Title: Chief Executive Officer
Company: Neighborhood Resilience Project
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Paul Abernathy, Chief Executive Officer at Neighborhood Resilience Project, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
Mr. Abernathy obtained a Bachelor of Arts in international studies and affairs at Wheeling University, West Virginia in 2001 and followed with a Master of Arts in public and International affairs from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006. He continued his education with a Master of Divinity, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, in 2010. He served his country with the United States Army from 1996 to 2004, participating in the war in Iraq.
In 2020, Mr. Abernathy was appointed chief executive officer of Pittsburgh’s Neighborhood Resilience Project, an organization supporting the transformation of the neighborhood from trauma affecting the community that is rooted in poverty, gun violence, government neglect and racism, to resilient healing and health through informed community development. Mr. Abernathy was well-versed in dealing with trauma owing to his military experiences and parlayed that knowledge to assuage stressful situations by cultivating partnerships, supporting strategic growth and catalyzing program development. He has been an effective public speaker, community organizer, fundraiser, collaborator and project manager. Mr. Abernathy’s efforts earned him a Distinguished Alumni Award from Wheeling Jesuit University, the Larry Richert’s Hometown Hero Award and the Fab 40 Award from the New Pittsburgh Courier. He was also recognized among the 40 Under 40 in Pittsburgh Magazine, and he was previously invited to participate in the Harvard Business School Young American Leaders Program (YALP).
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