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. After 42 years, P.J. has retired as an interviewer and reporter whose credits include working with Newsradio 1410 KQV, WPXI-TV, WQEX-TV, and WQED-TV. He also hosted the Friday night edition of “Night Talk” on PCNC, Channel 11’s cable news station. In addition, P.J. was an adjunct professor of broadcast journalism at the University of Pittsburgh for 20 years. A Pittsburgh native, he grew up in Sheraden and now lives in Shadyside.

P.J. Maloney



Zach Restelli, Treasurer

Jeanette Coleman, Secretary

John Wright

Samantha Hahn Bui

Lilly Denhardt

John Shivickas

Vera England

Corey Buckner

Jarmele Fairclaugh

Karen Thompson

Shirley Gleditsch

Rebekkah Ranallo

Felipe Palomo

Benjy Blanco

Staci Flint

Stefon Braxton

Lillian Sogga


Board Members Emeritus

Catherine Curry

Jim Maloney

Board Meeting Agendas

Board Meeting Minutes