• About Pittsburgh Urban Christian School

Board of Directors

PUCS is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of parents, community leaders, and business professionals.  The Board meets bimonthly to provide accountability and guidance regarding vision, budget, and educational priorities.

The Board of Directors is responsible for establishing policies, approving budgets, overseeing the raising of scholarship and operating funds, managing staff contracts, finalizing class sizes, and the monitoring of the overall direction of the school. The PUCS Association approves board members. 

2022-23 Board of Directors

Jay Gilmer, Board President
Project Manager, City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety and Attorney; Former PUCS Parent

Mary Martha Truschel, Vice President
Retired from the Office of Chief Counsel, PA Dept. of Environmental Protection

Matthieu Croce, Treasurer
Founder/President, 412mgmt LLC; PUCS Parent

Katie Love, Secretary
Chatham Financial; PUCS Parent

Nicole Cerilli
BNY Mellon

Jim Stout
Principal Consultant at Luminous Institute

Cynthia Vanholten-Dixon
BNY Mellon

Cynthia M. Wallace, EdD
Executive Pastor, Bible Center Church; Executive Director, The Oasis Project

David Woods
General Contractor, PUCS Parent, PUCS Alumnus