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
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.
Chelsea Camson - Treasurer & Governance Committee Co-Chair
Chelsea is an Internal Controls Consultant at Highmark where she works with various business owners to ensure appropriate processes and controls are in place for Model Audit Rule compliance. She previously worked for FedEx as an Internal Auditor where she led audits that focused on improving internal processes and operations within the FedEx network.
She obtained her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration and has been a Certified Fraud Examiner since 2012. In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys being a Big Sister within BBB of Western Pennsylvania. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Drexel University’s Lebow College of Business.
FUN FACT: Chelsea has a fraternal twin sister named Jackie.
Emily Crowley - Secretary & Mentoring Program Director
Emily is Communications Project Manager at Dollar Bank. In this role, she oversees a variety of marketing projects, from new product promotions to community events, to website and social media content. Previously, she worked as a Communications Coordinator for ASSET STEM Education, a STEM education nonprofit specializing in educator professional development.
Emily received her BA in English from the University of Notre Dame and her Master's in Public Relations from the University of Denver. In addition to serving on the YNPN Board, Emily is a member of the Young Professionals Advisory Committee for the Extra Mile Education Fund.
FUN FACT: In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time outdoors. This past year, she completed a rock climbing class and competed in various races, including the Christmas Story Run in Cleveland.
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.
Gina DeAngelo – Fundraising & Member Relations Committee
Gina is the Director of Development at MAYA Organization, a maternal and child health nonprofit focused on mental health counseling and prenatal education and support. Her responsibilities include grant writing, strategic planning, donor development, and outcomes and evaluations. She also serves as a Program Coordinator at the Consumer Health Coalition, where she concentrates on strategic outreach and community health education.
Gina holds a BA in English literature from the University of Pittsburgh and a masters in public health from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. In 2014, she earned her Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential. In addition to her work with YNPN Pgh, Gina is an experienced patient advocate speaker and a member of the Prevention and Education Advisory Board for the domestic violence organization Crisis Center North.
FUN FACT: Gina is building a 17-foot wooden sailboat with her partner, Robert.
Evie Gardner – President
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 – Fundraising & Member Relations Committee Chair
Nicole is the Development Coordinator for ACHIEVA, which supports and empowers over 14,500 people with disabilities in Southwestern PA. In her role, Nicole provides fundraising support for the entire family of ACHIEVA organizations. While she has her hands in many projects, her main focus is donor love, donor communications, events in collaboration with other organizations, and annual fund giving.
Nicole received her B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, and got her start in the nonprofit field at The Arc San Francisco, where she managed a unique art studio and gallery for adults with disabilities in the Bay Area. Nicole and her fiance returned to Pittsburgh in fall of 2015 to be closer to their families. When not working or volunteering, Nicole dedicates her time to fiction-writing, cooking, friends and family.
FUN FACT: Nicole has a side freelance business where she writes romance novels.
Lydia Morin – Programs & Marketing Committee
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.
Abigail Salisbury - Vice President & Governance Committee Co-Chair
Abigail is a lawyer with a solo law and consulting practice aimed at serving the unique needs of nonprofits and social enterprises. Abigail earned a Master of Public Policy and Management degree at Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, a J.D. at Pitt Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree at Case Western University. She has also completed certificates in National Preparedness and Homeland Security, International and Comparative Law, and African Studies. She is a past Executive Director of JURIST.org and has worked in Ethiopia, Senegal, and Kosovo.
FUN FACT: Abigail has an extensive collection of teapots that she has gathered in her travels abroad.