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Brashear Welcomes Andrea Matthews as New Executive Director

March 18, 2019 - 2:53pm -- tfrank

The Brashear Association is pleased to announce and welcome Andrea Matthews as their incoming Executive Director. Andrea will begin on April 1st 2019 following Hugh Brannan's retirement after 36 years of dedicated service.

A result of a recruitment and hiring effort led by Nonprofit Talent, Andrea was selected as the Board of Directors' consensus choice. Andrea was the Founding Executive Director of the Children’s Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc. and more recently has held a position as a Public Health Analyst with the Health Resources and Services Administration, Health and Human Services, in Rockville, MD. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Leadership Pittsburgh Class XXIX.

“Andrea's exceptional track record of establishing and growing a nonprofit organization with a strong commitment to innovation, collaboration, and partnership building will support The Brashear Association's vision for expanded services and a new location in the South Pittsburgh Hilltop,” said Kristi Rogers, President of the Board of Directors.

A native Pittsburgher, who grew up in the Beltzhoover neighborhood, Andrea is already familiar with the work and potential of The Brashear Association. Her children participated in the agency's educational programming and she served on the Board of Directors as a 1st Vice President.

The Brashear Association supports and enriches families in a community context to build more vital lives and neighborhoods in South Pittsburgh. Through its provision of human services and community action, Brashear recognizes community strengths and diversity and encourages self-help, citizen education, and community improvement and involvement.