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Dave Lettrich

Executive Director 

Calla Kainaroi

Associate Director

De'Anna Caligiuri

Resource Coordinator / Intensive Case Management 

Lauren Ballew

Harm Reduction / Connection to Care Specialist

Dan Flint

Resource Coordinator / Harm Reduction Specialist

Sam Merhaut

Field Support 

Julie Armagost

Field Support

Carina Alessandro

Field Support

Board of Directors:

Will Carpenter, Kim George, Jeff Eddings, Jack Brumbaugh, Craig Lindahl, Maranie Staab, Dr. Rick Payha, Dr. Robert McInerney, Frank Battista, Sue Cantrell, Chris Lu, and Felipe Crespo

Bridge to the Mountains was incorporated and obtained 501(c)3 status in May 2017, but it was not until 2019 that the organization, as it exists today, began to take shape. Throughout the course of the year, we were able to establish a base of operations in Northside’s Spring Hill neighborhood, and hire a small, yet, highly diversified and skilled group of individuals to perform the necessary work out in the community. We developed a close relationship with Point Park University and became a practicum site of their Critical Psychology Doctoral Program fulfilling our deep-rooted commitment to education and collaboration. 

We receive funding through the support of many local foundations, are contracted by Allegheny County's Health Department, and accept donations from independent individuals. 

The combination of our full-time employees, along with our versatile group of graduate-level interns, has further expanded our capabilities in ways far surpassing initial expectations. Today, our staff consists of resource coordinators, harm reduction experts, individuals with lived experience, and people with a diverse set of skills and talents—- just like those we seek to serve. 

Who We Are: Who We Are
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