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.


Judith Melvin, 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.


Cody Walters, Main Street Director
Cody Walters and his wife, Damara, have been Northside home owners since May of 2009. Cody is a 1999 graduate of North Catholic High School in Troy Hill.  He attended the University of Pittsburgh and earned his degree in Literature in 2004. Cody has been an avid member of the community and a board member of the East Allegheny Community Council since he moved into the neighborhood. In 2010, he planned the first annual Deutschtown Bar Crawl.  In addition, Cody created the Deutschtown Music Festival in 2012. Cody hopes to continue his promotion of the Northside in his new position with the Northside Leadership Conference.

Jesse DescutnerMain Street 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.


Lauren DeDomenic, Allegheny General Hospital Partnership Coordinator Lauren attended the University of Pittsburgh and earned her dual degree in Architectural Studies, and Urban Studies in 2015, and her certificate in Geographic Information Systems in 2017. She interned and worked as a Project Assistant for the Real Estate Department throughout 2015, and 2017. During her time away from the Northside Leadership Conference, she explored working in small business sales, as well as business development for the chamber of commerce for Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

Despite, not being a native Pittsburgher, Lauren has set down roots in Pittsburgh. She is currently renovating a 100-year-old house in Lawrenceville with her fiancé, and planning to move to the Northside in the future. As a yogi, devoted CrossFitter, and soon to be indoor cycling instructor, she is excited to bring more health and wellness initiatives to the Northside. In addition, she is delighted to further the long-standing partnership between the Northside Leadership Conference, and Allegheny General Hospital to benefit the Northside community.


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