ASA Social Fund for Hidden Peoples

OUR TEAM

Board Members

Nicholas Gregory Langston
ASA Chair
Executive Committee

Program Director at Operation Walk, Pittsburgh PA a non-profit which provides mobility support for those in need in Central America. He holds the Masters Degree in International Development from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and serves as consultant/advisor on education for homeless children, working with ASA partner Great Kings and Queens Primary School and Children’s Center.

Dr. Bok-gyo Jeong
ASA Board Vice-Chair

Dr. Bok is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at Kean University in New Jersey. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. His teaching areas include Research Methods, Policy Analysis, Comparative Public Administration, Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprises, and Nonprofit Management. His research interests include nonprofit accountability, social enterprises, and the partnership between civil society and international organizations. He served as the Founding President of Purposeful Penny, an ASA affiliated student-led charity organization. He has been sharing and promoting the mission and vision of ASA Social Fund and its partner nonprofits including Bright Kids Uganda through Diversity Workshop and Global Awareness Initiative. He works with ASA interns working in the US and Uganda. He has been extending volunteering and internship opportunities for students through the partnership with the ASA Social Fund. He has served with ASA since its foundation in 2015.

​Pauline Greenlick
ASA Board Member
Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Executive Committee

Pauline has worked in education for over thirty years teaching students with special needs. She is a filmmaker and has produced 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. She is an active member of the Battle of Homestead Foundation of Pittsburgh.

Hannah Greenlick-Michals
ASA Secretary

Surgical Airway and Tracheostomy, Professional Practice Specialist at the Children’s National Medical Center, Washington D.C. She is working on the PhD in Health Science with a concentration in Health Promotion and Wellness. She holds the Masters Degree in International Development from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.

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

Mariah worked two years in the private sector as a recruiter prior to launching her nonprofit career at The Pittsburgh Foundation in development and donor services. Currently, as a senior client service associate at The Alford Group (a national consulting firm), she collaborates with nonprofit organizations from a variety of sectors in WA, OR, AZ, and CA to help them build capacity and fundraise effectively. She earned a BS in journalism from Boston University and an MBA-MID joint degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Her areas of interest for the ASA Social Fund include microfinance and entrepreneurialism.

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

Dr, Kihwan is an assistant professor of Management at Kean University, Union, NJ. His teaching specialty includes social entrepreneurship, small business development, and leadership. He has helped numerous regular and social enterprises to develop their product and service, strategic plan, marketing plan, and market analysis. His area of interest at ASA Social Fund is Special Projects that focus on Social Enterprise Development.

John Michals
ASA Board Member

John is a special education specialist who teaches in the Fairfax School System, Fairfax Virginia. He advises ASA on education and special needs issues.

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.

Ashley Saxe (nominated)
ASA Board Member
Executive Committee

As a physical therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy, Ashley’s focus for ASA is on health and special needs for survivors of gender violence and their children. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed a certificate in African studies. She has studied in Tanzania and completed physical therapy internships in Sierra Leone and Malawi. She served as the Co-Coordinator for the Hidden Peoples Project at the University of Pittsburgh.

Staff Members

Dr. Louis A. Picard
ASA President
Executive Committee


Professor of International Development, Africa and Middle East Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Dr. Picard provides policy and program leadership for ASA and has developed and manages its Micro-Enterprise Development Program in Uganda.

Madeline Greenlick
ASA Chief of Operations (COO) and Program Development Manager
Executive Committee

Madeline has worked for a variety of international and domestic nonprofit organizations, including the Urban Institute, World Wildlife Fund, and a local shelter providing services and advocacy to survivors of domestic abuse. Her professional experience includes work in the areas of development, and program and financial management. She oversees all of ASA’s programs, supervises its finances and has primary responsibility for program and project development. She is holds the Masters Degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.

Abigail Salisbury
ASA Legal Advisor

Abigail specializes in non-profit law and has a law practice in Pittsburgh, PA. She has a law degree and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh, and is a member of the Borough Council of Swissville, 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. She advises ASA Social Fund on social media and information dissemination.

Kelsey Waros
Senior Consultant​

Kelsey assisted in the development a sustainable tourism program for ASA Social Fund in Uganda linked to the University of Pittsburgh Internship Program. She incorporated service learning aspects during the program and helped students to understand what it is like to experience Ugandan culture and community on a local level. In accomplishing this, students and volunteers had the opportunity to have a well-rounded experience in what it means to study global perspective. After graduation, Kelsey continues to be involved with ASA and BKU to contribute to special projects as needed.

ASA Interns

Alexander Asinobi
Intern – Fall 2020

Alexander is currently a part-time graduate student at Kean University, enrolled in the MPA Program, and expected to graduate in December 2020. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communications and has worked in the private sector in sales and customer service for over 20 years. He looks forward to helping the organization with sustainability and growth by gaining new donors and a larger audience.

Alice Ngamje
Intern, May – August 2020

Alice is an MID student at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). She conducted research on Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) for the upcoming documentary, Kony 2021. She also researched the legal case of Dominic Ongwen, a former LRA commander and former child soldier, who has been prosecuted by the International Criminal Court for his alleged crimes during his time with the LRA.

Chudinma Onuoha
Intern, May – August 2020

Chudinma was a media intern for ASA Social Fund for Hidden Peoples in the summer of 2020, responsible for writing blog posts about the hidden peoples of Uganda and documenting their narratives on stigma and economic struggles. She established a  podcast called “Know My Name” to educate the general public on key ASA issues, such as microloans, disability empowerment, and social entrepreneurship.

Former University of Pittsburgh 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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