The Team Your StormWorks Team

Brenda Smith | Executive Director
Brenda Smith is the Executive Director of Nine Mile Run Watershed Association and StormWorks. Over the last two decades, she has worked with nonprofit groups as diverse as humanitarian aid organizations and arts ensembles. She was a co-founder of Global Links and served as its first president from 1989 to 1999.  She is excited to be leading the next phase of NMRWA’s growth and development.


Kelsey Small | Shared CFO                                                                              Kelsey is the shared Chief Financial Officer for the Environmental Finance Collaborative with financial responsibilities for five organizations: Allegheny County Conservation District, Construction Junction, Grounded, Nine Mile Run Watershed Association and Tree Pittsburgh. She is responsible for providing operational financial expertise and oversight, budgeting and business planning, and adoption of best practices in financial management. Most recently Kelsey was the Interim Director of Finance and Administration for the Carnegie Museum of Art, where she oversaw financial, fundraising, and organizational planning initiatives. She holds a Master of Arts Management Degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Florida.


Maureen “Mo” Copeland | Operations & Partnerships Manager  
Maureen joined the StormWorks staff in June 2014, excited to be a part of the stormwater solution in Pittsburgh.  A southwestern PA native, she has a degree in Environmental Science from Allegheny College and masters in environmental management from Duquesne University. Over the last ten years in Pittsburgh, Mo has worked in a variety of nonprofits in the region, most recently as Community Programs Manager at GTECH and AmeriCorps Program Manager at PULSE. In free time, you’ll find her camping, running, or playing Gaelic football.


Josh Weiland | StormWorks Field Technician
first moved to Pittsburgh in 2006 from a small town in western Pennsylvania. After spending his years exploring his passion for culinary arts and a short stint in San Francisco, Josh returned to Pittsburgh to obtain a degree in Sustainability. He has been with StormWorks since the spring of 2017. He has enjoyed the opportunities to work outside an use his technical carpentry skills to promote green solutions in the city. He is an avid outdoorsman and an active member of the local Trout Unlimited Chapter.  You can often find him enjoying Highland Park with his significant other and their dog Henry.


Tricia Dougherty | Operations & Communications Manager               Tricia joined StormWorks in April 2018. She attended the University of Pittsburgh, and obtained a degree in Political Science and certificates in Women’s Studies and European Union Studies. She serves on the board of a number local nonprofits including the Garfield Land Trust, Equality Pennsylvania, and the Mayor’s LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council. Tricia is responsible for ensuring the effective functioning of the office and conveying StormWorks’s mission and vision through interesting & thoughtful media and publications. In her free time, Tricia enjoys listening to podcasts and hiking with her dog.



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