COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE STAFF
Richard Swartz, Executive Director
Richard Swartz joined the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation in 1981 as a commercial district revitalization specialist, following graduate work in urban planning and public administration at the University of Pittsburgh. By 1986, Swartz was overseeing all of the BGC’s program development efforts as its executive director. He and his wife, Laura Swiss, have two children, Riza and Rueben.
Aggie Brose, Deputy Director
Aggie Brose is a lifelong Pittsburgh resident and community organizer—she got her start in community organizing as a Democratic Party Committeewoman and as a church fundraiser for St. Lawrence O’Toole Roman Catholic Church. One of the founding members of Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, Brose currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center and the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Neighbor Works Western Pennsylvania, and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation.
Julie Collins, Assistant to the Deputy Director
Mary Anne Stevanus, Office Manager
Paula Martinac, Marketing/Communications Manager; Editor, The Bulletin
Martin Pochapin, Ad Representative, The Bulletin
Samantha McDonough, Penn Avenue Business District Manager
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER STAFF
Richard Flanagan, Youth Development Director
Richard Flanagan is a life-long resident of the Pittsburgh area. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement and Corrections from Penn State University, he worked as a Youth Minister for St. Lawrence O’Toole Roman Catholic Church. Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation hired him as the Youth Development Director in 1989. His other accomplishments include serving on the Board of Education for Pittsburgh Public Schools.