Executive Committee

The Green Party of Allegheny County elects an Executive Committee every February to carry out tasks and handle party business between General Assembly meetings. Our current officers are listed below. Feel free to Contact Us with questions, comments, or matters to bring up at our next business meeting.

If there is a vacancy, interested members may nominate themselves to fill the office for the remainder of the term at the next general assembly meeting.

2023 Executive Committee

Riley Mahon
(Upper St. Clair)

Riley (he/him) has extensive experience with the Green Party despite his young age, serving as GPoAC Media Coordinator, delegate to the Green Party of PA, GPPA Steering Committee member, Green Party US alternate delegate, co-chair of Connor Mulvaney’s campaign for Pittburgh City Council, and even running for school board himself!

Riley is very passionate about growing the Green Party into a force for change in Allegheny County, and he is experienced in running campaigns, participating in actions, and acting as a liaison to other similar groups. He is fully committed to the cause of building the Green Party, ready for the responsibility, and Riley believes that the GPoAC is at a point now where we can set fairly ambitious goals for outreach, inreach, fundraising, and candidate slates in local elections.

Zarah Livingston
(Penn Hills)

Zarah (she/they) has extensive experience in community organizing/networking, mutual aid, social media management via: BLAC, Pittsburgh Protests & No Cop Money PA. 

Zarah genuinely applies most of their life skills throughout the years to wherever they are, where they go, and what they do. She helps immensely in collaborating with folks on new ideas, and lets the continued work speak for itself. 

Abi Hunter

Abi (she/her) has served one term as the Secretary of the Allegheny County Green Party and there’s a lot more work she’d like to get accomplished, including growing our pool of volunteers for administrative tasks in the party, so that we can stay organized and produce timely documentation 

Steven Martinez

Treasurer - treasurer@alleghenygreens.org 

Steven (he/him) is a long-time member of the Green Party of Allegheny County, a former/current state delegate to the Green Party of Pennsylvania, and the 2021 candidate for Dormont Borough Council. He also played an integral role of Connor Mulvaney's 2021 campaign for Pittsburgh City Council. Steven is excited to learn from past county/state treasurers and work with the Finance Committee to take advantage of opportunities for investing the party.

Renzy Neffshade
(Plum Borough)

Working Groups / Action Coordinator - workgroups@alleghenygreens.org

Renzy (she/her) has lived in the Pittsburgh area for 12 years. She entered the environmental movement through permaculture gardening 10 years ago. She has only gotten more radical and weirder with age. She is an organizer with Ohio Valley Environmental Resistance and an active member of Pittsburgh Green New Deal, Izaak Walton League, and Pittsburgh Feminists for Intersectionality. 

Jay Ting Walker

Neighborhoods Coordinator - neighborhoods@alleghenygreens.org 

By day, Jay Ting Walker (he/him) is a Community Organizer at a Pennsylvania environmental non-profit. By night, Jay is a proud member of the Green Party of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh DSA, Pittsburghers for Public Transit, and Bike Pittsburgh. Jay serves as chair of the Green Party of Pennsylvania and as one of its delegates to the GPUS National Committee. He studied Biology and Economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he was active in environmental activism. In his free time, Jay is passionate about ultimate frisbee, board games, Starcraft, and watching soccer. 

Theron Gilliland, Jr.
(North Side/Mexican War Streets)

Technology and New Media Coordinator - media@alleghenygreens.org

Theron (he/him) is a 43-year-old gay biomedical research scientist working in the Center for Vaccine Research at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a nontheist Quaker, a dog-dad to Kylo, and a Green Party supporter for about two decades. Theron is a radical social progressive, especially interested in issues of racial justice and fighting for protections for the transgender community. In addition to his career-oriented and political interests, Theron enjoys all the typical outdoors activities (biking, kayaking, camping, hiking), reading about ancient Near East history, learning languages from around the world, enjoying foreign cuisine, and spending time with his boyfriend Rashod.