PCRG Staff

Ernie Hogan, Executive Director

Alyssa Lyon, Manager of Community Outreach and Member Engagement

Alix Levy, Research Analyst

Chris Sandvig, Director of Policy

Vacant, Policy Coordinator

Vacant, Media & Events Coordinator

Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization

Brittany Reno, Executive Director

Washington Citywide Development Corporation

Christy Bean Rowing, Executive Director

AmeriCorps VISTAs

Matt Sanders, TECDev Community Advocate

Jala Johnson, Capacity VISTA


Justin Belton, Community Growth Fund
Adrie Fells, Communications

PCRG staff e-mail addresses follow this format: FirstInitialLastName@pcrg.org. For example, John Smith’s email would be JSmith@pcrg.org.


PCRG Staff

Ernie Hogan, Executive Director

Work Areas - Fundraising, Relationship Management, Member Development

Work Background - Real Estate Finance & Development, Licensed Real Estate Agent, Community Development, Commercial Lending

Education - B.A. Business Administration and Economic Finance Management, SUNY Buffalo; Certified Housing Counselor, National Board of Housing Counselors



Alyssa Lyon, Manager of Engagement

Work Areas - Membership Engagement, Communications

Work Background - Youth organizing, community outreach, historic preservation, fundraising, vacant property reclamation, public/media relations, strategic planning & community development

Education - M.S. Public Management, Carnegie Mellon University; B.A Communications & Africana studies, Africana & Leadership studies certificates, University of Pittsburgh




Chris Sandvig, Director of Policy

Chris Sandvig

Work Areas - GoBurgh, Communications, Policy

Work Background - Transit and Regional Policy, Capital Asset Management, Business Development

Education - M.S. Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University; B.S. Industrial Engineering, Penn State





Vacant, Policy Coordinator

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Alix Levy, Research Analyst

Canva Alex 2Work Areas - Policy, Research

Work Background - Research Analysis

Education - MPIA in International Political Economy from GSPIA, University of Pittsburgh; B.A. in Political Science, Political Theory, and Women’s Studies.




Brittany Reno, Executive Director, Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization

Untitled-design-2Program - Reimagining Communities Initiative

Work Background - Community Organizing, Community Development

Education - B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Email - brittany@sharpsburgneighborhood.org



Christy Bean Rowing, Executive Director, Washington Citywide Development Corporation

Untitled-design-2Program - Reimagining Communities Initiative

Work Background - Human and Social Services, Judicial System

Education - B.A. West Virginia University, M.A. in City Management, University of New Haven

Email - crowing@pcrg.org



AmeriCorps VISTAs

Jala Johnson, Capacity VISTA

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Email - johnsonj@pcrg.org


Matt Sanders, TECDev Community Advocate

Untitled-design-2Program - Equal Justice Works, AmeriCorps VISTA

Work Background - Law

Education - B.A. University of Kentucky, J.D. University of Louisville

Email - msanders@pcrg.org

Vacant, VISTA Leader

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Fellows & Interns

Justin Belton, Executive Fellow

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Work Areas - Community Growth Fund, CARL, Membership Engagement

Work Background - Land Use Analysis, Environmental Sustainability, Project Development

Education - B.A. Geography, Minors in Landscape Architecture and Communication Studies from West Virginia University

Email – jbelton@pcrg.org



Adrie Fells, Outreach Intern

Untitled-design-2Program - Communications, Outreach

Work Background - Education, Volunteer Recruitment & Management, Diversity & Inclusion

Education - A.A. Social Science, Harrisburg Area Community College; Major: Sociology, History, Duquesne University

Email - afells@pcrg.org