YNPN Pgh is an all volunteer organization, meaning we employ no staff and all of our programming, administration, and oversight is led by volunteers. The YNPN Pgh board of directors provides active governance, oversight, leadership and strategy for the organization. We are always seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to join us as volunteer board and committee members.
Josh Bow - Programs & Marketing Committee, Fundraising & Member Relations Committee
Josh is currently working as a Charitable Relationship Associate at the University of Pittsburgh, working with alumni in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. In his previous development role, he was the Assistant Development Director of a small nonprofit in Butler, PA.
Josh transitioned to that role from graduate study in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Michigan and his undergraduate work at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where he also served on the Council of Trustees. In his free time, he also volunteers on the Children’s Museum Ambassadors: Kids at Heart committee and the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellowship Program Board of Directors.
FUN FACT: Josh is an avid camper and white water rafter and is in the process of rafting in all US States with White Water Class III or higher.
Jamie (Seabrook) Ducar - Secretary, Governance Committee Co-Chair
Jamie is the Assistant Director, Community Relations for the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt's Office of Community and Governmental Relations (CGR) collaborates, communicates, and facilitates to bring the resources of the University to the community, the region, and beyond through partners in the community and government. Previously, Jamie worked as the community-based program director for Big Brothers Big Sisters, a consultant for Pittsburgh Public Schools and in various capacities with local nonprofit organizations. She celebrated 10 years of service within systems that support Allegheny County youth and their families in 2017 and is a proud Big to Dominique, a local high school student.
FUN FACT: Jamie and her husband, Joe, have birthdays only 3 days apart.
Barry Courson - Programs & Marketing Committee
Barry is a Financial Advisor with Waddell & Reed, where he works with individuals and business owners to construct a financial plan personalized to their unique situation. While obtaining a BSBA in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh, Barry began working with numerous healthcare and human service non-profits in the area. His service transformed from walking dogs at the Animal Rescue League, to offering financial wellness seminars at local human service agencies, as well as serving on United Way’s MIYPC Review Committee and the Workforce Development Advisory Committee for MVI.
In 2015, Barry co-founded the Community Resource Networking Group aimed at connecting and offering resources to individuals with disabilities or challenges in the workplace. This group has now begun partnering with the OVR and VOA in an attempt to expand its outreach and active membership.
FUN FACT: In his free time, Barry loves camping with friends. One of his goals is to go on a “survival” camping trip, bringing nothing but a few survival tools.
Joel Garceau III - Mentoring Program Manager, Programs & Marketing Committee
Joel Garceau III is currently pursuing a Master of International Development with a concentration in NGOs and Civil Society at the University of Pittsburgh, GSPIA. Joel volunteers with the Johnson Institute as a research assistant and is a member of their Leadership Portfolio Program. He earned a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from University of California Santa Barbara.
After graduating, Joel joined the US Peace Corps for two consecutive services. From 2010-2012, Joel served as a TEFL volunteer in Sichuan, China. From 2013-2015, Joel served as a Teaching Collaboration and Community Service volunteer in Chanthaburi, Thailand.
FUN FACT: Joel enjoys cooking, painting, and running. He is currently training to run his third marathon
Evie Gardner – President, Programs & Marketing Committee
Evie is Consultant, Organizational Development and Finance, at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University. She supports nonprofits in defining and achieving their strategic and operational goals through consulting, training, research and facilitation. Her past work and service include roles with AmeriCorps, the Heinz Endowments, the Cesar Chavez Foundation, and as a program evaluation consultant.
Evie holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
FUN FACT: Evie practices yoga and is currently working on her crow and headstand.
Nicole Hall – Vice President, Fundraising & Member Relations Committee Chair
Nicole is Development Coordinator for the Mattress Factory museum, a contemporary art museum with a focus on installation art. Founded in 1977, the Mattress Factory is in its 40th year of bringing innovative, dialogue-sparking art to Pittsburgh. Nicole engages in member relations, annual fund development, event fundraising, grant seeking, and capital campaign coordination for the Mattress Factory.
Nicole holds a BA from the University of Pittsburgh in Studio Arts and English Writing with a Certificate in Children's Literature.
FUN FACT: Nicole just adopted a rescue dog (who is nine and a half years old - named Mya!)
Carolyn Mazzella - Programs & Marketing Committee
Carolyn is an administrative professional in higher-education. Believing that administrators should be multifaceted, self-learners she has managed several diverse projects over eight years in the field. Currently, she supports research investigators with post-award grant and contract management to improve injury care and outcomes research. Her past work includes extensive time at the Institute for Learning, a research think-tank for K-12 instruction, were she provided fiscal, event management, marketing, and general operations oversight.
Carolyn holds a bachelor’s of arts and master’s of public administration from the University of Pittsburgh.
FUN FACT: Carolyn spends her free time sewing and keeping a keen eye on her mischievous cat, Mystery.
Molly MacLagan - Fundraising & Member Relations Committee
Molly MacLagan is a development professional who works for Manchester Bidwell Corporation (the parent organization of Manchester Craftsmen's Guild and Bidwell Training Center) as a Grants Writer/Grants Manager. In her two years with the organization, she has raised or assisted in raising more than $2 million in grants. She holds a master's of public administration from South University in Savannah, Georgia and a bachelor's of art from Kent State University in theatre studies with a certificate in nonprofit management. Prior to making the move to fundraising, Molly was the education director for Wayside Theatre in Virginia
FUN FACT: Molly has her motorcycle license and rides a Honda Rebel.
Lydia Morin – Governance Committee Co-Chair
Lydia serves as the Director of Engagement & Enterprise at Focus On Renewal, which provides a range of programs throughout the McKees Rocks and Stowe Township neighborhoods. She has more than 10 years of grassroots outreach, communications and fundraising experience and a passion for community development and service.
Lydia is a graduate of the University of Vermont and Carnegie Mellon University.
FUN FACT: Lydia produced a the campaign launch video for Mayor John Fetterman's US Senate Campaign which garnered over 1 million views.
Angelica Perry – Fundraising & Member Relations Committee
Angelica Perry is the Manager of Development for the Homeless Children's Education Fund (HCEF). In this role, she oversees and coordinates all development, events, communications, marketing, and public relations efforts for HCEF. Originally, from New Mexico, Angelica graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Communication from New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico. She moved to Pittsburgh in March 2015 to launch her career in nonprofit work and advocacy. She is President of the Influential Leaders Board of the Women and Girls Foundation and is a volunteer advocate for Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR). She is also an active member of the Technical Communication Department’s Corporate Advisory Board at New Mexico Tech. She joined the YNPN Board in September 2017. In her free time, she runs a feminist women’s networking group, Phenomenal Women of Pittsburgh, whose activities and efforts support and empower women in the Pittsburgh area.
FUN FACT: Angelica enjoys reading, conducting research, and spending time with her hedgehog, Nigel.
Delvina Smith – Treasurer, Programs & Marketing Committee
Delvina L. Smith is the Director of Development at Providence Connections, a family services organization in the North Side of Pittsburgh. In this role, she is responsible for the planning of all development activities, major fundraising events and special partnerships to enhance the mission and vision of Providence Connections.
Delvina obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she majored in Anthropology and minored in Peer Education. After graduation and until her move to Pittsburgh Delvina worked with a variety of nonprofits as a fundraising event specialist. During her time in NYC she helped to raise over 15 million dollars for a variety of nonprofits.
FUN FACT: Delvina studied abroad in India, and took a dip in the Ganges.