ASA Social Fund for Hidden Peoples

OUR TEAM

Executive Board Members

Nicholas Gregory Langston
ASA Chair

Master’s Degree student at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Previously a Peace Corps volunteer in Rwanda, worked as an intern in a Pittsburgh, PA, refugee re-settlement program.

Dr. Bok-gyo Jeong
ASA Vice-Chair

​​Assistant Professor at
Kean University, NJ

​Pauline Greenlick
ASA Treasurer

Pauline worked in education for over thirty years teaching students with special needs. Currently she is involved in producing over thirty films focusing on the the stories of hidden people in Uganda. In addition she produces films for businesses and non-profits in the Pittsburgh region.

Hannah Greenlick-Michals
ASA Secretary

Surgical Airway and Tracheostomy, Professional Practice Specialist at the Children’s National Medical Center, Washington D.C.

Mariah Fosnight
ASA Microfinance Development, Training, Monitoring, and Evaluation Consultant​

MBA-MID joint degree student at Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and the Graduate School for Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). Currently a Special Projects Intern at The Pittsburgh Foundation. Previously worked in the insurance industry recruiting and supporting small business owners in the Pittsburgh region.

Kihwan Kim, Ph.D., MBA
ASA Special Projects: Social Enterprise Development

Dr. Kihwan Kim is currently working as an assistant professor in management at Kean University in New Jersey.
Before moving to New Jersey, he taught social entrepreneurship courses and mentored a Social Business Club, Enactus, in Iowa​.

John Michals
ASA Special Projects

Special education teacher, Fairfax School System, Fairfax, VA

Paige Noah
ASA Board Member

Paige received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and her M.P.I.A. from Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) while working as co-coordinator of the Hidden Peoples Project and serving as an African Studies Graduate Fellow. During her time at Pitt, Paige was a member of the Ford Institute for Human Security’s Working Group on Gender Equality in Public Administration for the United Nations Development Program. She was also a member of Pitt’s 2019 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team. Paige is currently an associate attorney at Goldberg, Persky & White located in downtown Pittsburgh.

Staff Members

Dr. Louis A. Picard
President of ASA

Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Madeline Greenlick
ASA Program Development Manager


Madeline has worked for a variety of international and domestic non profit organizations. Her professional experience includes work in the areas of development, and program and financial management.

Abigail Salisbury
ASA Legal Advisor

Specializes in non-profit law and has a law practice in Pittsburgh, PA

Dana Spiardi
ASA Website Administrator

Dana revamped and maintains our new website. She is a writer and former public relations specialist for Westinghouse Electric Corporation. 

Current Interns & Volunteers

Kelsey Waros
Sustainable Tourism Volunteer​

MID student at GSPIA. In Uganda, Kelsey developed a sustainable tourism program for Bright Kids Uganda. I will be incorporating service learning aspects during the program, helping students to understand what it is like to experience Ugandan culture and community on a local level. In accomplishing this, students will have a well-rounded experience in what it means to study global perspective.

Former Interns & Volunteers

2010

Ashley Beckett
Rachael Long

2011

Kristen Frye-Walker

2012

Maria Cruz
Simone Vecchio

2013

Laura Barry
Elise deSantos

2014 

Lindsey Angelo
Abe Kim
Vincent Thomas
Ya Su

 

2015

Tim Lessick
Rachael Long
Allie Wist

 

 

2010

Ashley Beckett
Rachael Long

2011

Kristen Frye-Walker

2012

Maria Cruz
Simone Vecchio

2013

Laura Barry
Elise deSantos

2014 

Lindsey Angelo
Abe Kim
Vincent Thomas
Ya Su

2015

Tim Lessick
Rachael Long
Allie Wist

2016 

Brittany Cheeks
Andrew Eschrich
Emily M. Francis
Mariah Fosnight
Nick Langston
Philip Steinberg
Qianwei Zhang

 

2017 

Mahao Mahao
Kelsey Waros
Tongyu Yi
Shutong Zhang





2018 

Paige Alderson
John Bonello
Maura Conte
Joshua Knupp
Zhuohan Li
Sierra Mason
Denis Dimas Permana
Courtney Smalt
Kelsey Waros

2019

Zeinab Abbas
Justin Giannantonio
Casey McMullen
Luke Miller
Samantha Monks
Ashley Saxe
David Smith
Shuyun Xue

2016 

Brittany Cheeks
Andrew Eschrich
Emily M. Francis
Mariah Fosnight
Nick Langston
Philip Steinberg
Qianwei Zhang

2017 

Mahao Mahao
Kelsey Waros
Tongyu Yi
Shutong Zhang

2018 

Paige Alderson
John Bonello
Maura Conte
Joshua Knupp
Zhuohan Li
Sierra Mason
Denis Dimas Permana
Courtney Smalt
Kelsey Waros

2019

Zeinab Abbas
Justin Giannantonio
Casey McMullen
Luke Miller
Samantha Monks
Ashley Saxe
David Smith
Shuyun Xue

Lou Picard is shown here with some of our interns in Uganda
An ASA intern works with Ugandan youth
Lou PIcard with volunteers and interns
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