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Dynamo Leadership

Dynamo is overseen by a Board consisting of Officers, Commissioners, and At-Large members.

Officers



Dan Russell
President

Dan's association with Dynamo started as a player in 1983. He started off in Rec, then moved on to Travel, and eventually returned as commissioner of the Rec League for several years when his own sons began playing. In addition to being President, he currently helps coach the Dynamo Devils 2012 travel team.





Lorrie Cranor
Vice President, Dynamoms Coordinator

In addition to being Dynamo's VP, Lorrie helps run—and participates in—the Dynamoms program.



April Garfinkel
Secretary

April has been involved with Dynamo for many years, including being a longtime age-group commissioner for the Rec League.




Ken Harris
Treasurer

In addition to serving as Treasurer, Ken is an active Dynamo Travel coach.



Commissioners


Adria Reutzel
Rec League Commissioner

Adria took over the reins of the Dynamo Recreational League starting with the Fall 2021 season, and has three kids currently involved in Dynamo soccer.




Azi Block

Travel Commissioner

Azi Masalehdan Block is social work faculty at California University of PA. She played Dynamo rec and travel as a youth and has three kids in the rec and travel programs currently.





Ali Popivchak
Travel Commissioner

Ali is a Pittsburgh native and proud soccer mom of two boys.  When she's not on the sidelines cheering on Dynamo, you can find her teaching yoga at UPMC.





Kay Shimizu
Indoor Commissioner

Kay joined as the Indoor Commissioner of Dynamo for the Winter 2021-22 season.



At-Large Board Members






Justin Forzano
At-Large Board Member

Justin is the founder and CEO of Open Field, a Pittsburgh-based social impact organization that promotes life skills, leadership, health and wellness, and equity for youth in marginalized communities in Allegheny County and West Africa. He is currently a resident of the West End but an 'East Ender' at heart.






Mark Goodman
At-Large Board Member, Webmaster

Mark oversees the Pittsburgh Dynamo website and is a longtime freelance soccer journalist, including covering the Colorado Rapids for years before moving to Pittsburgh with his family. He's been a Dynamo coach, and his two children have been players, for both Rec and Travel. These days you're likely to find him on a sunny Sunday with his camera at Schenley Oval, getting high-quality photos for the website.




Dan Short
At-Large Board Member

Dan has been a longtime member of Dynamo leadership, and in addition to being an officer his roles have included coaching and uniform coordination.




Paula Ward
At-Large Board Member

Paula is a Dynamo Travel coach and helps represent coaches' issues on the board.





Jonathan Velotta
At-Large Board Member

Jonathan has over 15 years of coaching experience, and is the Executive Director and Boys Director of Coaching at Arsenal FC of Pittsburgh.


Support

Adele Hlasnik
Finances

A former Dynamo President, Adele now helps keep Dynamo running behind the scenes.





Laura Kessler
Travel Program Admin

Laura joined Dynamo in 2020 to help keep the Travel program running smoothly.


Contact

PITTSBURGH DYNAMO YOUTH SOCCER
PO Box 8217 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217

Email: [email protected]

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