GCA Board of Directors

2018 / 2019 Board of Directors

The Greenfield Community Association is governed by a community elected board of seven to eleven volunteer Directors.  They are elected annually to three year, staggered terms.   Elections take place during GCA’s annual meeting in January.  This list is awaiting an update with results of the 27 Jan 2019 Board election.

Kristi Heidel (President) currently serves as the President of Greenfield Community Association, Public Safety Committee Co-Chair and Special Events Committee Co-Chair.  Kristi recently graduated from Duquesne University School of Law and received her Masters in Social Work from University of Pittsburgh in 2010. Kristi is an Investigator in the City Of Pittsburgh Office of Municipal Investigations. She has previously been employed as a certified legal intern in with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and an Albert Schweitzer Fellow working with the Homeless Children’s Education Fund, Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, and the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh. In addition to work with indigent clients, Kristi volunteers with Greenfield Organized Against Drugs.

Bryce Aaronsen moved to Pittsburgh from the Philadelphia area in 2013 for a Masters degree in International Development from the University of Pittsburgh (GSPIA) where he focused on global water and sanitation initiatives.  He has lived in Greenfield ever since other than 6 months abroad and another 6 months on Mt. Washington. Bryce has always appreciated the kind and direct way of many Greenfielders.  He finds that as long as you don’t talk sports they remind him of many Philadelphians.

Bryce currently works as a Property Auditor at Carnegie Mellon University, and as a part time technical consultant with a local water quality robotics start-up.  Bryce currently serves as the Secretary of the Three Rivers Waterkeeper Board of Directors. He lives on Mirror Street with his girlfriend Ellie, their rescue dog Mocha and two cats, Sir Winston and Beatrix.  He spends what little free tie h has napping or walking in Frick Park. In November 2018 Bryce received the GCA’s “Get It Done” award for for volunteer contributions to the GCA Board.  He looks forward to improve and define communications strategy and insure future financial sustainability. 

Brittany Banks and her partner Amy moved to Greenfield in 2017 and look forward to the coming years in their do-it-yourself home. Originally from the Midwest, Brittany moved to Pittsburgh to pursue her Masters Degree of Social Work. Upon completion Brittany worked in schools and the community as a mental health therapist.  Currently Brittany is the Social and Emotional Learning Coordinator for a Pittsburgh social services agency and promotes emotional intelligence to at-risk youth.  You can likely find Brittany tackling home projects or relaxing with her dogs if she is not at work.

Phyllis Beck and her husband have lived in “The Run” for the last seven years where they’ve learned about the community and attended meetings regarding needs in The Run.  She has a BA in Business Administration from Midway College, Midway, Kentucky and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Sullivan University in Louisville, KY, has worked with the medical community, funeral services, legal and printing and is currently working for her husband as his office manager in a podiatric practice in the Mon Valley area.  Phyllis brings the voice of The Run to the GCA Board and active participation in the greater community.  

David Cashmere has been an active member of the Public Space Committee since 2012, the committee that keeps our public spaces and gardens looking clean and green.  As a direct liaison with both the University of Pittsburgh and Western PA Conservancy, he’s organized volunteers and events for clean-ups and plantings. In 2017 he received GCA’s “Get It Done” Award.

David is a veteran of the United States Navy and earned his degree from University of Pittsburgh in Psychology and Neuroscience. He’s worked at Western Psychiatric for over 26 years in the Sleep and Behavioral Neuroscience Center and has lived in Greenfield since 1998.  David is a compassionate and giving person who also volunteers with the Animal Rescue League in his spare time. 

Amy Goetzman grew up in Greenfield, and earned both her Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Education from Duquesne University. She is currently a teacher in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District where she has taught middle school math since 2004. Amy is also the Vice President of BWEA (Baldwin-Whitehall Educational Association), BWEA House of Delegates Representative, and the Math Department Chairperson at Harrison Middle School. Amy is actively involved at St. Rosalia Academy and Church as PTG President and chairperson for a variety of committees.

Ed Goyda has been a Greenfield resident for 42 years. Ed has been an active member of the Public Space Committee since its inception, working on the Portal Project, painting project at Irvine Street Pump Station and Hassett Parklet. Ed also volunteers at St. Rosalia Church and Festival. In 2016 he received the “Get It Done” Award for his hard work in all of Greenfield’s Public Spaces.

Matt Mahoney grew up in a small coal town north of Pittsburgh and graduated from Slippery Rock University. He spent 20+ years working in a variety of fields from cooking to retail to military service to teaching English overseas, etc. etc. Currently Matt is on track to complete his Masters Degree in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Systems from Penn State in mid-2019 while working as a Program Manager for Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance. Matt and his wife moved to Greenfield in 2012 where they’ve enjoyed raising their kids Ember and Soleil in a warm and inviting community.

Joe Pegher is a lifelong Greenfield resident and local Realtor. He is currently the GCA Co-Chair of the Development and Transportation Committee. He lives in his childhood home with his wife Deanna, their 2 children as well as their 3 dogs. Joe attended both St Rosalia Grade School and Taylor Allderdice High School. After getting a degree in 1985, he moved to Washington DC to work for Xerox Corporation. 6 years later, the opportunity to return home presented itself and he has since started a new career in real estate. He has enjoyed working on various community projects over the years and looks forward to improving Greenfield while still retaining the traditions and qualities that have made it one of the city’s best neighborhoods.

Jesse Sharrard joined the GCA Board in 2018 and has been a Greenfield resident and homeowner since 2003. He’s quite happy with the changes that the neighborhood has experienced in the past 15 years, thanks in great part to the active neighborhood involvement that makes Greenfield be one of the most livable neighborhoods in Pittsburgh.  Jesse works in Hazelwood as Nutrition & Compliance Manager for Community Kitchen Pittsburgh where he plans menus and teach classes to help students facing significant challenges to qualify and obtain stable employment in the culinary sector.  Past board and committee experiences include Greenfield PTO, where Jesse advocated for an afterschool program that was eventually adopted; Connect Greenfield; East End Food Co-Op; and Frick Park Lawn Bowling Club.