Bryant, Marcello join Birmingham Foundation Board
Maurita J. Bryant, assistant police chief, and Beth Marcello, director of Women's Business Development at National City, were recently elected to three-year terms on the Board of Directors of the Birmingham Foundation. They will both serve on the foundation's Grant Committee.
Ms. Bryant recently completed a Masters of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration at Point Park University. She began her career with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police in 1977, working her way up from a beat officer to her current position as assistant chief in charge of the Investigations Division, which is comprised of Major Crimes, Narcotics, Vice and Firearms Tracking.
Ms. Bryant is facilitator for the Moms and Cops Domestic Violence Program, a member of the Minority Emergency Preparedness Task Force, founder of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), executive board member of Parental Stress and Gwen's Girls, and is an advisory board member of Women Against Abusive Relationships (WAAR).
Beth Marcello, who currently resides in the South Side Slopes, is director of Women's Business Development at National City Corporation and since 1990 has been the president/owner of the consulting firm PRwriting, Inc. which serves several major corporate clients in Pittsburgh. She is on the Adjunct Faculty at the University of Pittsburgh and teaches Public Relations Writing and Creative Corporate Writing courses.
She was previously a board member for the South Side Local Development Company from 1993-2004 and served as its president from 1998-2002. During her tenure there, she oversaw major funding expansion and policies and programming that attracted new commercial and residential investment. She also has served on the Communications Advisory Board for the Little Sisters of the Poor and on the Board of Cool Space Locator until 2007.
The Birmingham Foundation has distributed over $9.7 million in grants to over 145 local organizations serving South Pittsburgh since it began its grantmaking in 1997. Most recently, the foundation is focused on violence prevention programs, safety net issues, programs for school youth, and healthcare improvements.
For more information, visit www.birminghamfoun- dation.org.