Andrea has a deep connection to The Brashear Association and the Hilltop community. She is a native of Beltzhoover, her children participated in the organization’s educational programing when they were young, and she previously served on Brashear’s Board of Directors as a 1st Vice President. In 2019, she made her way back to the area and to Brashear following her position as Public Health Analyst with the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as Founding Executive Director of the Children’s Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc. During her time at Brashear, she has successfully executed plans for the new Brashear CARES Center in Knoxville, while also navigating the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic and serving a growing variety of needs in the community.
Andrea M. Matthews
Candice Benson is the Program and Services Director for the Brashear Association. Joining the Brashear team in 2019 with a background in the administration and healthcare fields, Candice has been a crucial team member and leader and clearly shows her dedication and enthusiasm for working with and serving Brashear families and our community. She balances being an active mother with her passion for helping others and making a difference in and outside of the work she does at our organization. In her role with Brashear, she oversees all services and provides dual leadership operating programs for Seniors with Lifespan, Inc.
Director of Operations
Margie moved to Pittsburgh three years ago to participate as a fellow with PULSE — a nonprofit that partners university graduates with Pittsburgh nonprofits for a year of service. During her PULSE year, she served with the Hilltop Alliance as their Communications Coordinator, becoming familiar with Hilltop neighborhoods and building relationships with community members. She is happy to continue to develop community relationships and serve the Hilltop neighborhoods, learning and adapting to changing needs in the community. In her free time, Margie enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and exploring museums and cultural institutions throughout the city.
Homegrown in Pittsburgh, Beth's professional career has a common thread: serving, teaching and helping others. The joy of these elements led her to her role as Brashear Family Services Case Manager for Seniors in the South Side and surrounding areas. This position allows Beth to incorporate her volunteering and work experiences into assisting our community. In her free time, you can find Beth traveling, reading, or spending time with family and friends. She's also often in the kitchen making her signature apple pie, theme-related meals and or chocolate cake.
Beth Ann Buck
Family Services Case Manager
Lindsay Patton is the new Employment Case Manager at The Brashear Association. Lindsay has always had a passion for helping people, and she comes to Brashear with a 15-year background in healthcare. In her new role, Lindsay will be working in the very community she was raised in and looks forward to helping, working with and encouraging members of the community. While getting settled in this role at Brashear, Lindsay is also adjusting to being a mother of two, who in her spare time loves to read, listen to different genres of music, and spend time with family and friends.
Youth Employment Case Manager
Carolyn is from Dayton, Ohio, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University in 2019. Carolyn originally joined Brashear as part of the Public Allies Pittsburgh program in 2020, and continued her commitment to the Brashear team by serving the community’s families through educational programs. Her passion is in the arts, serving people, and providing resources. Her hobbies include illustration, coding, and eating incredible food. Carolyn is grateful for the opportunity to serve South Pittsburgh as Brashear's Youth Education Coordinator, and for the wonderful Pittsburghers that have been incredibly welcoming to her.