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PCRG Staff

Ernie Hogan, Executive Director
Alyssa Lyon, Manager of Community Outreach and Member Engagement
Alix Levy, Research Analyst
Chris Sandvig, Director of Policy
Kathryn Schlesinger, Policy Coordinator
Sarah Slater, Program Coordinator, Land Use

AmeriCorps VISTAs

Adrie Fells, Outreach VISTA
Sabreena Woods, Capacity VISTA
Caley Yakemowicz, VISTA Leader

PCRG staff e-mail addresses follow this format: For example, John Smith’s email would be


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 Candidate 2017, 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




Kathryn Schlesinger, Policy Coordinator

Work Areas - Policy, Research, GoBurgh

Work Background - GIS, Research, Environmental Education and Outreach, Nonprofit Fundraising, Transit Research

Education - B.A Environmental Studies and History, GIS Certificate, University of Pittsburgh




Sarah Slater, Program Coordinator, Land Use

Programs - Programs, Land Use

Work Background - Nonprofit Administration, Grant Writing, Community Development, Communications, Business

Education -  B.S. Business Administration and International Development, Houghton College




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.




AmeriCorps VISTAs

Adrie Fells, Outreach VISTA

Untitled designProgram - AmeriCorps VISTA

Work Background - Education, Volunteer Management, Diversity & Inclusion

Education - A.A. Social Science, Harrisburg Area Community College; Major: History, Minor: Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh

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Sabreena Woods, Capacity VISTA

Untitled designProgram - AmeriCorps VISTA

Work Background - Family Research, Domestic and International Volunteerism, Afterschool STEM Programming, Business Development

Education - B.A. Bowling Green State University, Sociology

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Caley Yakemowicz, VISTA Leader

Canva CaleyProgram - Reimagining Communities Initiative

Work Background - Community Engagement, Volunteer Management, Event Coordination, Afterschool Programing, Customer Service

Education - B.A. Political Science, Minor in International Studies, Penn State Behrend




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Brigid O’Hara, Member Engagement and Communication CoUntitled design (2)

Work Areas - Membership, Communications

Work Background - Communications, Education,Volunteer Management, Event Coordination

Education - B.A. Political Science – U.S. National Government and AYA Education, The College of Wooster