Steve Hellner-Burris – Executive Director
Appointed Executive Director by Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh’s board in 2009, Steve is responsible for executing the Board’s overall vision and leading Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh’s mission across the neighborhoods of Allegheny County. Primary responsibilities include fund development; management of daily operations; staff oversight and development; and supporting the Board in their effort to grow the organization’s programs and scope of services.
Steve brings 24 prior years of non-profit management experience to his role at RTP. His past experience has been in starting and growing nonprofits. Most recently he spent fifteen years developing a $4,000,000 community center in Wilkinsburg. Other past duties included program development and implementation of a capital campaign raising nearly $7,000,000 to develop a multipurpose community center.
Steve has been in Pittsburgh for the past twenty-one years. He lives in Forest Hills with wife Pastor Janet Hellner-Burris of the Christian Church of Wilkinsburg. He has two children, Katie who was recently married and is attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinarian Medicine and Benjamin who will be entering Thiel College this fall. They will not be lonely though since Cody and Maggie (two dogs) will still be at home.
Alan Sisco – Deputy Director
Alan is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh’s many corporate, foundation, and government partners. In addition, he manages the organizations marketing and communication efforts, insures a great experience for upwards of 1,500 volunteers a year, and supervises three AmeriCorps Members.
Prior to joining Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh in 2010, Alan spent four years at Rebuilding Together’s national headquarters in Washington, D.C. In various positions he traveled to more than 25 cities, developed and managed million-dollar cause-marketing programs for the organization’s corporate sponsors, and lead volunteer teams in the New Orleans reconstruction efforts.
Alan is a Pittsburgh native, having grown up in South Oakland. He now lives in a 110 year-old house in Forest Hills with his wife Lauren and ill-behaved dog Buddy.
Lindsay Ruprecht – Project Manager
As Project Manager, Lindsay is responsible for connecting Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh’s free home repair services to targeted communities within Allegheny County. Primary responsibilities include program outreach, home repair assessments, skilled volunteer development and programmatic partnership development and referrals.
Prior to joining Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, Lindsay served as Sustainable Community Development Coordinator for ACTION-Housing where she guided the organization’s energy conservation and green building programs. As part of that role, she developed the Pittsburgh Green House, a hands-on home sustainability training and resource center focused on green home repair in a 110-year-old home. She earned a Master of Science degree in Non Profit Management from The New School in New York.
Lindsay was born and raised in the Pittsburgh region and a proud to have returned to her home town after traveling internationally and living in Brooklyn. Outside of her role at Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, she serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of La Escuelita Arcoiris, Pittsburgh’s only Spanish-Immersion Preschool in Squirrel Hill.
Bill Freed – Construction Manager
Bill leads the organization’s construction efforts by coordinating volunteers, contractors, and partners to effectively and efficiently deliver our mission.
Vicki Johnson – Administrator
Vicki joined Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh in 2002, after working for Rockwell Automation/Reliance Electric in industrial sales for 20 years. She is responsible for the intake of homeowner applications as well as addressing questions and concerns from the homeowners during the repair process. She handles Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh’s day-to-day administrative and financial functions, coordinates logistics for events, and supports the Executive and Program Directors.
Vicki and her husband have lived in Bethel Park for over 25 years.