Our Staff

Tracey Evans
Executive Director
tracey@wilkinsburgcdc.org

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@wilkinsburgcdc.org

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.

Shannon Kurta's portrait

Shannon Kurta
Director of Finance and Administration
shannon@wilkinsburgcdc.org

Shannon began working with the WCDC in February of 2020. Shannon’s nearly 20 years of experience include working as the Assistant Controller for Foundation and Special Projects at Westmoreland County Community College, an Accountant at Southwestern PA Human Services Inc., and an Accountant for Waste Management Inc. She graduated from Shippensburg State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration where she majored in Accounting.

Moses Workman
Office & Communications Manager
moses@wilkinsburgcdc.org

In August of 2021 Moses joined the WCDC team as the Office and Communications Manager bringing over 17 years of experience in customer service and social media management. The former Borough of Wilkinsburg Clerk/Secretary, Notary Public and Website Administrator has also been employed at Google and several banks throughout Pittsburgh. A graduate of the Bradford School of Business Pittsburgh with an associate degree in Computer Application and Programming, Moses is a lifelong Wilkinsburg resident. He is also a board member of the 14-year-old Wilkinsburg Sun, the voice of the Borough.

 

 

Marlee Gallagher
Director of Economic Development
marlee@wilkinsburgcdc.org

Marlee has worked with the WCDC since 2013. Initially serving as a petition circulator for the first liquor license referendum, Marlee was hired as the WCDC’s first communications and outreach coordinator in 2014 and worked in that role for five years. At the WCDC, she helped to create and grow programs to support small businesses, engage residents, promote Wilkinsburg regionally and nationally, and raise critical funds to further our mission. Marlee previously served on the Wilkinsburg Art Commission, Wilkinsburg Shade Tree Committee, Mayor Garrett’s Community Conversations, and as a founding board member of Free Store Wilkinsburg. She returned to the WCDC full-time in 2021 as Director of Economic Development to support all aspects of the WCDC’s mission and work.

Aaron Gould
Vacant Property & Community Outreach Coordinator
aaron@wilkinsburgcdc.org

Libby Wilkerson
Research & Community Education Coordinator
libby@wilkinsburgcdc.org