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.
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 – Governance Committee Chair
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 – 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!)
Lydia Morin – Governance 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.
Jamie Seabrook – Governance Committee
Jamie is the Community-Based Program Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh. Her responsibilities are effective staff management, program oversight, and volunteer outreach & training in order to promote safe, strong, and enduring one-to-one mentoring relationships that produce positive outcomes for children facing adversity in Southwest PA. Previously, Jamie worked as a consultant for Pittsburgh Public School and in various capacities with local nonprofit organizations. She will be celebrating 10 years of service within systems that support Allegheny County youth and their families in 2017.
She holds a B.S. in Organizational Leadership from Duquesne University and a Master of Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College.
FUN FACT: Jamie and her husband, Joe, have birthdays only 3 days apart.
Delvina Smith – 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.