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McCandless Community Association
P.O. Box 376
Ingomar, PA 15127

(724) 759-6080

The McCandless Community Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered with the IRS and the State of Pennsylvania.  Our mission is simple – to make the Town of McCandless a better place to live by providing opportunities for community involvement, supporting our non-profit organizations and first responders, and providing residents with a sense of belonging.  

We plan to hold events for families and children throughout the year.  When possible, these events will be free of charge for residents.  We hope you support our efforts and appreciate any tax-deductible donations to our organization.  Donations can be mailed to:  McCandless Community Association, 376 Wagon Wheel Trail, Wexford, PA 15090.  Events for 2018 include(d):  Hearts & Crafts Valentine Party for children, 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 2018 McCandless Community Association Block Party, Creepy Campfire Halloween Stories… and more to come!

First established in September of 2017, our Board of Directors is committed to the community.

Meet our Board of Directors

Cindy Waeltermann,

 Mrs. Waeltermann is a lifelong resident of McCandless and is the parent of two children with autism. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, she is  the Founder and was the Executive Director of the Autism Center of Pittsburgh where she spent 10 years managing the nonprofit. In 2007, she helped to write and advocate for House Bill 1150, which was legislation aimed at protecting Pennsylvanians with autism spectrum disorders. She worked with House Speaker Dennis M. O’Brien and Representative Mike Turzai to garner support for the bill, which became law, known as Act 62, which is still in place today. Cindy lives in McCandless with her husband and two sons and is employed by a Silicon Valley software firm.……………
William C. Kirk,
Vice President

Mr. Kirk is a resident of McCandless and currently serves as the Ward 2 Councilman for the Town of McCandless.  He also currently serves on the Board of Commissioners for the Port of 
Pittsburgh Commission, on the Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board, and continues to serve as the Chairman of the Board of the McCandless Township Sanitary Authority. Previous community service includes the North Allegheny School Board, board member of the Allegheny Land Trust, member of the Financial Support and Services Committee for the North Allegheny School District, and a board member of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association. Mr. Kirk is a member of the Leadership Pittsburgh Class of 2005. Mr. Kirk received his Masters of Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of the National Association of Power Engineers. .

Jennifer Shuckrow, Esq.
Jennifer (Anke) Shuckrow is has lived in McCandless Township for almost four decades. She is a 1987 graduate of North Allegheny and a 1991  graduate of Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA). Additionally, she holds a juris doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (1994). After practicing law for several years, she served as an administrator at Chatham College and Muskingum College (New Concord, OH). She retired from the workforce when her youngest child was diagnosed with an intractable seizure disorder. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children and participates in several other community organizations. Jennifer’s husband, Alan, practices at the downtown law firm of Strassburger, McKenna, Gutnick & Gefsky. They have two children, Zachary (18) and Abigail (14).

Tony Ruffolo
Board Member
  Tony is a resident of McCandless  where he lives with his wife and children and has been employed as a photojournalist for WPXI in Pittsburgh for 29 years!  A graduate of Westminster College, Tony has worked at WTOV in Steubenville, OH and WKEF in Dayton, OH. 

Cindy Kirk
Board Member

Holding a master’s degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, Cindy is a nurse administrator at UPMC, Oakland Compass. Cindy has been a lifelong community volunteer and activist, served as a school PTA volunteer and president, a Boy Scouts of America volunteer and a Girl Scouts of America leader, Jubilee Kitchen volunteer, and president of the SWPA U. S. Air Force Academy Parents Association. She also served on the Northland Library Foundation Board. As a grass-roots political activist, Cindy was elected to Allegheny County Council.  A 31-year resident of the area, Cindy lives in McCandless with her husband of 36 years, Bill. They are parents of two adult children, Chip and Kim. Chip is an active duty US Air Force pilot and graduate of the US Air Force Academy. Kim, is a graduate of Notre Dame and currently resides in Manhattan, NYC.
Joe Beirele
Board Member
  Joe is a 10 year resident of McCandless and a life long member of the North Allegheny community where he lives with his wife, Catherine, and twin daughters Anna and Avery.  Joe is Vice President Operations/Partner for Perfection Services, Inc, an Information Technology services company.  `

Jay Sperling,
Board Member
Jay Sperling is excited to be part of this community organization to help make a difference in an already great community.  A 1990 graduate from North Allegheny he is the supervisor and funeral director at Sperling Funeral Home in McCandless.  Jay holds a bachelor degree in Psychology from University of Pittsburgh, Master’s in Community Counseling from Duquesne University and is also a Licensed Professional Counselor.  He runs bereavement support groups for Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry.  Jay is active in the sport of lacrosse; coaching and running the Arrow Lacrosse program.  He is married to Stephanie and they have three children; Noah, Kinsey and Gretchen. 
 Mandy Steck Kushner
Board Member
Mandy (Steck) Kushner was born, raised and currently resides in McCandless. She is a 1998 North Allegheny graduate. Mandy earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology at LaRoche College and then went on to pursue her Masters in Professional Counseling and School Counseling from Carlow University.

Mandy is the founder of a counseling private practice, MK Counseling Services located in the North Hills where she provides individual counseling for older children (ages 10+), teens, adults and couples.

Mandy is married to Brian and they have a six year old daughter who attends school at Hosack Elementary.

With exciting and new things happening in McCandless, Mandy is looking forward to being a part of the McCandless Community Association.

Laura Singer
Board Member

Laura Singer is a 10 year resident of McCandless where she lives with her husband Jason and daughter Reagan. Laura earned her B.A. in Education from Pennsylvania State University in 2006 and currently stays at home caring for her daughter while volunteering throughout the community.  She currently holds an executive board position with the MOMS Club of Ross/McCandless, which is the local chapter of the International MOMS Club Organization. She helps provide support to local moms and their children as well as coordinate activities and monthly service projects to give back to the community.  Laura is also a part of the Patient Ambassador Program at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Laura is excited to be a part of the McCandless Community Association and looking forward to making a difference in the community.