Staff and Board


Volunteers Make the Difference

WCM currently has a staff comprised of 7 full or part-time people who work with a large over 20 community volunteers


  • Ruth Kittner Ph.D. – Executive Director
  • Melissa Wilson – Pantry Coordinator
  • Dan Little – Mobile 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 14 board members, 7 of whom are members of the executive committee.

Executive Committee:

  • Darlene Thornton – President – New Testament Missionary Baptist Church, insurance administration
  • Jane Fox – Vice President – Sixth Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, retired high school teacher
  • Beth Simon – Secretary – Waverly Presbyterian Church, Nurse
  • Larry A. Viehland – Treasurer – Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church, retired chemistry professor
  • Tom Ochs – Financial Secretary – First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood, retired corporate executive
  • Joseph Davis – Member-At-Large, local business owner
  • Gerald Gaudi – Member-At-Large, local business owner

WCM Board

  • Jeanne Clancy, retired nurse
  • Will Coffee, Wilkinsburg Police
  • Pat Hauser, retired high school teacher
  • Janet Hellner-Burris, pastor
  • Jeff H0ener, insurance executive
  • Jane Opgaard, operations executive
  • Kim Viehland, retired chemistry teacher


  • Doreen Boyce, retired foundation executive
  • Roger Schneider, retired engineer
  • Deborah Dimasi, SalesForce Consultant
  • Ruth Kittner, retired history teacher and non-profit executive (Ex-officio)




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