Katy Caliguiri

Engagement and Donor Officer

Katy Caliguiri joined the Council Team in February of 2019.  During her career as an IT process manager at Accenture her passion to create a better world led her to the non-profit and government sectors.  Wanting to give back more directly, she joined the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation where she honed her fundraising experience while … Read More

Brittany Cheeks

Education Program Manager

Brittany Cheeks joined the Council team in August 2017 as an Education Program Manager. Brittany is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania, receiving a B.A. in Spanish with a minor in International Studies.  She received a M.A. in Social Work and another in International Development with a focus on Human Security from the University of Pittsburgh. … Read More

Kathleen Newell

Education Program Manager

Kathleen Newell joined the Council  in April 2017 as an Education Program Manager. Kathleen is a graduate of Bloomsburg University, receiving a B.A. in Criminal Justice with a career concentration in Family, Children, and Youth. Prior to joining the Council, Kathleen served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa, working as a Community HIV/AIDS … Read More

Joe Poskin

Joe Poskin manages day-to-day operations for the World Affairs Council. Before joining the team, he provided administrative and logistical support at Mentoring USA, an international nonprofit based in New York City that creates supportive mentorships for children and young adults. Most recently, Joe taught English at a university in Bangkok. While living there, he enjoyed … Read More

Annie Prucey

Vice President for Global Education

Annie Prucey serves as the Vice President for Global Education at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh where she oversees innovative, internationally-focused programming efforts for Western Pennsylvania students and educators. Annie has more than twenty years of experience in international education, cross-cultural training, and nonprofit management. She joined the Council team in 1998 and has since launched … Read More

Sarah Spiegel

Sarah Spiegel joined the Council in June 2019 as a Development Associate. Sarah is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, receiving a B.A. in communication and later earning a Master of Public Policy and Management from Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Prior to joining the Council, Sarah worked with a number … Read More

Erica Tony

Communications Manager

Erica Tony joined the Council team in April 2017, coming to the organization with five years of marketing and communications experience. Prior to joining the Council, Erica worked as the Marketing and Communications Manager for The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. Previously, Erica served as a Teach for America Corps Member teaching under-served students in Baltimore … Read More