About Us

Our Mission

The Office of Engagement and Community Affairs (ECA) champions community engagement efforts across the Pitt system. ECA facilitates strategic community initiatives, leads the university’s place-based engagements in the city of Pittsburgh, collaborates with the Provost’s Office to support engaged scholarship, maintains positive relationships with the neighbors and organizations closest to our campus footprint, and ensures that Pitt is a partner and asset to communities, locally to globally.

Our Staff

  • Lina Dostilio,
    Vice Chancellor for Engagement and Community Affairs
  • Carrie Finkelstein,
    Manager, Strategic Projects
  • Jamilah Ducar,
    Director, Community Engagement
  • Alex Toner,
    Assistant Director, Community Engagement
  • Nena Ansari,
    Assistant Director, Operations, Community Engagement Centers
  • Kirk Holbrook,
    Director, Community Engagement Center in Hill District
  • Marlo Hall,
    Outreach Coordinator, Community Engagement Center in the Hill District
  • Daren Ellerbee,
    Director, Community Engagement Center in Homewood
  • Anika Jones,
    Outreach Coordinator, Community Engagement Center in Homewood
  • Paul Supowitz,
    Senior Advisor, Community Affairs
  • Raub Robinson
    Greeter, Community Engagement Center in Homewood
  • Torie Jeter
    Receptionist, Community Engagement Center in Homewood

Contact Information:

4227 Fifth Avenue
710 Alumni Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-383-5600
communityinfo@pitt.edu