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Under 4. 0: 2. 01. Pittsburgh Magazine - November 2. In their own ways, the 4. Pittsburgh is deserving of its Most Livable City title. By Katie Booth. October 2. Among them are a former Ms. Wheelchair America, an Olympian and a Grand Jury Prize winner at the Sundance Film Festival.
Some work in the neighborhoods in which they grew up, while others work across the globe. They will change the way you look at everything from the not- so- humble plantain to your CSA share (which, in this case, stands for Community- Supported Art). They excel in their professions while uplifting their communities, and more than one of them takes issue with Pittsburgh being called the Most Livable City.
In their own ways, the 4. Dave Di. Cello . As the first woman of color to serve as associate dean at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and a graduate of the American Dental Education Association’s Leadership Institute, she says she strives to be a leader both in her field and beyond. Wankiiri- Hale first moved to the United States from Botswana in 1. North Side through New Hope Church. Brown’s first work- study job in college involved teaching reading in a Washington, D.
C., elementary school. She remembers lockdowns, drug paraphernalia on the playground and bars on the windows — and from outside the school, a view of the U. S. She didn’t go to college to study education initially, but she soon changed her major, became a teacher and worked to advance educational equality ever since. As the education program officer for The Heinz Endowments, Brown helps to direct investments for educational improvement. Given the need that she sees every day, she says she has trouble with the idea of viewing Pittsburgh as the “Most Livable City” and wants us to think of it more as an aspiration: “This is the way I see it: We should want to be the Most Livable City in the country .
I think it should be used as a charge to do better.”Sam Franklin . He cites the appetite to support innovation and the people who want to be part of positive change. He’s also insistent that we shouldn’t get too comfortable in our optimism. As the city reinvents itself, he wants to ask: “Who is going to benefit from the positive changes that are happening in Pittsburgh?” If Franklin has anything to do with it, a big portion of the beneficiaries will be the kids who are graduating from Pittsburgh schools. Franklin’s involvement in education reform began as a sixth- grade teacher and continued as a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University, when he designed a new kind of school: the Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, which opened its doors in 2.
Also that year, Franklin became involved in reforming the Pittsburgh Public School system, supported by a $4. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As the executive director of teacher effectiveness, he works to recognize great instructing in Pittsburgh while offering additional support to help teachers improve their skills and better engage students.
Matthew Mohn . When he learned about Urban Innovation 2. Mohn invited the organization to talk to his firm.
He remembers hoping that someone in addition to him, the CEO and the chief operating officer of Urban Innovation 2. As it turns out, the room was packed, people were standing and everyone wanted to help. Since October 2. 01. Reed Smith lawyers have provided $4.
Homewood and the Hill District. That’s why he built this collaboration, why he’s a past president of the board of directors of Reading is Fundamental and why he’s a trustee with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. In essence, he is devoted to the long- term sustainability of health care.
Troup is CEO of the largest independent physician practice in Pennsylvania — that independence means that its pediatricians drive the decisions of the organization. Every decision that Pediatric Alliance makes is focused on kids and the pediatricians who serve them, ensuring that motivations remain clear. Troup also serves as vice president of the board of directors for the Bradley Center, a behavioral health- care center for kids, and an adviser and shareholder for Focus. MD, which works to reduce medical costs through effective care management in the medical sector.
Every day he works for children and the people who serve them, transforming our health- care system by starting with the population that will inherit it. Selena Johnson . She says that’s the reason so many people burn out in the profession. Part of what she tries to do as a peer coach is to aid other social workers through those times. She also innovates in the field, refining the gathering of case histories and shifting the planning process to help families — with caseworker guidance — reach better solutions to problems on their own. This element of creating sustainable change is central to Johnson, who says, “I believe that you cannot continue to service or help families or individuals by doing the same thing .
What worked years ago is not going to work today.” Johnson applies this in her work as a board member for the Woodland Hills School District, where she says her perspective as a social worker helps her to serve students in a formal education setting. Tom Baker . Beyond his day job at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, his community involvement could fill multiple pages. As a member of Allegheny County Council who represents suburbs north and west of Pittsburgh, he spends many hours supporting others as they reach out. The work he does every day. Josie Badger . Most recently, Badger, who’s on staff at the PEAL Center downtown and was Ms.
Wheelchair America 2. Children’s Hospital Advisory Network for Guidance and Empowerment. With monthly events at the hospital, this youth- run board works to support and educate young people as they transition into the adult health- care system. What makes CHANGE stand out from other disability programs is its constant encouragement for those with disabilities to advance both within the network and in the community. After attending several CHANGE events, attendees are invited to become interns, and they are mentored and educated in leadership by other youth leaders and adult allies. After six months, they are encouraged to take a position on the governing board, completing the cycle of this for- youth, by- youth organization, which targets people that other groups have overlooked. A transitional hospital for infants with special needs and their families, the center teaches those families how to use medical equipment that their children will need at home.
Because the center is a homelike environment, it aims to enable families to become comfortable while they still have nurses nearby — and to ensure that when they return home, they’ll be able to stay safe. Colvin also runs Child’s Way, The Children’s Home’s day care for medically fragile children. If you’re picturing something bleak, think again; Colvin describes kids running around, crafting and working on schoolwork. This has had permutations in her work, from helping to market Alli, the first FDA- approved over- the- counter weight- loss drug, to her current job at Diamond Kinetics, a local company that provides motion data and analytics to baseball and softball players and coaches. She’s working on a product that gives players the data they need to improve their bat swing. Despite her number- crunching nature, Brown says, “you can’t just understand people by looking at them on a piece of paper.” She serves on the Advisory Council for Educational Partnerships, which helps to provide school supplies for local kids in need. Through donations to teachers and schools, Educational Partnerships distributes supplies to students.
When kids receive the supplies, she recalls, it’s with the enthusiasm of Christmas morning. Erin N. As a lawyer, she mentors young lawyers, especially women and minorities. In a legal community that tends to be conservative, she says it can be difficult for some to feel comfortable. She serves on the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and mentors diverse law students. She reaches out in other ways, too. As a board member of St. Edmund’s Academy and previously as a mentor at Pittsburgh CAPA 6- 1.
Career Literacy for African- American Youth program, she strives to ensure that students have the support they need to seek equal educational opportunities. She also serves on the board of Our Clubhouse, which contacts kids and families touched by cancer. Uniting it all, she says, “I think that I try to keep my morals and involvement in the community and my love for Pittsburgh . While in high school, he approached Jim Brewster, then- Mayor of Mc. Keesport, and pitched the idea of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council to discuss and make recommendations on youth policy; once the council was established, he served as the chairman. In essence, his work today isn’t that different.
As executive assistant to Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Davis works daily with the community. Likewise, his civic work aims to create systemic change through government. Issues may range from gun violence to preserving the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, but the people with whom he works on community boards, such as the Adonai Center for Black Males and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School, are the same people whom he reaches out to in his job. She ended up at the rink, played through college at Robert Morris University and made it onto the 2. U. S. Olympic women’s teams, taking silver each time.
Today she and her teammates devote numerous hours talking to kids, many of whom have not considered the work that goes into being a professional athlete; Mc. Laughlin- Bittle also runs her own goalie- training program. You’ve got to work hard. Your team has to be able to trust you that when you go home you’re working hard.” Despite her Olympic successes, she says her proudest moment actually is a much earlier achievement.
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Dr. Mann has worked in the nonprofit sector in agencies devoted to improving outcomes for young children and their families. At the outset of her career, she worked on the frontlines as a psychologist, providing home visiting services to low- income pregnant women and families with very young children. Mann held senior executive positions at the Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute at UNCF and ZERO TO THREE.
Mann has played an active role in shaping the field of early childhood development through numerous service and professional endeavors. Mann earned her Bachelor’s degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and completed her Master's and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology at Michigan State University.
She has directed evaluations of local, regional and national education programs with the purpose of refining implementation and identifying successful strategies that can be replicated in similar settings. Hawkins held positions at The Mc. Kenzie Group, Inc., National Alliance of Business, and the Government Accounting Office, all of which had similar missions to promote and sustain the delivery of high- quality educational and community- based initiatives. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement, the Smithsonian Institution, the Maryland State Department of Education, Chicago Public Schools and New York City Public Schools. Hawkins earned her Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and completed her Master's degree in Public Policy at Duke University.
Andrew is a competition- level classical pianist, an avid hiker, an animal lover, a fitness enthusiast, and speaks three different languages. Distinguishing her region as the growth leader in the nation, Mary was promoted to Vice President and was subsequently named as the second President in Worth’s history. Brown has worked at The Campagna Center for over seven years serving as Associate Director, Cluster Director, and Early Head Start Community Based Coordinator. Her past experiences as a leader in privately owned, government, state, local and federally funded programs has delivered improvements in the lives of children and families she has served.
Brown was the director of an early care and education center that served low- income families in Washington, D. C. She has also worked as an Early Childhood Consultant where she served as a rater, mentor, and accreditation specialist for early childhood organizations. Her roles as a teacher, trainer, family childcare provider and manager have helped to shape her vision and commitment to delivering high quality early childhood education services to children and families. Doxsee is also experienced at establishing policies and procedures that meet and exceed licensure requirements. She is a firm believer in partnerships and works collaboratively both internally and externally to develop mutually beneficial relationships with all stakeholders.