LEADERSHIP TEAM  
Larry Swanson mail Executive Director 412-281-2102 x2035
Linda Metropolus mail Acting Deputy Director 412-281-2102 x2023
Lyn Hibbert mail Controller 412-281-2102 x2037

ACCOUNTING  
Teresa Bish mail Accountant/Systems Administrator 412-281-2102 x2035
Paula Blacksmith mail Senior Accountant 412-281-2102 x2029
Tammy Gemas mail Accountant 412-281-2102 x2039
Clamont Hogan mail Accounting Assistant 412-281-2102 x2042
Peggy Knight mail Accounting Clerk 412-829-3910 x122
Anna O'Toole mail Accountant 412-829-3910 x112 
Lauren Paschel mail Accounting Assistant 412-281-2102 x2048
Matt Patsey mail Senior Accountant 412-829-3910 x104 
Mary Ellen Ruby mail Accounting Assistant 412-281-2102 x2034 
Roseanne Williams mail Accountant 412-281-2102 x2051 

HR/PAYROLL  
Jackie Scullion mail Human Resources Manager 412-281-2102 x2032
Samantha Pritchard mail Payroll & Benefits Assistant 412-281-2102 x2033

FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS/FAMILY SAVINGS 
Amanda Burkhart mail  FSA Administrator/HousingCounselor 412-281-2102 x2022
     

MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Amanda Burkhart mail FSA Administrator/Housing Counselor 412-281-2102 x2022
Mimi O'Donnell mail Mortgage Coordinator 412-281-2102 x2055
Dan Sullivan mail Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Specialist 412-281-2102 x2016

HOMELESS FAMILY SERVICES
Andrea Estes mail Intake Worker 412-824-2444
Celeste Gentry mail Case Manager and Community Educator 412-824-2444
Linda Goblesky mail Program Administrator for Homeless Families Service Program/Braddock Apartments 412-351-0223 x4431
Barbara Walker House Parent 412-351-0223 x4431

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
Lena Andrews mail Planning and Development Officer 412-281-2102 x2028
Ron Ciotti mail Sr. Housing Developer 412-281-2102 x2021
James Eash mail Development Officer 412-281-2102 x2018
Pat Fenton mail Executive Consultant 412-281-2102 x2041
Sarah Ralich mail Construction Manager 412-281-2102 x2054
Greg Simmons mail Financial Products Developer 412-281-2102 x2011

MYPLACE
Donetta Allen mail Resident Advisor 412-454-5510 x201
Shaqail Artis mail Resident Advisor 412-454-5510 x201
Duane Berry mail Resident Advisor 412-454-5510 x201
Ashly Brown mail Resident Advisor 412-454-5510 x201
Angela Campbell mail Case Manager 412-454-5510 x203
Ryan Gordon mail Case Manager  
Sharon Langford mail MyPlace Program Administrator 412-454-5510 x204
Deanna Reed mail Resident Advisor 412-454-5510 x201
Nakeisha Reese mail Resident Advisor - FT 412-454-5510 x201
Vincent Smith mail Resident Advisor 412-454-5510 x201
James "Mike" Wallace mail Resident Advisor - FT 412-454-5510 x201
Denise Wallar mail Resident Advisor 412-454-5510 x201
Charles Williams mail Resident Advisor - FT 412-454-5510 x201

Supportive Housing Management Services
Ron Donner mail Operations Manager 412-829-3910 x220
Nancy Alauzen mail Social Service Coordinator 412-829-3910 x102
Karen Barrett mail Administrative Assistant 412-829-3910 x226
Connie Buza mail Sr. Property Manager 412-829-3910 x224
LaToya Carter mail Property Manager 412-829-3910 x223
Patty Criswell mail Property Manager 412-829-3910 x108
Chanda Davis mail Property Manager 412-829-3910 x105
Michael Demes mail Property Manager 412-829-3910 x221
Mike DiLucente  Maintenance Technician I 412-829-3910 x115
Linda Fine mail Property Manager 412-829-3910 x106
Pat Gilchrist mail Maintenance Coordinator 412-829-3910 x113
Jill Harding mail Waiting List Coordinator 412-829-3910 x103
Jill Kimberly mail Property Manager 412-829-3910 x116
Peggy Knight mail Accounting Clerk 412-829-3910 x222
Gloria Knowlson mail Property Manager 412-829-3910 x110
Janice Krall mail Sr. Property Manager 412-829-3910 x230
Mary T. O'Donnell mail Receptionist 412-829-3910 x100
Anna O'Toole mail Accountant 412-829-3910 x112
Matt Patsey mail Sr. Accountant 412-829-3910 x104
Christine Probola mail Property Manager 412-829-3910 x101
Tamika Siembida mail Social Service Coordinator 412-829-3910 x109
Colin Snyder mail Property Manager 412-829-3910 x114
Ontia Tarrant mail Tax Credit Occupancy Team Leader/Property Manager 412-829-3910 x107
Merrille Weissman mail Social Service Coordinator 412-829-3910 x225
     
     
Property Name Demographic Units Contact Address
Allegheny Independence House ONLY for persons with 3 or more physical functional disabilities; 30% - 50% Area Median Incomes apply 25 Demes, Michael 210 Marguerite Street, Wilmerding PA 15148
Bausman Street Independent Living For persons with physical, mental or developmental disabilities; 50% Area Median Income applies 12 Criswell, Patricia 269 Bausman Street, Pittsburgh PA 15210
Bessemer Terrace Manor ONLY for persons 62 yrs. or older: 50% Area Median Income applies 40 Carter, LaToya 850 Main Street, East Pittsburgh PA, 15112
Center Township Senior Apartments ONLY for persons 62 yrs. or older: 50% Area Median Income applies 47 Kimberly, Jill 3671 Brodhead Road, Monaca PA, 15061
Charles Street Apartments Family Housing: 30% - 50% Area Median Incomes apply 12 Knowlson, Gloria 333 Charles Street, Turtle Creek PA, 15145
Crafton Towers Persons 62 yrs. or older or with mobility impairment; 30%, 50% & 80% Area Median Incomes apply and at market rent 103 Fine, Linda 1215 Foster Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, 15205
Darlington Road Apartments ONLY for persons with Developmental Disabilities; 50% Area Median Income applies 10 Thomas, Christine 5841 Darlington Road, Pittsburgh PA 15217
Dave Wright Apartments 50% to 60% Area Median Income applies 42 Snyder, Colin 1842 Washington Street, Heidelberg, PA 16106
Dormont Place Apartments ONLY for persons 62 years or older; 50% Area Median Income applies 43 Knowlson, Gloria 2900 Belrose Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, 15216
Dravosburg Apartments ONLY for persons with physical disabilities; 50% Area Median Income applies 11 Knowlson, Gloria 100 Third Avenue, Dravosburg PA, 15034
Forest Hills Senior Apartments ONLY for persons 62 years or older; 50% Area Median Income applies 25 Criswell, Patricia 2111 Ardmore Boulevard, Pittsburgh PA, 15221
Greenfield Terrace Apartments ONLY for persons 62 years or older; 50% Area Median Income applies 40 Carter, LaToya 3909 Raff Street, Pittsburgh PA 15207
Independent Housing Resources East ONLY for persons with physical or mental health disabilities; 30% & 50% Area Median Incomes apply 24 Thomas, Christine 117 N. Winebiddle Street, Pittsburgh PA 15224; 5657 Stanton Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206; 2533-43 S. Braddock Avenue, Swissvale PA 15218; 606 Swissvale Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15221
Landmark Court ONLY for persons with Mobility Impairment; 50% Area Median Income applies 15 Kimberly, Jill 326 Olivia Street, McKees Rocks PA 15136
Leetsdale Manor Hi-Rise Persons 62 years or older or persons with a disability; 30% & 50% Area Median Incomes apply 70 Davis, Chanda 27 Spencer Street, Leetsdale PA 15056
Living in Neighborhoods Program-specific 6 Criswell, Patricia 321 Hershey Road & 8509 Saltsburg Road, Penn Hills PA 15235
Mackey Lofts 50% & 60% Area Median Income applies; Section 8 Voucher accepted 43 Tarrant, Ontia 1819 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
McKeesport Elderly Apartments Persons 62 years or older or with mobility impairments; 30% & 50% Area Median Incomes apply 38 Tarrant, Ontia 3221 Versailles Avenue, 501 Archer Street, McKeesport PA 15132
Miller Avenue Apartments 50-60% Area Median Incomes Apply 12 Carter, LaToya 15 Miller Avenue, Duquesne PA 15110
Miller Avenue Senior Apartments ONLY for persons 62 years or older; 50% Area Median Income applies 12 Knowlson, Gloria 16 Miller Avenue, Duquesne PA 15110
Milligan Manor Apartments Family housing, Section 8 voucher accepted 20 Kimberly, Jill 2500 South Braddock Avenue, Swissvale PA, 15218
Munhall Road Apartments ONLY for persons with Developmental Disabilities; 50% Area Median Income applies 12 Thomas, Christine 5680 Munhall Road, Pittsburgh PA 15217
Northside Coalition Senior Housing ONLY for persons 62 years or older; 50% Area Median Income applies 25 Criswell, Patricia 1500 Brighton Place, Pittsburgh PA, 15212
Ormsby Manor ONLY for persons 62 years or older; 50% Area Median Income applies 30 Thomas, Christine 113 Ormsby Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, 15210
Penn Mathilda Apartments 50-60% Area Median Incomes Apply 39 Demes, Michael 4816 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15224
Pitcairn Apartments ONLY for persons with physical disabilities; 50% Area Median Income applies 9 Knowlson, Gloria 408 Broadway Avenue, Pitcairn, PA 15140
Primrose Apartments

Only for persons 62 yrs or older;  50% Area Median Income applies

40 Kimberly, Jill

1240 Denning Way, North Versailles, PA  15137

Quemahoning Towers Persons 62 years or older or persons with a disability; 80% Area Median Income Limit applies (Johnstown SMSA) 102 Drenning, Evette 1700 Veil Avenue, Windber PA, 15963
Second Baptist Senior Apartments ONLY for persons 62 years or older; 50% Area Median Income applies 35 Davis, Chanda 128 West 12th Avenue, Homestead PA, 15120
Sisters Place Program-specific 16 Carter, LaToya 418 Mitchell Avenue, Clairton PA 15025
Sojourner House Moms Program-specific 16 Carter, LaToya 5511 5522 5524 Hays Street, 5525 Black Street, Pittsburgh PA 15206
Sycamore Street Apartments Only persons 55 years or older; Rent: From $325.00; 50% & 60% Area Median Incomes apply 20 Tarrant, Ontia 124 West Sycamore Street, Pittsburgh PA 15211
Sylvania Place ONLY for persons 62 years or older; currently 80% Area Median Income applies 23 Knowlson, Gloria 29 Sylvania Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, 15210
Towne Place Apartments ONLY for persons with mental health disabilities; 50% Area Median Income applies 14 Davis, Chanda 1600 Colwell Street, Pittsburgh PA, 15219
Uptown Lofts on Fifth 60% Area Median Income applies; Section 8 Voucher accepted 23 Demes, Michael 2076 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, 15219
West Deer Manor Only persons 62 years or older; Rent: Fixed $435.00 plus electric; Up to 60% Area Median Incomes apply 40 Demes, Michael 40 McKrell Road, Russellton PA, 15076
Westlake Apartments ONLY for persons 62 years or older; 50% Area Median Income applies 27 Criswell, Patricia 1015 Crucible Street, Pittsburgh PA, 15220
White Street Apartments ONLY for persons with mental health disabilities; 50% Area Median Income applies 15 Thomas, Christine 502 White Street, McKeesport PA, 15132

 

 

Name Phone Number Email Job Title Office Location Department
Alauzen, Nancy 412-829-3910 x102 Email Social Service CoordinatorSocial Service Coordinator/Resident Sustainability Educator Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Alleyne, Collins      Groundskeeper Hazelwood SHMS
Anderson, Eric 412-281-2102 Email Furnace Inspector Downtown Weatherization
Andrews, Lena 412-281-2102 x2028 Email Planning and Development Officer  Downtown Real Estate Development
Auth, Caroline 412-921-5057 Email Secretary/Bookkeeper Crafton Towers Supportive Housing Management Services
Barrett, Karen 412-829-3910 x226 Email Administrative Assistant Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Batzel,Scott 412-829-3910   Maintenance  Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Bish, Teresa 412-281-2102 x2035 Email Accountant/Systems Administrator Downtown Accounting/ IT
Blacksmith, Paula 412-281-2102 x2029 Email Senior Accountant Downtown Accounting
Brown, Christopher 724-483-2399 x205 Email Furnace Inspector Charleroi Weatherization
Burkhart, Amanda 412-281-2102 x2022 Email FSA Administrator/ Housing Counselor Downtown Social Services and Programs
Buza, Connie 412-829-3910 x224 Email Sr. Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Campbell, Angela   Email Case Manager Uptown Lofts MyPlace Program
Carter, Latoya 412-829-3910 x 223 Email Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Ciotti, Ron
Ron joined ACTION-Housing in 1980 with a degree in Urban and Rural Planning from Slippery Rock University. His current assignment as a Senior Housing Developer is to facilitate Housing Development activities to insure housing opportunities for low and moderate income populations. Ron is involved in public and private fund raising, real estate management, and acquisition. Ron oversees AHI- Development Incorporated (a subsidiary of ACTION-Housing, Inc.) construction activities. He also coordinates activity for submission to the HUD 202/811 programs and is a member of ACTION-Housing’s Management and Financial Teams.
412-281-2102 x2021 Email Sr. Housing Developer Downtown Housing Development
Cochenour, Jim 724-483-2399 x206 Email Weatherization Inspector Charleroi Weatherization
Criswell, Patricia 412-829-3910 x108 Email Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Curington, Allana   Email RA   My Place
Davis, Chanda 412-829-3910 x105 Email Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
DeGrazia, Jim 412-281-2102 x2043 Email Asset Management Consultant  Downtown Housing Development
Demes, Michael 412-829-3910 x221 Email Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
DePace, Pam 724-774-0697 Email Social Service Coordinator Center Twp. Supportive Housing Management Services
DeVault, William  412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
DiLucente, Mike 412-829-3910 x115   Maintenance Supervisor Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Donner, Ron 412-829-3910 x220 Email Operations Manager Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Drenning, Evette 814-467-5041 Email Property Manager Quemahoning Supportive Housing Management Services
Eash, James 412-281-2102 x2018 Email Development Officer Downtown Real Estate Development
Estes, Andrea 412-824-2444 Email Intake Worker Homeless Families Homeless Families
Fenton, Pat
Pat Fenton joined ACTION-Housing in 1991 after 20 years of ministry with the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. During this time he has had a wide range of responsibilities and is presently serving as the Deputy Executive Director. Pat appreciates the opportunity to work with ACTION-Housing because of the agency’s mission and the shared commitment of staff to that mission. He and his wife Ginny live in the Morningside section of the City and have 5 grandchildren. One of his favorite activities is biking on the Mon-Yough Trail.
412-281-2102 x2041 Email Executive Consultant Downtown Leadership Team
Fine, Linda 412-829-3910 x106 Email Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Gemas, Tammy 412-281-2102 x2039 Email Accountant Downtown Accounting
Gentry, Celeste 412-824-2444 Email Case Manager and Community Educator Supportive Housing Management Services Homeless Families Services Program
Gilchrist, Pat 412-829-3910 x113 Email Maintenance Coordinator Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Gordon, Ryan 412-281-2102 x2056 Email Case Manager Downtown My Place
Goblesky, Linda
Linda Goblesky has been employed with AHI since January of 1999 and is currently the Program administrator for the Homeless Families Service Program and Braddock Apartments. Her desire to work in the field of social services started at a very young age. Watching her grandfather give up his last streetcar token to someone sleeping on the bench or seeing him give up his lunch to a gentlemen on the street he knew had not eaten in days was a great inspiration to her. Following in his footsteps she pursued a career in social services with also having a background in drug and alcohol, domestic violence and grief counseling.
412-351-0223 x4431 Email Program Administrator for Homeless Families Sevice Program/ Braddock Apartments Braddock Apartments Homeless Families
Harding, Jill 412-829-3910 x103 Email Waitlist Coordinator Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Hibbert, Lyn
Lyn joined ACTION-Housing in May, 2000 as the Senior Accountant, and was named Assistant Controller in 2003. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Robert Morris University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. A native Pittsburgher, Lyn lived in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan as a child. As an adult she lived in Illinois for 12 years, returning happily to Pittsburgh in the late 1990’s. Prior to returning here, Lyn worked as a Senior Retail Buyer for a Midwestern department store chain. Lyn currently serves as the Treasurer for her neighborhood civic association. Regardless of where she has called home through the years, Lyn has been a lifelong member of the “Steeler Nation” and also loves traveling, reading mystery novels, spending time with her son Matt and stepdaughter Vannessa, and watching her husband Bill’s various rock bands perform over the years.
412-281-2102 x2037 Email Controller Downtown Accounting
Hogan, Clamont 412-281-2102 x 2042 Email Accounting Assistant Downtown  Accounting
Johnson, Robert 724-774-0697   Maintenance Center Twp. Maintenance
Kemmer, Brian  412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Kimball, Douglas 412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Kimball, Mark 412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Kimberly, Jill 412-829-3910 x 116 Email Administrative Assistant Suportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Knight, Peggy 412-829-3910 x 222 Email Accounting Clerk Supportive Housing Management Services Accounting
Knowlson, Gloria 412-829-3910 x 110 Email Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Krall, Janice 412-829-3910 x 230 Email Senior Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Langford, Sharon
Sharon joined ACTION-Housing in October, 2010, and is currently supervising My Place Transitional Housing Program working with young adults who have aged out of the foster care system make the transition to self-sufficiency. Sharon returned to Pittsburgh after living in Illinois for 18 years where she works with Homeless youth who were abused and neglected. In her free time, Sharon enjoys cooking, going to movies, shopping and spending time with her family.
412-281-2102 x2044 Email My Place Program Administrator Downtown My Place
Lewandowski, Henry 724-483-2399 x207 Email Furnace Inspector Charleroi Weatherization
Lee, Cortez 412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Livengood, Karen

 (814) 467-5041

Email

Secretary/

Receptionist

Supportive Housing Management Services Quemahoning
Long, Russell 724-265-5399   Maintenance West Dear Manor Maintenance
McCormick, Christopher 412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services  Supportive Housing Management Services
McCormick, Thomas 412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
McGrew, Dan 412-921-5057   Maintenance Crafton Towers Maintenance
Metropulos, Linda 412-281-2102 x 2023 Email Acting Deputy Director Downtown Sustainability/ Housing Development
Miljus, Pam 412-281-2102 x2025 Email Assistant to Executive Director Downtown/ Charlroi Weatherization
Mintus, Fred 412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Moore, Keith 412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Nesbit, Lu Ethel 412-678-8622 ext 4 Email Administrator of McKeesport Weatherization McKeesport Weatherization
Nicholson, Thomas 412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management
Novak, Tim
Tim joined ACTION-Housing in January 1992, and is currently administering the City of Pittsburgh Weatherization Program. Tim is also the Program Manager for the DCED/DPW LIHEAP Crisis Program for ACTION-Housing. Tim grew up in Pittsburgh, and has been a proud resident his entire life and has been associated with the DOE Weatherization Program since 1976. Tim is most proud of the work he and his staff do to assist families in reducing their high energy costs.
412-281-2102 x2104 Email Administrator, City of Pittsburgh Crisis Program Manager Downtown Weatherization
Noyes, Chuck 412-281-2102 Email Furnace Inspector Downtown Weatherization
O’Donnell, Mimi 412-281-2102 x2055 Email Mortgage Coordinator  Downtown Social Services and Programs
O’Donnell, Mary T. 412-829-3910 x 100 Email Receptionist Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
O’Toole, Anna 412-829-3910 x112 Email Accountant Supportive Housing Management Services Accounting
Owens, William 814-467-5041   Maintenance Quemahoning Maintenance
Patsey, Matt 412-829-3910 x104 Email Sr. Accountant Supportive Housing Management Services Accounting
Pesto, Nancy 814-467-5041 Email Social Service Coordinator Quemahoning Supportive Housing Management Services
Planiczka, Brandon 412-921-5057   Maintenance Crafton Towers Maintenance
Probola, Christine 412-829-3910 x101 Email Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Provlic, Ken  724-433-9128 Email First Energy Program Administrator Charleroi  Weatherization
Ralich, Sarah 412-281-2102x 2054 Email Energy & Construction Manager Downtown  The One Stop
Rechichar, Bruce 724-483-2399 x202 Email Weatherization Inspector Charleroi Weatherization
Ruby, Mary Ellen 412-281-2102 x2034 Email Accounting Assistant Downtown Accounting
Satcho, Joy 724-483-2399 x201 Email Data Entry Clerk Charleroi Weatherization
Scullion, Jackie
Jackie joined ACTION-Housing in March, 2004 as a part-time Payroll Assistant then became full-time in January, 2006 and was promoted to her current position as Payroll Administrator in January, 2009. During her spare time she enjoys cooking, baking, volunteering in her community, playing cards and spending time with her family—especially her two sons Mark and Cole and her new husband Joe.
412-281-2102 x2032 Email Human Resources Manager Downtown Accounting
Seese, Stanford 814-467-5041   Maintenance Quemahoning Maintenance
Sciullo, Sandra 412-281-2102 Email Receptionist Downtown Reception
Shamber, Steve 412-281-2102 Email Weatherization Inspector Downtown Weatherization
Shull, Andrew 412-281-2102 x 2036 Email EEFPI Coordinator Downtown EEFPI
Siembida, Tamika 412-829-3910 x109 Email Social Service Coordinator Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Simmons, Greg 412-281-2102 x2011 Email Weatherization Program & Asset Manager Downtown Weatherization
Snider, Amy 412-281-2102 x2019 Email Project Employee Downtown Social Services and Programs
Snyder, Colin 412-829-3910 x114 Email  Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Sullivan, Dan
Dan is ACTION-Housing’s Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Specialist. He joined the agency in February of 2008. Before that, he worked in mortgage lending and homeowner advocacy for 10 years. Dan is originally from Wilkinsburg, PA. He is married with two daughters.
412-281-2102 x2016 Email Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Specialist Downtown Social Services and Programs
Susan, Jeff 412-281-2102 x2019 Email Construct Manager/Assistant to Weatherization Administrator Downtown/Pittsburgh Green House Sustainability
Swanson, Larry

Larry Swanson has been executive director of ACTION-Housing since 2005. Prior to that, he had been deputy executive director and was responsible for real estate development and oversight of property and asset management of more than 1,200 units with a combined value of $100 million. He was also in charge of property improvement, housing counseling, energy conservation, and special-needs housing initiatives. In addition to being ACTION-Housing’s chief executive officer, he oversees three subsidiaries that implement construction, asset management, and tax credit efforts. He joined ACTION-Housing in 1979 and, together with the previous executive director, built a comprehensive regional affordable housing organization.

Mr. Swanson was a founding member of the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (formerly the Pennsylvania Low Income Housing Coalition) and served as its board president from 1985 until 1999. He remains on the board and is president of the Alliance's fundraising affiliate. He served on the State advisory committee that developed the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program for Pennsylvania. Mr. Swanson also helped develop a mortgage assistance program that at first operated locally and now operates statewide and is the largest publicly funded program of its type in the country. He worked with Housing Partnership Network staff to develop a national insurance initiative that now provides coverage for 35,000 rental homes across the country, and he serves as board chair for Housing Partnership Insurance, Inc. Prior to joining ACTION-Housing, Mr. Swanson worked with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs in program and policy development and taught at the undergraduate level at the Pennsylvania State University. He has worked as a land use planning consultant and on job development programs in Ohio. He holds a BA in political science and a master's degree in regional planning, both from the Pennsylvania State University.

412-281-2102 x2017 Email Executive Director Downtown Leadership Team
Tarrant, Ontia 412-829-3910 x107 Email Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Tolliver, George 412-829-3910   Maintenance  Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Villella, Phillip 412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Walker, Barbara 412-351-0223 x4431   House Parent Braddock Apartments Homeless Families
Waller, Denise   Email RA   My Place 
Weissman, Merrille 412-829-3910 x 225 Email Social Service Coordinator Supportive Housing Management Services Supportive Housing Management Services
Wiater, Neil 412-281-2102 Email Weatherization Inspector Downtown Weatherization
Williams, Charles   Email RA   My Place 
Williams, Roseanne 412-281-2102 x2051 Email Accountant Downtown Accounting
Wilson, Brittney 412-281-2102 x 2030 Email My Place Case Manager Downtown

My Place

 

 

Department Name Phone Number Fax Job Title Office Location

Leadership Team

Swanson, Larry 412-281-2102 x2017 Email Executive Director Downtown
Metropulos, Linda 412-281-2102 x2023 Email Acting Deputy Director Downtown
Hibbert, Lyn
Lyn joined ACTION-Housing in May, 2000 as the Senior Accountant, and was named Assistant Controller in 2003. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Robert Morris University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. A native Pittsburgher, Lyn lived in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan as a child. As an adult she lived in Illinois for 12 years, returning happily to Pittsburgh in the late 1990’s. Prior to returning here, Lyn worked as a Senior Retail Buyer for a Midwestern department store chain. Lyn currently serves as the Treasurer for her neighborhood civic association. Regardless of where she has called home through the years, Lyn has been a lifelong member of the “Steeler Nation” and also loves traveling, reading mystery novels, spending time with her son Matt and stepdaughter Vannessa, and watching her husband Bill’s various rock bands perform over the years.
412-281-2102 x2037 Email Controller Downtown

Accounting

Bish, Teresa 412-281-2102 x2035 Email Accountant/ IT Downtown
Blacksmith, Paula 412-281-2102 x2029 Email Senior Accountant Downtown
Gemas, Tammy 412-281-2102 x2039 Email Accountant Downtown
Hogan, Clamont 412-281-2102 x2042 Email Accounting Assistant Downtown
Knight, Peggy 412-829-3910 x122 Email Accounting Clerk Supportive Housing Management Services
O’Toole, Anna 412-829-3910 x112 Email Accountant Supportive Housing Management Services
Patsey, Matt 412-829-3910 x104 Email Sr. Accountant Supportive Housing Management Services
Ruby, Mary Ellen 412-281-2102 x2034 Email Accounting Assistant Downtown
Williams, Roseanne 412-281-2102 x2051 Email Accountant

Downtown

HR/Payroll

Scullion, Jackie
Jackie joined ACTION-Housing in March, 2004 as a part-time Payroll Assistant then became full-time in January, 2006 and was promoted to her current position as Payroll Administrator in January, 2009. During her spare time she enjoys cooking, baking, volunteering in her community, playing cards and spending time with her family—especially her two sons Mark and Cole and her new husband Joe.
412-281-2102 x2032 Email Human Resources Manager Downtown
Pritchard, Samantha 412-281-2102 x2033 Email Payroll Assistant Downtown

First Time Home Buyers/ Family Savings

Burkhart, Amanda 412-281-2102 x2022 Email FSA Administrator/ Housing Counselor Downtown

Mortgage Assistance Program

O’Donnell, Mimi 412-281-2102 x2055 Email Mortgage Coordinator Downtown
Sullivan, Dan
Dan is ACTION-Housing’s Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Specialist. He joined the agency in February of 2008. Before that, he worked in mortgage lending and homeowner advocacy for 10 years. Dan is originally from Wilkinsburg, PA. He is married with two daughters.
412-281-2102 x2016 Email Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Specialist Downtown
Burkhart, Amanda 412-281-2102 x2022 Email FSA Administrator/ Housing Counselor Downtown

Homeless Family Services

Goblesky, Linda
Linda Goblesky has been employed with AHI since January of 1999 and is currently the Program administrator for the Homeless Families Service Program and Braddock Apartments. Her desire to work in the field of social services started at a very young age. Watching her grandfather give up his last streetcar token to someone sleeping on the bench or seeing him give up his lunch to a gentlemen on the street he knew had not eaten in days was a great inspiration to her. Following in his footsteps she pursued a career in social services with also having a background in drug and alcohol, domestic violence and grief counseling.
412-351-0223 x4431 Email Program Administrator for Homeless Families Sevice Program/ Braddock Apartments Braddock Apartments
Estes, Andrea 412-824-2444 Email Intake Worker Homeless Families
Gentry, Celeste 412-824-2444 Email Case Manager and Community Educator Homeless Families
Ralich, Sarah 412-281-2102 x 2054 Email Energy & Construction Manager Downtown
Walker, Barbara 412-351-0223 x4431   House Parent Braddock Apartments

Real Estate Development

Andrews, Lena 412-281-2102 x2028 Email Planning and Development Officer Downtown
Ciotti, Ron
Ron joined ACTION-Housing in 1980 with a degree in Urban and Rural Planning from Slippery Rock University. His current assignment as a Senior Housing Developer is to facilitate Housing Development activities to insure housing opportunities for low and moderate income populations. Ron is involved in public and private fund raising, real estate management, and acquisition. Ron oversees AHI- Development Incorporated (a subsidiary of ACTION-Housing, Inc.) construction activities. He also coordinates activity for submission to the HUD 202/811 programs and is a member of ACTION-Housing’s Management and Financial Teams.
412-281-2102 x2021 Email Sr. Housing Developer Downtown
Eash, James 412-281-2102 x2018 Email Development Officer Downtown
Fenton, Pat
Pat Fenton joined ACTION-Housing in 1991 after 20 years of ministry with the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. During this time he has had a wide range of responsibilities and is presently serving as the Deputy Executive Director. Pat appreciates the opportunity to work with ACTION-Housing because of the agency’s mission and the shared commitment of staff to that mission. He and his wife Ginny live in the Morningside section of the City and have 5 grandchildren. One of his favorite activities is biking on the Mon-Yough Trail.
412-281-2102 x2041 Email Executive Consultant Downtown
Simmons, Greg 412-281-2102 x2011 Email Financial Products Developer Downtown
Susan, Jeff 412-281-2102 x2019 Email Construction Manager/Assistant to Weath Administrator Downtown

MyPlace

Langford, Sharon
Sharon joined ACTION-Housing in October, 2010, and is currently supervising My Place Transitional Housing Program working with young adults who have aged out of the foster care system make the transition to self-sufficiency. Sharon returned to Pittsburgh after living in Illinois for 18 years where she works with Homeless youth who were abused and neglected. In her free time, Sharon enjoys cooking, going to movies, shopping and spending time with her family.
412-281-2102 x2044 Email My Place Program Administrator Downtown
Gordon, Ryan 412-281-2102 x2056 Email Case Manager My Place
Depew, Sarah 412-281-2102 x2019 Email Case Manager Downtown
Wilson, Brittney 412-281-2102 x2030 Email Case Manager Downtown
Berry, Duane   Email RA  
Curington, Allana   Email RA  
Wadlow, Barbara    Email  RA   
Waller, Denise    Email  RA   
Williams, Charles    Email  RA   

Supportive Housing Management Services

Donner, Ron 412-829-3910 x120 Email Operations Manager Supportive Housing Management Services
Alauzen, Nancy 412-829-3910 x102 Email Social Service CoordinatorSocial Service Coordinator/Resident Sustainability Educator Supportive Housing Management Services
Auth, Caroline 412-921-5057 Email Secretary/Bookkeeper Crafton Towers
Batzell, Scott 412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services
DeVault, William 412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services
Drenning, Evette 814-467-5041 Email Property Manager Quemahoning
Barrett, Karen 412-829-3910 x126 Email Administrative Assistant Supportive Housing Management Services
Buza, Connie
Connie joined ACTION-Housing in September 2006, after we purchased Quemahoning Towers to preserve it as affordable housing. After nineteen years as an on-site manager, in 2008 she accepted the Senior Property Manager position that enabled her to use her knowledge and expertise in subsidized housing to help other property managers to continue providing the high quality housing ACTION-Housing prides itself in. Connie has been an active board member for PAHMA (Professional Affordable Housing Management Association) since 2004 and enjoys the opportunity to be an active member in planning education programs for the front line people in the affordable housing industry.
412-829-3910 x124 Email Sr. Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services
Criswell, Patricia 412-829-3910 x108 Email Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services
Davis, Chanda 412-829-3910 x105 Email Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services
Demes, Michael 412-829-3910 x121 Email Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services
Nadzam-DePace, Pam 724-774-0697 Email Social Service Coordinator Center Twp.
DiLucente, Mike 412-829-3910 x115   Maintenance Supervisor Supportive Housing Management Services
Fine, Linda 412-829-3910 x106 Email Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services
Gilchrist, Pat 412-829-3910 x113 Email Maintenance Coordinator Supportive Housing Management Services
Harding, Jill 412-829-3910 x103 Email Waitlist Coordinator Supportive Housing Management Services
Kimball, Douglas 412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services
Kimball, Mark 412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services
Knight, Peggy 412-829-3910 x122 Email Accounting Clerk Supportive Housing Manangement Services
Knowlson, Gloria 412-829-3910 x110 Email Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services
Krall, Janice 412-829-3910 x130 Email Senior Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services
O’Donnell, Mary T. 412-829-3910 x100 Email Receptionist Supportive Housing Management Services
Owens, William 814-467-5041   Maintenance Quemahoning
Livengood, Karen 814-467-5041 Email Receptionist Quemahoning
McCormick, Christopher 412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services
McCormick, Thomas 412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services
McGrew, Dan 412-921-5057   Maintenance Crafton Towers
Mintus, Fred 412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services
Moore, Keith 412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services
Nicholson, Thomas 412-829-3910   Maintenance Supportive Housing Management Services
Probola, Christine 412-829-3910 x101 Email Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services
Quinn, Jim 412-829-3910 x117 Email Social Service Coordinator Supportive Housing Management Services
Seese, Stanford 814-467-5041   Maintenance Quemahoning
Siembida, Tamika 412-829-3910 x109 Email Social Service Coordinator Supportive Housing Management Services
Snyder, Colin 412-829-3910 x116 Email Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services
Tarrant, Ontia 412-829-3910 x107 Email Property Manager Supportive Housing Management Services
Weissman, Merrille 412-829-3910 x125 Email Social Service Coordinator Supportive Housing Management Services
Knight, Peggy 412-829-3910 x122 Email Accounting Clerk Supportive Housing Management Services
O’Toole, Anna 412-829-3910 x112 Email Accountant Supportive Housing Management Services
Patsey, Matt 412-829-3910 x104 Email Sr. Accountant Supportive Housing Management Services
Johnson, Robert 724-774-0697   Maintenance Center Twp.
Pesto, Nancy 814-467-5041 Email Social Service Coordinator Quemahoning
Kimberly, Jill 412-829-3910 x 130 Email Administrative Assistant SHMS
Carter, LaToya 412-829-3910 Email Property Manager SHMS
Tolliver, George 412-829-3910   Maintenance SHMS
Villella, Phillip 412-829-3910   Maintenance SHMS

Weatherization

Novak, Tim
Tim joined ACTION-Housing in January 1992, and is currently administering the City of Pittsburgh Weatherization Program. Tim is also the Program Manager for the DCED/DPW LIHEAP Crisis Program for ACTION-Housing. Tim grew up in Pittsburgh, and has been a proud resident his entire life and has been associated with the DOE Weatherization Program since 1976. Tim is most proud of the work he and his staff do to assist families in reducing their high energy costs.
412-281-2102 x2104 Email Administrator, City of Pittsburgh Crisis Program Manager Downtown
Anderson, Eric 412-281-2102 Email Furnace Inspector Downtown
Brown, Christopher 724-483-2399 x205 Email Furnace Inspector Charleroi
Cochenour, Jim 724-483-2399 x206 Email Weatherization Inspector Charleroi
Lewandowski, Henry 724-483-2399 x207 Email Furnace Inspector Charleroi
Miljus, Pam 412-281-2102 x2025 Email Assistant to Executive Director Downtown/ Charleroi
Noyes, Chuck 412-281-2102 Email Furnace Inspector Downtown
Rechichar, Bruce 724-483-2399 x202 Email Weatherization Inspector Charleroi
Satcho, Joy 724-483-2399 x201 Email Data Entry Clerk Charleroi
Shamber, Steve 412-281-2102 Email Weatherization Inspector Downtown
Simmons, Greg 412-281-2102 x2011 Email Financial Products Developer Downtown
Wiater, Neil 412-281-2102 Email Weatherization Inspector Downtown

Receptionist

Sandra Sciullo 412-281-2102 Email Receptionist Downtown

Accessibility Programs

Demes, Frank
Frank, a seasoned and highly effective senior member of ACTION-Housing’s professional staff, has held many high-level administrative and management positions during his 35-year career at ACTION-Housing. In addition to his current assignment, Access Program Manager and County Weatherization Administrator, Frank has served as Administrator of the agency’s Mortgage Assistance Program, the Utility Company Weatherization Program, the Rural Housing Development Program, the Neighborhood Preservation Program and Supervisor of Maintenance for the agency’s property management subsidiary, Supportive Housing Management Services.
412-281-2102 x2027 Email Executive Assistant/ Multiple Housing Programs Manager Downtown

Communications/ Media Contact

Metropulos, Linda 412-281-2102 x2023 Email Acting Deputy Director Downtown

 

 

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