As a Pittsburgh native, Gene is a leader in the community and is a devoted youth advocate — on a mission to transform lives by creating programs, workforce development, mentorship and opportunities for Pittsburgh’s justice-involved youth.
Gene has dedicated over 13 years to nonprofit work in Pittsburgh. Before joining Café Momentum Pittsburgh, Gene worked at The Pittsburgh Promise in various roles. He successfully launched multiple programs, including the We Promise program focusing on African American male mentoring, college tours and The Ambassador Program.
Gene is currently serving as a School Board Director for District 9 of Pittsburgh Public Schools.