2017 Board of Directors Nominations

Meet the Candidates for the 2017-2019 Board of Directors

Allegheny City Central Association logoAt the Allegheny City Central Association General Membership Meeting on Monday, May 8, 2017, members will vote for individuals to fill open positions on the board of directors. Those elected will serve for two years, through May 2019, and join seven other board members whose terms expire in 2018. Here is background information for each of the candidates.

Nick Cafardi

Nick is an attorney who specializes in commercial transactions, corporate finance, and commercial leasing. He currently works as Assistant General Counsel for an international steel services company and previously worked as an associate at a law firm in downtown Pittsburgh. Nick has served on the board of Allegheny City Central Association since May 2015, and has experience serving on three other nonprofit boards of directors, both as a director and an officer.

Nick and his wife, Alicia, moved to Allegheny City Central in 2014 after renovating a house on Arch Street. They are proud residents of the neighborhood and members of the ACCA. Look for them walking their ferocious Jack Russell Terrier, Tony, around the neighborhood.

Nichele Parker

Nichele has been an active member of the community since her family moved to Pittsburgh almost 3 years ago from Annapolis, MD by way of Raleigh, NC. Nichele has always been active in the communities where she has resided, serving as HOA President, HOA Board Member, and Community Liaison.

Nichele currently works in the title services industry with Title Source. She brings her 20 plus years of real estate experience and her passion of affordable housing and energy efficiency, to help facilitate construction of more sustainable, energy efficient, and affordable housing. Nichele truly believes that neighborhoods and communities are strengthened by permanent, stable and affordable housing.

Previously Nichele ran statewide energy efficiency programs for the states of Maryland and North Carolina. Those successful programs included Maryland’s Net Zero Schools, Commercial & Industrial energy efficiency, Maryland Smart Energy Communities, and EmPower Clean Energy Low to Moderate Income programs. In North Carolina, Nichele was the Program Manager for the Commercial & Industrial energy efficiency and Appliance Rebate programs.

Prior to entering the energy sector, Nichele worked in government relations and international trade for a Fortune 500 telecommunications company.

Nichele earned her B. S. from Marymount College – Tarrytown, NY and holds a Graduate Certificate from George Washington University in PACs & Congress. Nichele is a licensed Realtor in PA, MD and NC, and holds many energy industry certifications. She is married with one son and enjoys traveling and antiquing.

Danielle Ross

Danielle has lived on Monterey Street for four years after trading the hills of Mount Washington for the flat lands of the Northside. Here she has found a love of all things urban living and is ready to give her time helping to cultivate more of an inclusive, prosperous neighborhood for all. Since moving here, her interests in the neighborhood have spanned from safer streets and active lifestyles to childhood development. Danielle is also an active member of Walk/Ride Northside, the neighborhood bicycle and pedestrian committee, where her voice as a casual rider has pushed for safe access to jobs and parks.

Currently a business analyst at Highmark, Danielle’s previous experience leading a service team shows her ability to listen and help, which she intends to use in her home neighborhood. Outside of work, you can find Danielle, and her sidewalk cat Tela, reading books on her stoop or riding her bike around the city.

Sherah Rothman

Sherah and her husband Jeffrey recently purchased a home on Sandusky Street after previously residing in Heinz Lofts for several years. They have grown to love the Northside and everything it has to offer! Sherah is enthusiastic about being involved in a growing and changing community and is honored to run for the ACCA Board of Directors.

Sherah works as a teacher and cross-country coach at Avonworth School District. In addition to teaching and coaching, she also works part time at a specialty running store in Robinson. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh in 2006, Sherah lived and taught in Maryland and West Virginia. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at West Virginia University. Sherah’s spare time is filled with traveling, running, eating delicious food, cheering on her alma mater, and spending quality time with friends and family.

Vincent Salvino

Vincent Salvino received a BSBA in HR Management from Robert Morris University in 2005 and a Master of Arts in Industrial and Labor relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2006. Vincent completed an Advanced Internship with The Walt Disney Company in Orlando, FL in January 2007. Vincent was a Federal Investigator for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for three years before moving back to the Pittsburgh area to be a Training Support Specialist with OPM in January 2011. Vincent has worked for the Department of Energy since June 2016.

Vincent and his husband, Jason Owens, bought their home in the summer of 2012 on Monterey Street. Vincent graduated from the City’s Civic Leadership Academy and has been an active member of the ACCA since October 2011.



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