Originally from NYC, Eric serves as a Project Manager with Urban Strategies, Inc (USI), a national nonprofit focused on community development in revitalizing neighborhoods.
A YNPN member since 2019, Eric currently serves as a Project Manager for Urban Strategies, Inc (USI) at the Pittsburgh – Northside site. He’s originally from the Bronx, but came to Pittsburgh to attend the University of Pittsburgh. There, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English Writing, as well as a Master of Public Administration in Urban Affairs and Planning. Prior to his role with USI, Eric served as a graduate student assistant and admissions counselor for the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at Pitt. In his free time, he loves to cook and read anything nonfiction!
Fun Fact: Eric has a twin sister named Lynette!
Frank found his passion for helping non-profits while working at Louis Plung & Company where he specialized in working with non-profits.
A YNPN member since 2020, Frank is senior audit associate at Louis Plung and Company where he primarily specializes in performing audits in accordance with yellow book and the uniform guidance for non-profit organizations. Frank participated in the Spring/Summer Ready to Compete Finance Cohort with the RMU Bayer Center which has inspired him to assist non-profits with understanding the importance of accounting and budgeting. He is also a member of the PICPA Pittsburgh Chapter community involvement committee that implements community services events and programs to benefit non-profits in the greater Pittsburgh area.
Fun Fact: Frank lost 70 pounds after he decided to stop playing football in high school. He completed this by running around his neighborhood in Castle Shannon and challenging himself daily to run just a few more steps further up a hill until he was able to.
Beci’s professional background spans the public, private, and nonprofit sectors but she feels most at home wherever there are people to help and problems to solve.
A YNPN member since 2019, Beci is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She has worked in a wide range of fields including corporate banking, nonprofit, and local government. She is a two-year AmeriCorps service alum and was also an AmeriCorps Program Director. Currently, she is the Director of Homeownership Services at NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania, a local nonprofit focused on sustainable homeownership and financial wellness. Beci is most passionate about both learning and teaching progressive workforce development, performance management, and negotiation skills. Beci owns a home in West Mifflin with her two spoiled cats, Dolly and EmmyLou. When she’s not baking “thank you” pies, she loves to read and listens to way too many podcasts.
Fun Fact: Beci has started a journey to make all 103 technical bakes from Great British Bake Off.