Our Staff


Tracey Evans
Executive Director

In June 2010, Tracey was hired to serve our first full-time executive director. A founding member and former secretary of the WCDC, Tracey was instrumental in securing the initial funding for our organization’s establishment. Tracey also serves as Executive Director of the WCDC Holding Co. and Wilkinsburg Railroad Station LLC. A longtime resident of Wilkinsburg, Tracey served two terms as an elected councilperson for Wilkinsburg Borough, from 2006 through 2013. In addition to her work in Wilkinsburg, Tracey serves as a mentor at the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public & International Affairs. 


Gordon Manker
Business Development Specialist

Gordon joined the WCDC as a Business Development Specialist in March 2015 to coordinate our small business programs and assist with our Green, Clean and Safe initiatives. Bringing extensive veterans affairs knowledge to the WCDC, Gordon served nearly 30 years in the PA Army National Guard and U.S. Air Force Reserves. Gordon is also a former Wilkinsburg business owner. Most recently, Gordon worked at the Micro-Business Institute and the Environment & Energy Community Outreach Center (EECO), both programs of Pittsburgh Community Services Inc. Gordon currently serves on PCRG’s Board of Directors.


Sandra Roberts
Administrative Coordinator

Sandra joined the WCDC in March 2016 as our part-time Administrative Coordinator. She is a Wilkinsburg resident and a retiree of 25 years from the Pennsylvania  House of Representatives, where she served as Legislative Assistant to the former Representative Joseph Preston, Jr. Previously, Sandra worked at Peoples Oakland for 18 years. In addition to her work, Sandra also served as an elected councilperson for Wilkinsburg Borough from 1996 through 2008.


Sophia Yeung
Development Coordinator

Sophia Yeung joined the WCDC as an intern in October 2016, working with us on a series of instructional videos aimed at making the vacant property acquisition and rehabilitation process simpler and more successful. Sophia was hired as a full-time employee in January 2017 to help support and grow our development and fundraising program. In December, Sophia earned her master’s degree in Public Policy & Management from Carnegie Mellon University. She is an AmeriCorps alum and a former CORO fellow in public affairs, interested in the convergence of policy and innovation.