Board Chair – Executive / Family Services Committee
Emily Shearer is the Director of Client Services at Trustpoint.One. Emily’s involvement and passion for Habitat for Humanity started in undergraduate school with her Campus Chapter at Alfred University. She worked on many local projects and traveled every spring break to West Volusia County, FL. for Collegiate Challenges/Blitz Builds. Emily has been an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh since 2010 and is the Chair of the Family Services Working Group. She has been intricately involved in many aspects of Habitat for Humanity, both locally and State wide. Additionally, since 2014, Emily has served on the Board of Habitat for Humanity of Pennsylvania, where she manages the statewide communication efforts and serves on the conference committee. She is also active in Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village program. She's traveled to Brazil in 2013, and Romania in 2015. Emily earned a B.A. Degree in Comparative Cultures and German from Alfred University and an M.S. Ed. Degree in English as a Second Language from Duquesne University. Before moving back to Pittsburgh at the end of 2009, Emily spent six years in Europe studying the German language and culture and teaching English in multiple schools and institutes in Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary.
Dr. Beverly Moore
Board Vice Chair – Executive Committee
Beverly Moore is a life-long resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her work experience spans more than 40 years of government leadership in the public sector, which has been focused on safe and affordable housing. Her administrative skills and expertise helped propel Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) to repeatedly achieve the coveted “HUD High Performer” status. As an intricate member of the administrative team, her proficient methodologies helped to successfully direct a massive, HUD driven business paradigm shift from Centralized Management systems to Decentralized Asset Management systems while simultaneously saving the ACHA $2.8 million dollars.
Beverly has held management and senior leadership roles in the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) too, which included composing a Property Management Procedure Manual utilized in every management office in the HACP. A version of this composition was developed at the Allegheny County Housing Authority, resulting in the production of a Residential Property Management Procedures and Training Manuals for the ACHA property managers.
Beverly is also an educator with many years spent teaching as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Professional Leadership Graduate Studies Program, and teaching leadership communication and public speaking for under-grads at Carlow University. For over 35 years, Beverly has held the office of the Western Pennsylvania area Women’s Ministries Coordinator for the Allegheny West Conference, which she led and continues to lead spirited women to empower other women to strive for and reach their personal goals and dreams through leadership and organization of creative and innovative activities for women.
Board Treasurer – Executive / Finance Committees
Mark is a native of Pittsburgh, and graduate of Michigan State University. Mark spent 13 years working for Price Waterhouse and Ernst & Young LLP providing auditing and consulting services. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1991. He joined POISE in 2002 as President and COO and later appointed to CEO.
He is serves on several boards including: Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise; Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh; Scout Reach; Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund, Support America’s Teachers, Carlow College President’s Advisory Council and EQT GP Services LLC. He has served on the following boards: Urban Youth Action, Community Investment Network, August Wilson Center, Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, Sustainable Pittsburgh, and Grantmakers of Western PA. He is an active member of Deliverance Baptist Church where he serves as an Elder and Trustee. He is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh XXII and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
Mr. Lewis is the co-founder of the African American Funders Group, and the Sankofa Fund of Southwest PA a giving circle comprised of African Americans who are pooling their resources of time, talent, and treasure with the purpose of investing in causes that will positively impact our community.