Board of Directors


Michel Conklin, New Century Careers


Jordan Katz, PNC


Ruth Neely, Sewickley Academy

Board Members

Alice Xue, WESCO

Andrea Barber, My Three Sons Vending Co

Brittany Miller, UPMC Enterprises

Ceda Verbakel, STEAMLabs + Maker Festival

Jessica Altobelli, Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote

Kathryn Heffernan, Carnegie Mellon University

Louise Larson, Carnegie Mellon University

Matthew Barrett, PNC

Meredith Calfe, Babst Calland

Minette Vaccariello, UPMC Enterprises

Rachael Afolabi, Carlow University

Soniya Gadgil, Carnegie Mellon University

Stephanie Lewis, The Bible Center Church

Tegan Joseph Mosugu, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public & International Affairs

Assemble, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering learning and creativity, is searching for committed and enthusiastic individuals to join their Board of Directors. Directors will provide leadership in the oversight and execution of Assemble’s Strategic Plan in a volunteer yet purposeful capacity.

Board Members are the decision makers and ambassadors of the organization. It is important that they share Assemble’s vision for arts, STEAM education, the Maker movement, and community outreach. Board candidates should be ready to help the organization grow. As a growing community arts organization, this is a working Board of Directors. Directors are required to participate on at least one Committee as they are related to the strategic plan.

Assemble’s Board Members serve a two-year term and are eligible for reappointment for additional terms. Board meetings will be held monthly (10 months) and members are required to attend at least 7 of the 10 board meetings in addition to the committee meetings. Assemble Board of Directors will consider Assemble a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Assemble’s vision and mission.

To Apply

If you are interested in joining Assemble’s Board of Directors, please send a resume and email of interest to

Special consideration will be given to candidates who possess any of the following qualifications:

  •  Background in mission-driven social justice or community engagement organizations
  • Experience in fundraising and grant-writing; non-profit accounting and finance; human resources management; and/or policy development
  • Interest in participating in event planning for both fundraising and community outreach
  • Connections to Garfield/Friendship/Bloomfield community as a resident or via allied organizations

If you have questions regarding a position or commitment involved, please contact Nina Barbuto at