The Team


PA-CAP is fortunate to have an extraordinary  base of support dedicated to strengthening our students and our community.  The Board of Directors represents the support and commitment of major corporations in the area.


Yolanda Andrews, Medical Office Administrator

Katelyn Barber, BNY Mellon

Christopher Hornak, Chris Hornak’s Website Consulting Services

George A. Karpacs, Judge of Elections

Jonathan Meyer, Attorney at Law, Board Chairman

Janitha Nanayakkara, Project Engineer

Ilya Telnov, PNC Bank


Jeffrey D. Woodard, Executive Director, has served as an Assistant to the Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor’s Office, an adjunct professor at Robert Morris University and the Community College of Allegheny County. He has served on the City of Pittsburgh’s Aquatics Commission, a fact-finder for the City of Pittsburgh’s Commission on Human Relations, and  has worked for Reed-Smith, LLP and numerous other local companies. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Pittsburgh Young Preservation Association. He completed his undergraduate studies at Westmoreland County Community College, the University of Pittsburgh and Carlow University and graduate work at Point Park University where he earned a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Science in the Administration of Criminal Justice. He also attended California University of Pennsylvania where he received his certificate of training in “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey.

Dean A. Birdy, JD, Deputy Executive Director for Administration & Legal

Zachary J. Rutledge, MBA, Deputy Executive Director for Programs

Myles Mazzanti, Director of Homeless Outreach & Advocacy