Our Team

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

Contact Information:

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

  • Lina Dostilio,
    Vice Chancellor, Engagement and Community Affairs
  • Jamilah Ducar,
    Executive Director, Engaged Campus
  • Keith Caldwell,
    Executive Director, Place Based Initiatives
  • Nena Ansari,
    Assistant Director, Operations, Community Engagement Centers
  • Gregory Kienzl,
    Director of Data & Impact Measurement
  • Justin Dandoy,
    Director of Community Affairs
  • Gabrielle DeMarchi,
    Assistant Director, Community Affairs
  • Sierra Mason,
    Administrative Coordinator
  • Open
    Director, Community Engagement Center in Hill District
  • Kali Mack,
    ​Receptionist, Community Engagement Center in the Hill District
  • Mikia Sheffey,
    Greeter, Community Engagement Center in the Hill District
  • Michelle Stewart,
    Director, Community Engagement Center in Homewood
  • Anika Jones,
    Outreach Coordinator, Community Engagement Center in Homewood
  • Torie Jeter,
    Receptionist, Community Engagement Center in Homewood
  • Raub Robinson,
    Greeter, Community Engagement Center in Homewood