banze
Adult Fitness & Learning Gardens Instructor

Board of Directors

Demeshia Seals
Board Chair

Mark Rutherford
Board Vice Chair

Board Treasurer
Nathan Shaffer

Board Secretary
Andrea Clark Smith

Susan Ardisson
bit-x-bit, LLC

Carol Caroselli
Governance Committee Chair

Robert Grove
Comcast Cable, Keystone Region

Joah Iannotta

Mary Kapetanovich

Wendy Koch
United Way of Allegheny County

Development Committee Chair
Anthony Marfisi
First National Bank

John Mazur
Eden Hall Foundation

BGCA Area Council Rep
James Murrin
Nestlé Professional Beverages

Ted Pettko
.Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.

John T. Sebastian

Tishekia Williams, Esq.
Duquesne Light

Michelle Figlar
Heinz Endowments

Peter Votruba-Drzal
PPG Industries

Ambassador Board Members

Diana Bucco

Sharon Cowden

Kevin Dowd

Jeanine Fallon

Pamela Meadowcroft

Marge Petruska

Larry Richert

Geoffrey Stillson

Lauren Sufrin

Al Toohey