|Christina Howell (she/her)
Christina’s work in community development includes positions at Community Design Center of Pittsburgh (now Design Center) and Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation. With BDC since 2014, she also worked in commercial real estate and in public relations at both the State Museum of Harrisburg and the Senator John Heinz History Center. Currently, Christina serves as Treasurer on the Baum Centre Initiative. A three-year alumnus of AmeriCorps, Christina graduated from Duquesne University and lives with her family in Bloomfield.
|Michele Goldammer (she/her )
After working as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) for a significant period, Michele, moved into nonprofit work where she serves as Finance Manager for the Community Benefit Organization (CBO) Collaborative. Formed in 2016, the CBO Collaborative consists of Bloomfield Development Corp, Lawrenceville Corp, Lawrenceville United, and Strip District Neighbors. Michele joined the Collaborative in January 2018 and resides in the Hazelwood neighborhood.
|Sam Spearing (he/him)
Housing & Mobility Coordinator
Sam Spearing, a native of Holtwood, Pennsylvania, completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. During his time at Pitt, he co-founded the Pitt Progressives Organization and was a swim coach for the Southern End Community Association. He also served as a Deputy Fellow Manager for Sara Innamorato for State Representative and a Campaign Fellow for Summer Lee for State Representative. In his free time, Sam enjoys hiking, camping, reading, and knitting. He is a part of the East End cohort, and lives in Bloomfield.
|Abi Gildea (she/her)
Bloomfield Saturday Market
Abi Gildea is the Program Coordinator of the Bloomfield Saturday Market. She received her undergraduate degree from Point Park University in Entertainment Management. During her time in school, she chose to focus her multiple internships at local organizations such as, City of Asylum and Tobacco Free Allegheny. She plans to spend her career in the non-profit sector working at mission driven organizations that fuel her passion for helping build a brighter future for Pittsburgh.