Nicholas Pantalone

Nick is a leader in enterprise risk management, internal audit, and internal controls compliance, a Senior Manager in one of the Big 4's risk advisory practices, and a Certified Public Accountant (Pennsylvania). He joined the Board of Grounded to participate in its newly defined strategy and contribute to all things finance-related. Outside of finances, Nick is a good fit for Grounded because of his prior experiences in land restoration activities - prior to attending Duquesne University, he operated a landscaping…

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Beth A. Slagle

Secretary Pronouns: she/her/hers Beth A. Slagle, an attorney at the law firm of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP, maintains an active practice focused principally on business issues, insurance coverage and employment law. She is the Chair of the firm's Diversity Group, Chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Group and Co-Chair of the firm's MUSolutions Group, focused on entrepreneurs and new ventures. Ms. Slagle’s practice includes representing entities and individuals in a variety of insurance coverage and contract-related claims. She has…

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Darnell Moses

Pronouns: he/him/his Darnell is the Vice President of Development Finance at The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) where he is responsible for administering all contracts for the department and fiscal compliance of those contracts. His expertise enhances the work in Research and Technical Assistance, including working on CDFA Publications; Government Affairs including participating in the Federal Financing Webinar; and Programming with a focus on Course Advising all areas; but specifically Tax Credit financing. Mr. Moses will play a role…

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Teresa Hammond

Pronouns: she/her/hers Teresa Hammond is an experienced healthcare executive and marketing leader with over 15 years of experience. Her diverse background working across a range of categories in both large and early-stage companies has prepared her to make significant Board contributions in marketing, business strategy, and team development. Teresa started her marketing career in brand management at Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, and HJ Heinz. After 10 years working in large companies, Teresa transitioned to 4moms®, an early-stage company where she…

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Charles Goodwin

Chair Pronouns: he/him/his Charlie leads BNY Mellon Capital Markets public finance investment banking practice which focuses on providing debt underwriting, financial advisory and other services for governments, authorities, hospitals, colleges, non-profits and certain project finance clients. He also initiated the firm's Social Investing practice centered around deploying capital that will generate positive financial and social/environmental returns. He joined the board because he was drawn to the work empowering communities around revitalizing neighborhoods through improving underutilized properties. In his profession, he…

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Gordon Hodnett

Pronouns: he/him/his Gordon started out as a ReClaim South Ambassador in 2013 for GTECH Strategies, now Grounded. He now considers himself as a "Father Gardener." While he was a ReClaim South Ambassador, he created the Garden on Gearing in Beltzhoover. Gordon envisioned the community garden in 2014 and it hasn’t stopped growing since. The once-vacant lot is now an edible garden that provides seasonal fruits and vegetables to passersby, including a fruit tree orchard, colorful mural, and a bench so…

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Dr. Danielle Andrews-Brown

Pronouns: she/her/hers Dr. Andrews received her Ph.D. (Soil Science) in 2011 at The Pennsylvania State University.  She remained at Penn State as a post-doctoral scholar and research associate. Dr. Andrews came to the University of Pittsburgh in 2017 as a lecturer and the advisor and coordinator of the Environmental Studies program. For over 14 years, she has conducted lab and field scale research as it pertains to water and soil quality. Presently, specific research has focused on carbon, nitrogen and emerging…

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