Grow Pittsburgh would be nothing without the amazing group of individuals and organizations that support our work every year. Please peruse this section to learn more about our staff and board.

Our staff is hard-working and passionate about urban agriculture. We also have a lot of fun! If you are interested in contacting someone about a particular subject, please use the email addresses below. If you have general questions, please email us at

COVID-19 Notice | Grow Pittsburgh team members will be working on modified schedules between home and office. We have access to email and phone messages. There may be some delay in responding, so thank you for your patience.  

Our Staff

Eva Barinas
Director of Farm Education
412-362-4769 Ext. 112

Jasen Bernthisel
Community Garden Project Manager

Victoria Bleiweiss
Victoria Bleiweiss
Development Coordinator
412-362-4769 Ext. 212

Ian Bonnet
Garden Educator
412-362-4769 Ext. 217

Adia Effiong
Director of School Garden Programs
412-362-4769 Ext. 216

Silvan Goddin
Greenhouse and Farm Assistant Manager

Robert Grey
Farm Education and Outreach Coordinator
412-362-4769 Ext. 114

Denele Hughson
Executive Director
412-362-4769 Ext. 204

Redding Jackson
Garden Educator
412-362-4769 Ext. 222

Alyssa Kail
Community Garden Network Manager
412-362-4769 Ext. 203

Raynise Kelly
Garden Resource Center Manager
412-362-4769 Ext. 215

Nick Lubecki
Braddock Farms Manager
412-362-4769 Ext. 218

Carla Lukehart
Learning Garden Project Manager
412-362-4769 Ext. 211

Kathy Mahoney

Claire Matway
Community Garden Coordinator

Hanna Mosca
Greenhouse & Farm Manager

Jaagrit Randhawa
Communications Coordinator
412-362-4769 Ext. 207

Rayden Sorock
Director of Community Projects
412-362-4769 Ext. 113

Victoria Thurmond
Early Childhood Garden Educator
412-362-4769 Ext. 223

Ryan Walsh
Director of Development and Communications
412-362-4769 Ext. 219

Seasonal Staff

Kiah Bourdreau, Ash Chan, Tayler Clemm, Kaleb Hughson, Em Toal, Dalesha Warne

Our Board

Jennifer Bonfili, Treasurer
Grossman Yanak & Ford

Paulina Gatarz
University of Pittsburgh

Catalina Hoyos
Children’s Community Pediatrics

Simon Huntley

Taray Kelly
University of Pittsburgh

Alex Stanzione

Sara Thompson, Secretary
Pashek Associates

Anne Marie Toccket, Chair
Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh

Damon Weiss
Ethos Collaborative

Renee Wilson
Pittsburgh Public Schools