Northside Community Development Fund


 Board of Directors


Walt Nalducci, Esq. Vice-Chairperson

Northside Leadership Conference

Cutruzzula & Nalducci


James Plake Treasurer

Pittsburgh Pirates


Alan Perry Secretary

Perry Insurance Group

Margaret Eldridge

Northside Leadership Conference


Mark T. Fatla. Esq.

Northside Leadership Conference


The Honorable Darlene Harris

President, Pittsburgh. City Council


Rahmon Hart

River's Casino


Greg Haus

F.L. Haus Company


William Roland

People's Natural Gas


Duke Rupert

Allegheny General Hospital


Derek Uber

Highmark Health


Dorrie Smith-Richie

Observatory Hill, Inc.


 Keith Wehner

State Senator Wayne Fontana’s Office


Joanna Deming

Perry Hill Top Citizens Council


Karen Wiles

Northside Leadership Conference









About The Northside Community Development Fund

The Northside Community Development Fund was established in 2000 as a subsidiary of the Northside Leadership Conference and is a Community Development Financial Institution certified by the U.S. Department of Treasury.  The Northside Community Development Fund provides loans and financing for businesses and real estate development projects throughout the Northside of the City of Pittsburgh. The Fund also promotes community development on Pittsburgh’s Northside by:
-Providing financial products and technical assistance to encourage business expansion and job creation.
-Offering financial products and technical assistance to stimulate entrepreneurship and encourage the development of women- and minority-owned businesses.
-Leveraging resources for housing development to increase development capacity and production.
-Our staff works with businesses and community organizations to insure that our customers receive the help they need.
Mark P. Masterson, Executive Director 
Mark Masterson has had an extensive career in community and real estate development over the past 25 years. He served as a community organizer with the East Allegheny Community Council, established the Real Estate Development Program at the Northside Leadership Conference, and established a successful private real estate development and consulting firm. While employed with the Northside Leadership Conference in 2000, he helped create the Northside Community Development Fund, later served on its Board and became Executive Director in 2007. Mr. Masterson received a Masters of City and Regional Planning Western Kentucky University and a Bachelor of Arts from Thiel College. He resides on Pittsburgh’s Northside.
Chelsea Newcomer, Assistant to the Executive Director
Chelsea Newcomer joined the Northside Community Development Fund in November of 2018. She joins us with over 13 years of Bookkeeping and Administrative Experience.
Diane Mercer, Loan Officer 
Diane Mercer has served as the Loan Officer of the Northside Fund since 2007. Prior to coming to the Northside Fund, she served as a lender with Citizens Bank and with National City Bank. Ms. Mercer has more than 30 years of lending experience and has worked as a bookkeeper/accountant.
Miauna Connor, Assistant Loan Officer 
Miauna Connor joined the NSCDF in October of 2018. She joins the Fund with over 15 years of experience in the Title Industry.