Want to learn a bit more about some of the key individuals here at Hill House? Take a look at these bios-they are a great place to start.
President and CEO
Cheryl Hall-Russell oversees both the Hill House Association and the Hill House Economic Development Corporation. She manages senior staff, serves as a board member for both the HHA and the HHEDC, leads fundraising initiatives, and participates in strategic planning and policy development. A seasoned nonprofit executive, she uses her almost 20 years of nonprofit experience in economic development, youth services, human resources and advocacy to ensure the Hill House achieves its goals and mission. She is an author and researcher having published articles and books on the traditions of ethnic philanthropy.
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Jeffrey J. Anderson serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Hill House Association, responsible for the day-to-day management of the Hill House operations and its campus facilities. Mr. Anderson provides general management and oversight for a number of areas such as administration, finance, human resources, programming, IT, marketing & communications, facilities maintenance and strategic planning. Mr. Anderson brings a great level of expertise in issues that are critical to the Hill House operations at this time. He has a keen sense of the organization’s mission and its vision for the future, coupled with an understanding of the resource plan needed both to sustain and to grow the organizational program.
Chief Financial Officer
Anthony J. Giancola serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Hill House Association, and is responsible for the financial leadership and management of The Hill House Association. The Chief Financial Officer has responsibility for upholding strong financial management and accountability while providing timely, accurate, and reliable financial information and enhancing internal control. Mr. Giancola most recently served , from 1999 to 2014, as the Controller for Grant Street Group, Inc. a multi-million dollar software as a service company headquartered in the City of Pittsburgh. In his capacity as Controller, Mr. Giancola had oversight responsibility for financial statement preparation and presentation, the annual audit and system maintenance.
Prior to joining Grant Street Group Inc., Mr. Giancola served in government in a number of capacities for The County of Allegheny, from 1987 to 1999. During his tenure with Allegheny County he served as the Capital Budget Manager in the Budget and Finance Department and coordinated the Countywide Capital Improvement Program. Mr. Giancola also served in the County Controller’s Office as an Accountant and as the Grants Manager for the Criminal Justice Division where he administered grant funds for the Allegheny County Jail Alternative Housing Program, The Women’s Center and Shelter Program and the Victims of Violent Crimes Program.
Mr. Giancola received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Duquesne University, and an Advanced Accounting Certificate from Robert Morris University. He is a Certified Public Accountant with the State of Pennsylvania and maintains active membership in the AICPA. Mr. Giancola is a lifelong resident of the City of Pittsburgh and is passionately committed to the full arch of life mission of the Hill House Association and Hill House Economic Development Corporation programs that strengthen the individual to serve the community and a community that empowers the individual to pursue their potential.