About Us

Board of Directors


All Western Pennsylvania Neighbors are empowered to achieve sustainable financial security within their community.


NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania creates greater neighborhood wealth through accessible financial education, coaching, and community leadership development.


   Integrity   We promote an environment of transparency, accountability and honesty built on respect and trust.
   Community Building   We seek locally-driven solutions incorporating the leadership of our various Neighbors and Stakeholders, building on diversity as a strength and working in partnership with others to achieve results.
   Empowerment   We encourage our Neighbors to achieve self-sufficiency through motivation, education and wealth-building.
   Success   We facilitate measurable, positive, life-changing outcomes for our Neighbors.


Founded in 1968 by the now-legendary community organizer Dorothy Richardson, NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania was the first community-based group to respond to the lack of safe and affordable housing and has become a model for similar organizations all around the country.

NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania is now a community leader for sustainable homeownership within the region. NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania forges critical relationships with financial institutions, government officials, and neighborhood residents to offer an array of homeownership services.


Board of Directors:

Laura Swiss
PNC Bank


Pat Clark
Jackson/Clark Partners

Aggie Brose
Bloomfield/Garfield Corporation
Immediate Past President

Frank Hammond
Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

Richard Witherspoon
Hill District Federal Credit Union


Kristin Klingenberg
PNC Bank

Anita Karem
First National Bank

Jason Tigano
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh

Joseph Ott
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Delores Swartworth
Resident Partner (RETIRED)

Sonya Tilghman
Resident Representative

David Weber
Housing Authority, City of Pittsburgh

Joe Flynn
WesBanco Bank

Sabrina Saunders
Strong Women, Strong Girls Inc.

Kyle Chintalapalli
Mayors Office, City of Pittsburgh


Colin (R) and Craig (L)

Colin Kelley
Chief Executive Officer

Craig Burkley
Chief Operating and Financial Officer

Emily Anderson Lavin
Development Officer

Katie Hale
Special Projects Manager

Diane Smith
Client Services Specialist

Bevealee McCray

Rachael Surmick
HomeOwnership Center Manager

Miranda Miller
Education Specialist

Tammy Grzelka
Credit & Budget Counseling Team Lead

Shawna Porter
Housing Counselor

Letitia Sheard
Housing Counselor

Hersh Merenstein
Housing Specialist


NeighborWorks continues to meet the needs of residents throughout Western Pennsylvania. In 2011, nearly 3,000 clients utilized our free counseling and education services – specifically budget, credit and pre-purchase counseling, along with homebuyer education and financial literacy courses.


NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania services are available at these locations:



Bloomfield Garfield   

Bloomfield Garfield Corporation/East Side Neighborhood Employment Center
5321 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224



Community Human Services
372 Lawn Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Pittsburgh Hill District   

Hill House Association
1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Uptown Pittsburgh   

Home Ownership Center
710 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219



Hosanna House Inc.
807 Wallace Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221


Turtle Creek   

Human Services Center Corporation
413 Penn Avenue, Turtle Creek, PA 15145


Larimer (Pittsburgh)   

Kingsley Association
6435 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh PA 15206



Mon Valley Initiative
305 E. 8th Avenue, Homestead, PA 15210


Pittsburgh Northside   

Northside Leadership Conference
4 Allegheny Center, Sixth Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15212



PA CareerLink© Donora
570 Galiffa Drive, Donora, PA 15033


New Castle   

PA CareerLink© Lawrence County
102 Margaret Street, New Castle, PA 16101


Downtown Pittsburgh   

PA CareerLink© Downtown Pittsburgh
425 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Services are available at the above locations by appointment only.  For details of services available, please see Programs & Services, and to make an appointment, please call (412) 281-9773.