Kenny Slaughter

Kenny has been the ‘Mayor’ of Schenley Plaza for more than 10 years. You will also see him in Mellon Square and volunteering with other Parks Conservancy projects. He takes…

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Jen Schnakenberg

Jen grew up near the edge of Frick Park, and continues to explore Pittsburgh’s urban forest. As the Assistant Director of Education, Jen’s helped connect more than 1,000 school children…

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April Roberson

April is a Southern transplant having been born and raised in the great state of Texas. Despite moving to Pennsylvania in 2009 and Pittsburgh proper in 2012, she refuses to…

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Brandon Riley

As a child, Brandon had a strong connection with the natural world, and could often be found outside studying frogs and insects in the woods around his parents’ New Hampshire…

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Catherine Qureshi

Catherine Qureshi has been with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy since 2014. She has served in a variety of roles including: Director of Administration and Finance, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief…

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Elizabeth Mick

In December 2023, Elizabeth joined Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s advancement team, using her professional writing background to share park stories, promote park advocacy across all ages, and create positive change through…

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Hersh Merenstein

In October 2022, Hersh Merenstein joined the Parks Conservancy as Director of Institutional Relations, a role in which he helps to craft funding proposals and grant applications and develops and…

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Brandon McCracken

As Senior Manager of Ecological Restoration, Brandon works to plan, implement, and manage projects related to improving the ecological health of Pittsburgh’s parks. Through the establishment of restoration sites, Brandon…

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