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Leadership Staff

Executive Direction Brian R. Foltz founded AYD in 1994 with a team of committed parents, community leaders, and friends. Previously, he was the development director for Youth Opportunities Unlimited, a community liasion in the Pittsburgh Public Safety Department, and an account supervisor with Krome Communications. Mr. Foltz is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennslyvania with a BA in journalism.


Middle School Program Coordinator Warren Butler was an active AYD member throughout his middle and high school years, beginning in 1995.  He graduated from Urban Pathways Charter School in 2001 and attended Mercyhurst University.  He has worked for AYD in numerous volunteer and paid positions over the years.  In 2007 he won the Pittsburgh Jefferson Award for Volunteer Service for the programs he and another alumnus developed and ran at AYD, and was a finalist for the National Jefferson Award in Washington, DC.  In addition to AYD, he has also worked as a teacher’s aide and a behavioral specialist in the Pittsburgh Public Schools.  

Board of Directors



Kurt A. Simmen




Vice Chairperson

Laurah Currey


Pressley Ridge Schools



Robert E. Bandi, CPA

Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.

Donnie Black

Field Operations Supervisor

Arrows Up LLC

Justin Kruljac

Marketing Analyst


Harry Lorusso


Michaels Meats

John V. Maggio

Financial Advisor

Merrill Lynch

Christopher Mensah

Improvement Specialist


Stephanie Rideau

Director, Business Operations and Development

Comcast Business

Juane Tyler

Owner & Organizational Leadership Specialist

Tyler Consulting & Assoc. LLC

Executive Director

Brian R. Foltz

Allegheny Youth Development


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