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Brashear Board installs officers


Last updated 12/10/2012 at 4:27pm

New officers were installed at the October meeting of the Board of Directors of The Brashear Association.

The South Pittsburgh community service agency will continue to be led by President Jennifer H. Jeffers, a South Side resident, who is employed by the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning. Ms. Jeffers is the great-granddaughter of Harriet Duff Phillips, the founder of the Association.

Tom Smith, editor and publisher of The South Pittsburgh Reporter, will serve as the First Vice President of the Association. Mr. Smith has been involved with community organizations in South Pittsburgh for many years. He is the current president of Hilltop Alliance.

The executive director of the Children’s Sickle Cell Foundation, Andrea Williams, has assumed the office of Second Vice President. A resident of Beltzhoover, Ms. Williams founded the Children’s Sickle Cell Foundation in 2002. It is the only organization in the region exclusively committed to the well-being of children with sickle cell disease and their families.

Jen Black, the assistant director of University Advancement at Duquesne University, was elected as secretary. Ms. Black was previously employed by the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP).

Re-elected as treasurer, Janice Goliwas currently works at Bradley Michaels Furniture Direct. Ms. Goliwas is a Beechview resident who worked at Typecraft Press for many years.

Officers are elected by members of the board of directors for one-year terms. For more information about the Brashear Association, call 412-431-2236 or visit the agency’s website at


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