Meet the Candidates for the 2021-2023 Board of Directors
At the Allegheny City Central Association General Membership Meeting on Monday, May 10, 2021, members will vote for individuals to fill open positions on the board of directors. Those elected will serve for two years, through May 2023, and join the four other board members whose terms expire in 2022. Take some time to learn more about each of the candidates:
Beth is a family law attorney who owns New Day Family Law, LLC in the Northside. Beth is originally from Monroeville, but moved into the city in 2005 and has loved it since. Beth attended the University of Pittsburgh for both college and law school. She has been a resident of the Northside since purchasing a home on Reddour Street in 2018. She lives with her husband Amir and their two adorable cats, and they enjoy traveling and tasting food from around the world.
As a small business owner who sees the daily struggles of families in the area, Beth feels that she has a moral and civic responsibility to help her community through participation in nonprofit and civic organizations. While in law school, Beth served as the co-chair of the Pitt Legal Income Sharing Foundation Auction, raising over $60,000 for legal scholarships to allow qualified law students to pursue internships at public interest legal institutions. Since then, Beth has raised money for both the Pittsburgh Promise and Humane Animal Rescue while participating in the Pittsburgh Half Marathon, and has given various free presentations at local churches and community centers about estate planning issues. Beth also served as an officer in various networking and professional groups, helping to engage other small businesses in the community.
Beth is now hoping to contribute to the Northside neighborhood, taking an active role in ACCA, including serving as Treasurer. She is honored to run for reelection for the ACCA Board of Directors, and is looking forward to continuing to apply her passion for civic engagement to help impact and improve the Northside.
Maggie Connor has been a War Streets resident for 14 years. She is a member of both the ACCA and the Mexican War Streets Society, currently serving as President of both organizations. She is also a member of the ACCA’s Development Committee and one of the organization’s representatives on the Board of the Northside Leadership Conference.
When not volunteering her time, she runs a small architecture practice, founded in 2013, based here in the Northside. Prior to that, she spent the first 15 years of her career at an internationally acclaimed urban design firm, where she became the youngest female principal in the firm’s 50-year history. She has a passion for urban design, public process, and community planning and looks forward to serving her community by advocating for transparent, inclusive, and equitable design processes, conversations, and positive change for all.
Rachael Heisler has been a Central Northside neighbor twice: once on Resaca Place (2010-2011) and now on Arch Street in the Ferris House (2018 – current). She currently serves as the City of Pittsburgh’s Deputy Controller, reporting to City Controller Michael Lamb. She previously worked for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget for seven years and spent six years on the staff of Congressman Jason Altmire.
Rachael is on the board of the Allegheny YMCA and the executive committee of the Northside Food Pantry Advisors. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in public administration from Penn State University.
Sherah, her husband Jeff, and son Miles reside on Sandusky Street. They have loved 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 again. Sherah has been on the ACCA board since 2017.
Sherah works as a teacher at Avonworth School District. 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 received a BSBA from RMU and a Master of Arts from IUP. He worked with The Walt Disney Company after graduating. Vincent was a Federal Investigator for the Office of Personnel Management for three years before moving back to the Pittsburgh area in January 2011. He has worked for the Department of Energy since June 2016.
Vincent and his husband, Jason, bought their home in the summer of 2011 on Monterey Street. Vincent graduated from the City’s Civic Leadership Academy and has been an active member of the ACCA since October 2011 and a board member since 2013.