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The URA wants to make it easy for homeowners, developers, business owners and other stakeholders to bring their vision to life or get the help they need.

The URA team is actively focused on finding real solutions that make Pittsburgh a better place to live, work and do business.

Whether it's helping a homeowner who needs to make an emergency repair after a damaging storm or supporting a real estate developer who sees the potential of an otherwise neglected neighborhood, the people at the URA are committed to making it happen. With energy and engagement.

Want to bring a project from vision to reality? There’s a URA staff member ready to help.

Our Board

Sam Williamson, Chair
Chair
The Honorable Ed Gainey, Vice Chair
Vice Chair
The Honorable R. Daniel Lavelle, Co-Treasurer
Co-Treasurer
Jodi Hirsh, Co-Treasurer
Co-Treasurer
Lindsay Powell, Member
Member

Accounting & Finance

Hala Nuemah, Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
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Daniela Bonacchi, Accountant
Accountant
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Damara Carter, Senior Manager
Senior Manager
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Linda Hite, Finance Specialist I
Finance Specialist I
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Tia Holtz, Accountant
Accountant
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Lawrence Hromiko, Senior Accountant
Senior Accountant
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Gwen Lewis-Rouse, Accountant I
Accountant I
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Billie Jean Lipscomb, Finance Program Specialist
Finance Program Specialist
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Elizabeth Osborn, Accountant
Accountant
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Theresa Reed, Accountant
Accountant
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Jason Stalnaker, Accountant
Accountant
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Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Thomas Link, Director
Director
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Lynnette Morris, Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant
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Josette Fitzgibbons, Neighborhood Business District Manager
Neighborhood Business District Manager
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Siena Kane, Façade Development Specialist
Façade Development Specialist
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Rochelle Lilien, Senior Business Development Specialist
Senior Business Development Specialist
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Joshua Summits, Business Expansion & Attraction Specialist
Business Expansion & Attraction Specialist
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Karlee Turkaly, Entrepreneurship Investment Specialist
Entrepreneurship Investment Specialist
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Quianna Wasler, Manager, Business & Commercial Real Estate Financing
Manager, Business & Commercial Real Estate Financing
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Jennifer Wilhelm, Assistant Director
Assistant Director
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Communications

Gigi Saladna, Chief Communications Officer
Chief Communications Officer
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Dana Bohince, Communications & Marketing Specialist
Communications & Marketing Specialist
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Economic Development

Susheela Nemani-Stanger, Director
Director
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Nick Fedorek, Project Development Specialist
Project Development Specialist
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Shantalaya “Laya” Mathews, Project Development Specialist
Project Development Specialist
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Emily Mitchell, Manager – Development
Manager – Development
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James Reid, Project Development Specialist
Project Development Specialist
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Matt Reitzell, Program Assistant
Program Assistant
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Kryn Sausedo, Senior Project Development Specialist
Senior Project Development Specialist
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Anita Stec, Economic Development Grants Manager
Economic Development Grants Manager
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Engineering & Construction

Martin R. Kaminski, Director
Director
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Leona Catania, Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant
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Bisrat Birru, Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant
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Corey Derico, Senior Construction Advisor
Senior Construction Advisor
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Ed Deshler, Senior Construction Advisor II
Senior Construction Advisor II
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Joseph German, Architect
Architect
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Charles H. Hudson, Jr., Senior Construction Advisor
Senior Construction Advisor
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Todd Irwin, Senior Construction Advisor
Senior Construction Advisor
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Larry Landy, Construction Manager
Construction Manager
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McGarry Luginski, Project Engineer
Project Engineer
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Dave Majcher, Senior Construction Coordinator
Senior Construction Coordinator
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Paul Martinchich, Project Manager
Project Manager
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Charles Miller, Engineering Manager
Engineering Manager
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Geoffrey Radkoff, Project Architect
Project Architect
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Pierce Robinson, Construction Advisor
Construction Advisor
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Judith Thomas, Technical Assistant
Technical Assistant
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Executive

Robert Rubinstein, Executive Director, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
Executive Director, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
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Madlene Augello, Executive Assistant
Executive Assistant
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Kyle Chintalapalli, Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
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Rebecca Davidson-Wagner, Pittsburgh Urban Initiatives (PUI) President
Pittsburgh Urban Initiatives (PUI) President
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David Geiger, Government Affairs Officer
Government Affairs Officer
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Tyler Jones, Salesforce Business Analyst
Salesforce Business Analyst
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Gerald Williams, Urban Designer
Urban Designer
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Terry Willis, Information Systems Manager
Information Systems Manager
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Housing

Thomas E. Cummings, Director
Director
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Chuck Alcorn, Senior Project Development Specialist
Senior Project Development Specialist
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Justin Belton, Program Specialist
Program Specialist
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Jarmele E. Fairclaugh, Program Officer
Program Officer
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David Howe, Manager, Pittsburgh Housing Development Corp (PHDC)
Manager, Pittsburgh Housing Development Corp (PHDC)
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Shaina Madden, Manager of Residential Development
Manager of Residential Development
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Alicia Majors, Program Officer
Program Officer
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Collette O'Leary, Development Manager
Development Manager
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Carolyn Ristau, Project Development Specialist
Project Development Specialist
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Richard Snipe, Manager of Community Lending
Manager of Community Lending
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Gloria Taylor, Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant
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Housing Opportunity Fund

Jessica Smith Perry, Director
Director
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Evan Miller, Housing Program and Policy Specialist
Housing Program and Policy Specialist
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Jamie Reese, Affordable Housing Data and Policy Analyst
Affordable Housing Data and Policy Analyst
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Sharon Taylor, Program Specialist
Program Specialist
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Vethina Hage, Community Outreach Specialist
Community Outreach Specialist
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Human Resources

Columbus C. Brooks, Director
Director
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Clevera "CC" Creer, Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant
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Maryann Pedrotty, Human Resources Benefits Coordinator
Human Resources Benefits Coordinator
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Maya Fews, Equity Inclusion Coordinator (PULSE Fellow)
Equity Inclusion Coordinator (PULSE Fellow)
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Michael Zagal, Purchasing Assistant
Purchasing Assistant
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Legal

Katherine Wrenshall, Senior Counsel
Senior Counsel
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Mary Roytas, Legal Assistant
Legal Assistant
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Theresa Schacht, Paralegal
Paralegal
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Tynishia Powell, Associate Counsel
Associate Counsel
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Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)

Diamonte Walker, Director, Performance & Compliance
Director, Performance & Compliance
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Lisa Moses, Senior MWBE Compliance Specialist
Senior MWBE Compliance Specialist
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Performance & Compliance

Diamonte Walker, Director, Performance & Compliance
Director, Performance & Compliance
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Pamela Brown, Senior Compliance Review Specialist
Senior Compliance Review Specialist
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Sarah McKeon, ​Compliance Specialist
​Compliance Specialist
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Emily Pontarelli, Compliance Review Specialist
Compliance Review Specialist
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Real Estate

Nathan Clark, Director
Director
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Bethany E. Davidson, Manager of Land Recycling
Manager of Land Recycling
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Byron Crawford, Real Estate Coordinator
Real Estate Coordinator
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Claren Healey, Development Officer
Development Officer
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Constance Mayer, Transaction Specialist
Transaction Specialist
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Joy Akrie, Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant
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Julie Edwards, Outreach Manager
Outreach Manager
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Julie Udvarhelyi, Acquisition Specialist
Acquisition Specialist
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Mary Lisa (ML) Meier, Transaction Manager
Transaction Manager
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Tim Dolan, Data and Project Specialist
Data and Project Specialist
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