Bill Cornell, President

William Cornell is a psychotherapist in private practice, with offices in Lawrenceville. Bill is a widely published author in his field and a consultant to psychotherapy training programs around the world. After raising his family in an 1825 farmhouse north of Pittsburgh, Bill decided to move into the city, purchasing a house on Penn Avenue so as to participate in the revival of the Penn Avenue/Garfield corridor. He has served on the BGC Board of Directors since 2006 and was elected President in 2010.

Bill COrnell

P.J. Maloney, Vice President

P.J. Maloney has served on the BGC Board of Directors since 2000. He is chair of the BGC’s Marketing & Communications Committee, and is a member of the Youth, Education and Employment Committee. Since 1975, P.J. has been an anchor, interviewer and reporter with Newsradio 1410 KQV; he has also worked at WPXI-TV, WQEX-TV and WQED-TV, and is currently a host on the Friday night edition of “Night Talk” on PCNC, Channel 11’s cable news station. In addition, P.J. has been an adjunct professor of broadcast journalism at the University of Pittsburgh since 1990. A Pittsburgh native, he grew up in Sheraden and now lives in Shadyside.

P.J. Maloney

Joseph Junker, Treasurer

Joseph Junker has served on the BGC Board of Directors since 2011. He is chair of both the BGC’s Governance Committee and the Audit & Finance Committee. Joe also serves as a member of the Development Committee as well as the Ad Hoc Committee for the Community Center Renovation. Since 2001, Joe has been a fundraiser for the University of Pittsburgh and has served his Alma Mater in various capacities. One of Joe’s true passions in life is making connections with his community and ultimately seeking ways to educate and inspire people’s lives. A Pittsburgh native whose parents both grew up in Garfield, he is deeply rooted in the community and its ongoing revitalization. Joe has lived in Bloomfield for the last 13 years.

Joesph Junker

Talisa Cameron, Secretary

Talisa Cameron joined the BGC Board of Directors in 2013. She has lived in Garfield for the past 6 years, and says she is happy to be a homeowner. For 13 years, she has worked for Highmark, Inc., most recently in the department that works on implementing the new healthcare reform law. Talisa has five wonderful children and one grandson. She loves to read and to garden, and is an active member of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church.

Talisa Cameron


John Wright

Samantha Hahn Bui

Jeanette Coleman

Lilly Denhardt

John Shivickas

Vera England

Corey Buckner

Jarmele Fairclaugh

Renee Robinson

Shirley Gleditsch

Rebekkah Ranallo

Zach Restelli

Felipe Palomo


Board Members Emeritus

Catherine Curry

Jim Maloney