Member Listing

Carlow University

Carlow University, a Catholic, women-centered, liberal arts institution embodying the heritage and values of the Sisters of Mercy, engages its diverse community in a process of life-long learning, scholarship, and research. This engagement empowers individuals to think clearly and creatively; to actively pursue intellectual endeavors; to discover, challenge, or affirm cul.tural and aesthetic values; to respond reverently to God and others; and to embrace an ethic of service for a just and merciful world. Carlow University

Shawn Butler, Special Assistant to the President
Andrew (Drew) Wilson, Director Media Relations
3333 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Andrew Carnegie established the library movement in Pittsburgh and he firmly believed that libraries would be central to the vitality of our community. Throughout the Library's 110 year history, we have remained true to Carnegie's vision and continue to be "free to the people." Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Holly Anderton, Library Services Manager
Main Library Servicess
4400 Forbes Avenue.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon has followed a path devoted to excellence in both research and education. At the heart of our efforts is a dedication to producing highly-qualified research scientists. Our greatest strength has been out ability to push experimental computer science ideas from theory to practical demonstration. We have enjoyed productive working relationships with industry, enriching our environment with practical applications and technology transfer. Carnegie Mellon University

Tim McNulty, Associate Vice President for Government Relations
Bob Reppe, Senior Director of Planning & Design
Stan Caldwell, Executive Director of Traffic21 Institute and Director of State Relations

425 Warner Hall
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Andrew Carnegie established Carnegie Institute to help people improve their lives through educational and cultural experiences.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15213

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP)

CHP is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all children through excellence in patient care, teaching and research. CHP is the only hospital in western Pennsylvania devoted solely to the care of infants, children and young adults. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Ellen Mazo, Government Liaison
4401 Penn Aenue
pittsburgh, PA  15224

Community Human Services

CHS is a South Oakland community-based organization established in the 1970's to provide a range of human services to the South Oakland community. Over the years, CHS has extended its program throughout the Pittsburgh area. Community Human Services

374 Lawn Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Department of City Planning

The Department of City Planning sets the framework for the City's development through policy and development review by the Planning Commission and through administration of the zoning ordinance. The department pursues community development by facilitating community planning processes, supporting community based and technical assistance organizations and programs, and administrating the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Department of City Planning

Derek Dauphin, City Planner
200 Ross Street
Fourth Floor
Pittsburgh, PA  15219

Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID)

The Oakland Business Improvement District is dedicated to improving the cleanliness, appearance, and perception of safety in Oakland, bringing about revitalization, preserving Oakland's unique commercial environment, and undertaking marketing and development initiatives to make Oakland a vibrant destination for visitors, residents, owners, employees, and students. Oakland Business Improvement District

Georgia S. Petropoulos, Executive Director
David Pirozzi, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
235 Atwood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Oakland Planning & Development Corporation (OPDC)

OPDC is a community-based organization that engages in planning and development that contribute to the vitality of Oakland and surrounding communities.
Oakland Planning and Development Corporation

Wanda Wilson, Executive Director
Elly Fisher, Assistant Director
235 Atwood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Oakland Transportation Managment Association (OTMA)

OTMA serves the Oakland community through advocacy and provision of information to encourage good transportation choices by commuters, residents and visitors alike with the goal of increasing the use of modes other than the automobile. These alternative modes will reduce congestion and improve the quality of the street environment and therefore the quality of life in Oakland. Oakland Transportation Management Association

Mavis Rainey, Executive Director
235 Atwood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

People's Oakland

Peoples Oakland is a private, nonprofit corporation that Puts People First in Recovery. Peoples Oakland is a premier recovery and wellness center for individuals who are in treatment for and recovering from serious and persistent mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. To carry out a holistic and innovative approach to mental health, Peoples Oakland has constructed a facility with a multipurpose social center, a commercial kitchen, a fitness center, meeting rooms, offices, a large secure outside deck, and a resource and information center staffed by peers and equipped with computers for access to the internet. Programs include counseling, nutrition, fitness, sports and recreation, MISA and Recovery, and opening employment opportunities. We continue to participate in planning and development for the overall good of the Oakland community.

Allison Haley, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist
Andrea Tempalski, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist

3433 Bates Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens was built in 1893 by Henry Phipps as a gift to the City of Pittsburgh and a source of pleasure and instruction. In recent years, Phipps has transformed into one of the worlds' greenest public gardens, serving as a model of sustainability for the next century and expanding its campus to include the first LEED® certified visitor's center in a public garden; the first LEED certified grenhouses (LEED Platinum EBOM); a revolutionary, energy-efficient Tropical Forest Conservatory; and the Center fo Sustainable Landscapes (CSL), a net-zero energy and water building designed to meet the Living Building Challenge, LEED Platinum and 4 Stars Sustainable SITES™ certification. Through its efforts, Phipps upholds a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and imporatnce of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being trhough action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse.  Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, is working to restore, renew, revitalize and preserve the four great parks of Pittsburgh - Frick, Highland, Riverview and Schenley. Restoration efforts will be conducted with environmental sensitivity and respect for the parks' historic landscape design and the recreational needs of modern users. Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

Shawn Fertitta, Senior Manager of Visitor Experience
Heather Sage, Director of Community Projects
Erin Tobin, Community Engagement Manager
Gavin White, Community Projects Manager
45 South 23rd Street, Suite 101
Pittsburgh, PA  15203
Phone:  412-682-7275

Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT)

PAT was established by legislation enacted by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 1956 (as amended in 1959) to develop an integrated mass transportation system for Allegheny County. By 1964, most public transit in Allegheny County was operated by Port Authority. Today, Port Authority, in addition to providing daily bus, rail and incline service, is engaged in a number of initiatives such as constructing park and rIde lots, construction of the North Shore Connector, an extension of the rail system and participating in the Eastern Corridor Transit Study Transitional Analysis. Port Authority of Allegheny County

David Wohlwill, Program Manager
345 Sixth Avenue
Third Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh

The mission of the Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Parking Authority) includes a dimension beyond the basic responsibility to provide and maintain spaces for vehicle parking throughout the City of Pittsburgh. Our mission also includes supporting the efforts of City Departments and agencies to ensure the economic progress of our region. Pittsburgh Parking Authority

Terry Dorsch
222 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh was established in 1787 as a small private school, the Pittsburgh Academy. At that time, it was located in a log cabin near Pittsburgh's three rivers. In the 219 years since, the University has evolved into an internationally recognized center of learning and research and has been elected to the Association of American Universities (AAU). The AAU is an organization comprising the leading research universities in North America. University of Pittsburgh

Mr. Paul A. Supowitz, Chairman, Oakland Task Force and Vice Chancellor for Community and Governmental Relations and Associate General Counsel
Dr. Lina Dostilio, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Community Engagement
Ms. Jamilah (Jamie) Ducar, Director for Community Engagement
Mr. Alex Toner, Assistant Director for Community Engagement
Mr. Eli Shorak, Associate Vice Chancellor for Business
Mr. Ron Leibow, Project Manager, Facilities Management

Oakland Task Force
c/o 710 Alumni Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Progress doesn't just happen. It takes passion, vision, and commitment. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has been driven by this philosophy - all in support of our mission to create a nationally and internationally renowned center of medical excellence. Today, UPMC is a bridge to the future. While remaining true to our academic and patient care mission, our vision has taken on a new focus. We are inspired by a commitment to apply our expertise; creating new businesses in biomedicine, biosecurity, and information technology. UPMC

John P. Krolicki
Vice President of Facilities & Support Services
UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside
200 Lothrop Stret
Pittsburgh, PA  15261

Western PA School for Blind Children

Founded in 1887, the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children (WPSBC) is a multifaceted organization that strives to provide individuals from infants to adults with visual impairment every opportunity to succeed. Located in the heart of Oakland, our overarching goal is to help individuals with visual impairment become as independent as possible.

Our expansive work impacts babies, students and adults from 33 counties in western Pennsylvania. From our on-campus students who are blind with multiple disabilities, to the hundreds of students with visual impairments throughout the region attending their local schools, to our graduates participating in our adult day program, our commitment to those we serve has no bounds. wpsbc

Dr. Heidi Ondek, Superintendent/Executive Director
201 N. Bellefield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


In addition to the organizations listed above, there may be additional members and participants that participate in the Oakland Task Force regularly