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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, Member
Member
The Honorable R. Daniel Lavelle, Vice Chair
Vice Chair
Lindsay Powell, Member
Member
Kyle Chintalapalli, Chair
Chair
Sara Innamorato, Treasurer
Treasurer

Executive

Greg Flisram, Executive Director
Executive Director
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Jacqueline Bowman-Porter, Executive Assistant
Executive Assistant
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David Geiger, Senior Advisor
Senior Advisor
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Daniel Grantham, Executive Operations Coordinator
Executive Operations Coordinator
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Thomas Link, Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
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Aisha Tate, Receptionist
Receptionist
Jennifer Wilhelm, Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
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Central Operations

Human Resources
Columbus C. Brooks, Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Human Resources Officer
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Constance Mayer, Operational Effectiveness Coordinator
Operational Effectiveness Coordinator
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Kendra (Mimi) Rice, Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Generalist
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Luis Segovia, Human Resources Manager
Human Resources Manager
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Legal & Real Estate Transactions
Nathan Clark, Chief Legal Officer
Chief Legal Officer
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Mary Lisa (ML) Meier, Assistant Director of Real Estate Transactions
Assistant 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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Ken Jones, Assistant Director of Land Use & Development
Assistant Director of Land Use & Development
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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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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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Dana Deresh, Senior Accountant
Senior Accountant
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Angela Gay, Staff Accountant
Staff Accountant
Harper Gibson, Grant Analyst
Grant Analyst
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Kimberly Reding, Grants Analyst
Grants Analyst
Marcus Robinson, Compliance and Grants Manager
Compliance and Grants Manager
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Anita Stec, RACP Grants Manager
RACP Grants Manager
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Dion Matthews, Staff Accountant
Staff Accountant
Communications
Tanika Harris, Director of Communications & Community Affairs
Director of Communications & Community Affairs
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Dana Bohince, Marketing Communications Strategist
Marketing Communications Strategist
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Daniel Grantham, Executive Operations Coordinator
Executive Operations Coordinator
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Gigi Saladna, Senior Communications Manager
Senior Communications Manager
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Kayla Williams, Communications Assistant
Communications Assistant

Development Services

Amanda Loutitt, Assistant Director of Development Services
Assistant Director of Development Services
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Nolan Baker, Program Assistant
Program Assistant
Project & Asset Management
Nick Fedorek, Assistant Director of Policy and Development
Assistant Director of Policy 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, Manager of Community Development and Strategy
Manager of Community Development and Strategy
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Donita Thomas, Project Manager
Project Manager
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Brandon Wilson, Project Manager
Project Manager
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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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Ivy Coleman, Program Assistant
Program Assistant
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Nazin Bagherynejad, Manager of Project Architecture
Manager of Project Architecture
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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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Byron Crawford, Property Asset Officer
Property Asset Officer
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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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Zainab Al Kafage, Project Engineer
Project Engineer
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McGarry Luginski, Senior Project Engineer
Senior Project Engineer
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Paul Martinchich, Project Engineering Manager
Project Engineering Manager
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David Spencer, Lead Abatement Manager
Lead Abatement Manager
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Mike Emge, Facilities & Quality Control Inspector
Facilities & Quality Control Inspector
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
Pittsburgh Economic & Industrial Development Corporation (PEIDC)
David Serbin, President of PEIDC
President of PEIDC
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Charles H. Hudson, Jr., Senior Project Manager, PEIDC
Senior Project Manager, PEIDC
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Pittsburgh Land Bank
Ken Jones, Assistant Director of Land Use & Development
Assistant Director of Land Use & Development
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Emily Kauchak, Assistant Land Bank Manager
Assistant Land Bank Manager
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Lending & Investments

Residential & Consumer Lending
Evan Miller, Acting Director of Housing Lending
Acting Director of Housing Lending
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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, Consumer Lending Program Coordinator
Consumer Lending Program Coordinator
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Lisa Korade, 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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Brett Morgan, Senior Housing Lending Analyst
Senior Housing Lending Analyst
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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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Commercial & Business Lending
Jennifer Wilhelm, Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
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Catherine Murray, 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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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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CDFI Investments
Rebecca Davidson-Wagner, Director of CDFI Investments
Director of CDFI Investments
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Matt Reitzell, Program Analyst
Program Analyst
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Business Solutions

Thomas Link, Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
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Josette Fitzgibbons, Manager of Neighborhood Business Districts
Manager of Neighborhood Business Districts
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Claren Healey, Senior Business Solutions Officer
Senior Business Solutions Officer
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Miranda Micire, Neighborhood Business District Outreach Analyst
Neighborhood Business District Outreach Analyst
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Alissa Monette, Administration Assistant
Administration Assistant
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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, Manager of Strategic Initiatives & Business Growth
Manager of Strategic Initiatives & Business Growth
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Strategic Data & Impact
Alisa Balestra, Manager of Strategic Data & Impact
Manager of Strategic Data & Impact
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Dylan Sloat, Legislative & Data Analyst
Legislative & Data Analyst
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