Staff Listing


Dana FruzynskiInterim Executive Director

Kelly MacKayOffice Manager
Since March of 2005, Kelly has served as the coordinator for the Northside Leadership Conference’s annual fundraising dinner and also fills the role of Office Manager.  Kelly comes to us from Butler Gas Products Company, Inc., a specialty gas and welding distributor. Kelly has over twenty years of sales and customer service experience. She also ran a family construction business for 10 years.


Justin Kaylor, Real Estate Director 

Judith Melvin, Real Estate Project Manager 
Judy joined the Northside Leadership Conference in 2017 and is relishing developing residential and commercial properties, and watching how revitalization changes the dynamic in the neighborhood.  With a background in mechanical engineering and information technology, she is applying her many years of project management experience in our Real Estate Department. She’s been civically active all her life, especially in Central Northside/Allegheny City Central, where she’s owned her home for 20 years.  She passionately loves the Northside, and so does her rescue dog Imzadi.  Judy is working on her Master’s degree and PMP certification; Imzadi her Therapy Dog International certification.


Jesse DescutnerMain Street and Events Manager 
Jesse is a 2016 graduate from the University of Pittsburgh's Urban Studies Program. He was an intern for the Real Estate Department in 2014, and he made his return to the Conference in May of 2018. As an avid bicyclist, a local musician, and a lover of all things Pittsburgh, Jesse is thrilled to promote businesses, events, and community growth and engagement on the Northside.


Maggie Yenchick, Allegheny General Hospital Partnership Coordinator

Maggie relocated from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh in 2017 to attend Point Park University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in SAEM in 2021. She is an animal lover and enjoys traveling as well as the outdoors. Maggie is excited about being able to use her passion for helping others and improving the community to serve the residents of the Northside.

We are now partnering with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy!

For questions regarding the Allegheny Commons Park, please contact:

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
South Side Office (Main)
45 South 23rd Street, Suite 101, Pittsburgh PA, 15203.
412-682-7275 ext 239