Staff and Board

WCM currently has a staff comprised of 6 full or part-time people who work with a large number of volunteers from the community


  • Ruth Kittner Ph.D. – Executive Director
  • Carlos Gasca-Yanez – Pantry Coordinator
  • Marie Chirielieson – Pantry Hostess
  • Robert Johnson – Pantry Assistant / Driver
  • Leila Jackson & Rita Feuchtel – Pantry Assistants


The WCM board of directors is made up of volunteers from a number of local churches and from the community. There are currently 12 board members, 9 of whom are members of the executive committee.

Executive Committee:

  • Darlene Thornton – President – New Testament Missionary Baptist Church
  • Jane Fox – Vice President – Sixth Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh
  • Claudia Viehland – Secretary – Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church
  • Larry A. Viehland – Treasurer – Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church
  • Tom Ochs – Financial Secretary – First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood
  • Joseph E.T. Davis – Member-At-Large
  • Gerald Gaudi – Member-At-Large


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