Mark Fallon

Mark Fallon is a life-long resident of the Steel Valley and an avid archivist of labor history. He graduated from University of Pittsburgh, is a U.S. Army veteran and worked at U.S. Steel’s Clairton plant for 14 years. He retired in 2018 from the Steel Valley School District where he taught middle school history for 14 years. Mark currently serves on boards of the Homestead Cemetery Committee, The Dragons Den and the Munhall Parks and Recreation Board. He is a member of the Council for Munhall Borough.

Other Board Members

John Haer

John Haer worked 25 years in communications, organizing, negotiating and staff direction for a local union (SEIU) representing service and health care workers and (before retiring in 2012) 10 years as director of a local union (AFTRA) for performers and broadcasters...

Pauline Greenlick

An active member of the Battle of Homestead Foundation, Pauline Greenlick has worked in education for over 30 years teaching students with special needs. She is an award-winning filmmaker and educator focusing on documentaries involving social justice issues for...

Perry Recker

Perry Recker is a retired college librarian, a long-time worldview educator with a strong interest in the environment, a lay philosopher of religion, science and ordinary experience, and an advocate for social justice and healthy local communities. Besides being a...

Rosemary Trump

A retired Vice President of SEIU and President of SEIU, Local 585, Rosemary Trump is currently a member of SEIU, USW and UMWA (retiree locals). She chairs the Labor Heritage Center Committee for the Battle of Homestead Foundation. She served as Chair of the Committee...

Keli Vereb

Keli Vereb has since 2001 served as coordinator of USW District 10 Women of Steel and facilitates Women of Steel trainings for the district. She has been a USW member of Local 2227 since starting work at USS Irvin Plant of the Mon Valley Works in 1995, where she works...

Lisa Theobald

Lisa Theobald is a human resource and finance professional specializing in healthcare fields including hospice and Medicare. She was a Recruiting Manager with the U.S. Census Bureau in Pittsburgh for the 2020 census. Her grandfather was a steelworker at the Duquesne...

Mike Stout

Mike Stout worked at the Homestead Steel Mill from 1977-1987 and served as an Assistant Grievanceman, elected Zone Grievanceman and Grievance Chairman for USW Local 1397 from 1979 until the mill closed in 1987. He has studied and is intimately familiar with the...

Kallie Sheets

Kallie Sheets grew up in Pittsburgh and has come to love the history of the Steel City. She has a B.A. in History from Penn State University with a senior thesis on women in the Pittsburgh steel industry. She also has a Masters in Library and Information Sciences from...

Brittany Sheets

Brittany Sheets is a multi-talented communications professional and proud Penn State University graduate. She got her start in the progressive movement through her work with The Union Edge, Labor’s Talk Radio. Raised in a labor family, she understands the struggles...

Howard Scott

Howard Scott is a longtime, proud member of the Battle of Homestead who has worked on a number of the group’s initiatives and programs through the years highlighting local history, unions and the importance of our working class legacy. Currently retired and living...

Constance Portis

Constance Portis is a Homestead resident and is degreed in the field of human relations. She is a founder and former publisher of the Greater Pittsburgh Black Business Directory, Women's Yellow Pages and Renaissance News. She founded the Black Extravaganza and...

Lawrence McCullough

Lawrence McCullough is the BHF Communications Committee chair and a BHF Program Committee member. An organizer of educational and non-profit community ventures since 1973, he has an extensive background in journalism, public relations, arts coordination and municipal...

Charlie McCollester

Dr. Charles McCollester is a founding member of the Battle of Homestead Foundation. He has a Doctor of Philosophy from Louvain, Belgium, and was a Steward (Local 57 Hotel Restaurant Union) and Machinist and Chief Steward (UE 610) at Union Switch & Signal. He...

Jay Hornack

Jay Hornack is in private practice as an employment law attorney and was active throughout the 1980s in the Tri-State Conference on Steel, an advocacy organization committed to stopping plant closings (such as the one that occurred in Homestead) and mass layoffs in...

Suzanne Donsky

Suzanne Donsky served for 31 years as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board and came to Pittsburgh’s Region 6 Board office in 1993. She began her NLRB career in NYC, having been in the third graduating class of CUNY Law School and its uniquely public...

Jacqui Cavalier, EdD

Dr. Jacqui Cavalier has been a Professor of History at Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) since 2000 where she teaches a variety of history courses. She serves as Allegheny Campus Vice President for American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 2067 where she...

Maura Bainbridge

Maura Bainbridge holds a PhD in anthropology with a focus on historical archaeology. Her academic work considered the memorialization, and more often the erasure, of labor history at sites of labor conflict in the United States — Homestead, Pennsylvania; Ludlow,...

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