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Pittsburgh Soccer in the Community Board of Directors

James Meara, President

Mr. Meara started out his football training as an 8 year old with Watford Football Club.  His professional soccer playing career included the Pittsburgh Riverhounds Professional Soccer Team, Doncaster Rovers Football Club Professional Team (U.K.), and Watford Football Club Professional Team (U.K.). Mr. Meara is currently an Academy Director for The Riverhounds Professional Soccer Team.

Robert Cessar, Vice President

Mr. Cessar is currently the Chief of Fraud and Corruption for the U.S. Department of Justice.  Mr. Cessar also served on the board for Arsenal FC of PA.

Parus Nischal, Director.

Mr. Nischal is currently the CEO and Founder of the Nischal Sports Group. Mr. Nischal has a strong background in India, U.K. and the USA, with experience in U.K. Academy and U.S. college soccer. A former U.K. professional academy soccer player, he was unfortunately forced to end his playing career due to injury. He then took up coaching, whilst continuing his degree and helped develop the first women’s football team at his former High School in Pittsburgh.

After gaining his degree in Economics, with Linguistics, Mr. Nischal worked in the Corporate Tax team at KPMG London.

Danielle Gundlach, Director.

Ms. Gundlach, has been a city resident for nearly 25 years. She is currently a Sales Specialist for Piatt Sotheby's International Realty (Shadyside Office) and has been a licensed real estate agent for 20 years. Ms. Gundlach is excited to work with PSC with the intent to make a positive social impact in her city.

Lorie Golden, Director.

Ms. Golden has an extensive background with youth and professional soccer in the Pittsburgh area. She was part of the ownership group of The Riverhounds from 2013. Ms. Golden is now the owner of LG Consulting and Supply LLC.

Dennis Hughes, Director

Mr. Hughes is currently the Vice President and Business Development Officer at FNB Corporation. Mr. Hughes played at the highest level of youth soccer in the Pittsburgh area growing up and continues to play in the local adult leagues.

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