Doug and Virginia Crothers

Virginia married Doug in 1969 and moved to Pitcairn in 1971. They have 2 children, Rian and Anthony, along with three grandchildren, Taylor, Julia and Chase.

Virginia has been a hairdresser since 1964 and opened her own shop in Pitcairn in 1995. Doug is in the real estate and construction business since the 1970’s.

Their concern for the community led them to believe that a separate organization, aside from local government – but working with it, was needed to attempt to secure corporate and foundation funding that Council could not access, to help to revitalize our community. This concern led to the formation of Pitcairn Community Renaissance.

Phil Arlia

Phil is the owner of Phil’s Pharmacy since 1968. Phil and his wife, Evelyn, have four children; Kim, Phillip, Mary and Eve.

Although Phil does not live in Pitcairn, he makes his living here. This is not the first time Phil has been involved with community development. He helped organize the Pitcairn Progressive Association back in 1984 that resulted in the revitalization of Broadway Boulevard.

Karen Bova

Karen is a life-long resident of Pitcairn. She currently resides on Wall Avenue with her husband Jack and their sons Max and Jackson. Karen is a graduate of Gateway High School and Duquesne University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Educational Psychology. Karen has been employed at Duquesne University as a student advisor in the School of Nursing since 1990.

As well as her involvement with the Pitcairn Renaissance Community group, Karen is the secretary for the Board of Healthy Teens Inc., which works to “provide a safe supervised, drug/alcohol/tobacco-free environment for local teens to engage in healthy recreation and after school activities and education.”

Aaron Petrosky

Aaron was raised in Pitcairn and currently lives on “The Hill” with his wife and two daughters. He attended Gateway High School, Computer Tech, and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and has been a student of art and technology since his youth.

From 2001 to 2010 Aaron was the IT Director at Excel Sportswear and is now the owner of TECH Incorporated and AP Visuals.

In addition to his involvement with the Pitcairn Renaissance Committee, Aaron is also responsible for the idea behind the creation of the Tri-Boro Technology Initiative, a sub-committee of the PRC aimed at uplifting and building self esteem in today’s youth through the introduction and use of various technologies and mediums such as Computer Programming, Graphic Design, Audio and Video Production, and Mixed Media.

Dona Galia

I am a life-long Pitcairn resident. I am married to Marty, also a life-long Pitcairn resident.  We have 2 children, Olivia a sophomore at St. Vincent College and Benny, a junior at Gateway.

For 25 years I taught for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s Head Start program here in Pitcairn and am now a classroom supervisor for the program.

I am a member of Pitcairn Council and believe very much in our community and its future.

Mike Tobias

Mike has been married to Erin Heaps since 2008.  He received his BA in Criminology from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Mike has worked as a
Services Coordinator at Mercy Behavioral Health since 2005.  He also volunteers as a staff member of Pitcairn Camp B.

Byron Johnson

I was born on 10/16/1967. I was raised in Monroeville and graduated from Gateway (class of 85). My wife Heather grew up in Pitcairn. We have lived in Pitcairn for almost 20 years now. I am also a ordained Deacon in the Anglican Church. My greatest joys are gardening and landscaping.

Lisa Petrosky

Lisa Petrosky is the owner of Lisa’s Magic Clean LLC, a residential and commercial cleaning company based in Pitcairn, PA. She is married to Aaron Petrosky and together they have two daughters.

Lisa volunteers her time as the Secretary of Pitcairn Parks and Recreation, and as a leader of the Pitcairn Neighborhood Watch. She is also an elected member of the Democratic Committee and the Mon Valley Initiative CIF Committee.

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