United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania welcomes new leadership to Greensburg office

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Greensburg office has welcomed two new members to its leadership team this month, including Alyssa Cholodofsky, Westmoreland region director, and Jesse Sprajcar, community impact director, Westmoreland region.

Cholodofsky assumes the leadership position previously held by Bobbi Watt Geer, who was promoted to the role of senior vice president, administration, in June and now sits in United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Pittsburgh office.

“Alyssa is a highly experienced nonprofit fundraiser and leader. She’s helped our Westmoreland campaign team achieve our fundraising goal the past two years, among many other accomplishments,” said Geer. “Alyssa has a big heart for helping people in our community and I know that I’m leaving the Greensburg office under strong, capable and compassionate leadership.”

As Westmoreland region director, Cholodofsky will oversee the organization’s top-level goals in fundraising, grant-making, program execution and volunteer engagement in Westmoreland, Fayette and Southern Armstrong Counties.

“I am excited to take on this new role at United Way, an organization that works throughout our local community to connect people and resources to bring about positive change,” said Cholodofsky. “We have a great team in Westmoreland and wonderful support from companies and individuals.”

In his new role as community impact director, Sprajcar will develop and maintain relationships with local non-profits and school districts who receive grants from United Way, including administering United Way’s annual RFP and grant review process. He will also manage United Way’s early education programs in Westmoreland and Fayette Counties.

“Jesse brings a steady, focused and cooperative mindset to his work, and he’s skilled at managing a large number of relationships with busy people who engage in our work,” said Cholodofsky. “Jesse is a key member of our team and I’m excited to have him step into a broader role with our community impact work.” 

Both Cholodofsky and Sprajcar held positions at United Way prior to their promotions. Cholodofsky served as vice president of development and impact, Westmoreland region, for four years, and Sprajcar served as education program manager in the Westmoreland region for three years.