Our People

About Us


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 joined us with over 14 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 2018. She joined the Fund with over 16 years of experience in the title industry. 





Business District Revitalization

Business District Revitalization

Observatory Hill is in the midst of a major redevelopment effort. These properties will be developed to support the continued revitalization of the area.

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922 Middle Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15212