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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

Kyle Chintalapalli, Chair
Chair
Council President R. Daniel Lavelle, Vice Chair
Vice Chair
Lindsay Powell, Member
Member
Sam Williamson, Member
Member
Lauren Connelly, Member
Member

Executive Leadership Team

Susheela Nemani-Stanger, Executive Director
Executive Director
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Shannon Barkley, Senior Legal Counsel
Senior Legal Counsel
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Damara Carter, Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
David Geiger, Director of Government & Strategic Affairs
Director of Government & Strategic Affairs
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Tanika Harris, Director of Communication & Community Relations
Director of Communication & Community Relations
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Thomas Link, Chief Development Officer
Chief Development Officer
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Quianna Wasler, Chief Housing Officer
Chief Housing Officer
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Jennifer Wilhelm, Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
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Central Operations

Executive Department
Susheela Nemani-Stanger, Executive Director
Executive Director
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Jennifer Wilhelm, Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
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David Geiger, Director of Government & Strategic Affairs
Director of Government & Strategic Affairs
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Desmond Bentley, Operations Coordinator
Operations Coordinator
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Jacqueline Bowman-Porter, Executive Assistant
Executive Assistant
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Kayla Goncalves-Stacy, Receptionist
Receptionist
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Communication & Community Relations
Tanika Harris, Director of Communication & Community Relations
Director of Communication & Community Relations
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Dana Bohince, Senior Marketing & Community Relations Coordinator
Senior Marketing & Community Relations Coordinator
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Kayla Williams, Communication Assistant
Communication Assistant
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Human Resources
James Bero, Senior Human Resources Manager
Senior Human Resources Manager
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Cornell Ford, Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Generalist
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Legal
Shannon Barkley, Senior Legal Counsel
Senior Legal Counsel
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Matt Sanders, Senior Associate Counsel
Senior Associate Counsel
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Lori Decker, Program Assistant
Program Assistant
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Keith Hodgens, Associate Counsel
Associate Counsel
Theresa Schacht, Senior Paralegal
Senior Paralegal
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Alexander Thomas, Assistant Counsel
Assistant Counsel
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Quality Control & Inspections
Corey DeRico, Director of Quality Control and Facilities Management
Director of Quality Control and Facilities Management
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Nazin Bagherynejad, Assistant Director of Architecture & Engineering
Assistant Director of Architecture & Engineering
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Ashley Chipps, Manager of Quality Control and Inspections
Manager of Quality Control and Inspections
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Ivy Coleman, Program Assistant
Program Assistant
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Edward Deshler, Quality Control Inspector
Quality Control Inspector
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Mike Emge, Facilities & Quality Control Inspector
Facilities & Quality Control Inspector
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Bill Grab, Lead Abatement Manager
Lead Abatement Manager
Emily Jaquay, Architectural Designer
Architectural Designer
David Spencer, Lead Abatement Manager
Lead Abatement Manager
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Strategic Data & Impact
John Bonello, Senior Data & Evaluation Specialist
Senior Data & Evaluation Specialist
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Real Estate Transactions
Mary Lisa (ML) Meier, Director of Real Estate Transactions
Director of Real Estate Transactions
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Terrin Bailey-Belser, Transaction Support Coordinator
Transaction Support Coordinator
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Tracy Brindle, Real Estate Transaction Coordinator ll
Real Estate Transaction Coordinator ll
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Lindsay Jupin, Real Estate Inventory Manager
Real Estate Inventory Manager
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Oscar Medina, GIS and Data Analyst
GIS and Data Analyst
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Audrey Rasmusson, Real Estate Transaction Paralegal
Real Estate Transaction Paralegal
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Cameron Weeks, Senior Property Inquiries Analyst
Senior Property Inquiries Analyst
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Finance
Damara Carter, Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Dana Deresh, Assistant Director of Finance
Assistant Director of Finance
Marcus Robinson, Compliance and Grants Manager
Compliance and Grants Manager
Information Technology
Jonathan Ingham, Information Systems Administrator
Information Systems Administrator
Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program
Jazmine DeRico, Labor Compliance Manager
Labor Compliance Manager
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Christian Pfeil, MWBE Program Assistant
MWBE Program Assistant
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Development Services

Thomas Link, Chief Development Officer
Chief Development Officer
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Anita Stec, Assistant Director of Development
Assistant Director of Development
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James Reid, Senior Manager of Development Finance
Senior Manager of Development Finance
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Matt Reitzell, Business Process Specialist
Business Process Specialist
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Project & Asset Management
Lilly Freedman, Manager of Development Projects
Manager of Development Projects
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Maya Fews, Project Manager
Project Manager
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Gordon Hall, Project Manager
Project Manager
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Bailey Knapp, Project Manager
Project Manager
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Shantalaya Matthews, Project Manager
Project Manager
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Julia McMahon, Project Manager
Project Manager
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Brandon Wilson, Project Manager
Project Manager
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Pittsburgh Land Bank
Sally Stadelman, Manager of Pittsburgh Land Bank
Manager of Pittsburgh Land Bank
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Emily Kauchak, Assistant Land Bank Manager
Assistant Land Bank Manager
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Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation (PHDC)
Richard Snipe, Executive Director of PHDC
Executive Director of PHDC
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Justin Belton, Manager of PHDC Housing Development
Manager of PHDC Housing Development
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Canaan Bey, PHDC Construction Manager
PHDC Construction Manager
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David Howe, PHDC Financial Operations Manager
PHDC Financial Operations Manager
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Nancy Reis, Project Development Manager
Project Development Manager
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Gloria Taylor, Program Assistant
Program Assistant
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Shayla Thompkins, PHDC Program Outreach Specialist
PHDC Program Outreach Specialist
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Business District Services
Josette Fitzgibbons, Manager of Neighborhood Business Districts
Manager of Neighborhood Business Districts
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Talia O’Brien, Neighborhood Business District Program Analyst
Neighborhood Business District Program Analyst
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Jamie Piotrowski, Neighborhood Business District Program Analyst
Neighborhood Business District Program Analyst
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Lending & Investments

Quianna Wasler, Chief Housing Officer
Chief Housing Officer
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Thomas Link, Chief Development Officer
Chief Development Officer
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Residential & Consumer Lending
Breanna Benjamin, Senior HOF Program Coordinator
Senior HOF Program Coordinator
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Eric Bernheimer, Housing Administration and Outreach Coordinator
Housing Administration and Outreach Coordinator
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David DiBernardo, Residential Lending Analyst
Residential Lending Analyst
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Rae Ann Driscoll, OwnPGH Program Coordinator
OwnPGH Program Coordinator
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Donna Freeman, Housing Quality Control Analyst
Housing Quality Control Analyst
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Derek Kendall-Morris, Manager of Consumer Lending
Manager of Consumer Lending
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Kristen Leuschen, Program Assistant
Program Assistant
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Natalie Lopez, Client Relations Program Assistant
Client Relations Program Assistant
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Alicia Majors, Homeownership Manager
Homeownership Manager
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Kyle Novak, HOF Program Coordinator
HOF Program Coordinator
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Niklas Persson, Lending Analyst
Lending Analyst
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Ben Peyton, Manager of Residential Lending
Manager of Residential Lending
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Melinda Ward, Senior Consumer Lending Program Coordinator
Senior Consumer Lending Program Coordinator
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Commercial & Business Lending
Catherine Murray, Director of Commercial Lending
Director of Commercial Lending
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Siena Kane, Assistant Director of Commercial Lending
Assistant Director of Commercial Lending
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Madlene Augello, Quality Control Officer
Quality Control Officer
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Melissa Beall, Communication & Marketing Analyst
Communication & Marketing Analyst
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Michael Bitsura, Senior Lending Analyst
Senior Lending Analyst
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Rochelle Lilien, Business Lending Manager
Business Lending Manager
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Lynnette Morris, Engagement Analyst
Engagement Analyst
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Tierney Richards, Senior Lending Analyst
Senior Lending Analyst
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Karlee Turkaly, Senior Lending Analyst & Asset Manager
Senior Lending Analyst & Asset Manager
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Alexandra Xiao, Lending Analyst
Lending Analyst
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CDFI Investments
Rebecca Davidson-Wagner, Director of Community Development Investments
Director of Community Development Investments
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Donita Thomas, Community Investment Manager & President
Community Investment Manager & President
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Brooke Shetler, Community Development Investment Assistant
Community Development Investment Assistant
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