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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
The Honorable R. Daniel Lavelle, Vice Chair
Vice Chair
Sara Innamorato, Treasurer
Treasurer
Lindsay Powell, Member
Member
Sam Williamson, Member
Member

Executive

Susheela Nemani-Stanger, Executive Director
Executive Director
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Jennifer Wilhelm, Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
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Thomas Link, Chief Development Officer
Chief Development Officer
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Damara Carter, Director of Finance
Director of Finance
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David Geiger, Senior Advisor
Senior Advisor
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Tanika Harris, Director of Communication & Community Relations
Director of Communication & Community Relations
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Jacqueline Bowman-Porter, Executive Assistant
Executive Assistant
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Aisha Tate, Receptionist
Receptionist
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Central Operations

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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Daniel Grantham, Executive Operations Coordinator
Executive Operations Coordinator
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Kayla Williams, Communication Assistant
Communication Assistant
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Human Resources
Luis Segovia, Director of Human Resources
Director of Human Resources
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Constance Mayer, Benefits/Human Resources Coordinator
Benefits/Human Resources Coordinator
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Legal & Real Estate Transactions
Susheela Nemani-Stanger, Executive Director
Executive Director
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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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Lori Decker, Program Assistant
Program Assistant
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Jazmine Derico, MWBE Compliance Associate
MWBE Compliance Associate
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Lindsay Jupin, Real Estate Inventory Manager
Real Estate Inventory Manager
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Emily Kauchak, Assistant Land Bank Manager
Assistant Land Bank Manager
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Oscar Medina, GIS and Data Analyst
GIS and Data Analyst
Christian Pfeil, MWBE Program Assistant
MWBE Program Assistant
Audrey Rasmusson, Real Estate Transaction Paralegal
Real Estate Transaction Paralegal
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Matt Sanders, Associate Counsel
Associate Counsel
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Theresa Schacht, Senior Paralegal
Senior Paralegal
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Hannah Svonavec, Counsel
Counsel
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Cameron Weeks, Properties Inquiry Analyst
Properties Inquiry Analyst
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Tracy Brindle, Real Estate Transaction Coordinator ll
Real Estate Transaction Coordinator ll
Alexander Thomas, Assistant Counsel
Assistant Counsel
Strategic Data & Impact
Alisa Balestra, Manager of Strategic Data & Impact
Manager of Strategic Data & Impact
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John Bonello, Data & Evaluation Specialist
Data & Evaluation Specialist
Dylan Sloat, Legislative & Data Analyst
Legislative & Data Analyst
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Quality Control and Inspections
Corey DeRico, Director of Quality Control and Facilities Management
Director of Quality Control and Facilities Management
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Ivy Coleman, Program Assistant
Program Assistant
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Nazin Bagherynejad, Assistant Director of Architecture & Engineering
Assistant Director of Architecture & Engineering
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Joseph Balistrieri, Lead Abatement Manager
Lead Abatement Manager
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Ashley Chipps, Manager of Quality Control and Inspections
Manager of Quality Control and Inspections
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Edward Deshler, Quality Control Inspector
Quality Control Inspector
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Walter "Curt" Eiseman, Assistant Director of Quality Control and Inspections
Assistant Director of Quality Control and Inspections
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Mike Emge, Facilities & Quality Control Inspector
Facilities & Quality Control Inspector
David Spencer, Lead Abatement Manager
Lead Abatement Manager
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Finance & IT
Damara Carter, Director of Finance
Director of Finance
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Marco Augello, Grants Analyst
Grants Analyst
Pamela Brown, Senior Financial Compliance Specialist
Senior Financial Compliance Specialist
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Candace Butler-Foster, Senior Accountant
Senior Accountant
Dana Deresh, Assistant Director of Finance
Assistant Director of Finance
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Bipin Dhakal, Staff Accountant
Staff Accountant
Harper Gibson, Grant Analyst
Grant Analyst
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Dion Matthews, Staff Accountant
Staff Accountant
Kimberly Reding, Grants Analyst
Grants Analyst
Marcus Robinson, Compliance and Grants Manager
Compliance and Grants Manager
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Kennola Slater, Lending Compliance Analyst
Lending Compliance Analyst
Anita Stec, Assistant Director of Development
Assistant Director of Development
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Development Services

Susheela Nemani-Stanger, Executive Director
Executive Director
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Thomas Link, Chief Development Officer
Chief Development Officer
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Project & Asset Management
Nick Fedorek, Senior Manager of Planning and Development
Senior Manager of Planning and Development
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Maya Fews, Project Manager
Project Manager
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Lilly Freedman, Manager of Development Projects
Manager of Development Projects
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Gordon Hall, Project Manager
Project Manager
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Julia McMahon, Project Manager
Project Manager
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Jeffrey Morris, Community Development Associate
Community Development Associate
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Jennifer Schaber, Project Manager
Project Manager
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Aster Teclay, Economic Development Strategist Manager
Economic Development Strategist Manager
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Donita Thomas, 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

Lending & Investments

Susheela Nemani-Stanger, Executive Director
Executive Director
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Thomas Link, Chief Development Officer
Chief Development Officer
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Residential & Consumer Lending
Evan Miller, Director of Housing
Director of Housing
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Breanna Benjamin, HOF Program Coordinator
HOF Program Coordinator
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Jahd Burns, Housing Administrator & Community Outreach
Housing Administrator & Community Outreach
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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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Victoria Jackson, Lending Analyst
Lending Analyst
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Derek Kendall-Morris, Manager of Consumer Lending
Manager of Consumer Lending
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Bailey Knapp, Project Manager
Project Manager
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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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Niklas Persson, Lending Analyst
Lending Analyst
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Ben Peyton, Senior Lending Analyst
Senior Lending Analyst
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Melinda Ward, Consumer Lending Program Coordinator
Consumer Lending Program Coordinator
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David DiBernardo, Residential Lending Analyst
Residential Lending Analyst
Kristen Leuschen, Program Assistant
Program Assistant
Kyle Novak, HOF Program Coordinator
HOF Program Coordinator
Commercial & Business Lending
Catherine Murray, Director of Commercial Lending
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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Karlee Turkaly, Senior Lending Analyst & Asset Manager
Senior Lending Analyst & Asset Manager
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Tierney Richards, Lending Analyst
Lending Analyst
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Siena Kane, Engagement & Operations Manager
Engagement & Operations Manager
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Alexandra Xiao, Lending Analyst
Lending Analyst
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Tristen Fisher, Commercial Lending Analyst
Commercial Lending Analyst
CDFI Investments
Rebecca Davidson-Wagner, Director of Community Development Investments
Director of Community Development Investments
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Business Solutions

Thomas Link, Chief Development Officer
Chief Development Officer
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Josette Fitzgibbons, Manager of Neighborhood Business Districts
Manager of Neighborhood Business Districts
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Miranda Micire, Neighborhood Business District Outreach Analyst
Neighborhood Business District Outreach Analyst
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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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James Reid, Senior Manager of Development Finance
Senior Manager of Development Finance
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